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Senior Dogs at AHS and Brother Wolf Win Grant

Senior Dogs At Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Fetch Grant From Grey Muzzle Foundation

 Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants. Dogs at Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue are among the 77 national winners!

Animal welfare groups who received grants to help senior dogs were chosen from 266 applicants. The winning groups received more than $616,000 total in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.

“No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re all looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve,” said Leah Craig Fieser, Executive Director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. “It’s wonderful that both of our lifesaving organizations have received these grant funds so that even more senior dogs in our region can be healed and adopted into loving homes,” said John Hass, Interim Executive Director at Asheville Humane Society.

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 Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal 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 Asheville area are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to these organizations’ wonderful work.”

Nine-year-old Azha from Asheville Humane Society received an Adoption Care Package to help him thrive in his new home, thanks to funds from the Grey Muzzle Grant!

About Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society is about hope, not heartache. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, we are always here to save and protect every animal. We have mastered the art of saving lives within our walls and now we are going even further, helping our community’s pets and their people thrive together. We are going beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve—a life worth living.

About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s mission is to better the lives of companion animals and the people who love them. Through adoption and pet retention programs, a low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinic, lifesaving shelter transfer partnerships, extensive volunteer and foster networks, and a trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program for community cats, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue impacts the lives of thousands of animals each year in Western NC. Learn more about Brother Wolf and their lifesaving programs at www.bwar.org.

About The Grey Muzzle Organization

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.

About Asheville Humane Society

For over 30 years Asheville Humane Society has been saving homeless Buncombe County animals. Today we operate both our own state-of-the-art Adoption and Education Center and the County's only open door shelter where no local animal is ever turned away. We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused, injured and lost animals. We provide education, training and support to keep pets in their homes. Asheville Humane Society has earned the highest rating of Four Stars from Charity Navigator, a designation achieved by only 25% of all charities nationwide. Our nationally recognized innovative programs and partnerships are steadily moving Buncombe County toward a no-kill community.

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