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Did you know pets who are 8 years old or over are available for adoptoin at no cost to adopters who are age 65 and older?

Pets are Good Medicine !

In addition to providing fun, laughter, affection and companionship, having a pet to share your life with has been scientifically proven to have health benefits as well.

Studies have shown the following benefits to having a cat or dog:

1. Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
2. Reduced stress
3. Reduced risk of heart disease
4. Faster surgical recovery
5. Help to fight loneliness and depression 
6. Stimulus to exercise 
7. Longer, happier life in general
   

These factors are especially important to seniors, who are often coping with the loss of a spouse, declining health, and social isolation.

Having a pet to care for brings joy and purpose to your life, gives you a reason to get out and exercise, helps you live longer, and, best of all, brings you unconditional love, which is definitely beneficial to your health !

 
 
 
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Williamson County Animal Shelter 1855 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626 General Information: (512)943-3322
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