Little Shelter gets grant to help older dogs

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer.

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington was one of 64 animal welfare groups to receive grants to help senior dogs.

The groups received more than $510,000 in grants from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help save or improve the lives of at-risk dogs in their communities.

Over the past 12 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided $2.5 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 Little Shelter make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer said in a written statement. “Many senior dogs on Long Island are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Little Shelter.”

David Ceely, executive director of the Little Shelter, said the grant money will help the no-kill shelter give senior dogs the veterinary and dental care they need.

“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,” Ceely said in the statement.

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