Author Mary Ann Clifford Opens Doors to Extraordinary World of a Cat Whisperer

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New book "Reflections of a Cat Whisperer" provides inspirational stories and expert information about felines

Approximately 33% of U.S. households own at least one cat – but do 86.4 million cats have caregivers who understand what it takes to keep them happy?

Reflections of a Cat Whisperer is a unique autobiography of Mary Ann Clifford. It contains short stories, thoughts, and insights about her adventures with cats.

Relevant to animal lovers anywhere, readers will enjoy humorous and inspiring feline tales, as well as discovering some of the unique solutions Clifford came up when faced with cats with physical disabilities, emotional problems, medical needs, or a combination of these issues.

An expert on felines, Clifford has been involved in almost every aspect of the cat world: she has worked with rescue programs, humane societies/animal shelters, the veterinary field, the cat fancy world of showing cats, and also has worked as a lobbyist for animal rights.

Much of her book discusses her life with special-needs cats. For example, Clifford tells about dealing with cats with behavioral problems, diabetes, and heart disease.

Clifford shares how humans and felines can have a mutually beneficial relationship. Her book not only contains how cats have helped to build lasting relationships between humans but it also includes stories of pet therapy that demonstrate how felines can aid people struggling through either an emotional or health problem.

“The utilization of cats in therapy has finally taken hold ... I have seen barriers broken down each time a cat reaches out to a human in need,” says Clifford. “A cat has the ability to reach a patient’s inner soul when no other human can accomplish it.”

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Reflections of a Cat Whisperer
By Mary Ann Clifford
ISBN: 978-1-4797-4055-0 Retail price: $28.99 hard cover

About the Author
Mary Ann Clifford is a self-taught expert who works 24/7 with cats. Her credentials include years of work in humane societies/animal shelters and also as an animal rights lobbyist and a trained veterinary technician. She currently teaches techniques in home care for special-needs cats, maintains a limited home for cats, and works in a pet therapy program. All proceeds from Reflections of a Cat Whisperer will be given to research on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy heart disease in felines, in hopes of finding a cure.

Mary Ann lives in Tyler, Texas, with her husband. Reflections of a Cat Whisperer is her 1st novel.

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