as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and senior dogs in Madison County, NC are among the winners. 
FoMCA in Madison County, NC 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 to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities. 

“This grant will help us give senior dogs in our community the veterinary care for illness and injury they need. “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs enjoy a long, healthy life.”  

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 FoMCA 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 Madison County are enjoying their golden years in the company of their loving families thanks to the wonderful work of FoMCA.” 

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, with an office in downtown historic Marshall, FoMCA provides free and low-cost services to pet owners in need, with the goal of reducing pet overpopulation, preventing neglect, suffering and the unnecessary relinquishment or abandonment of animals. We strive to preserve the human/animal bond by keeping pets and their families together when they hit on hard times. 

FoMCA provides immense value to the community by supporting the most at-risk pets and their owners, increasing access to pet related services in the rural areas of our county or “resource deserts,” as well as being the only low-cost spay/neuter provider in our county. The benefit for everyone is a knowledgeable, caring community that takes care of and provides for their animals and their people. 

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. For details, please visit

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