Lionel's Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit San Diego-based senior dog rescue and humane education program for elementary school children inspired by a senior pit mix named Lionel. It is their goal to save and advocate for ONE senior furbaby at a time, and support anyone who is willing to do the same.
The second component to Lionel’s Legacy is the message shared with children - through their humane education program they are working to provide an educational program to students who have a passion for animals. The goal is for students to become compassionate, advocating, respectful, and educated animal lovers who can share their new found knowledge with their peers and leave a legacy that Lionel will remember!
A grant from Grey Muzzle is helping to launch a vital program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets in their home by providing financial support for food and medical, or in the event that seniors are no longer able to care for their pets we would be able to take them under our wing and care for their pets needs. Many elderly people have to let go of their senior pets, sometimes their only companions, and that is hard enough but knowing they can turn to an organization that will support them with resources or a new home for their senior dog will be of great help to senior dogs, our community and keep these loving dogs out of shelters.