The Grey Muzzle Organization's support will enable the Humane Society of Scott County (HSSC) to monitor and improve the health of senior dogs, preparing them for adoption into loving new homes. The grant will help HSSC provide more comprehensive medical care for senior dogs like Blueberry Parfait. Funds will cover routine bloodwork for seniors and offset the cost of dental and other medical procedures as needed.
Founded in 1902, the Humane Society of Scott County, Iowa, has grown to become the largest animal shelter in the Quad Cities Area. HSSC serves over 2,500 animals with a mission to help animals in need by providing shelter, adoption services, and support resources for the Scott County community with care and compassion.
The Grey Muzzle grant will enable Safe Haven to provide more extensive medical testing and care to their senior dogs, including senior blood panels. Funding will also be used to support their S.O.S. program which helps families on fixed incomes who could otherwise not afford the medical expenses of a dog they wish to adopt. By helping cover medical expenses, they enable retirees and others to adopt a senior dog, which in turn provides space for another dog in need of care.
The mission of Safe Haven is to rescue, protect, rehabilitate and find good homes for homeless dogs and cats in Iowa County. They assist individuals who find themselves no longer able to properly care for their furry family members either by rehoming, if requested to do so, or providing food or medical care. They strive to significantly reduce the number of stray dogs and cats and improve the lives of humans and pets through public education and low/no-cost spay and neuter programs.
The Grey Muzzle Grant will allow the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to provide diagnostic and medical care for ARL hospice dogs living as a beloved family member with ARL hospice foster families. Funding will also be used to provide diagnostic screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs.