NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets (eight years or older) at RSPCA NSW shelters.
Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said Sseniors 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.
"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."
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.
- The offer is available at RSPCA NSW shelters across the state and adoptions must be processed in person.