VOORHEES – Senior animals are normally the final to be adopted from a shelter – in accordance with the ASPCA, senior canines solely have a 25 p.c adoption fee in comparison with the 60 p.c adoption fee for younger canines and puppies. Animal Welfare Association’s (AWA) Seniors for Seniors and Can’t Buy Me Love adoption packages waive adoption fees to assist extra senior animals discover their eternally houses.
“Senior pets tend to be overlooked and often stay with us at the shelter for longer than 30 days,” says AWA Executive Director Maya Richmond. “What folks don’t understand are the loads of constructive causes for adopting an grownup animal.
Adopting a senior animal comes with a number of advantages akin to a longtime character, calm demeanor, fundamental obedience coaching and home coaching. Adult animals are usually skilled with dwelling in homes amongst folks or different pets and can settle into a brand new dwelling simply.
AWA is a participant within the Seniors for Seniors: Pet Adoption Senior Companion Program. Sponsored by the Camden County Commissioners, Seniors for Seniors locations senior cats and canines with senior residents who’re 60 or extra years previous. The program waives adoption fees for Camden County residents.
The Can’t Buy Me Love program waives the adoption fees for animals with sure challenges that may require their adopters to commit extra sources to coaching or medical care. These animals are sometimes seniors with age, well being or habits challenges. Can’t Buy Me Love is all the time wanting for Pet Sponsors to make month-to-month contributions that present funds to the animals in this system. Sponsors assist pay for extra companies like coaching, session with a behaviorist and particular medical care or housing. Contributions are tax deductible.
For extra data on AWA’s senior pet packages, go to www.awanj.org or name 856-424-2288.