Reeder Wins Goodnewsforpets Human-Animal Bond Award for Zen Cat Article

Jen Reeder and her childhood cat Fluff


There’s a new champion for therapy cats. Jen Reeder, an award-winning journalist and previous Puppy Writers Affiliation of The united states president, received the Human-Animal Bond Award all through the October 16 Cat Writers Association once-a-year awards party for her post “Meditating cat delivers Zen-like aid to youngsters impacted by trauma” posted on Right

Jen Reeder with Rescue Dogs Rio and Peach

Jen Reeder with Rescue Pet dogs Rio and Peach

On receiving the award, Reeder reported, “I required to enter my post about Thea, a impressive therapy cat, mainly because of the robust, loving bond she shares with her handler as well as the children she aids get better from domestic violence and other trauma. She appears to epitomize the human-feline bond in motion. I am so honored to have gained The Human-Animal Bond Award for the article. I know how passionate Lea-Ann Germinder and her crew at Germinder + Associates and are about supporting nonprofits, veterinary industry experts and pet writers who do the job to educate and encourage the public about the ability of the human-animal bond, so this is very particular. Thank you so significantly!”

To display her lifelong adore of cats, Reeder also shared with us this lovely photograph of her with her cat Fluff!

Jen Reeder with her childhood cat Fluff

Jen Reeder with her childhood cat Fluff

The decide for the award was Steven Feldman, President of the Human Animal Bond Investigate Institute, HABRI. Primarily based in Washington, D.C., Steven channels his passion for animals into doing work with policymakers to reinforce the role of pets in society. Feldman commented,

“The significance of animals to assistance people today recover from trauma generally focuses on dogs, which is why the story of Thea, a 4-calendar year-previous Sphynx, resonated so strongly. The writer captured the electrical power of the human-cat bond to aid small children survive and commence to recuperate from domestic violence, although also masking the subject areas of cat instruction and the loving character that several cats possess. Thea the cat not only provided a immediate supply of ease and comfort but served develop have faith in concerning the youngsters and their human counselor – all the components for therapeutic. This is a properly composed story that touches the heart, as very well as encouraging the important inclusion of cats as remedy animal.”

About the Award has sponsored the Human-Animal Bond Award for the Cat Writers Affiliation Awards Contest for numerous years. The award recognizes the entry that very best reflects and encourages strengthening of the human-animal bond, highlighting the bond amongst a cat and owner, as properly as their connection with their veterinarian as an additional direct caregiver. Entries can be solitary content articles (print or on the web), characteristics, columns, limited stories, guides, or poetry. The winner of this award gets $500 and a commemorative certificate.


Germinder and Reeder

Lea-Ann Germinder Goodnewsforpets Publisher and Jen Reeder DWAA Earlier President

Editor’s Be aware: I have recognized Jen for numerous several years for the duration of our get the job done with the Canine Writers Affiliation of The usa. She is not only an award-profitable author, but an extrordinary caring man or woman and normal chief. Her dedication to educating the public on how pets, and in this situation, cats, advantage our lives is the two inspiring and unwavering. We are not only delighted to sponsor this award after yet again but thrilled Jen Reeder was the receiver. Congratulations once again Jen, and we are glad you like cats way too!” — Lea-Ann Germinder