The Walk to Save Senior Pets in Need
Join in the fun at the 2013 Mutt Mosey
Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Fox River Preserve and Marina
Port Barrington, Illinois
All of us have known older, wiser pets in our lives - the grey muzzled lab who "babysat" all the neighborhood kids, the chubby tabby who plunked down on the couch next to you every time you visited a friend. When you picture a senior pet, you picture them lounging on fluffy beds, sunning themselves in a warm spot of sun on the floor, or snuggling up next to someone who loves them dearly until the end of their lives. But that isn't always the case.
A few grey hairs shouldn't be the end of the world, but all too often for a senior dog or cat that finds themselves in a traditional shelter, it is. Age, a little bit of a cloudy eye, a touch of arthritis, or a grey muzzle often put a dog or cat first in line for euthanasia to free up space for other incoming dogs and cats that come in as strays or owner surrenders. At Young at Heart, we fight every day to help those seniors in shelters that have no way out EXCEPT through rescue.
Often a senior dog or cat is not considered "adoptable" at these shelters, and therefore they are slated to be euthanized if they can't find rescue. Since our founding, over 600 senior dogs and cats (with an average age of 9.7 years of age) have been rescued from needless euthanasia in shelters throughout the state, and placed in loving homes. But there is so much more work that needs to be done, so many more lives that need to be saved!
In 2012, Young at Heart purchased 8 serene acres to eventually build a Home Away from Home just for senior pets needing loving families. We need YOUR HELP so that we can do more for the senior pets who have no where else to turn. Join us for our 6th Annual Mutt Mosey Fundraiser Walk to benefit senior pets in need. The money raised will help vet, feed, house, and help us get one step closer to building a safe haven for senior pets who need us.
Can't join us on October 6th? You can still create a fundraising team and help save the lives of older pets in shelters! Create a page, recruit your pet-loving friends, and help build a brighter future for those grey muzzled dogs and chubby senior kitties that need us. They need YOU to make a difference for their future!
Thank you for believing that senior pets deserve a second chance at a happily ever after!