Muncie Launches Adoption Program for Elderly Pets

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) _ A dog abandoned near the end of its life has inspired a new adoption program designed to match elderly or ailing animals with owners willing to care for them for the time they have left.
 
The Animal Rescue Fund took in the dog named Arlo after he was picked up by animal control. It has named its newest program after him.
 
The Star Press reports the ARLO Program matches elderly or chronically ill dogs and cats with homes that will provide them with safe, loving, happy places to live out their lives.
 
The adoptions are free of charge, and ARF covers preapproved vet bills.
 
About five animals have been placed since the program started this month.
 
ARF co-director Jane Schowe describes the program as “hospice for animals.''