Senior Animal Adoptions
The Georgetown Animal Shelter sees a lot of broken hearts, and its usually older animals who, though they’ve lost their youthful appearance, still want nothing more than a family to love them.
Older animals are brought to the shelter for a variety of reasons, but they are much more likely to be passed over when a family comes in to look for a new pet. Most older animals would be happy to have a new home, yet many do not get readily adopted.
Senior to Senior Program
Recognizing the need for older animals to find good homes, the City started Senior to Senior. This program has two components. First, it allows senior citizens to adopt senior animals at no charge. Second, the program encourages seniors and non-seniors alike to consider older animals by educating the public of the benefits.
Often, people are looking for a calm pet, and senior animals just want a quiet home to spend their golden years and a warm lap and friendly face to love them back. Sun City residents and Shelter volunteers, Curt and Mo R. (pictured at right) adopted one such “senior” animal, Teddy, an Australian Cattle Dog.
“Teddy is just the perfect pet” says Curt, “he is my constant companion, and I can’t believe how much joy he has brought to our lives. My wife and I are crazy about him, and he seems as equally happy.”
Super Senior Sundays
On Sundays, senior cats and dogs (7 years or older) may be adopted at no cost by the first approved applicant.