Report by Paula Antolini
August 22, 2017 11:19PM EDT
‘Senior Paw Project’ from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Helps Elderly People With Health Issues Who Struggle To Keep Pets
If you know a senior citizen who is struggling to keep their pet due to health or financial hardship, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Senior Paw Project may be able to help. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Through local rescue support, outreach, super adoption events and an expanding foster network, the Sanctuary is working to make a difference for animals and the people who care for them.
Every year, over 7 million animals enter shelters across the country. For senior pets, their residence in a caged environment remains four times longer than their younger counterparts. The Senior Paw Project works to keep these special animals out of the shelter and in the loving homes they deserve.
Honoring the bond between caregivers and their pets, the Senior Paw Project steps in to assist senior pet owners and their animals when that relationship is in jeopardy by providing:
- Emergency foster placement for animals at risk of surrender due to caregiver illness, hospitalization or relocation
- Pet food and supplies
- Recruitment of active senior citizens to “make an old friend” by fostering senior animals
To be considered for services, become a foster or to learn more, contact:
Kristen Backus, Senior Paw Project Coordinator
866-620-8640 x 706
Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
3 Old Farm Rd, Newtown, CT 06470
The Senior Paw Project is a program of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary that honors the life of Catherine Violet Hubbard, an animal lover and kind spirit who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Catherine Violet Hubbard