Pawsome discount on new best friend for seniors

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

Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders.

“Whether it’s a devoted dog or a cuddly cat, our furry friends improve health and wellbeing by reducing the feelings of social isolation and loneliness often experienced by seniors,” Mr Lee 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.

Free delivery of the pet can also be arranged for seniors living within 45 minutes of the shelter.

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

A senior pet is classified as eight years or older. The offer is available at RSPCA NSW shelters across the state and adoptions must be processed in person.

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 go to: www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au

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