A Grey Muzzle grant will help Czar’s Promise support senior dogs diagnosed with cancer and receiving chemotherapy, radiation, or palliative care. Families struggling or unable to afford treatment will improve the quality of their senior dog’s life and give them the ultimate gift: time. The grant will help dogs like Dexter, who was diagnosed with mast cell cancer in the fall of 2022. With the help of Czar’s Promise, his mom started him on chemotherapy treatment to help slow the progression of the disease, allowing Dexter to be comfortable and enjoy more day-to-day adventures and snuggles.
Czar’s Promise, founded in 2018, was inspired by a promise that founder Beth Viney made to her Great Pyrenees, Czar, on the day he transitioned to the rainbow bridge after a 19-month journey with bone cancer. The promise was based on the path they traveled together and the realization that no resources were available to help families whose canines and felines were facing a cancer diagnosis. The cancer path with a pet impacts every area of one’s life and is devastating in many ways.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin to reduce adoption fees for ten senior dogs by 50 percent, helping dogs like 12-year-old Jade get adopted more quickly. They will also provide dental and medical care, such as bloodwork and mass removal, to ten additional senior dogs.
The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (formerly the Rock County Humane Society) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide shelter and humane care to lost and homeless pets, reunite lost pets with their families, promote positive pet adoptions and educate the community to inspire compassion and responsible pet guardianship.
A Grey Muzzle grant will help Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) prepare senior dogs like ten-year-old Roxy for their new homes. Every senior canine will receive a blood panel, a veterinary examination, vaccinations, and heartworm, flea, and tick preventatives. Many seniors also require dental procedures, and with an in-house dental suite, the OAHS staff veterinarian and medical team are ready to give senior dogs healthy smiles.
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) has served animals and their people in the Oshkosh, WI community since 1991. Dedicated to providing compassionate care to animals in need, OAHS serves an average of 3,000 animals yearly with various programs and services, including animal adoption and rehoming, reuniting stray animals with their families, community education programs, and low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics.
Funding from the Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Shelter from the Storm to increase the number of senior dogs receiving veterinary care and reduce the number of surrendered seniors. This partnership will help rescue-owned senior dogs, like sweet senior Gold, get adoption-ready and support privately-owned seniors in underserved communities, allowing access to the veterinary care they need, but that is often out of reach. Funding will support preventive, medical, and dental services–comprehensive care that all senior dogs deserve to live happy, healthy lives.
Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue (SFTS) was founded in 2005 to serve the public by reducing pet overpopulation and euthanasia in area shelters by finding good homes for rescued dogs and cats. They do this by rescuing dogs and cats at their shelter and by providing veterinary care at their Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center (WCVC) clinic. Operating their veterinary program allows SFTS to accept animals other humane organizations may not be equipped to care for, including senior pets, dogs and cats with ongoing medical conditions, and injured animals.
Grant funds from Grey Muzzle will allow Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) to provide medical and dental care to senior dogs, reducing financial barriers to their adoption and the time spent awaiting a forever home. Funds will cover preventive care like bloodwork and diagnostics, medical procedures like mass removals, and complex dental procedures for dogs like Milo, who was transferred to DCHS from an overcrowded shelter in Texas. Milo needed treatment for an ear infection and to have several teeth extracted. After successful procedures, Milo recovered in a loving foster home. Just a month later, he went home with his new loving family.
Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization. They are an open admission shelter accepting all animals who need assistance regardless of age, health status, or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.
Grey Muzzle provides funding for the medical costs associated with bringing senior Greyhounds from track breeding situations to GPA foster homes, in preparation for adoption.
Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin has been devoted to retired racing greyhound adoption since 1994. It is a racing neutral, all-volunteer group, with no paid staff, which covers the entire state of Wisconsin.
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with their “The Chew on This” program. Senior dogs often arrive at shelters and rescues with severe dental issues. As Bob’s House for Dogs receives these seniors to foster, the dental issues are evaluated and addressed which, in turn, makes the seniors more attractive to prospective adopters as possible costly medical procedures are eliminated.
Bob’s House for Dogs: From kennel to couch, where love doesn’t have an age limit. The main goal at Bob’s House for Dogs is to make senior dogs more adoptable. They provide foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment. The dogs in their care receive loving attention, high-quality food and meticulous health care. They provide end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on. They give back to the community through a number of programs, reaching out to the elderly and children.