Misty Eyes is a 100% volunteer-based animal rescue and humane education center located in Avon, Indiana (just five miles west of Indianapolis). Founded in 2011, it initially took in pets that the county shelter and other local agencies could no longer handle but has since expanded to work with rural, under-resourced agencies across Indiana that are struggling with pet overpopulation. Many of the pets transferred to the rescue are seniors with medical needs that these shelters do not have the resources to help. Misty Eyes has a well-earned reputation for not turning away senior dogs due to their need for extensive medical intervention.
A Grey Muzzle grant will provide medical and dental care for senior dogs in Misty Eyes Animal Center’s rescue program. Every year, Misty Eyes opens its doors to senior pets, many requiring blood work, dental care, and extensive medical treatment to improve their quality of life. Grey Muzzle funding supports the care of these senior dogs, improving their health and chances for adoption. The grant also provides hospice care to ensure the quality of life for those seniors taken into Misty Eyes’ sanctuary foster program.