Formed in 1960, LCHS has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering. Each year, LCHS rescues over 600 animals and provides assistance to pet owners in the form of spay/neuter vouchers and pet food. LCHS is active in the community and leads humane education efforts in Tallahassee. Their dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff, and over 600 volunteers work tirelessly to socialize and provide companionship to all of their animals.
A Grey Muzzle grant will supplement Leon County Humane Society's dog rescue, foster, and adoptions program by helping to fund the existing medical and dental programs. Senior dogs are close to the heart of LCHS, but expense is the sole reason for having to limit senior dog intakes. The additional funding made available through Grey Muzzle will allow this organization to rescue more senior dogs from less than ideal situations, commit to the medical treatment required to care for these dogs, educate others about the needs facing at risk senior dogs, and bring attention to the great companions that these animals make and the need for senior dog adopters.