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Today is National Cat Day which was created to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. Two special rescue cats from the Cherokee County Animal Shelter live at The Barter Company’s Kennesaw office where they provide the staff companionship and love. A recent survey from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business found that ”animals in the workplace buffer stress for workers and make the job more satisfying for those who come into contact with furry friends.”

Stephanie Tatum, travel and broker assistant at The Barter Company, would agree. ”Earlier this year when I broke my vertebrae, I could only work for a few hours a day. Roscoe and Bobo sensed that I was in a lot of pain and would always check on me and curl up on my desk. It was a comfort to me and helped me get through a tough time,” said Tatum.

National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige.