Press release – for immediate release
Montréal, August 31, 2021 – Older dogs at the Montreal SPCA have something to wag about this summer. The Grey Muzzle Organization, a non-profit that improves the lives of senior dogs, announced the Montreal SPCA as the first recipient in Canada of its annual grant.
One of 77 animal welfare groups selected among 266 applicants, the Montreal SPCA received the funding to help senior dogs in Montréal. In all, Grey Muzzle granted more than $616,000 to ensure the care and improve the lives of older dogs in communities across North America.
Already, many dogs at the Montreal SPCA are benefiting from Grey Muzzle’s support. This is Puppy’s case. Despite his moniker, Puppy is a senior dog of 12 who was brought to the shelter displaying several health concerns, including skin cancer and an irreversible kidney problem. This aging dog was an ideal candidate for the SPCA’s Compassion Program because, with the necessary care he is receiving from our veterinary team, he could still have good quality of life. Indeed, the Program places animals still able to enjoy life, despite their advanced age or incurable pathologies, in foster homes. There, they can happily live out their final golden days, while our teams provide them with palliative care. Puppy is currently living his best life with his loving foster family.
“To care for senior animals, the SPCA’s Compassion Program requires ongoing material, human and financial resources. Grey Muzzle helps us provide senior dogs, like Puppy, with the veterinary and dental care they need to live happily in their permanent foster homes. We are grateful for Grey Muzzle’s help,” said Jessica Nichol, Animal Welfare Program Manager at the Montreal SPCA. “Their invaluable support allows older dogs to get a well-deserved second chance,” she added.
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations, like the Montreal SPCA, 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 Montréal are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the Montreal SPCA.” Over the past 13 years, the non-profit Grey Muzzle Organization has granted more than $3.1M to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”
Source : Montréal SPCA
- Anita Kapuscinska, Montréal SPCA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-656-2760
- Lisa Lunghofer, Executive Director, The Grey Muzzle Organization, email@example.com, 240-631-2894
About the Montreal SPCA – Founded in 1869, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now known simply as the Montreal SPCA) was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. Today, the Montreal SPCA is the largest animal protection organization in Quebec, speaking on behalf of animals wherever there is ignorance, cruelty, exploitation, or neglect.
About The Grey Muzzle Organization – The national non-profit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide. For details, please visit greymuzzle.org.