Greenwich Magazine, Sept 2020

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SENIOR PAW PROJECT / Around Town in Greenwich

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1 Dr. Emily Andersen, Linda Townsend and her forever foster cat, Annie, at Valley Veterinary Hospital 2 Fenway 3 Pet food ready for delivery 4 Bella 5 CVH Executive Director Jenny Hubbard with volunteers 6 Rose and Midnight 7 Olivia Spraker 8 Wally 9 Richard Mulligan and his dog, Noopy 10 Einstein 11 Mini

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hen Donna Schenarts, a senior resident of Greenwich Communities (the former Greenwich Housing Authority), found out her dog needed emergency surgery, she faced a difficult situation. She was already struggling to pay for basic needs and finding the funds for veterinary support seemed impossible. That’s when the CVH Animal Sanctuary in Newtown stepped in with veterinary support and pet food through its Senior Paw Project. The CVH Animal Sanctuary created the project to address the critical and growing needs of an aging population unable to keep or care for their beloved dogs or cats. These animals often end up in shelters across the country, adding to the nearly 7 million animals relinquished every year. The Senior Paw Project works to keep these pets in the loving homes they deserve by providing medical support, including veterinary care, medicine and transportation assistance, pet food and so much more. The Project has distributed over 44,000 pet food meals to seniors and has stocked local food pantries, housing authorities and social services with 8,500 pounds of pet food. Over 4,000 pet food meals have been distributed to seniors in Greenwich alone. If you would like to help local seniors and their pets, please visit cvhfoundation.org. G greenwichmag.com

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