Funding from Grey Muzzle will help Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) increase the prospects for senior dog fosters and adoptions, as well as keep senior dogs in their homes. By providing additional support to those caring for older dogs with age-related medical conditions SASF expects to impact up to 150 senior dogs, like Cheddar, annually. Cheddar, a 9-year-old Korean Jindo, was pulled from an overcrowded municipal shelter. She arrived undernourished, dehydrated and with chemical burns to her face, obviously abused and neglected. She also suffered from numerous age-related conditions that had gone untreated. At SASF, she received care for dental issues, arthritis and an ulcerating eye, as well as removal of a mammary tumor. Thanks to the SASF team and programs, Cheddar is recovering in a loving foster-to-adopt home, and continues to receive ongoing medical care and support from the shelter.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless pets in their community and, in turn, placing them in permanent, caring homes. Their mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and to reduce the number of homeless pets. Their goal is to promote and nourish the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. As an open intake shelter, SASF welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health and provides them with compassionate care, food, training and medical attention.