For Immediate Release
July 2, 2020
SENIOR DOGS AT MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY FETCH GRANT
Pu’unene, HI – 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 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 give senior dogs like 10-year-old Maurice the veterinary and dental care he needs so he’ll be ready to go to his forever home,” said CEO Steve MacKinnon of Maui Humane Society. “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 Maui Humane Society make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their community,” 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.”
About Maui Humane Society: Maui Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serving the community for over 65 years and is Maui’s only open admission shelter. Our mission is to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community and inspiring respect and compassion toward all animals. The Maui Humane Society takes in more than 5,600 animals annually and serves many times that number through community outreach programs. Equally important, through the many programs and services offers, MHS provides support for Maui’s approximately 90,000 pet owners as well as Animal Management Services for the County of Maui. For more detail, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.
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