Dogs like 13-year-old Junior arrive at Noah’s Animal House Foundation frightened by the abuse they have suffered along with the people they love. The Grey Muzzle grant will pay for senior dogs’ emergency veterinary care, medication, and treatment for chronic illnesses during their stay at Noah’s.
Noah’s Animal House Foundation welcomes the pets of victims of domestic violence fleeing dangerous homes. The pets receive everything from emergency medical care to special food and orthopedic beds. Every pet stays as long as needed while their family lives next door in the domestic violence services shelter. The families come in daily to snuggle, play, heal, and share unconditional love with their pets during visits to the “cuddle rooms.” Noah’s staff care for these precious pets while the families seek jobs and a new home, receive medical care, and work toward their goals.
Generous support from Grey Muzzle will allow Heaven Can Wait to provide lifesaving care to senior dogs at their Wellness Clinic, including diagnostic services that pet parents could not otherwise afford. Essential services such as examinations, vaccinations, bloodwork, urinalysis, x-rays, and more will be in reach for dogs like Pablo. At eight years old, Pablo had never seen a veterinarian. At the Wellness Clinic, he received all his vaccinations and flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives.
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is a Las Vegas nonprofit dedicated to preventing unnecessary euthanasia and improving the quality of life for cats and dogs through spay/neuter services, quality veterinary care, community outreach, and advocacy. The organization is committed to providing accessible services throughout Southern Nevada. Heaven Can Wait has provided high-quality care to over 180,000 pets in need.
The Grey Muzzle grant will help Nevada SPCA continue to provide free veterinary services to owners of senior dogs who cannot afford veterinary care, including dental cleanings and extractions, diagnostic blood work, surgeries, medications, and vaccinations.
Founded in 1982, Nevada SPCA is southern Nevada’s original no-kill animal shelter. Nevada SPCA takes in over 3,000 dogs, cats, and small pets annually, giving them medical care and then finding them loving new homes. Seventy percent of Nevada SPCA’s intake is from owner-surrendered animals, with the remainder from transfers from other shelters and rescue groups. Nevada SPCA's Community Support Desk provides free pet food and low-cost veterinary assistance to Southern Nevadans in financial need to help keep pets where they belong: with the owners they love.
Hearts Alive Village strives to provide a second chance to the old, the sick, and the broken. Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the rescue provide medical care to senior dogs hoping to live out their golden years in a loving family. Every animal that comes through Hearts Alive Village receives a medical evaluation and any treatment necessary to get them happy, healthy, and comfortable… dogs like Jethro, a 13-year-old pit bull who was left at the shelter with a mouth full of rotted, infected teeth. He received “the works” including a full dental and is now living out his years with a wonderful daddy. Seniors deserve love, and Hearts Alive Village makes sure they get it!
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a non-breed specific animal rescue whose mission is to nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on their journey to find a home. The organization provides a variety of community support programs designed to keep pets with their families whenever possible. In 2020, Hearts Alive Village opened the first nonprofit, low-cost, full-service veterinary clinic in Nevada so pet parents could afford the veterinary care their pets need.
A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support high-quality food and medical care for senior dogs in the Keeping Every Person & Pet Together (KEPPT) program at The Animal Foundation. KEPPT will ensure cost is not a barrier to providing senior dogs with special diets to keep them healthy. The program will offer pet parents, who could otherwise not afford it, options such as wet and dry food (with various kibble sizes) to accommodate the needs and diets of their senior dogs. This grant will also help senior dogs in the community get the medical care they need to remain healthy, happy, and at home with those who love them.
The Animal Foundation is Las Vegas’ only open admission animal shelter and one of the highest-volume single-site shelters in the country. In 2022 alone, The Animal Foundation admitted over 24,000 animals. As an open admission shelter, they are committed to taking in every animal who comes to them in need, no matter their age, health, behavior, or species. In 2020, they achieved their five-year Mission Possible: 2020 goal and now save all healthy and treatable animals that enter their care. Every day they work to reduce the overall number of animals who need services in the first place.
A Grey Muzzle grant will provide dental care to senior dogs in the care of Nevada Humane Society, ensuring they are healthy and happy and ready for a forever home.
Nevada Humane Society is a charitable, nonprofit organization that accepts all pets and makes every effort to save each and every one. They have been bringing people and pets together for nearly 90 years. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their employees, veterinarians, volunteers, supporters, donors, community partners and board of directors, they have been named one of the safest communities in the nation for homeless pets (Washoe County, NV).
Grey Muzzle funding helps with the medical/dental care for the senior pets at Noah's Animal House. Noah’s is designed to house the pets of women and families who are fleeing abuse or escaping homelessness. For these fragile and distressed clients, the human and animal bond is a vital source of strength and the necessary motivation to make the difficult changes involved in crafting a new life. In domestic violence situations, a safe haven for pets is even more important. Abusers often injure these innocent animals as a means of control. Commonly, women will not leave an abuser until they are certain their pets will be safe.
The Shade Tree is a shelter for homeless and abused women and children in crisis. TST has been serving the needs of homeless and abused women and children in Southern Nevada since 1990. Noah's Animal House is a pet sanctuary on the campus of TST.