Senior dogs at Auburn Valley Humane Society fetch grant

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11:26am
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Biolo is one of many great senior dogs available for adoption at the Auburn Valley Humane Society. COURTESY PHOTO

Biolo is one of many great senior dogs available for adoption at the Auburn Valley Humane Society. COURTESY PHOTO

For the Reporter

The Grey Muzzle Organization has awarded a grant to Auburn Valley Humane Society for its care of senior dogs.

AVHS is one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states that were chosen from more than 300 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs.

“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 7-year-old Monte the veterinary care he needs so he’ll be able to stay in his forever home,” said Phil Morgan, AVHS executive director. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

Over the past decade, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided nearly $1.5 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations like AVHS make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” said Lisa Lunghofer, Grey Muzzle’s executive director. “Many senior dogs in the Auburn area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Auburn Valley Humane Society.”

The grant supports the AVHS’ Public Veterinary Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to low-income Auburn residents for non-routine medical care of their dogs and cats. The program aims to enrich and maintain the human animal bond and keep loved pets in their homes. The goal is to reduce the risk of unwarranted euthanasia due to the inability of pet owners to fund needed costs for medical care.

Grey Muzzle funding is earmarked for dogs aged 7 and older whose owners qualify for the program. See auburnvalleyhs.org or greymuzzle.org for more details.

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