Old dogs have something to bark about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Animal Protective Foundation are among the winners.

The Animal Protective Foundation in Glenville is one of 62 animal welfare groups chosen from 240 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The groups received a total of nearly $419,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in communities nationwide.

 “This grant will help us give our senior dogs like 8-year-old China the veterinary and dental care she needs so she’ll be ready to go to a forever home,” said Amy Duskiewicz, Shelter Director of APF. “Often older dogs are passed by for adoption because of their costly health needs, but this grant picks up a lot of those expenses so the dogs get the second chance they deserve.”

In the past 11 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided almost $2 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”