AHS is honored to receive a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, which will help it provide medical and dental care for senior dogs at the shelter and in foster care and will also expand the shelter’s ability to offer financial support for medical and emergency care to keep senior dogs in their owners’ homes, where they are most comfortable. This grant will help dogs like Henry, a senior boxer mix who came to AHS as a woefully neglected stray dog. After a medical exam, dental care to remove numerous painful, rotted teeth, bloodwork, and a lot of TLC, Henry found a fabulous new home with his foster mom, Paula.
Serving rural Anderson County in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Anderson Humane Society (AHS) is a largely volunteer shelter, founded as a grassroots organization in 1975 with a focus on helping stray animals. As membership grew, AHS expanded its role to include addressing animal welfare issues, facilitating adoptions and rescues, and offering education programs and low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs.
Support from Grey Muzzle will allow the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) to help keep senior dogs healthy and happy in their homes and out of shelters. Funds will provide financial aid to struggling families with senior dogs like Henny. This 10-year-old Boxer’s life was at risk when she developed pyometra, a deadly infection of the uterus. Her owner was heartbroken when she could not afford emergency surgery for her best friend and felt she had run out of options until she contacted KHS’s Pet Resource Services. KHS arranged for Henny’s surgery, and she is now back with her loving family.
KHS is Kentucky’s largest animal adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. KHS also provides free counseling and supports local pet owners to help them keep pets at home and out of shelters. This support includes behavior advice, veterinary care referrals, and more. Through its Love 120 program, KHS works with rural shelters across Kentucky to reduce overcrowding and increase their lifesaving capacity.