Charleston Animal Society’s team is honored to partner with The Grey Muzzle Organization to create an innovative and easily shared media kit to increase senior adoptions throughout South Carolina. Dogs like Roxy have so much energy and love to give much like a 40- or 50-year-old learning to stand-up paddle board or trying to date again. Pick Me! SC is a statewide adoption event coordinated with No-Kill South Carolina community partners that connects 46 counties in seven media markets. The Grey Muzzle Organization media kit will be shared with all to help senior shelter animals shine!
Since its founding in 1874, Charleston Animal Society’s mission has remained the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Their vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness, and it envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will enable Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) to continue to expand their "Save Our Seniors" program, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to senior dogs to get them ready for adoption. This year’s focus is all about being able say “Yes!” to senior dogs like Bailey, who need that extra bit of help to address their special needs. Ensuring senior dogs are healthy before going up for adoption greatly increases their chances of finding their forever home.
Located in South Carolina, Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR) has foster homes across the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. This year, CPR celebrated 21 years of livesaving and helping more than 8,000 dogs find their forever families. Over the past 5 years, the number of senior dogs CPR serves has grown dramatically and now accounts for more than 45% of the total number of dogs they help annually.
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will provide medical care for the senior dogs in their care.
Saint Frances Animal Center's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats until they can be placed in loving homes. Raising awareness through public education, community outreach and a wellness clinic, we seek to promote respect for the lives of cats and dogs by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation in our community. They provide adoptions, Trap Neuter Return (TNR), a wellness clinic, community outreach and work to reunite lost pets with their families.
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.
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.
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization assists Pet Helpers with the costs of medical care for senior dogs with health concerns, sometimes due to abuse and cruelty.
Dogs are either treated to prevent an owner surrender, or moved into foster homes until they recover and are adopted.
Pet Helpers’ is a nonprofit Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.