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WHATThe "Pets for the Elderly Foundation" provides free pets for elderly by paying the cost of a pet directly to participating animal shelters.
WHYTo give seniors an added sense of responsibility by taking care of a pet and to improve senior health and reduce loneliness.
WHERE Pets for the Elderly Foundation.
Participating animal shelters. Across the USA.

Program Description

"The Pets for the Elderly Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that pays a portion of the adoption fee, when a senior citizen - persons age 60+ adopts a companion pet from one of our 52 participating shelters in 29 states."

The "Pets for the Elderly Foundation" cites that the most serious disease for an older person is loneliness and that pets can offset this loneliness by offering affection, unconditional love and maybe even help to ease the loss of a loved one.

The "Pets for the Elderly Foundation" has assisted with the adoption of over 6,500 companion animals for elderly and has 58 animal shelters in 30 states are participating in the program.

The program provides elderly free pets by covering the costs of pre-adoption fees, veterinary exams and spay/neuter.

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