Support from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Lawrence Humane Society keep senior dogs in their homes and with their loving owners. For many people living paycheck to paycheck, senior dogs’ medical expenses are unaffordable, leading them to surrender their beloved pets. Funding from Grey Muzzle will ensure that low-income pet owners can care for their senior dogs. The Lawrence Humane Clinic will provide these dogs with subsidized veterinary care, including vaccines, flea/tick treatment, deworming, and medication for common ailments such as kennel cough. In addition, the clinic will provide dental care and emergency surgeries such as wound repairs, amputations, and more. Funds will help senior dogs like Cooper get the medical care they need to remain at home with the people who love them.
Lawrence Humane Society has served the City of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, since 1951. Their mission is to nurture the human-animal bond by providing shelter, care, and advocacy for homeless and vulnerable animals and resources for the pets and people in the community.
Support from Grey Muzzle will enable Melissa's Second Chances to enhance the well-being of senior dogs and facilitate their adoption into permanent homes. Funds will cover various essential services, including wellness visits, spaying/neutering, dental treatments, and other routine care necessary for senior dogs like Kale to thrive. Kale had never received veterinary care when a breeder released him. In addition to addressing basic needs, the funding will enable MSC to offer advanced care to senior dogs requiring specialized treatment and increase the number of senior dogs the rescue organization can support.
Melissa's Second Chances is a foster-based rescue founded in 2019 to provide second chances to needy animals. In 2022 the organization accepted over 1,400 dogs, cats, and small mammals. Melissa's Second Chances primarily aims to rescue local strays, facilitate owner surrenders, and help rehome dogs released by breeders. From the beginning, the rescue has been firmly committed to caring for senior animals like George Jetson, a senior Labrador. Melissa's Second Chances also collaborates with local and regional outreach teams to help more animals in need.
The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help with the cost of lab work and dentals for 30 senior dogs. This includes complete senior-specific blood work and dentals through vet partner, Louisburg Animal Clinic. For senior dogs like Bam Bam, who made his way to Prairie Paws from the Kansas Department of Agriculture as part of a hoarding case, this will be his first wellness exam and the first time he’s ever had a dental cleaning. Exam results will guide Prairie Paws in providing high quality care for senior dogs at the shelter and the best possible information on the seniors’ health as they start their new life in their forever home. Providing this information up front removes barriers to adopting a senior pet for adopters that are concerned about senior dogs’ health.
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. They have served Ottawa, Kansas, and the surrounding counties for over 70 years. In 2018, they cared for 1200 pets.
With more than 100 senior dogs adopted from Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS) annually, funds from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help prepare dogs like Astra for adoption by covering vaccines, spaying and neutering, and microchipping. The grant will also allow HHHS to reduce adoption fees for senior dogs, making it easier for adopters to choose a senior pet. Adopters can put their savings toward future medical expenses for the dog.
Helping Hands Humane Society is an open-admission shelter serving more than 30 counties in Northeast Kansas and admitting more than 6,000 animals annually. They provide adoptions, lost and found services, spay and neuter programs, free and reduced-cost vaccines for the public, microchipping, public education, training programs, fostering, volunteer programs, and municipal services.
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Great Plains SPCA with their Canine Geriatric Specialty Assessment Program, covering medical expenses associated with the rehoming of senior dogs living in the shelter and foster care.
Great Plains SPCA was formed through the merger of Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC back in 2011. It is Kansas City Metro’s most comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 30,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.
Funding from Grey Muzzle provides dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance. The goal is to encourage pet owners not to relinquish their pet to the local animal shelter. Often, surrendering a pet is a last resort when there is no other option. Bound Fur Life provides an option and wants to see the pets remain with their owner.
The Bound Fur Life Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to keep pets with their owners through dog training sessions, pet food assistance, and veterinary care financial assistance programs.