Help End Senior Pet Abandonment

According to Shelter Animals Count, in 2020, more than 2.6 million pets were surrendered to shelters , rescues and senior pet sanctuaries and over 183,000 pets were euthanized – many of which were senior pets that pet owners were not prepared to care for. With your help, we can put an end to senior pet abandonment.
 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a large dog is a senior at age 6 and a small dog or cat is a senior at age 7. Senior pets that are abandoned or surrendered to a facility are typically more difficult for shelters, rescues and senior pet sanctuaries to adopt out. Senior pets may have special needs or illnesses, that can make adopting them almost impossible. These abandoned animals are left to live out their final days, weeks, months or even years living in a shelter, rescue or sanctuary; and in some cases, these animals are put down to prevent over-crowding. Although shelters, rescues and sanctuaries provide care, kindness, and compassion to these animals, they do not receive the same level of individualized attention and care as they would receive in a warm, loving home with a family that can care for them. 

Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and to provide free pet insurance to at-risk senior pets. 

Your donation will help us to implement a nationwide Adopt-A Senior Pet program initiative, raise awareness about the plight of senior pets, and help find loving homes for senior pets who are currently living in a shelter, rescue or senior pet sanctuary.
 

Join the fight and help end senior pet abandonment by pledging your donation through our Go Fund Me Campaign today. We appreciate your support!

If you would like to adopt a senior pet, check out our adopt page and find a great senior pet in your area. 

Special Campaign Thank You Gift

Gifts of $100 or more will receive a Pets are Kids Too Premium Pet Dry Shampoo or Freshener Cologne Spray – suitable for cats or dogs. Please be sure to include your mailing address so we may ship your item to you. If you have a preference or if you are not interested in the thank you gift, please email us at info@elderlypet.org.  We are unable to ship to anonymous donors.

About Us

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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