Two by Two is committed to saving as many senior dogs as possible through Mr. Grumplestein’s Legacy, a program named after a senior Chihuahua whose deformed leg, advanced age, and lack of teeth put him at risk in the local shelter. The program will give senior dogs like 11-year-old Sam the second chance they deserve by providing comprehensive medical care, including vaccinations, bloodwork, and any needed medication.
Two by Two is a faith-based, no-kill rescue whose mission is to give life to abandoned, abused, stray and distressed animals regardless of age, breed, color, or medical condition. Saving animal lives for more than 20 years, Two by Two has coordinated the rescue and adoption of animals in Alabama, across the United States, and even a few abroad.
Thanks to a Grey Muzzle grant, Shelby Humane’s Save the Seniors program will address poor senior dog outcomes, including euthanasia and low adoption rates, by focusing on senior pet retention and promoting senior adoption. Save the Seniors will offer financial assistance and treatment to senior dog owners requesting euthanasia due to treatable illness or to those who may benefit from other types of care. This program will also promote senior pet retention by offering financial assistance to people who lack the resources to care for their senior dog. Public education about the joys of senior pet ownership and adoption will be provided and relationships forged with local senior housing complexes to encourage pet- friendly housing.
The Shelby Humane is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with the mission of rescuing and rehoming the neglected and homeless pets of Shelby County, Alabama. They now provide care to over 5,000 dogs and cats each year. They house 200-350 adoptable cats and dogs at any given time and have developed an extensive network of foster homes to care for adoptable dogs and cats. In 2008, they started a low-cost spay/neuter program (Shelby Spay Neuter).