Senior Dogs At The Arizona Humane Society Fetch a $10,000 Grant
Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and pet owners with senior dogs in need of support and resources from the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS) Pet Resource Center are among the winners. The grant will help AHS assist dozens of pet owners in need of monetary assistance through our Bridge the Gap program’s Real-Time Solutions Fund to ensure struggling pet parents have the resources they need to keep their senior dogs out of the shelter and family together.
Pets like Kiana, a 9-year-old Chihuahua, who ran away after a monsoon storm and was hit by a car. This resulted in injuries to her back legs and not only was Kiana’s owner completely devastated, but was also faced with the possibility of having to give her up due to the mounting medical costs. Thanks to this grant, AHS’ Bridge the Gap program provided the financial aid needed to cover Kiana’s medical care so she can remain with her family where she belongs.
The Arizona Humane Society is one of 78 animal welfare groups chosen from 344 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $705,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of senior dogs in their communities.
“This grant can help AHS provide owned senior dogs like Kiana the veterinary care they need to remain with their families, amongst an array of other resources,” said Lindsay La Pre, AHS Pet Resource Manager. “AHS is dedicated to helping both pets and people and are so grateful to The Grey Muzzle Organization for their support in giving pet owners a helping hand in caring for their senior furry family members.”
Over the past 14 years, the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.8 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 Arizona Humane Society 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 the Valley are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of AHS.