Senior dogs at Second City Canine Rescue 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 Second City Canine Rescue are among the winners.
The Palatine rescue organization 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 in June to help save or improve the lives of at-risk older dogs in their communities.
SCCR received $13,050 in funding to help 83 senior dogs receive dental cleanings and tooth extractions, as needed, as poor dental health can cause issues with dogs' heart, liver and kidneys.
"This grant has already funded a dental cleaning for 11-year-old Peluche, so he was ready to go to his forever home," said Dr. Jacquie Cobb, president and founder of Second City Canine Rescue.
"No one is more grateful or loving than a senior 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 Second City Canine Rescue 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 the Chicago area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Second City Canine Rescue."
Second City Canine Rescue's mission is to rescue homeless animals and responsibly place them into permanent, loving homes. The 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization is largely volunteer-operated. For information, visit sccrescue.org.