Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) are among the winners.
FOHA 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.
According to FOHA’s President, Stacey Gimbert, “this $5,000 grant will help us expand our current Senior Care Plan designed to encourage the adoption of dogs over 8 years of age. We can now intake more senior dogs and ensure they have a chance at a forever home. Dogs like Oscar, an 11 year old Redbone Coonhound and Peanut, a 14 year old Parson Russell Terrier mix deserve a chance to find a family.” Ms. Gimbert went on to explain that, in addition to supporting FOHA’s efforts to intake more senior dogs, this grant will also help fund our Senior Care Plan with the goal of removing barriers to adopting older dogs and lowering the risk of shelter returns due to the possible financial burden of medical care.
Grey Muzzle Organization is a national nonprofit which has provided over the past 13 years 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 Friends of Homeless Animals 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 Virginia are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of FOHA.”
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