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How we helped: 
Medical Expense Grant

Bosco is a 14-year-old rat terrier mix who is currently up for adoption. Tyson’s Place Founder Jill Bannink-Albrecht explains, “Bosco came to us after his beloved owner died in hospice care. He was pretty traumatized the first few weeks in his foster home dealing with the loss of his owner, but he gradually became acclimated to his new surroundings and has really blossomed.”

When he arrived at Tyson’s, Bosco was overweight and had an infection caused by rotting teeth. The Grey Muzzle grant helped to pay for his dental cleaning and removal of nine teeth. Now he loves going on walks, something that his ill owner could no longer do, and has lost quite a bit of weight. Thanks to the great care he has received he is in excellent health and his youthful energy and vitality have returned. He gets along well with dogs and cats, and loves being around people. He sleeps in bed with his foster parents and cuddles with their teenage children. Bannink-Albrecht says, “Bosco’s favorite thing to do, along with walks, is to stick his head out the car window and just let the fresh air hit him. You can see the pure joy on his face when he has his head hanging out the window. “

What their Grey Muzzle grant will fund: Tyson’s Place assists terminally ill people with caring for and finding new families for their pets. This grant will help increase adoptability for their animals by providing advanced medical care for senior dogs surrendered to their rescue.