SENIOR DOGS AT Prairie Paws Animal Shelter FETCH GRANT from The Grey Muzzle Organization! - Prairie Paws


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For Immediate Release

July 11, 2018

SENIOR DOGS AT Prairie Paws Animal Shelter FETCH GRANT

[Ottawa, KS] –Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter are among the winners. Prairie Paws in Ottawa is one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states who were chosen from more than 300 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs.

 “This grant will help us give senior dogs like 7-year-old Bam Bam the veterinary and dental care he needs so he’ll be ready to go to his forever home,” said Melissa Reed, Executive Director of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter “No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs get the second chance they all deserve.”

Over the past decade, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided nearly $1.5 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 Prairie Paws Animal Shelter 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 Ottawa, KS are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.”

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a private, no kill, 501 (c)(3), non-profit shelter, founded over 70 years ago by Beatrice Martin Peck. Though the tireless efforts of our staff and volunteers Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing compassionate care and placement for animals in need.

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


Bam Bam is one of many great senior dogs available for adoption at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. For more information, please visit or call: 785.242.2967.

Media Contacts:

Becky Risler, Prairie Paws Animal Shelter – 785.242.2967;

Barbara Castleman, The Grey Muzzle Organization –  505-310-3236;