Founded in 1888, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) is Washington state’s largest open admission animal welfare agency. Each year, HSTPC cares for nearly 10,000 dogs, cats, and small animals in need– from rural Pierce County, to Tacoma’s inner -city. HSTPC works hard every day to make sure they are giving every animal that comes through their doors a chance at finding happiness. Their Community Veterinary Clinic, Pets for Life program, Pet Food Pantry and Pet Support program empowers thousands of owners and care for their pets.
The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (HSTPC) cover the costs associated with completing blood work on all senior dogs as they come into the shelter—dogs like 9-year-old Jake who was found wandering a busy highway and brought to HSTPC for medical care. The diagnostic testing will detect health issues and provide a comprehensive medical history to potential adopters of senior dogs, helping them to find loving homes more quickly.