SeniorPet Seeking Temporary Homes for Furry Friends

Have room for a temporary pet and want to help an older adult hold onto their furry friend?

The SeniorPet Program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is seeking accommodations for local pets whose owners will be temporarily displaced by a elevator refurbishment project this spring.

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A number of the pet owners are concerned the relocation will require them to give up their pets, which are mostly cats, because many of the temporary accommodations do not allow pets. The SeniorPet Pet Program is seeking volunteers who are willing to take in a pet for approximately six weeks, starting April 1.

Want to help but can’t take-in a pet? SeniorPet is also taking donations to support this effort, with 100% of proceeds going toward keeping these pets united with their owners.

SeniorPet recognizes the important role that pets play in the well-being of older adults. The program assists roughly 60 clients with food, supplies, low-cost medical care, home pet care, and temporary foster care for pets. SeniorPet runs on donations and volunteers, who provide necessary services.

Those interested in helping out are asked to call Marie Mazzeo at 617-628-2601 ext. 3051 or email mmazzeo@eldercare.org.

Source: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services SeniorPet Program