A Sanctuary Cat Provides Comfort and Cuddles

Wesley T. Monkey, named for his habit of catching rides on the backs of other animals, acts as a therapy cat at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary.

Pets can provide therapeutic relief to not just humans but other animals as well. Like Wesley T. Monkey at the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in northeast Pennsylvania. This loving creature cozies up to pigs, sheep, and all types of rescued farm animals at the sanctuary to help them find solace.

According to this report by Inside Edition, Wesley’s most recent recipient of kitty cuddles was a cow named Penny. The highly affectionate cat comforted her during her final days by gently lying on Penny and purring. Wesley is also known to merrily leap on the backs of others and simply go for a ride. This kind of behavior is fairly unusual at the sanctuary, where the other cats are apparently leery of getting too close with the other animals. But the black cat with a white chest seems to have made it his mission to become best friends with all the furry farm creatures.

If the minute-long video piqued your interest in the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, read more about the 11-year-old organization that is home to nearly 200 animals at indraloka.org. Or check out Instagram for more two- and four-legged love, like Maddie the goat, Daisy the duck, and Majja the Fabu (a thoroughly fabulous peacock).

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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