Sunday, September 20, 2020

NEW GRANT HELPS SENIORS ADOPT SENIOR CATS

 

 

For the Love of Cats on Marco Island, along with the Naples Humane Society and Domestic Animal Services of Collier County have been awarded a $10,000 grant from Home Again, the microchip division of Shering Plough to help senior citizens adopt senior cats from their facilities.

The program pays for the adoption fee and care package for qualifying applicants willing to adopt a cat that is five years old or older. The care package includes a litter box, litter scoop, litter, dry food, bowls, toys and a transport carrier.  All cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations and micro-chipped.

“Studies have shown that senior citizens live longer, healthier and happier lives when they have a companion pet to care for.  Many senior cats are overlooked at shelters and become despondent and lonely. The purpose of the Seniors for Seniors program is to help both the senior cats and senior citizens improve the quality of their lives by offering a “no cost, one stop shopping” opportunity. Let the love begin!” Rich said.

For the Love of Cats was founded in 2002. Their mission is to end cruelty to animals through the Collier county supported system of humane management for feral cats known as TNR (trap, neuter, return). For more information on For the Love of Cats and its programs, please call 239-642-8674 or visit www.floridacatrescue.com  The Naples Humane Society can be contacted at 239-643-1555, ask for Steve Wright. Domestic Animal Services can be contacted by calling 239-252-7387, ask for Amanda Townsend.

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