Aug 20, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Tails are wagging at Austin Pets Alive! this summer time, because the Central Texas shelter was introduced as a profitable recipient of one in all The Gray Muzzle Group’s annual grants for the fifth consecutive 12 months.
APA! is one in all 77 animal welfare teams chosen from 266 candidates to obtain a grant to assist native senior canines. The profitable teams acquired greater than $616,000 in grants to assist save or enhance the lives of at-risk outdated canines of their communities.
11-year outdated Tiana is one in all a number of candy seniors at APA! who will profit from this grant. She earned the nickname “Queen of Chairs” from her behavior of desirous to check out any chair or comfortable piece of furnishings she encounters. Tiana got here to APA! in January 2020 as an proprietor give up, and has been repeatedly coaching with the shelter’s Canine Conduct group to set her up for fulfillment in a house. This grant from the Gray Muzzle Group offers canines like Tiana the assist they should attain for a brighter future.
Senior canines usually face an uphill battle discovering adopters keen to tackle an older pet. Many senior canines additionally arrive at shelters with in depth medical wants, corresponding to dental problems and heartworm illness, that almost all conventional shelters lack the sources to deal with. Luckily, APA!’s specialised packages are in a position to present an important security internet for older canines, overlaying the mandatory medical care to enhance their high quality of life as they wait to seek out loving houses.
“Senior canines are one of the best for therefore many causes!” stated APA!’s Canine Adoption Supervisor, Allison Swearingen. “It is all the time unhappy to see them find yourself in a shelter setting in what must be their golden, simple years; however fortunately tons of individuals are catching on about these well-mannered pups! They have already got years of coaching below their belts and are simply on the lookout for a comfortable house to spend the remainder of their lives in whereas giving all their like to whomever is fortunate sufficient to rescue them!”
Over the previous 13 years, the nationwide nonprofit Gray Muzzle Group has offered greater than $3.1 million in grants to assist its imaginative and prescient of “a world the place no outdated canine dies alone and afraid.”
“Due to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to assist deserving organizations like Austin Pets Alive! make a distinction within the lives of canines and folks of their communities,” Gray Muzzle’s Government Director Lisa Lunghofer stated. “Many senior canines within the Austin Space are having fun with their golden years in loving houses because of the great work of APA!.”