Animal Services announces Golden Whiskers adoption program
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) has announced the Golden Whiskers adoption program for senior cats and senior dogs 7 years or older.
Any qualified adopter 18 years or older can adopt a Golden Whiskers cat for $20 or dog for $55, which is 50 percent off the regular adoption fee. The Golden Whiskers adoption program started July 2, and replaces the Senior to Senior adoption program.
John Boy, Cooper, Larry Bird, Zana, Healthcliff and Albert are some of the senior cats and dogs looking for homes. All adoptions include a one-year vaccination for distemper and rabies, a microchip, spay/neuter, a one-year Winnebago County rabies tag, worming, a free wellness exam and a bag of food.
“It’s a shame that so many senior pets are often overlooked in shelters,” Donna Apgar, WCAS adoption coordinator, said. “We are hoping the Golden Whiskers senior adoption program will give them the chance they deserve.”
With an older cat or dog, you pretty much know what you are getting as far as physical appearance and size, activity level, personality and sociability. Many senior cats and dogs are already potty-trained and not as messy or destructive as puppies or kittens. They don’t demand as much of your time, although they still need quality attention and exercise.
Senior cats and dogs often make great companions for older residents who don’t have the stamina for a younger, energetic kitten or puppy. Some older dogs may already know tricks like sit, stay and come.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, visit WCAS at 4517 N. Main St., or see adoptable pets at www.wcasrock.org.
From the July 11-17, 2012, issue
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