July 9, 2020 – Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants. The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Glenville are among the awardees.

The APF is one of 64 animal welfare groups chosen from 288 applicants to receive a grant to help local elder dogs. The winning groups received more than $510,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk older dogs in their communities.

“This is the third year that the APF has received this grant, and it has enabled us to help senior dogs like 8 year-old Tucker with the veterinary and dental care he needed so he’d be ready to go to his forever home,” said Deb Balliet, Executive Director at the APF. “No one is more grateful or loving than a dog with a couple of years on him, and we’re looking forward to helping more of these “young at heart” dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

Over the past 12 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has 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 like the APF 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 the Capital Region are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the APF.

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