The generous support of The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable The Street Dog Coalition to build organizational capacity and provide medical and emergency care for senior dogs (7+ years old). It will also support Monkey’s Ashes, which allows The Street Dog Coalition to offer euthanasia support when death with dignity is the most humane option.
The Street Dog Coalition provides free medical care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Using a One Health approach to street medicine, they care for the lives on both ends of the leash. The primary mode of providing care is recurring street clinics, which began in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2015, and now operate in over 60 cities across the US.
Foothills Animal Shelter is incredibly grateful to have the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization. This grant will assist in providing dental surgeries for senior dogs, which will improve their health, comfort, and likelihood of adoption. Funding will also help to launch a Return for Care program for senior dogs in need of dental treatment. Once adopted, senior dogs will be welcomed back to the shelter for follow-up care, including dental surgery. This will reduce the time senior dogs spend in the shelter and ensure they get the dental care they need to be healthy and happy in their new forever homes.
Foothills Animal Shelter is a socially conscious, open admission shelter serving Jefferson County, CO. They provide essential services such as adoptions, lost pet reunification, low-cost public vaccinations, and more. They also transfer animals to their facility every week from shelters that are suffering from overcrowding and a lack of resources. These animals are then given the time and care they need to find their new homes. They collaborate with good humans like you to improve the lives of 7,600+ pets each year, creating a better community for all.
Thanks to the generosity of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Pets Forever will be able to provide health and happiness for the senior dogs in their care. Recognizing that senior pets have unique needs, Pets Forever provides a full range of health and well-being services, including help with veterinary care, a food program that includes veterinary diets, in-home services such as dog walking and yard clean up, grooming services and more. The grant will help dogs like Zanthi and her mother, Oonah. Zanthi is an adorable ten-year old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix who came to Oonah after needing to have one of her legs amputated. “She needed me as much as I needed her,” explained Oonah. “Without Pets Forever services, I would never have been able to give her a home.”
Pets Forever is a unique, service-learning program offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. They provide support and resources for low-income older adults and those with disabilities in Larimer County, Colorado, with the goal of helping them keep their pets at home for as long as possible.
The Grey Muzzle grant will help with dental care for senior Labs like Bella, who came to Safe Harbor Lab Rescue from a crowded out-of-state shelter. She had numerous medical conditions, including a fractured tooth. The grant will ensure Bellow receives the dental care she needs to relieve her pain and improve her overall health, setting her up for success in a new adoptive home.
Founded in 2002, Safe Harbor Lab Rescue has saved over 4,500 Labs, providing them with much-needed medical and dental services. Each rescued dog receives a physical exam by a veterinarian, vaccinations, a microchip, and a heartworm test. Many dogs require extensive medical care, which is Safe Harbor’s most significant expense. While awaiting their forever families, Labs live with foster families who get to know them and help place them in their new adoptive homes.
Grey Muzzle’s funding helps HSPPR to provide dental care for senior dogs, which can be expensive. By providing this dental care, HSPPR can not only improve their quality of life, but also increase their chances of adoption.
Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. HSPPR rescues and cares for animals in distress, reunites lost pets with their owners, finds loving homes for homeless animals and teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals, as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.
Grey Muzzle's grant is used to further The Golden Years Support Program (“Golden Oldies”) - a combination of existing, expanded and new efforts to ensure senior Golden Retrievers receive the care they need to be placed in loving forever homes or permanent GRRR foster homes.
This program includes five segments:
Senior dog adoptions; Golden Angel Program, focusing on Goldens with extraordinary medical or behavioral needs; Seniors for Seniors Program; Holistic Treatments; and Foster Respite Care.
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is dedicated to the rescue, placement and public awareness to ensure that Golden Retrievers are adopted by people able to provide a safe, loving home. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes. Founded in 1996 by Laura Terroux, they have experienced continued organizational growth while working toward the goal of caring for their breed. GRRR re-homes approximately 300 Golden Retrievers annually.
Funding provided by a Grey Muzzle grant helps with the considerable medical expenses faced in treating and rehabilitating dogs from puppy mill environments. Most dogs in puppy mills have received minimal or nonexistent veterinary care.
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