High County Humane Senior Dogs Get Grant
The Gray Muzzle Organization recently awarded High Country Humane (HCH) $7,500 to help reduce the number of senior dogs being abandoned for medical conditions the family cannot afford to treat, as well as to provide diagnosis and treatment. medical treatment for senior dogs cared for by HCH.
HCH is one of 78 animal welfare groups chosen from 344 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. Winning groups have received over $705,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of older, at-risk dogs in their communities.
“This grant will help us give senior dogs like Willard, 12, and Sheena, 8, the veterinary and dental care they need to be ready to go home forever,” said Liz Olson, Executive Director. of HCH. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we can’t wait to help older dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”
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Over the past 14 years, the national nonprofit organization Gray Muzzle has provided more than $3.8 million in grants to support its vision of “a world where no old dog dies scared alone.”
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re thrilled to help deserving organizations like High Country Humane make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” said Lisa Lunghofer, CEO of Gray Muzzle. “Many senior dogs in the Flagstaff area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of High Country Humane.
Sterilization / Sterilization Grant for Sunnyside Extended to September 15
The Arizona Community Foundation-Flagstaff has generously provided grants over the past few years to help neuter or neuter homeless cats in the Sunnyside area. Now, for a limited time, they have opened the latest grant to include owned cats to help reduce cat overpopulation within this community. Funding ends September 15, so if you or someone you know has a cat or kitten (at least four months old) that needs to be spayed (females) or spayed (males), please call the coordinator program at 928-773-1330 for details.
Pets belong in a home, not a shelter
The shelter, even as sensitive and responsive to their animals’ needs as High Country Humane, is not the place for pets to spend more than a few days. Most animals that enter the shelter experience some level of stress associated with being in a foreign environment, and depending on the personality of the animal, some suffer more than others.
Therefore, it is essential to find foster families willing to share their home with animals that cannot be immediately put up for adoption. These special cases include animals that have health problems that slow down the adoption process; kittens and puppies, with or without their mothers, who need a higher level of care and personal attention than shelter staff can usually provide; and older or medically disabled dogs and cats, especially those recovering from serious surgery who need the supportive care that only a home environment can provide.
With a shelter like HCH, which has a live release rate of 98% and whose mission is to provide the most desirable outcome for every animal in its care, it is imperative to gain the support of all lovers. community animals to provide this high level of care.
If you can open your home and your heart to a shelter animal, even for a short time, please visit the HCH website (www.HighCountryHumane.org/Foster-Opportunities) for more details.
Board of Directors welcomes new members
Ken Lamm, Chairman of the HCH Board of Directors, recently announced the addition of four new members to the Board. “We are delighted that Ali Applin, CEO of NALTRA; Brian Landauer, general manager of Findlay Toyota-Flagstaff; Kelly Tesselink, director of the council for girls at the Northern Arizona race; and Elizabeth Vogler, Director of the Flagstaff Festival of Science, have joined our current Board of Directors comprised of exemplary individuals who serve companion animals in our community. Together we will continue to make great strides in improving animal welfare in Northern Arizona.
Written by High Country Humane Advisory Board Member Pam Tharp.