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Maura Davies
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Senior Dogs at SPCA of Texas Fetch Grant

 
[DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX; July 10, 2020] – 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 SPCA of Texas are among the winners.
 
The SPCA of Texas in North Texas 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.
 
“Many senior dogs have a lot of high-cost medical issues that might deter adopters. For these dogs, the SPCA of Texas Fospice program is the answer. Fospice is foster + hospice. Foster volunteers take these senior dogs into their homes for the rest of the dog’s life, while the SPCA of Texas covers all of their medical and dental care. This grant will help us increase the number of senior dogs in fospice by 30%. Then more dogs like 8-year-old Huey, will get to enjoy their best life in their fospice home,” said Karen Froehlich, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas.  “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we're looking forward to helping more senior 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 SPCA of Texas 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 North Texas area enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the SPCA of Texas.”

To view and download a photo of Huey, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t6h6yag8b2m9al8/Huey.jpg?dl=0. Huey is one of our senior dogs available for fospice at SPCA of Texas. For more information, please visit www.spca.org/findapet or call 214-742-7722.
 
 
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates three shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.

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

Media Contacts:

Maura Davies, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SPCA of Texas, mdavies@spca.org or 214-537-3748

Lisa Lunghofer, Executive Director, The Grey Muzzle Organization, lisa@greymuzzle.org or 240-631-2894

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