When an older person’s beloved pet is their only family, and sole source of affection and comfort,
keeping them together is so important.

Pets and Elders Together: eliciting the compassion of volunteer “Pet Pros” who aid 85 low-income, frail, pet-owning clients with animal-upkeep and hygiene, dog-walking, cat litter clean-up, light grooming, as well as visits from friendly dogs to provide companionship to the isolated and homebound. During the holidays, volunteers deliver a signature Holiday Pet Stocking filled with goodies that clients may not be able to afford. The Banfield Foundation now underwrites our Veterinary Assistance Program which helps to cover expenses of emergency vet care, while an ASPCA grant enabled the agency to launch a Companion Animal Advocate initiative to identify emergency contacts (family, friends, neighbors) who can care for pets in the event that the client is unable.

For more information, please contact: Robin Strashun, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

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