Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Lost Our Home Pet Rescue are among the winners.
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs, according to a press release.
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, the release states.
“This grant will help us give senior dogs like KeeKee a 14-year-old dog with a heart murmur and who is hearing impaired the medical attention they need, so she’ll be ready to go to her forever home,” said Jodi Polanski, founder and
executive director of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, in a prepared statement.
“No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”
Over the past 13 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.1 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations like Lost Our Home Pet Rescue 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 Lost Our Home Pet Rescue are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Lost our Home Pet Rescue.”