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WHATProvides help for elderly and their pets through free pet food banks, free pet care, support with landlord disputes and caring for a pet when a senior is no longer able to or is terminally ill.
WHYTo provide a lifeline and help for elderly and their pets and to stop the killing of adoptable dogs and cats.
WHEREHumane Society of Canada.
Silver Paws Program.
Across Canada.

Program Description

"Each year in Metropolitan Toronto alone, at least 20,000 animals are killed because there are simply not enough loving homes…based upon our firsthand experiences, we believe that many of these belong to elderly people who can no longer afford to care for their pets, or who have lost their pets and are unable to find them, or who are forced, through no fault of their own, to surrender their pets because of landlord-tenant disputes, because the elderly become ill or bedridden or are forced to enter nursing homes and hospitals, or because they lack the money necessary to pay for food, routine and life saving veterinary medical care for their animals."

The goals of the Humane Society of Canada - Silver Paws Program are:

-Forming partnerships with seniors organizations, nursing homes, veterinarians, animal control agencies, shelters, and rescue groups.
-Starting free pet food banks, pet sitting and walking, free veterinary pet care and pet visitation services for seniors.
-Helping resolve landlord tenant conflicts so that the elderly are not forced to give up their pets or their homes.
-Continuing to provide a system of loans and grants to help pay for pet food, routine and emergency veterinary care for pets of the elderly.
-Starting a Guardian Angel for Animals program to care for pets of the terminally ill and provide pet loss counseling services when a pet has died.

The Humane Society of Canada - Silver Paws Program helps the elderly and their pets through a combination of grants, volunteer assistance and support networks to provide routine care and emergency veterinary care.


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