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Rent-a-cat to take away your stress

By The Siberian Times reporter
15 December 2012

A new service in Krasnoyarsk, Western Siberia, allows people to hire a pet by the hour.

Meet Luntik, four-eared cat from Vladivostok, Far East of Russia. Picture: The Siberian TImes 

The woman behind the scheme Alena Temerova says she so far has two cats Masha and Klepa available for rent.  The idea is help people who cannot have permanent pets, but who want to enjoy the pleasure they bring.

It might suit disabled people or the elderly. 

The cost is 300 roubles for two hours - around $10.

'The service is for people who cant have pets for some reasons but wish to have a cat who will take their stress away,' said one report.

Temerova a member of a public organisation which supports homeless animals.

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I'm not sure that renting animals is a nice way to treat them...
Kate, Russia
18/12/2012 19:39
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