The Kentucky Humane Society is one of 50 organizations in 25 states receiving over $300,000 in funding from the group. Since 2008, The Grey Muzzle Organization has provided over $1 million in grants in support of its “vision of a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”
“This grant will help us give senior dogs the help they need to remain in their homes and out of shelters,” says Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson.
“Senior dogs often end up in shelters for a variety of reasons—because their owners cannot afford basic veterinary care, an owner passes away, or the senior dog has trouble adjusting to changes in the family. This grant will allow us to provide resources to local pet owners keep their senior dogs in their home.”
Dog owners with senior pets who need assistance should call the KHS free Pet Help Line, 502-762-3729.
“We’re delighted to help so many deserving organizations make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” says The Grey Muzzle Organization Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer. “Many senior dogs in the Louisville area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the Kentucky Humane Society.
A complete list of Grey Muzzle’s 2017 grantees is available at greymuzzle.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.