Are you over 60 and in need of a companion?
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (Walnut Creek, California 94598) is proud to offer Purina® Pets for Seniors for adopters age 60+. This wonderful program covers the adoption fee for seniors adopting one (1) adult cat 6 months and older OR one (1) adult dog 5 years and older. Please ask your adoption counselor if you qualify for this program.
For qualifying seniors who wish to adopt a kitten, puppy, or adult dog under 5 years old, ARF offers one (1) $50 credit toward the adoption fee.
Discover more about this program and find the full list of participating animal shelters by visiting the Purina Pets for Seniors web site. One waiver or credit per household, please.
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For the Love of Cats (Marco Island, Florida), in partnership with the The Humane Society Naples (Naples, Florida 34104) and Domestic Animal Services (Naples, Florida) have been awarded a $10,000 grant to help senior citizens adopt senior cats from their facilities.
Miss Society (Animal ID #9485576)
The program pays for the adoption fee and care package for qualifying applicants willing to adopt a cat that is five years old or older. The care package includes a litter box, litter scoop, litter, dry food, bowls, toys, and a transport carrier. All cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.
So far, the program has been successful in facilitating senior pet adoptions at the participating shelters and agencies. In addition, The Humane Society Naples has adoption incentives for the resident members of the Cozy Care Cat Club! These special cats come with refundable adoption fees and other benefits.
You can view all of the wonderful pets available for adoption from Humane Society Naples online – anytime!
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Bring a homeless cat into your family and experience a lifetime of love.
by Alicia Wright
During the 1970s, an estimated 12 – 20 million homeless pets were put to sleep every year. Today that number has been reduced to approximately 4 million. Thanks to the continual efforts of animal welfare groups all over the country, our society has made significant progress in decreasing the amount of animals that become homeless and has been successful in reducing the number of adoptable pets that are euthanized.
Yes, that’s right…by making shelter adoption your FIRST option, you are saving lives.
Did you know that the amount of homeless cats is nearly double that for dogs? Did you know that 25% of homeless pets are pure breeds? Did you know that, on average, dogs take 16 days to get adopted and cats take 24 days to find their forever home? Did you know that if the pets are over 5 years old, the length of stay could be even longer despite good health and exceptional behavior? Did you know that most shelters and animal welfare groups have programs in place that provide vaccinations, spay/neuter and medical care for the pets PRIOR to adoption? (This means that in many cases, you do not have to incorporate these expenses into your budget immediately after bringing your new pet home!)
Celebrate the National Adopt a Senior Pet month by going to your local shelter and bringing a mature pet into your life. The Connecticut Humane Society (Newington, Connecticut 06111) has a number of incentives designed to encourage the adoption of senior pets (more…)
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