Forgetting the Pain with Furry Friends

JULY 13, 2005 -- Some area elderly residents received a special visit Wednesday from some fuzzy friends.

Nearly a dozen dogs, cats, and birds mingled with folks at Davis Health Care Center in Porter's Neck.

Workers at the center say the animals provide sensory stimulation for the residents, causing them to focus on the animals instead of their ailments.

The center has some resident fish and even a house cat but this is the first time they've had so many furry visitors at one time.