Steeg Law is delighted to shine the community spotlight on the ASPCA’s National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. The organization has dedicated the month of November to encouraging people to adopt a senior pet.
Managing partner, Robert Steeg, is a huge fan. He adopted his dog Simon from the LASPCA from Condo #14, which now has a plaque in honor of his previous dog, Allison.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or cat in need.
Why Adopt a Senior Pet?
While small kittens and puppies may be adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger counterparts. Not to mention, adopting a senior animal companion comes with some cool advantages:
- Grown-up pets don’t require the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens do.
- Many are already housetrained.
- Since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll be immediately aware of important information like personality type and grooming requirements, making it easier to choose the perfect pet for your family.
It is a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a precious life.
About the LASPCA
The LASPCA is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 128 years. The organization provides care for more than 43,000 homeless and companion animals annually.
The LASPCA is an open admission shelter and accepts almost any animal. While the organization is best equipped to deal with traditional pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) horses, goats, exotic birds, reptiles and many more are often cared for. Any cases that the LASPCA cannot handle on-site are transferred to facilities that specialize in specific species care.