Your next furry family member could be free if you adopt this month! St. Joseph's Health is celebrating National Heart Month by paying the adoption fees for all dogs adopted at the CNY SPCA and Humane CNY during the month of February.
Studies have shown that having a dog can be heart healthy. Some of the benefits include:
- As much as 33% lower risk of death and 11% lower chances of a heart attack
- Higher level of physical activity and lower body weight
- Lower levels of stress
- Improved socialization and emotional wellbeing
- Stronger immune systems and longer lifespan
Of course, adopting a dog can be a 15 to 20-year commitment. Always talk it over with your family before bringing in a furry friend.
(H/T: NewsChannel 9)