The Humane Society of Central Arizona would like to feature our senior pets and Lonely Hearts Club members this week.
Why should you consider adopting a senior pet? If you are not interested in taking on the challenge of house training a puppy or keeping a kitten out of mischief, you might consider adopting an older pet. Senior pets make wonderful companions and have many benefits. Most seniors are already trained. Cats won’t be climbing your curtains and dogs won’t have accidents in the house or pull you down the street during a walk. Senior pets are easygoing and set in their ways. They are low-maintenance and just want some of your time and affection.
Life occurs in stages and as we move from infancy to adulthood — and eventually into our senior years — our needs and wants change. For pet lovers, the joy and satisfaction that comes from owning a pet rarely weakens with the passing of years. The type of pet they desire, however, may be subject to change as living arrangements or health conditions evolve. Being a pet owner has health benefits also.
• Lower blood pressure
• Reduced cardiovascular disease
• Reduced feelings of stress
• Lower cholesterol levels
• Improved overall health means fewer doctor appointments
• Increased sense of responsibility and alertness
• Reduced sense of loneliness
• Increased activity during the day
• Increased fun!
We have senior animals here at the shelter that are awaiting their forever home. We also have Lonely Hearts Club members who have been with us for 6 months or longer. All of our animals are wonderful and deserving of a loving, forever home. Please come down and meet them today at 812 S. McLane Road. Visit us online at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org or call (928) 474-5590 for more information.
HSCAZ is proud to announce another mobile adoption event with the Fountain Hills PETCO. The event will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come down and meet our adorable adoptables at 16835 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 105 in Fountain Hills.
It’s time for the spring Low Cost Rabies Clinic. Rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Animal Clinic located at 411 W. Main St. here in Payson. Licensing is required at the time of vaccinating. No other vaccines will be available. Cash only please. For more information, please contact Main Street Animal Clinic at (928) 474-9292.