We know it breaks hearts when we announce that we have senior animals available and seeking a new home. For many pet owners, they cannot imagine giving up their furry family members or surrendering them to an animal shelter. At the FMSPCA, we are proud to be a local agency that can accept and care for senior pets who are being separated from the families they’ve known. We believe that regardless of age, companion animals deserve compassion and a chance to live out their golden years in comfort. In some cases, experienced adopters have been able to welcome seniors into their home or are taken into foster homes in other cases, our patient seniors are keeping staff company in their offices in order to reduce their stress levels and ensure they get lots of cuddles throughout the day.
The FMSPCA also has a unique program to bring pet companionship to local seniors. Our 9 Lives program pairs seniors who would like to have a pet with senior adoptable animals, usually cats, that could benefit from a home of their own. Through this program, all food and veterinary costs are provided, as well as regular check-ups to ensure everyone is enjoying the companionship.
Pet companionship has a lot of benefits both for humans and pets in their golden years and the FMSPCA is proud to offer this program, with support from the RMWB, that respects our seniors, both two legged and four.
If you know a senior that would be interested in our program please have them contact Misty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-743-8997