(Pu’unene 7/25/23) Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Maui Humane Society are among the winners.

Maui Humane Society in Puunene, Hawai’i is one of 90 animal welfare groups chosen from 370 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received $848,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.

“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 10-year-old Brian, the veterinary and dental care he needs so he’ll be ready to go to his forever home,” said Maui Humane Society’s new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lisa Labrecque. “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 15 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $4.6 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 Maui 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 on Maui are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Maui Humane Society.”

Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The organization cares for over 4900 animals a year. The shelter has a robust foster and volunteer program, transfers hundreds of animals through Wings of Aloha flights to adoption-guaranteed homes, practices TNR as a humane method of reducing the community cat population and provides food and supplies at no cost to disadvantaged pet owners through the 4EverPets community outreach program. Visit http://www.mauihumanesociety.org for more information.

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

Brian - 10 Year Old Grey Muzzle Recipient Available for Adoption

Brian is one of many wonderful senior dogs available for adoption at Maui Humane Society. Brian received a dental extraction of 11 teeth, thanks to Grey Muzzle. For more information, please visit mauihumanesociety.org or call: (808) 877-3680.