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Hampton Bays, NY–Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) are among the winners. SASF in Hampton Bays 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 9-year-old Smiley the veterinary and dental care he needs while he waits to find his forever home,” said Beatrix Parash of Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. “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 Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation 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 the Town of Southampton are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.”

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that serves the Town of Southampton, NY. Our mission is to provide for the welfare of homeless animals and find them loving homes. As the only open admissions animal welfare organization in the area, we are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the bond between people and animals through adoption, medical care, training and education. To learn more, please visit

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

Media Contacts:
Beatrix Parash, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation – 631-728-7387 ext 231; [email protected]
Barbara Castleman, The Grey Muzzle Organization – 505-310-3236;
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