Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Saturday is "Senior Day" at Memphis Humane Society

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 4:00 AM

As if owning a pet wasn't sweet enough, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is going to make pet ownership even sweeter -- especially for seniors.

November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month and to mark the occasion, the Humane Society will hold a Pets and Pastries Open House from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 10, at its facility at 935 Farm Road in Shelby Farms.

Not only will free pastry items be available, there will be a special price for senior dogs. And for senior humans, it is an opportunity to get a senior dog for free.

Any dog five years or older is considered a "senior." During November, the adoption fee for a senior dog will be $50.

"We participate in a program called Pets for the Elderly which pays $50 towards adoptions by anyone over 60 years old, so this month, anyone over 60 who adopts a senior dog will get their pet without having to pay an adoption fee," said Ginger Morgan, president of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

Morgan said even if someone is not interested in adopting a senior dog, Saturday will be an excellent time to visit the organization and sample a free pastry item. The free pastry is actually part of National Animal Shelter Appreciation week which began Sunday and runs through Saturday.

For more info, visit the Memphis Humane Society website.

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