RSPCA NSW is now offering Seniors Card holders a 50% discount if they take home one of their ‘golden oldie’ animals – those are dogs and cats aged over eight years old.
“They can provide everything a younger animal can and still provide many years of companionship without the hard work involved in raising a younger animal,” says RSPCA NSW Sydney Shelter Operations Manager Donna Hough.
Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said “The offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders.
Whether it’s a devoted dog or a cuddly cat, our furry friends improve health and wellbeing by reducing the feelings of social isolation and loneliness often experienced by seniors,” Mr Lee said.
Seniors who take up this offer will also receive a 10 per cent discount on veterinary treatment at RSPCA NSW hospitals.
Free delivery of the pet can also be arranged for seniors living within 45 minutes of the shelter.
If a senior is no longer able to look after their pet, the animal can be returned to RSPCA NSW or re-fostered under the free Home Ever After (HEA) program.
A senior pet is classified as eight years or older. The offer is available at RSPCA NSW shelters across the state and adoptions must be processed in person.
If you’d like to learn more about this promotion, or express your interest in adopting an older animal, please click through to the RSPCA website.
There are so many goldies in the RSPCA NSW shelters waiting to say hello!