Miami-Dade County program pairs seniors with pets

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:40:32 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 21 2012 11:03:02 PM EDT

A new Miami-Dade County program is pairing up seniors with abandoned animals.

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -

A new Miami-Dade County program is pairing up dogs and cats that nobody wants with seniors looking for someone to love.

The first Senior PAWS Adoption Event was held Tuesday morning at the Covenant Palms Senior Center in Miami.

It was love at first sight for 74-year-old Evelyn McCuller and her new friend Roxanne, a 1-year-old Chihuahua.

Studies show that pets provide a lifetime of benefits both mental and physical.

The abandoned dogs and cats are now part of a program that gives them a second chance.

After the meet and greet, seniors learned how to exercise and take care of their new four-legged friend.

The event Tuesday was one of several planned for National Senior Citizens Day.

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