Made For Each Other: Seniors and Their Animal Companions

Scientific studies now confirm what thoughtful people have long suspected. A beloved dog or cat can help a human friend to live a longer, healthier life. Two experts will explain what these studies actually show. In addition, those who study the psychology and behavior of the creatures we love most will review the information we’ve learned about pets in the last five years.

Monday, September 8, at 11:00 A.M.

Carlo Siracusa, DVM, MS, PhD, Dip. ACVB, Dip. ECAWBM Director, Animal Behavior Service, the Ryan Veterinary Hospital, at the University of Pennsylvania, explains what we have learned about the psychology and behavior of dogs in recent years. Research indicates that 38% of Philadelphians over the age of 60 own a dog.

Friday, September 19 at 11:00 A.M.

Allyson Wurst, Director of Humane Education, for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, discusses the problem of unwanted and abandoned animals. She will also explain what her organization is doing about this important humanitarian concern.

Lecture will be presented at Central Senior Services, Parkway Central Library, Room 108, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

For more information call 215-686-5331.

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