Founded in 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of offering hope to animals in need of a second chance. Their mission is to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love, and care. HSSC strives for positive outcomes for every animal by providing lifesaving medical care, individualized behavior support, and adoption into loving homes. Additionally, they endeavor to preserve the human-animal bond with programs such as low-cost spay/neuter services, a donation-supported pet food pantry, and access to low- or no-cost veterinary care for low-income pet guardians.
A Grey Muzzle grant will enable HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) to provide dental procedures for senior dogs whose owners are at risk of having to surrender their beloved companions because they can’t afford veterinary care. Many senior dogs treated at the CVC have had their dental care deferred for years, necessitating urgent procedures to address advanced dental disease. Often, they’ve stopped eating due to painful teeth and gums, and their owners are heartsick over their condition. HSSC’s partnership with Grey Muzzle helps senior dogs like Bobby get their smiles back and keeps them in the arms of the families who love them.