Portland, OR. Love is in the air at the Oregon Humane Society for senior dogs and older adults. OHS recently received a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, a national nonprofit, to help adopt more senior dogs, aged seven years and older. Through this grant, all senior dogs available for adoption at OHS will have their adoption fee waived for adults 60 and older during Senior Tuesday.
By offering these senior dogs with their adoption fee waived, OHS will be able to transfer in more senior dogs from partner shelters, giving them a second chance at a loving home.
“We are very grateful for this grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “This will give more senior dogs the chance to find a loving home with an older adult.”
Oregon Humane Society is one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states who were chosen from more than 300 applicants to receive a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help local senior dogs. Over the past decade, The Grey Muzzle Organization has provided nearly $1.5 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 Oregon Humane Society 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 Portland are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of OHS.”
The Pets for the Elderly Foundation, an Arizona-based nonprofit, also partners with OHS to help senior citizens find a companion animal by providing funding to support free and reduced adoptions of cats and dogs to seniors.
To learn more about OHS’s Senior Tuesday promotion and see the pets currently available with their adoption fee waived, visitwww.oregonhumane.org/adopt/adoption-specials.
About OHS: OHS is the Northwest’s oldest and largest humane society. OHS relies on private donations to support its adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs. Visit oregonhumane.org for more information
About The Grey Muzzle Organization: The national nonprofit 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 nonprofit groups nationwide. For details, please visit www.greymuzzle.org