Last year, 3,478 pets found a home through SpokAnimal, including 52 senior dogs. Vibrant transport and foster programs fuel the organization’s success and have helped it become the largest humane society in eastern Washington. Last year, they launched a new Hearts and Paws program, working with seniors living in a skilled nursing facility to “timeshare” the foster care of senior dogs and facilitating the dogs’ placement into new homes–one dog at a time. They strive to support pets and pet owners by offering services such as a low-income vet clinic, the Guardian Angel temporary boarding program, and an emergency pet food bank.
In 2021, The Grey Muzzle Organization’s support helped SpokAnimal shelter pets like Froto receive dental care. In 2022, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. is expanding the partnership with SpokAnimal to help senior citizens in the Pacific Northwest obtain dental care for their senior dogs. Grant funding will remove the financial barrier to access high-quality care for senior dogs in need. At SpokAnimal’s clinic, senior pets will receive pre-procedure blood work, comprehensive dental x-rays, cleaning, and extractions. This care will not only restore oral health, it will help eliminate bad doggie breath.