REGISTER VIEWPOINT: A helping paw for pets

Huron County Senior Enrichment Services is going to the dogs -- and the cats. Seniors who receive meals through Meals
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Huron County Senior Enrichment Services is going to the dogs -- and the cats.

Seniors who receive meals through Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals programs will be assured their best friends also have a hearty meal. Thanks to supplies donated by the Huron County Humane Society, a grant from an animal advocacy group and private donations, the meal recipients will get a little something extra for their pets. Bone Appetite will provide bags of pet food.

Dogs and cats may not understand what it means to be in an economic crisis, may not understand inflation or tough times, but they understand empty bowls. For many seniors, pets provide companionship, protection and unconditional love. Without their canine or feline companions, some days they might not have a reason to get up in the morning. Feeling needed is vital to a person's sense of self worth. Being unable to provide for their loyal companions can trigger depression and the decision to give up their pets can be heartbreaking, especially if the pet is also elderly and therefore less likely to be adopted.

Bone Appetite not only provides food for Fido and Fluffy, but alleviates some of the worries facing the elderly in tough times. To donate, call 419-668-6245 or 419-933-4701.