Encinitas, CA–Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Rancho Coastal Humane Society are among the winners.
The humane society is one of just 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help senior dogs. The winning groups totaled more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk older dogs in their communities.
“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 8-1/2-year old Ziggy their own featured advertisement in Ranch and Coast Magazine, helping us reach more potential adopters and promote the benefits of adopting a senior pet,” said Nina Jimenez Taylor, Director of Communications at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. “No one is more grateful or loving than an older 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 Rancho Coastal Humane Society make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” said Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer. “Many senior dogs in the San Diego County area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Rancho Coastal.
The Grey Muzzle grant will cover six months of ad placements in Ranch and Coast Magazine, which has an estimated 166,000 readers each month. Ziggy is the first adoptable senior dog to be featured in the July edition of Ranch and Coast Magazine, ranchandcoast.com.
Information about Ziggy and all adoptable pets is available at SDpets.org.