Senior Dogs at Fix Our Ferals Fetch Grant
Old dogs have something to wag about this summer – as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, we’re excited to say that dogs at Fix Our Ferals are among the winners!
Fix Our Ferals is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.
Since 2017, we’ve opened our doors to not just community (or “feral”) cats, but companion cats and dogs as well. Now, many of the patients we help are senior dogs (7 years are older). In 2020 alone we helped 125 senior dogs! We are able to perform spay and neuter surgeries in older dogs, as well as surgeries that address injury or health issues that can occur in older dogs.
This grant will help us give senior dogs like 12-year-old Hinata (pictured above) the care they need. She had mammary cancer and an umbilical hernia that required repair. We were glad to help this sweet girl out so she’ll be able to continue to have a long (and much more comfortable) life. No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the chance they all deserve.
Many of our staff and board members also have senior dogs at home, including Milk Dud (pictured above), who is the newest member of the Post/Fix Our Ferals family!
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations like Fix Our Ferals make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer said. “Many senior dogs in the Bay Area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Fix Our Ferals.”
The national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. For details, please visit www.greymuzzle.org