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Kittens took over Congress Square park on Wednesday

WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and Dextrous Creative with help from Friends of Congress Square group hosted a kitten therapy Wednesday, September 9 at 11 a.m., where park goers took a break from their busy day to relax and play in a box of bouncing kittens.

Tracie Reed, member of the Friends of Congress Square Park's programming committee, architect and Creative Director at Dextrous Creative was thrilled that Kitten Therapy went from catty idea to an organized event: "I sarcastically remarked in one of our event planning meetings that all I wanted to do was host an event like one I'd heard of in Los Angeles called Kitten Therapy that brought kittens into an urban park for guests to play with as a break from the busy routines. Anyhow, the next thing I knew I was on the phone with the Animal Refuge League. I'm kind of known as a cat-lady with an adopted, toilet-trained black cat named Peppercorn but this takes it to a whole new level."

Jeana Roth, Community Relations Manager at the ARLGP, was equally thrilled "This was such a fun and creative idea! To pop into Congress Square with 10-15 kittens for a lunch-break snuggle session is going to be the highlight of the day for many! At the ARLGP, we are currently in our busiest time of the year, with dozens of kittens available for adoption. This will shine a positive spotlight on animals in need of new, loving homes in our community. We're thankful for the invitation and imagination by Tracie, Friends of Congress Square Park and Dextrous Creative."

For more information on the event visit the Kitten Therapy Facebook event page.


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