SPONSORED BY THE PETS FOR THE ELDERLY FOUNDATION
Animal Control & Rescue has recently been accepted to participate in the Pets for the Elderly Foundation. This program unites senior citizens (60 years plus) that may not be able to afford the shelter adoption fees with companion animals. Research conducted by the Baker Medical Research Institute in Australia reflected that people who own a pet had significantly reduced levels of known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Senior pet owners also often live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
The shelter receives numerous older animals that are housebroken and have wonderful dispositions. Often these animals are relinquished to the shelter because the owner is moving or they have just grown tired of them. These animals are looking for loyalty and someone to share their remaining years with.
If you know of someone who would benefit from the companionship of a loving pet, please contact Animal Control & Rescue at 271-4876.