Last fall Ms. Katie Swanson invited our executive director, Dr. Lisa Lunghofer, to Discovery Elementary School in Ashburn, VA, along with representatives of several other nonprofits, to present to her third grade class.
Senior pups have something to wag about this week, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs.
The term hydrotherapy is defined in Greek as “water healing.” Canine hydrotherapy was introduced to our country through the greyhound racing industry, over a century ago. Today it constitutes a popular, cost-effective, non-weight bearing exercise choice.
Dogs are living longer. The official world record for the oldest dog is 29 years, 5 months, held by an Australian cattle dog that was put to sleep in 1939. Many dogs today exceed life expectancy, as owners are increasingly eager to maintain quality of life for aging dogs, and technology and veterinary treatment options have evolved.
We envision a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid. In 2008, Julie Dudley would turn that personal aspiration into the gripping vision statement of her new venture, The Grey Muzzle Organization.
This was the first year of The Grey Muzzle Organization’s new once-a-year grant cycle. We are incredibly grateful for your support in helping homeless senior dogs. Your generous donations made this grant cycle possible.
We express our gratitude to the team of consultants and advisors who have generously volunteered their time to provide expert guidance and mentoring that assisted the Board of Directors in strategic planning, board development,and budget planning.