Pawmetto Lifeline is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization with a plan to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands through education, legislation, spay/neuter programs, and responsible pet adoptions. Its long-term goal is to transform the Midlands into a no-kill community, meaning no healthy and adoptable pet is euthanized simply because it is homeless. The organization also works to solve companion pet homelessness through its pet retention programs. Pawmetto Lifeline’s Pet Retention Program was established in 2015 to assist people and their pets with medical services so their pet can stay with the family. This program combines services that have already been in place, and further expands its offering of programs and services to provide a full range of resources that help individuals with limited financial ability to keep their pets and avoid surrendering animals to municipal shelters.
The Grey Muzzle grant funding goes to Pawmetto Lifeline’s medical fund which helps dogs with medical needs, many of which are considered senior dogs for their respective breeds. The grant is applied to specific medical care and treatment of older dogs belonging to owners with limited financial ability to provide the needed care essential for the well-being of their beloved companions. The in-house Wellness Clinic at Pawmetto Lifeline provides the majority of these medical – and dental – services. Grey Muzzle funds are also directed to cover medical needs of senior dogs that they rescue from municipal shelters and prepare them for our adoption program.