The Grey Muzzle grant will provide specialized dog food for senior dogs at Pasadena Humane's Helping Paws Pet Food Pantry. This pantry helps pet guardians who are struggling financially ensure their pets are fed. In 2022, they served 600 animals per pantry and aim to reach 700 in the coming year thanks to Grey Muzzle. This funding will help ensure no senior dogs are turned away.
Pasadena Humane is a community-supported animal resource center, providing care since 1903. They shelter and care for vulnerable animals, offering adoptions, spaying and neutering, vaccines, a pet food bank, and an animal support call center. In 2022, they helped nearly 40,000 animals.
Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Friends of the Animal Community (FOAC) to expand its Seniors for Seniors Program. This program provides free or low-cost adoption fees and covers medical costs when seniors adopt dogs like Charlie. A senior dog with medical needs, Charlie was abandoned in a rural area of Tuolumne County in Northern California. FOAC’s program covered the adoption fees and medical costs for Charlie. Now, he is living in comfort with someone that loves him.
FOAC is a small, non-profit, primarily volunteer organization that meets adoptable animals' medical and social needs. FOAC gives dogs in Northern California another chance at a better life. They relieve overcrowding at Tuolumne County Animal Control, promote the health of abused and abandoned animals, reduce unnecessary euthanasia, and help homeless dogs find permanent, loving homes.
Grant funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support Project Street Vet’s Financial Assistance Program. Homelessness among pet parents often results in limited access to veterinary care due to financial constraints and lack of transportation. Project Street Vet and their partners work with pets and pet parents to obtain additional veterinary care beyond what can be provided during “street vet work.” This grant will allow them to help senior dogs like seven-year-old Angel receive essential veterinary services to improve their quality of life.
Launched by veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart, Project Street Vet provides free veterinary care, treatment, and non-judgmental support to the pets of people experiencing homelessness or housing vulnerability. Leading with compassion, kindness, and inclusion, they seek out and assist pets and people in need. All medical outreach is led by volunteer veterinarians, who are accompanied by veterinary technicians and assistants.
Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Woods Humane Society to provide needed veterinary care and find loving forever homes for more senior dogs. Funds will cover the cost of a spay or neuter surgery, a health exam, vaccinations, a microchip, and any needed treatments, such as dental procedures, for 18 senior dogs in Woods Humane Society’s adoption program. With Grey Muzzle’s support, more dogs like Holly, an adorable 13-year-old Bichon Frisé who came to the shelter with stage two kidney disease and significant dental disease, will receive the loving care they deserve. Woods started Holly on a prescription diet to stabilize her kidneys, performed a dental cleaning, and extracted nine painful teeth before helping her find a loving home where she could live out her golden years in comfort and love.
Founded in 1955, Woods Humane Society is a privately funded, non‐profit, animal sheltering and welfare organization that annually places up to 3,000 dogs and cats into loving homes. All animals in their adoption program are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before being placed for adoption. In addition, Woods serves more than 6,000 animals annually through lifesaving and life-enhancing programs, including adoption, low-cost spay and neuter, pet pantry resources, and affordable dog training classes.
Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Vets in Vans to serve more senior dogs, like Poncho, and improve their quality of life by providing accessible dental care. Poncho is a senior Chihuahua who came to the clinic because he had stopped eating and was rapidly losing weight. He had severe dental disease and needed all of his teeth removed. His owner could not afford veterinary care, but Vets in Vans could cover a portion of the client's bill because of grants like Grey Muzzle's. After his dental, Poncho started eating again and gained back his weight. Grey Muzzle funds will help clients and pets like Poncho access dental care that would be unaffordable otherwise.
Vets in Vans is a nonprofit full-service mobile veterinary clinic that serves the Bay Area. Founded by two shelter and community outreach veterinarians, their mission is to support the human-animal bond by providing equitable access to compassionate veterinary care. They prevent economic euthanasia and surrender of dogs by offering accessible veterinary care in collaboration with shelter partner organizations.
Support from Grey Muzzle will allow Pet Rescue Pilots to perform a seniors-only rescue mission, flying precious furry passengers eight years of age and older out of overcrowded rural California shelters, where they have less than a 25% adoption rate, and landing them where they belong: directly in loving arms. Funds will cover costs associated with the flight carrying between 20 and 30 at-risk senior shelter dogs like Nell, who found himself in an overcrowded facility in rural California with a slim chance of being adopted. With more families looking to adopt in the Pacific Northwest than pets available in shelters, Nell hopped a flight with Pet Rescue Pilots to Oregon where his forever family was waiting for him on the tarmac. A seniors-only flight will not only land at-risk senior shelter pets in loving homes, but will also raise awareness that senior shelter pets need foster and forever families, highlight the many benefits of welcoming a senior pet into your home, and increase adoptions of even more senior shelter pets beyond those on this very special rescue flight.
Pet Rescue Pilots is a nonprofit organization that helps with the immediate needs of pet relocation by air, while helping shape long-term solutions to manage the increasing number of pets in need of forever homes. With a network of pilots and pet rescue groups going the distance to help homeless pets in need, Pet Rescue Pilots transports pets from overcrowded rural shelters in California and lands them in loving homes up the west coast of the United States and in Canada.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will support Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.’s “People Helping People, Helping Paws” low-cost veterinary hospital program, providing lifesaving veterinary care for 30 senior dogs in Southern California.
Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. (LNPB) is an all-breed animal rescue specializing in seniors, terminally ill, and special needs shelter pets. LNPB provides hospice care, comfort, love, and a safe haven for animals with life-limiting conditions. Since its founding in 2011, LNPB has rescued over 1,500 shelter dogs. Their newest program, “People, Helping People, Helping Paws” low-cost veterinary hospital, serves under-resourced communities to ensure pets stay with their families and out of shelters.
The Grey Muzzle grant supports Max’s Get Em’ to the Vet and Short-Term Care Programs. It will assist low- and no-income owners in getting the veterinary care their senior dogs need, whether that’s diagnostics to identify a problem or treatment to address it. The grant will help dogs like 13-year-old Tay, who was treated for a hematoma.
Founded in 2016, Max’s Helping Paws provides financial lifelines to low-income Monterey County residents whose pets are facing a health crisis. Their mission is to reduce surrender, suffering, and euthanasia, often resulting from a pet guardian’s inability to afford needed veterinary care. Max’s Helping Paws aims to reduce the fear and stress of getting urgent, unplanned veterinary care, giving families and pets a second chance at life and love.
With Grey Muzzle’s support, the Animal Rescue Mission (ARM) will provide senior dogs with needed behavioral and medical services. The senior dogs ARM rescues have often survived extreme abuse and neglect, and their medical needs are extensive and costly. The grant will not only help the senior dogs currently in ARM's care, but will also make it possible for them to rescue more senior dogs like Max.
The Animal Rescue Mission (ARM) was created to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted pets while educating the public on how to provide a safer, happier world for all animals. Their goal is to ensure that every formerly homeless, abused, and neglected animal receives the rehabilitation they need and is matched with a permanent loving home.
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help BirchBark provide financial assistance to approximately 30 senior dogs in need of emergency dental care. These funds will ensure that senior dogs like Ludy have many more wonderful years together with their loving families.
BirchBark Foundation (BBF) protects and honors the human-animal bond in the central California counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. Their focus is on providing financial assistance to economically vulnerable families who simply can’t afford the lifesaving care their pet needs. By helping these families with crisis veterinary care, BBF saves innocent lives and keeps families together. In addition, BBF honors the critical bond with animals through its Pet Loss a