Issue Date: April 30, 2010
City: North Hollywood, CA
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.75
The elderly woman was devastated when she lost her beloved cat of fourteen years. Gin Gin was all the family she had, and the woman became lonely and depressed. With encouragement from her veterinarian’s staff, she visited the local animal shelter to find a new companion. Desperately wanting to replace Gin Gin, she chose an orange look-alike. It was a perfect match. The two now spend their days together, keeping each other company and mending their hearts.
Adopting a shelter pet is an affordable way to promote good health and emotional well-being. The unconditional love that they provide is beneficial both psychologically and physically. Studies suggest spending time with an animal helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Walking, grooming, and playing with a pet increases physical activity, which in turn improves blood circulation, slows bone loss, and strengthens the heart.
Finding the perfect match is a service often provided by shelters. A large breed puppy that is full of energy and will grow to weigh 75 pounds may not be the best match for an elderly couple living in an apartment. However, the wide variety of animals waiting for adoption guarantees the right pet is waiting.