Submitted by Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.
Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization
announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County are among the winners.
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County in Tacoma is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.
“This grant will help us provide senior dogs like 11-year-old Costello with diagnostic testing to detect health issues and provide a comprehensive medical history to potential adopters, resulting in excellent placement into loving homes,” said the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s Veterinarian Dr. Corrine Fry. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”
Over the past 13 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.1 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help
deserving organizations like the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive
Director Lisa Lunghofer said. “Many senior dogs in Pierce County are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.”
One of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the nation, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, cares for around 10,000 animals every year and maintains multiple humane programs.
Dedicated to “Making Happy Happen,” the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County works tirelessly to protect animals, support pet owners, and enhance relationships between animals and people. Learn more at: www.thehumanesociety.org.
The national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. For details, please visit www.greymuzzle.org
This news is so nice to see, congrats to a very deserving organization. For those interested in donating to another local animal welfare organization that is dedicated to our most senior dogs, consider Old Dog Haven. This very active volunteer organization has helped 133 new dogs since the first of the year, including taking in 63 from shelters and individuals, and they currently have about 300 dogs placed in Final Refuge homes. They can be reached at PO Box 1409 Oak Harbor WA 98277 and olddoghaven.org.