Norfolk SPCA wins grant to help local senior dogs


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is the recipient of a nationwide grant to assist or save at-risk old dogs.

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The nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization selected 77 animal welfare groups from 266 applicants. In total, they will receive more than $616,000.

“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 8-year-old Henry the dental care he needs so he’ll
be ready to go to his forever home,” said Kimberly Sherlaw, Executive Director of the Norfolk
SPCA. “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.”

Since being established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA has continued to serve Hampton Roads. Today, they operate a shelter and two low-cost vet clinics.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re delighted to help deserving organizations like the
Norfolk SPCA 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 Greater Hampton
Roads region are enjoying their golden years in loving homes thanks to the wonderful work of
the Norfolk SPCA.”

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