Older pets up for adoption

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two animal-related organizations have teamed up pair older pets with senior citizens.

The “Senior Pets For Senior Citizens” program with the Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and Animal Alliance runs through the end of the year.

Officials hope to match more than 25 cats and dogs over 8-year-old with senior citizens who are older than 60.

Adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived for the adopter and paid by the Animal Alliance of Cape May County, a nonprofit organization that works closely with the shelter.

“A quiet, doting home of a senior citizen is the perfect match for an older animal in need of a new home. Senior animals often need gentler, calmer companions,” Freeholder Leonard Desiderio said in a press release. 

The Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is in the Crest Haven Complex at 110 Shelter Road in Cape May Court House. The facility is open seven days a week for adoptions and visitors from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. In addition, cats from the shelter are available at PetSmart in Rio Grande.

For additional information, contact 465-8923 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or see capemaycountygov.net.

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