Vets-In-Training helping elderly keep animals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Elderly pet owners are getting help keeping their companions at home in Colorado, where a Colorado State University class pairs aspiring veterinarians and other students with pet owners who need help caring for their animals.

A class called Pets Forever pairs student volunteers with elderly and disabled pet owners who need help keeping their pets at home.

Students walk dogs, clean litter boxes, and drive sick animal to the vet for homebound owners.

It's a chance for Vets-In-Training to care for animals in a home setting. And helps the elderly and disabled keep companion animals, which studies show can prevent depression and even lower hospital admission rates.
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