Humane Society for Hamilton County awarded Grey Muzzle grant


The Humane Society for Hamilton County was one of 90 animal welfare organizations to receive a grant through the Grey Muzzle Organization.

According to an announcement from the HSHC, there were 370 applicants nationwide. The 90 groups chosen will receive a combined total of $848,000 to help save or improve the lives of at-risk older dogs. Of that total, HSHC received $10,000.

“We have seen such an increase in owner-surrender cases of senior dogs,” stated Lily Pesavento, Community Engagement Manager for HSHC. “This grant will help us provide the necessary and sometimes emergency medical and dental care these dogs need. No one is more grateful or loving than an old dog, and we’re looking forward to giving more senior dogs their best chance at a second chance.”

The national nonprofit 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 more, visit

According to Grey Muzzle’s website, HSHC also received grant funds in 2018 and 2019, and 2021 to 2023.

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is an open admission facility serving Hamilton County. According to the announcement, HSHC saved the lives of over 4,000 animals in 2022—including 344 senior dogs. That’s a 14 percent increase in senior dogs — ages seven and up — surrendered by owners. Funding from Grey Muzzle will provide the medical care these dogs require.

HSHC’s shelter is at 10501 Hague Rd., Fishers. For more, visit