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Animal sanctuary’s program helps older people keep their pets

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — For the aged or anybody dwelling with a mounted income, possessing a pet can be pricey, and even far too costly for some. But, many thanks to the Senior Paw Task, senior pet house owners won’t be compelled to choose involving supplying for on their own, or their pets. 

In 2014, the point out gifted more than 34 acres to create what is now the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in honor of the 6-12 months-previous woman who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. 

The Senior Paw Job gives pet meals, veterinary treatment help, and foster/respite care to senior pet owners who are struggling to treatment for

their animals, who frequently are a source of companionship.

“That romance just from an emotional help, a mental well being, mental wellness, is so crucial to maintain for the two the human and the animal,” stated Jennifer Hubbard, the animal sanctuary’s executive director.

Todd Aickles, who lives in senior housing in Canaan, is grateful veterinarians come appropriate to the complicated.

“I believe it’s a blessing to men and women who require an animal for comfort and enterprise,” Aickles said. “It does get expensive. It’s like going to your personal doctor or your very own clinic, but in most situations with no insurance plan.”

The Senior Paw Venture is a referral-based software. To find out more, visit the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary’s website