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November Delivery

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November 12 was a special day for the SPAN volunteers, clients, and pets. The volunteers enjoyed coffee and bagels, then began the work of loading cars and trucks with pet food and some special holiday surprises. Exxon Mobil employees put together and donated goody bags that contained practical items such as paper towels and tissues, and treats-snacks, calendars, and hot cocoa mix for the people, and toys for the pets! Thanks to Sam Samaha for this photo of the event.

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NeighborsGO Shares SPAN's Story

Posted by on August 1, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Editor's Note: Our Website, So Easy A Boston Terrier Can Use It

This week, all 11 neighborsgo covers will feature stories on Making a Difference. In the editor's note, I take a look at what happens when pets hijack their owners profiles, organizations which help seniors care for their pets, and our cover story on Mission East Dallas. I also give a preview of an inside stor...

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SPAN Kicks it With Orlando City Soccer

Posted by on April 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Sue McComb and Janet Watson hopped on a plane to Orlando for the Orlando City Soccer home opener. SPAN, along with a few other non-profits, were invited to help raise money for the organization. Thanks to the over 8,000 fans, we were able to raise over $1,000 to help provide vet services and food to our seniors' pets.

USL even mentioned us in their recap of the home opener, "Orlando City: All Access." Read here f...

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My Sweet Charity: SPAN's Dog Days Of Summer Pet Food Drive Is Helping Humans And Critters

Posted by on January 4, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Senior citizens are remarkable people. They’ve lived through wars, tough economic times, political turmoil, changes in trends and in many cases raising a herd of kids and grandkids. But they’re now facing the daunting task of living on limited budgets despite the rising cost of living plus concerns about pricey health care.

Many of these folks live with four-legged and feathered “best friends,” who provide them with devoted companionship. Along with this relation...

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Advocate Magazine: SPAN keeps pets and seniors together

Posted by on January 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (2)

September 2011 Issue



A neighborhood nonprofit helps a man and his pets stay together


Poquito, a 9-year-old Chihuahua mix, lives in an aging apartment complex at Northwest Highway and Abrams with his best buddy, Gerald Lowe, an avid volunteer, stroke survivor and admitted pushover. Poquito, warily eyeing his visito...

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Chicago Tribune: Helping elderly keep their pets

Posted by on January 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

August 10, 2011 By William Hageman, Tribune Newspapers

Anyone in the pet rescue or animal welfare communities has sad stories to tell. Adelle Taylor is no different.


She is the founder of Seniors' Pet Assistance Network, an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps low-income seniors in the Dallas area hang onto their pets.


"We find they have often outlived all their family or all their friends, or they're estranged from their families," Taylor...

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Vickery Place Cookbook Makes Contribution to SPAN

Posted by on December 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On December 14th the Vickery Place Centennial Cookbook,Recipes and Recollections,Vickery Place Cooking Since 1911, contributed a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book to Senior Pets Assistance Network (SPAN).

SPAN is a group of volunteers donating and delivering pet food and often subsidizing veterinary services for the pets of low income senior citizens.


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NeighborsGo: Seniors Pet Assistance Network Hosts Pet Food Drive

Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

When Adelle Taylor heard there were low-income seniors who were giving up their own food to feed their pets, she wanted to help. And that’s exactly what she did.

“They were sharing their Meals on Wheels,” said Taylor, 80.

Taylor quickly realized she needed to create a nonprofit organization to make it all happen. So, she put together a group of voluntee...

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