The Grey Muzzle grant will help provide East Coast Corgi Rescue’s (ECCR) senior dogs with screening and medical care prior to adoption. Funding will also be used for the hard-to-place senior dogs with ongoing health issues. These dogs will stay in the Sanctuary Program where ECCR provides continuous medical support for the rest of their lives in loving foster homes. Gus-Gus is one of those dogs. This 14-year-old was rescued from a neglectful situation after being left outside on one of the coldest days in 2019. Gus-Gus has multiple benign tumors all over his body, limited mobility, and is in renal failure, which prevents him from having a surgery to remove tumors. He is currently in a sanctuary foster home enjoying the indoor life with his new family and dog brother. He enjoys going out on the cart gifted by a volunteer and continues to broaden his horizons and see the world he missed while he was stuck in the backyard. The Grey Muzzle grant provides dogs like Gus-Gus the continuous medical care needed to live as comfortably as he deserves.
East Coast Corgi Rescue (ECCR) locates, rescues, fosters, and transports Corgis in need for immediate or eventual adoption into their forever homes. Comprised of a network of volunteers, ECCR rescues Corgi and Corgi mixes from surrounding states (Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey), works with people looking to rehome or adopt, and collaborates with several other Corgi rescues on the East Coast and beyond to help rescue as many Corgis as possible.
Grey Muzzle helps to fund the Senior Companions program at WHS, which treats medical needs of senior animals and provides them care either in foster homes or temporarily at the shelter until they are adopted.
Since 1870, the Washington Humane Society has been the National Capital area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife. They operate the only open-access shelter in the District.