Fairfax County Animal Shelter Launches New Adoption Initiatives for Seniors
Residents age 55 and over will receive free spay and neuter services for every adopted pet.
As part of their new “Pets for Seniors” program, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is launching a new incentive for senior citizens who adopt pets on Wednesdays.
Starting now until August 2013, Fairfax County residents age 55 and over will receive free spay and neuter services for every adopted pet and free adoption on senior pets (over seven years old).
The adoption incentives are part of the shelter's new initiatives geared towards older adults including: promoting new volunteer and foster opportunities, post-adoption follow-up services, shelter tours, outreach efforts, and pet support services for seniors.
"Fairfax County seniors have so much to offer in the way of business, communication and animal care skills and experience," Community Outreach Program Manager Kristen Auerbach said in a statement. "They are a wealth of information and support for shelter staff and animals.”
A special senior orientation and information session for potential volunteers and foster parents will be held at 2 p.m. on March 31 and April 14 at the shelter, located at 4500 West Ox Road.