Penny Edwards, Shelter Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November Is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month
The Animal Refuge Center and Petfinder.com are celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month.
“Think of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight — a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Kim Saunders, Petfinder.com’s Vice President of Shelter Outreach and Public Relations. “That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.”
Some people worry that a senior pet comes with problems, but according to Hazel Blumberg-McKee of Tallahassee, FL, there are no disadvantages. “In most cases they’ve had a home and they want one again.” She adopted eight-and-a-half-year old Sadie, and has never regretted it. “An older animal is easier to deal with. And Sadie is still playful. She plays fetch and gallops all over the place.”
At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy senior pets like Sadie, looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life, and they don’t ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love.
During Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, take the opportunity to get acquainted with the older pets available at The Animal Refuge Center! Visit the shelter online at www.petfinder.com.
Your Local Shelter Wants You!
You don’t have to be an animal expert to help out at your community’s shelter. You just need to have the time and desire to lend a helping hand. And it doesn’t have to be a lot of time, either.
Read more on how to volunteer at an animal shelter.