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Archie Two By Two

Two by Two Rescue

Funded from 2020 to 2022

Two by Two is committed to saving as many senior dogs as possible in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Grumplestein’s Legacy is named after a senior Chihuahua whose deformed leg, advanced age, and lack of teeth put him at risk in the local shelter. The program in his honor will give senior dogs the second chance they deserve by providing comprehensive medical care, including vaccinations, blood work, and any needed medication. The Grey Muzzle grant will enable Two by Two to save more than 220 older dogs during the grant period.

Two by Two serves abandoned, abused, stray, and distressed animals without regard to age, breed, color, or medical condition, and aims to keep pets in their homes by offering relief to people in crisis. One of the nonprofit’s main goals is to improve lifesaving throughout Alabama, a state with one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Two by Two provides animals in need with necessary medical care, a loving foster home, and a loving forever home when possible.

Brown dog looking back

Shelby Humane Society

Funded in 2020 and 2021

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).

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