Pets for Seniors Program

NSW Seniors looking for a canine companion or feline friend in Wakehurst can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets at RSPCA NSW shelters.

Mr Hazzard said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in Wakehurst.

“We know there are so many Seniors in our community who would benefit from the company of a devoted dog or a cuddly cat,” Mr Hazzard said.

“This new partnership with RSPCA NSW is a great deal for Seniors as well as providing a loving home for an older animal.”

Seniors who take up this offer will also receive a 10 per cent discount on veterinary treatment at RSPCA NSW hospitals.

Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said free delivery of the new pet can be arranged for seniors living within 45 minutes of an RSPCA shelter.

“This is the perfect partnership between pets and people,” Mr Lee said.

“Our furry friends improve health and wellbeing by reducing the feelings of social isolation and loneliness often experienced by Seniors,”

A senior pet is classified as eight years or older.

If a Senior is no longer able to look after their pet, the animal can be returned to the RSPCA NSW or re-fostered under the free Home Ever After (HEA) program.

The RSPCA 50% discount is one of many new offers released to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in July.

Savings can also be made at Pets Palace with 12.5% off all items, 10% off short courses at Sydney University, a $40 seniors fresh vegetable and poultry box from Hillview farms with free delivery and discounts of up to 35% off lenses at Vision Direct.

For a full list of all the new discounts in Wakehurst go to: www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/