Quantcast

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Joplin Humane Societ - KOAM TV 7

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Joplin Humane Society

Updated:

POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE JOPLIN HUMANE SOCIETY

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Joplin Humane is hoping to make some pets golden years shimmer and shine and make some families pretty happy too---all by celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month! All month long, senior pets will be available for just $15 which covers the cost of the microchip.

People looking to adopt a pet usually think of a kitten or puppy because they are cute and cuddly, and everyone wants to hold and pet them. Adopters seldom come to the shelter and ask specifically for a senior pet. “People need to consider senior pets,” said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager. “Young animals need lots of patience, energy, and consistent training to help them become well-adjusted family pets. “ Boston explained that there are many pluses to adopting a senior instead of a puppy or kitten.

“What you see is what you get,” said Connie Andrews, Shelter Services Manager. “Senior pets take out the guess work about how big a dog will get, what the kitten’s personality will be like when it grows up, or how much energy that puppy will have as an adult.” Andrews added that seniors tend to be more focused and past all the youthful craziness like destructive chewing and needing to start from scratch on housebreaking.

Boston says senior pets can give you a special type of satisfaction. “You are truly saving a life that someone else turned away from,” she said. “Senior pets have so much love and compassion still to share, and they make the most amazing companions.”

Just like people, pets can have health issues as they age, and owners need to be prepared for that. “Owning is senior pet is not necessarily ‘cheap”,” Boston explained. They need regular vet care to insure that they keep their good health, and may need dental care and preventative vet care like blood work.” Boston added that the joy that senior pets add to the lives of families who choose them far exceeds the expense. “People who adopt or foster senior pets almost always say that they would never choose a puppy or kitten again after loving a senior.”

Boston explained that vet references will be required to adopt a senior for $15. “We want to insure that the family adopting has an established relationship with a veterinarian and that they are prepared to meet the needs of the pet.”

Joplin Humane Society is open Monday-Thursday 1-5pm, Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm. More information about our shelter is available at: www.joplinhumane.org and please remember to “Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoplinHumane

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Child Endangerment Charges Filed After Multi-County Pursuit

    Child Endangerment Charges Filed After Multi-County Pursuit

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:30:54 GMT
    The Jasper County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office has filed charges after a multi-county police pursuit. 20-year-old Marquis Saunders of Carterville, Missouri is charged with four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. On June 14th, 2018, dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 406 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The calls came in a...More >>
    The Jasper County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office has filed charges after a multi-county police pursuit. 20-year-old Marquis Saunders of Carterville, Missouri is charged with four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. On June 14th, 2018, dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 406 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The calls came in a...More >>
  • Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

    Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:50:11 GMT

    Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.  After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour  along historic route 66  for the Big Bam ride. 

    More >>

    Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.  After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour  along historic route 66  for the Big Bam ride. 

    More >>
  • Gubernatorial Straw Poll Puts Kobach in Lead

    Gubernatorial Straw Poll Puts Kobach in Lead

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:29:00 GMT
    Kris KobachKris Kobach
    Kris KobachKris Kobach

    GOP Candidates for governor in Kansas took part in a debate and forum in Parsons Saturday night. During the event a straw poll was conducted. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a clear leader with 51% of the straw poll votes. 

    More >>

    GOP Candidates for governor in Kansas took part in a debate and forum in Parsons Saturday night. During the event a straw poll was conducted. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a clear leader with 51% of the straw poll votes. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.