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Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Muttville for Their Work in Rescuing Senior Dogs

Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Muttville for Their Work in Rescuing Senior Dogs

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, January 13, 2012 – The Doris Day Animal Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by the legendary actress and animal welfare advocate, has provided a grant to Muttville, a nonprofit dog rescue organization in San Francisco to help with rescuing senior dogs.

“When we learned about Muttville and its successful rescues of so many senior dogs, we knew we had to help,”Miss Day said from her home in Carmel, California. “We fund other charitable 501©(3) non-profit organizations that perform excellent work to help the animals and the people who love them. Muttville is a terrific group of volunteers doing good work, and we’re proud to be able to help.”

This generous grant will underwrite Muttville’s signature adoption program, “Seniors for Seniors,” bringing older dogs and senior citizens together.

In recognizing the special bond between humans and dogs in their “golden years,” Muttville is proud to partner with Miss Day and her Foundation in providing education and material support to make high-quality no-cost adoptions to senior citizens. This grant of $7,000 will allow Muttville to defray the costs of approximately 25 “Seniors for Seniors” adoptions.

When Muttville adopts a senior dog into a household where at least one member is aged 60 or older, Muttville provides a “Welcome Home” kit, consisting of food bowls, a collar and leash, a doggie bed, plus a month’s supply of food and any necessary prescription medications. Additionally, Muttville offers senior-friendly home modifications, providing and installing needed improvements free of charge. These improvements can include doggie doors, baby gates, sofa steps, and bed ramps, making a new life together easier for dogs and humans alike.

Among the other grants Doris Day Animal Foundation has provided are funding for college scholarships, programs to aid senior citizens care for their pets, programs for rescue dogs, Kevlar vests for service dogs, rescues of greyhounds, run-sheds for horses, reduced adoption fees for seniors adopting senior pets, wildlife sanctuary assistance, and reduced cost spay/neuter programs as well as a feral cat TNR program, to name but a few.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation, www.ddaf.org, has the simple and straightforward mission of helping animals and those who love them. DDAF provides funding to other 501©(3) nonprofit organizations for animal welfare work with specific low-overhead programs, including animal rescue, lifetime care for search and rescue dogs, helping people care for their animals, assisting with care for horses, paying for spay/neuters and other animal-related needs.

mariem3 | 01.13.12
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Good job, DDAF! This group does a lot of wonderful things!

TheSocialPet | 01.13.12 01:14pm

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