Janet Denney, SLP at Owyhee Health and Rehabilitation in Homedale Idaho, is not only improving the cognitive skills of her patients, but is also involving them in a community project that supports a local animal shelter. As part of their cognitive rehabilitation, she integrates following instructions, sequencing and problem solving to make Cut and Tie blankets. These blankets are then donated to Pet Haven Cat Adoption Center.

Janet has 25 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and has spent 30 years working with animal rescues. Janet realized she could blend these experiences for something special. According to Janet, “Most people love animals, and making the blankets makes them feel useful. That’s what people lose when they are in long term care”. She also said that the shelters go through them pretty fast so there is always a need for more.

Pet Haven was so happy with the blanket donations, they took the time to send a letter of gratitude. They also provided photos of the cats looking very cozy with their new gifts!

A huge thank you to Janet for not only providing excellent care to her patients, but also involving them in a great community project.