- July 7, 2021
-- The Elderly Pet Organization, a 501C3 nonprofit organization located in Scituate, Rhode Island, recently announced a newly funded grant program to help at-risk senior pets. According to statistics, more than 2.6 million pets were surrendered in the US in 2020 and over 183,000 pets were euthanized, many of which were senior pets that pet owners were not prepared to care for.
Large dogs over age 6 and small dogs and cats over the age of 7 are considered senior pets. The Elderly Pet Organization's mission is to provide information and education about senior pets, and to help at-risk senior pets. The organization recently announced a program that is available to individuals who may have difficulty caring for their senior pet. Assistance is available for pet insurance, medical supplies, grooming supplies, or pet bedding, based on eligibility outlined on their website.
Anyone with an at-risk senior pet is encouraged to visit the Elderly Pet Organization website to get more information about the program. https://elderlypet.org/pet-insurance-grants-for-senior-pets/
There are a limited number of awards available; awards are made on a quarterly basis to eligible applicants based on a lottery system.
The goal of the Elderly Pet Organization is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization and increase senior pet adoptions in the US. If you have a senior pet and have questions about caring for your senior pet, please visit our website for more information about how we help you help senior pets. https://elderlypet.org/