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Monday, April 24, 2006

Puppy Love...At a Discount

The Humane Society of Broward County offers reduced adoption fees for senior citizens (and those nearly there).

If you're over 60 and adopting a dog over 3 years old or a cat older than 6 months, you qualify for lower adoption fees, says Cherie Wachter, spokesperson for Broward Humane.

"This program connects senior citizens in need with animals who need love," she says. "Clinical evidence indicates that pets help people stay healthy. People with pets have lower blood pressure, fewer heart attacks and less illness. They live longer and happier lives."

Potential adopters must still meet all the HSBC adoption criteria.

The shelter, at 2070 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale, is clean and bright and a great place to look for just the right furry companion.

Regular adoption fees are $85 for dogs and $70 for cats. If you are 60 or older, that drops to $35 for dogs at least 3 years old, and $20 for cats at least six months old.

All pets are spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter, given up-to-date vaccinations, a tattoo for identification, an ID tag and a 14-day health-care plan.

Adoption hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-989-3977 or click here for the website.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appreciated your info. Thanks and visit us at Seniors

9:39 PM  

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