Columbia Star

Senior dogs at Pawmetto Lifeline getting grant for their golden years



Senior pups have something to wag about this summer, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs— and Pawmetto Lifeline dogs find themselves among the winners.

Pawmetto Lifeline, based in Columbia, South Carolina, is one of 50 organizations in 25 states receiving over $300,000 in funding from the group. Since 2008, The Grey Muzzle Organization has provided over $1 million in grants in support of its “vision of a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”

“Seniors dogs can have a multitude of medical issues that many families may not be able to afford to treat, and many senior dogs are often overlooked, especially in the shelters,” says Denise Wilkinson, CEO of Pawmetto Lifeline.

“ This grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help us pull more senior dogs like Napoleon and provide them with the medical care they must have to maintain a high quality of life. Napoleon suffers from congenital heart failure, collapsed trachea, and these medications are critical to keeping him healthy. “

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