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How does a senior dog that was someone's pet become homeless?

- Unclaimed strays that have wandered away from home and can't find their way back (sometimes due   to age related conditions such as senility)
  - Owners die and no family members or friends are willing to take the dog
- An owner goes into assisted living or nursing home and has to give up a beloved pet
- The owner moves into a new home where pets are not allowed
- An owner's lifestyle changes (i.e., new baby) and they no longer have time for a dog
- The owner cannot afford healthcare for a senior pet
- An owner surrenders their pet because it is too old, incontinent, or does not get along with the new   pet, new baby or grandchild
- A breeder gives up or abandons a dog when it is too old to reproduce

How does my gift help senior dogs?

The White Muzzle Fund will award grants to non-profit organizations to specifically support their senior dog programs. These programs will be carefully screened and researched to make sure that the senior dogs they help are living in a home or homelike environment with a high level of human interaction.

What do you mean when you describe the Fund as an "endowment?"

As an endowment, gifts to the White Muzzle Fund stay in the fund as principal. Only revenue generated through investments of that principal is given away. Even a "one-time-only" contribution to the White Muzzle Fund will provide financial resources to help senior dogs each year for decades to come.
20 years from now, 50 years from now, and well into the future, a rescue group will receive a grant from the White Muzzle Fund, and part of that money will have been generated from the gift you make today.

How much of my gift goes into the endowment?

Less than 10% of general, unrestricted donations go toward White Muzzle Fund expenses, such as operations and fundraising. The rest goes permanently into the White Muzzle Fund endowment, to generate support for senior dog rescue programs.