Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at The Buddy Foundation of Maryland are among the winners.
The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (TBFMD) in Baltimore is one of 64 animal welfare groups chosen from 288 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $510,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.
"This grant will help us provide senior dogs like 11-year-old Holly, who was struggling with a large mass that was compromising her mobility, with the urgent care she needs to stay "healthy, happy, and home where she belongs," said Renee von Gonten, Director of Development, of The Buddy Foundation of Maryland. "Having a hand at keeping senior dogs at home with their loved ones for more years of life and happiness, is something we feel very strongly about, as the comfort it brings to all involved is priceless."
Over the past 12 years, the national non-profit Grey Muzzle Organization had provided $2.5 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 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 Maryland are enjoying their golden years in [their] homes thanks to the wonderful work of The Buddy Foundation of Maryland."