12-year-old Jazz (Photo: The Little Shelter)

Little Shelter fetches grant for senior dogs

The Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington is one of 78 animal welfare groups to be awarded a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization.

The Little Shelter was one of 344 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $705,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.

“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 12-year-old Jazz the veterinary and dental care he needs so he’ll be ready to go to his forever home,” David Ceely of Little Shelter, said in a written 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 14 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided $3.8 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.” The nonprofit improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide.

“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 the statement. “Many senior dogs on Long Island are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Little Shelter.”

For more information visit: greymuzzle.org

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