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We Have Donation Containers!

We are asking friends to permit Seniors for Pets to put a small donation container at your business or at a business that you can influence.  Donations support seniors who need assistance with veterinary expenses for basic care.  That care allows the senior to retain a healthy pet, which is a tremendous help in maintaining a high quality of life.  We've just recently received our official 501c3 papers, so we will be even more active in 2011.  It doesn't take much money to make a difference so if we can place enough containers, we can help one or more pets a month just through this simple and painless concept. Remember, we cover operating costs...100% of donations goes to the mission.  Your support is PRICELESS!


Monthly Outreach Gift Baskets

Seniors for Pets chose a unique method of publicizing our mission and our organization.  Instead of spending money on newspaper and magazine ads, once a month we deliver baskets of cat or dog goodies to senior citizens in SW Florida and talk to them about what we do to help needy seniors pay for veterinary care for their pets.  The reactions of the recipients are always priceless.  Word of mouth is a great way to spread good news!  

Hannahbaskets.com, a non-profit organization in Florida’s Panhandle, gives us a discounted price for the wonderful baskets they create. See selected pictures of seniors and their furry pets in the items below. 

Please email your suggestions of basket recipients to carol@seniorsforpets.org.  Sponsorships are available too!

Brief clips of several of the Outreach Visits in 2010

Harold

Once in awhile I meet someone who seems larger than life; someone who has spent his life “doing” instead of “being.” Such is the case with Harold Schneider of Sarasota. Recently, I delivered a kitty basket to 92-year-old Harold and his cat, Sassy.

Ralph & Georgie

Seniors for Pets delivered a basket full of doggie goodies to Bandit and Chi-Chi and enjoyed a nice visit with their owners, Ralph and Georgie Shreckengost of Sarasota. “Bandit, a 9-year-old Pomeranian, and Chi-Chi, an 8-year-old Westie, are devoted to their owners.

Dianne

Before I arrived, I knew Dianne Wedden (with Jenna) was a devoted animal lover and rescuer. What I didn’t know was how truly dedicated this retired nurse is to improving the lives of the pets she adopts.  “I always intended to own only one dog and maybe one cat,” she said. “The others just arrived.”
JoanSeveral months ago Sakamangabe, a once-feral black and white cat who shares his life with Joan McKniff, won the Seniors for Pets Most Unusual Name contest. It turns out that he is also a most unusual cat and has lived a most interesting life. Joan and Sakamangabe, aka Snagglepuss, met up in Madagascar. Joan, a career member of the Diplomatic Corp with the United States Foreign Service, was offered the very small, underweight kitten by a guard who told her the little feline would not survive if she didn’t take him. She took him to save his life, intending to find a nice family to keep him. Twelve years later, Sakamangabe is a fixture in Joan’s life and quite the character.

CERTIFICATION….FINALLY!!!

Seniors for Pets has finally received our formal 501c3 certification! This means that we will work harder to raise money to help needy senior citizens with care for their pets, know that all donations will be tax deductible and have the papers to prove it. Many thanks go out to Senator Bill Nelson’s office for helping push through our paperwork and simplify the bureaucracy.

If you would like to help us with fundraising or events, please contact us at carol@seniorsforpets.org.

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