In order to help both the senior people and the homeless senior pets of our community, the Irvine Animal Care Center's Seniors Helping Seniors program waives adoption fees for individuals age 62 and older when they adopt a senior animal. (Please note that other costs, such as licensing fees, may still apply depending on the animal adopted.) Many of our senior pets came from a nice home environment and were relinquished because their owners could no longer care for them.
The stress of shelter life is often quite difficult for senior animals and so the quicker they can find a good new home, the better. Since these animals are often already housebroken and have less energy than young puppies and kittens, they make great companions for senior citizens. Look for the green "senior" stamp on the kennel cards to identify our adoptable senior animals.
For more information on the Seniors Helping Seniors program, call the center at 949-724-7740.