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Senior Dogs at Virginia Beach SPCA Fetch Grant

Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Virginia Beach SPCA are among the recipients.

The VBSPCA is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities. A total of $10,000 was awarded to the VBSPCA.

Nova, a seven year old German Shepherd mix, is one of the wonderful senior dogs currently available for adoption at the Virginia Beach SPCA.

“This grant will help the Virginia Beach SPCA give senior dogs like seven-year-old Nova the veterinary and dental care she needs so she’ll be ready to go to her forever home,” said Derby Brackett, CEO of the VBSPCA. “No one is more grateful or loving than an older dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

Over the past 13 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $3.1 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 Virginia Beach SPCA 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 Hampton Roads are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of the VBSPCA.”

To learn more about why you should consider a senior pet, click here.