Humane Society opens its doors to area seniors for ‘Simply Seniors’ event





Volunteer Jeanne Aaronson of Flint shows off her one-of-a-kind hat during the Genesee County Humane Society’s Simply Seniors event Sept. 24.

Volunteer Jeanne Aaronson of Flint shows off her one-of-a-kind hat during the Genesee County Humane Society’s Simply Seniors event Sept. 24.

BURTON
— Area senior citizens had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the furry friends at the Genesee County Humane Society for its Simply Seniors event 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

The event kicked off with a welcome from the humane society, followed by arts and crafts, tours of the facility, refreshments and a video. Several tables were set up in the shelter, allowing seniors to make crafts ranging from colorful, decorative hats to handpainted birdhouses. One of the highlights of the Simply Seniors event was a dog agility demonstration by Executive Director David Tucker and his eight-yearold Golden Retriever, Cheddar.

Due to the weather, the demonstration was held inside the humane society, but the seniors enjoyed the variety of dog agility feats performed by Tucker and Cheddar. Tucker displayed Cheddar’s ability to respond to hand signals, as well as his ability to pick out one specific item among many others. Following the demonstration, the Simply Seniors event concluded with a question and answer session and Golden Friendship Adoptions.

Cheddar, a Golden Retriever owned by Executive Director David Tucker, shows off his skills during a dog agility demonstration.

Cheddar, a Golden Retriever owned by Executive Director David Tucker, shows off his skills during a dog agility demonstration.

For more information on the Genesee County Humane Society, including its Golden Friendship Adoptions and upcoming events, visit www.genessehumane.

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or call 810-744-0511.


Harold Miller, resident of Prestige Pointe, enjoys some one-on-one time with one of the shelter puppies.

Harold Miller, resident of Prestige Pointe, enjoys some one-on-one time with one of the shelter puppies.

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