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Testimonial Letters

We have received testimonial letters from many of our participating shelters and humane societies. Here is a random sampling:




"I'm so excited about the Pets for the Elderly program.  We had an elderly gentleman adopt a puppy today. He was standing in the lobby holding his puppy as we all oohed and ahhed, and he was laughing about what a chick magnet his puppy was going to be!"
PAWS, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida



"On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the staff, the animals and the elderly people who will benefit from your contribution…let me take this opportunity to thank the Foundation for its generous donation… Without your support, we would be unable to expand the Pets for the Elderly program. We thank you for permitting us to continue bringing companionship and love into the lives of many seniors"
Animal Protective League, Cleveland, Ohio

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"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take part in your program to provide pets for older citizens. For some years, we have been operating a similar program on our own for cat adoptions – and we also have a limited number of dogs available through another program. While we do have these existing programs, it appears that your program would give us the ability to provide so many more seniors with loving pets! Thanks for this opportunity."
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"We very much appreciate your generosity in making this donation. By facilitating adoptions of shelter animals by senior citizens, you are doing two-fold good: you are increasing the quality of life of the elderly in our community, and you are giving shelter animals a loving new home."
Asheville Humane Society, Asheville, North Carolina


"Thank you for allowing us to participate in your program. We are having great success with our adoptions to individuals over 60, and we're amazed at the amount of seniors who now adopt from our shelter"
The Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie, Pennsyvania

"The Good News is spreading...interest is mushrooming in the benefits of your organization. Thank you for caring!"
The Laredo Animal Protective Society, Laredo, Texas

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"The Geauga Humane Society, its Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and all the animals and people who benefit from our services extend our deep appreciation for your contribution. Your support enables us to place wonderful animals that otherwise might have waited a long time for new homes - and it surely brought great joy to some deserving seniors. We are honored to be part of the Pets for the Elderly program. Your concern for the rights and welfare of animals guarantees a better life for animals and the people who love them. Thank you again for helping the animals and the people of The Geauga Humane Society. We will gladly let them know you care."
Geauga Humane Society, Novelty, Ohio

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"WOW! What a wonderful program! Older people make great pet owners, and pets provide such good companionship for them.
The Dubuque Humane Society was incorporated in 1901 to look after horses and children, as well as companion animals. As human services took over the children (and gasoline replaced the horse), we now focus our adoption efforts on companion animals. We are celebrating our 100th anniversary this year (2001) – and it is a wonderful year to announce free adoptions to senior citizens. We truly feel this is a remarkable project, and are proud to be part of it."
Dubuque Humane Society, Dubuque, Iowa


"...How wonderful of you to do this for the animals. Your gift speaks volumes about your compassion and commitment to animal welfare. We cannot possibly thank you enough for your contribution, and I want to be certain that you know how deeply we appreciate your help."
SPCA of Monterey County, Monterey, California


"... I hope you'll feel a tremendous sense of pride and fulfillment over the accompllishments that your support made possible in 2004. Thanks to your generous support, Rescue Village can continue to fulfill its enormous promise in building a world that's safer for animals and the people who love them."
Rescue Village Geauga Humane Society, Russell Township, Ohio


"We officially started the program in mid-May after our shelter newsletter went out. Thanks so much for allowing us to be part of this wonderful program. We will continue to promote it at every opportunity, and hope that it will produce many more happy reunions. Thank you very much for helping us to help our animals and the seniors in our community. Both will benefit greatly from PFE’s excellent work and generosity!"
Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Scotia, New York

"Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today and for your support of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. We are thrilled to be part of this program. It’s tremendously gratifying to have a senior citizen fall in love with an animal at our shelter – and, when we tell them the adoption is free – they hug us (some have even cried). We could not offer this service to seniors if we didn’t have your support"
Humane Society of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

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