Runners representing Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) raised money to help pets in need over the weekend.
Mental Health Caseworker Cassie Cramer and SCES volunteer Nancy Murphy supported the cause by participating in the first annual Kitty Connection 5K on June 26. Cramer and Murphy also collected pledges to support the SCES SeniorPet program.
The duo collected $50 in pledges from SCES staff, and additional donations are coming in the mail, said SCES Volunteer Programs Manager Marie Mazzeo. Those funds will be used by SeniorPet to help local older adults defray unanticipated costs of pet ownership.
“We are still accepting donation if anyone wants to help any of the clients with vet bills and continued medical care of their pets,” said Mazzeo.
Based out of Medford, Kitty Connection is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned, and abused cats and dogs. For more information visit www.kittyconnection.net.
SeniorPet helps clients defray the burdens of pet ownership by providing food, supplies and affordable medical care. The program runs on both donations and volunteerism, by enlisting community support to arrange for basic pet services and taking up collections to help cover more expensive medical needs
For more information about SeniorPet, call 617-628-2601 ext. 3051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.