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July 4 Special Dog Adoption Day in San Diego for Military Families and Seniors

This July 4th a very special dog adoption event for military families and senior people is being held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego County. The Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Seniors Adoption Day Event offers approved military families and Seniors (55+) adopting Senior pets (5+) the chance to have a portion of their adoption fees covered by a very special donor! In addition, between 10:00am and 12:00pm there will be fun kids crafts, a FREE shaved ice, and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.
Generous Helen Woodward Animal Center Donor Spreads Joy to Military Families and Senior Animal-Lovers with Sponsored Adoptions on the 4th of July!


Rancho Santa Fe, CA (June 22, 2015) – On the 4th of July, as celebratory fireworks fly through the air, celebratory cuddling will be taking place in homes across the city. That’s because, despite the “Independence” day holiday, Helen Woodward Animal Center knows that the 4th is all about uniting family - human and furry alike. Military families and more mature members of our community (aged 55+) are encouraged to find their forever friend at the Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Senior Adoption Event. The special day has been arranged thanks to Jim Kuden a longtime supporter of the Center, animal-lover and patriot. Kuden, who believes uniting these special groups with orphan pets can make a uniquely positive impact on the lives of both the animals and their new families, will help to sponsor adoption fees of approved military families adopting any pet and/or seniors adopting a senior pet on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. The Center will celebrate the fun with family activities, raffle prizes, kids crafts, and shaved ice between 10:00am and noon that day.

MILITARY HEROES RESCUE PETS! The road can be tough for rescue pets and no one understands trying times like military families—come meet the furry companion you’ve been looking for and pay only $50 to bring home your new furry family member! * Limit one animal per household. Family must meet adoption requirements.

The military adoption discount applies to active duty, Reserve and Veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard, and/or immediate family members. Please bring your photo ID and one of the following to receive the adoption discount: • A copy of your Military ID • A copy of you DD-214 and Driver’s License • A copy of your NGB Form 22

SENIORS: ALL THE DOGGIE FUN WITHOUT THE PUPPY HASSLE! No one understands just how AWESOME our senior pets are better than, well, senior people. They’re playful, active, and have so much to give. Everyone aged 55+, can come meet the senior pet you’ve been looking for and pay only 50% of the adoption fee! (* Limit one animal per household. Adopter must meet adoption requirements. Senior persons = 55yrs+. Adopting senior animals = 5yrs+.)

WHY MILITARY AND SENIORS? Helen Woodward Animal Center was founded with a mission of “people helping animals and animals helping people.” Furry companions are known to add unconditional love, comfort, laughter, joy and devotion like no one else can in the lives of their owners. These benefits often prove most crucial to military families whose members have dedicated themselves to lives of service. They are also valuable benefits for the more mature members of our community whose perfectly-matched adopted pets can become an important part of a healthy, active daily routines and partners in new hobbies or adventures. Adopting families, in turn, are lifesavers to orphan pets longing to find their forever homes.

Helen Woodward Animal Center sees this symbiotic relationship between pets and people daily in both its Pet Encounter Therapy program (providing animal-assisted therapy) and its AniMeals program (providing no-cost pet food to keep pets with their families). Both programs serve military and senior communities, and have made an enormous impact on the pets and people they serve. The Center is thrilled to dedicate a special day to two groups so close to the heart of its mission.

Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages military families and seniors to find their furry new family member Saturday, July 4th.

Fun for KIDS: Saturday, July 4th between 10:00am and 12:00pm fun kids crafts, a FREE shaved ice, and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.

For more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 313,

Visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

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