Our August donation (a bit late!) goes to one of my favorite charities: Pets for the Elderly
I think this montage from their website says it all!
Founded by Avrum Katz in 1992, the Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the US for senior citizens (age 60+) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter – including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if applicable.
Research shows the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease, it's loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, fight loneliness, and can help ease the loss of a loved one. Owning a pet also offers many physical and social benefits for seniors as well.
Mr. Katz personally understood the importance of animal companionship for senior citizens living alone. He attested that the dogs of his golden years were not only his best friends, but that their company positively impacted his mental and physical health, and he wanted to share that positive experience with other seniors.
PFE has helped facilitate over 78,000 happy ending adoption stories between seniors and shelter animals across the U.S. If you want to read some truly heart-warming stories. click HERE.