Heart of the Catskills helps seniors find and care for the perfect pet

Are you 60 years of age or older? Have you been looking for that very special cat or dog for a loving companion, but unable to afford the expense of vet bills, spaying/neutering, etc.?

Well, your search may be over. You may qualify to adopt a senior homeless cat or dog living at the shelter.

Through a grant from the Werner Dannsheimer Testament Fund, we are able to provide:

A loving cat or dog, five years old or older who has been waiting to meet that special someone to give them love and companionship. Your loving senior cat or dog will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Also provided will be collars and tags, litter box, grooming tools, food and dishes, scratching pad, carrier or crate and toys. Vet bills for the first year will be covered (to the max allowed by the program). A pet outreach partner will be available to help if you ever have questions about your pet, or need transportation to a vet, or someone to arrange pet-sitting during vacations, etc.

Pets have a very soothing, calming effect on people, especially senior pets. They give unconditional love and are totally devoted to those who care for them. They help us to see the world around us in a special way. They teach us to enjoy life in the moment and not worry about tomorrow.

Help a senior cat or dog enjoy their later years with love and joy knowing that they have a special person who they can share their life with.

The HCHS “Senior Pals Program” may be able to help you find your forever friend and in turn you will be helping them find a forever home.

To learn more about the “Senior Pals Program”, please call 607-746-3080 or visit www.heartofthecatskills.org.