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The Benefits of Pets for Kids During COVID-19 

Many children are experiencing a lot of fear because of the pandemic which turns into various forms of anxiety and sadness.  Parents need to tune in to each child and create a loving and nurturing environment in these uncertain times. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and continuously tell them you are there for them is key to supporting well-being and social development.

As humans we all need to feel socially connected.  Creating special family and friend times over the computer, distance activities in the park, and engaging in art projects to express love and support to others supports human connections.  Long term we are uncertain have children will feel and each one is unique.  Emphasizing resiliency is key to our mental health.

In caring and loving a pet, all family members thrive and feel better through this personal connection: unconditional love.  Even teaching children how to care for an animal, creates an emotional connection and enhances our purpose to give to others.

Children and Youth of all ages are impacted by fear and loss of human interaction.  Older children have increased cognitive abilities to understand feelings but may feel more isolated and hesitant to share with their parents or an older sibling because they are worried about being judged. Supporting all children to express their feelings is the key with love and support in return creates the security we all need in these trying times.

Feeling in control with so much uncertainty about what will happen next about school, work or family life a pet can be a constant for everyone and make people happy, have purpose and an opportunity to give back.

Pets make all people feel wanted and loved and needed.

Many dogs and cats may need homes since shelters and rescues had to close or have limited staff.  First, sit down and make this a family decision and recognize that kids of all ages may say they will do the work to care for a per but in reality Parent(s) have to ultimately take responsibility for the care of any animal:  Do you have the time? What benefits do you see for all your children?  Can your family afford the costs of caring for a pet: food, medical and other items. Make sure you explore the responsibilities of taking on a puppy or kitten, an untrained or trained pet, and what is involved?  Also realize everyone gets attached to a pet and they may get sick or die at one point which will impact your family.  That is life but given the age of your children and the age of the pet exploring this issue as adults is important.

Focus on positive life experiences and recognize each child’s unique temperament which will enhance the mental and social wellbeing of everyone in your family.  Continue to connect safely with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors: always social distance, wash your and each child’s hands several times a day for at least 20 seconds, and Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength® call for emotional help at 1-855-427=2736 got Parents, Children and Youth!

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Second Act

STX Entertainment presents a PG-13, 103 minute, Comedy, Romance film directed by Peter Segal, written by Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas with a theatre release date of December 21, 2018.

Give outdoor cats a helping paw this winter. Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by Dec. 18. Donate today!
 

Jon,

Cats are resourceful and resilient animals — but they still need help sometimes, especially during this time of year. We need to raise $20,000 by December 18 to help more cats and kittens this winter — can they count on your urgent support right now?

Cats can survive in the colder months, but sometimes well-meaning people bring them to shelters. And as you know, the vast majority of cats who enter shelters do not make it out alive.

Jon, you can save the lives of cats and kittens with an urgent winter gift to Alley Cat Allies. Please give the most generous gift you can right now — and together we can protect these animals during the winter season.

For the cats,

Becky Robinson   
Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson
President & Founder
Alley Cat Allies

P.S. Please make a gift by December 18 to Alley Cat Allies and save more cats this season.

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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Instant Family

Paramount Pictures presents a PG-13, Comedy directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris with a theatre release date of November 16, 2018.

Order Your 2019 Grey Muzzle Calendar Today!

Order your 2019 Grey Muzzle calendar and have lots of sweet sugar faces to stare at next year. Trust us, it's good for the soul. All proceeds benefit senior dog programs nationwide.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Here are a few adorable and adoptable seniors looking for love.  

Gramma Tala

8 years old, Frederick County Animal Control in MD

Serena & Venus

7 years old, Little Shelter Animal Rescue in NY

Duck

8 years old, Humane Society of Western Montana

Dear Friends,

All of us at Grey Muzzle continue to be touched byyour amazing love of old dogs. As October draws to a close, I am looking forward to the last two months of 2018 and to celebrating the happy endings you have made possible this year.

And I'm thrilled that we have so many ways to celebrate--from our 2019 calendar to our #WhyWeLoveOldDogs contest to a brand new TV show featuring our grantees' adoptable dogs. Thank you for being part of the Grey Muzzle family and having a heart for senior dogs!

Warmly,

Lisa Lunghofer, PhD

Executive Director

Enter Our #WhyWeLoveOldDogs Contest

If you share your life with an amazing, aging dog, then tell the world about your best friend! In anticipation of Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November, we’re asking everyone who adores an old dog to help spread the word by sharing #WhyWeLoveOldDogs on social media.

You and your dog could be selected as one of ten winners to be posted on our website and receive prizes. Read more...

Meet Dexter!

Dexter, a blind 12-year-old Shih Tzu, found himself at Madison County Illinois Animal Control after being surrendered by his owner. Thanks to Grey Muzzle's grant, Partners for Pets was able to rescue him. Read more about Dexter...

New Partnership with DOGTV & The Adoption Show

We’ve embarked on a new partnership with DOGTV and The Adoption Show! The Adoption Show will feature adoptable senior dogs from our grantees on Facebook. You can catch the first Grey Muzzle episode here. If you adopt one of the dogs featured, you receive an adoption gift basket filled with $500 worth of goodies for your pup. And for each new subscription to DOGTV, Grey Muzzle will receive $10. Learn more...

Seeking a Treasurer

Do you have a financial, accounting or bookkeeping background? Do you get excited about budgets, audits and numbers? Do you love old dogs? If this is you, come volunteer with The Grey Muzzle Organization!

We're looking for a highly qualified Treasurer to serve on our Board of Directors. The Treasurer provides leadership, governance and oversight and has overall responsibility for the integrity of all financial information. Learn more...

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Dear Friends,
Over the holiday weekend, Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation stepped in and saved 9 dogs that were in danger of losing their lives. These dogs were rescued from a Northern, CA. shelter. Due to the fires in Northern California and the overpopulation crisis of pets going on, these 9 dogs became an emergency rescue. California is still in emergency mode and rescues are still needed. We have been rescuing and doing what we can. Everyday, I am receiving sad emails of dogs in jeopardy. It takes hours every night to go through the emails and it is heart wrenching to see all these innocent animals facing euthanasia if they are not adopted or rescued. Please, please make a much needed donation today. These are difficult times and we need donations to help save more lives.
Our 9 Emergency Rescues
 
Emergency Preparedness
We are worried about everyone around the country dealing with storms.A new fire has started again in California and those facing the threat of tropical storms. We always want you to be prepared. Below, please find our Emergency Preparedness Brochure that you can download, print and keep on hand.
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Happy Tails!
Our Recent Adoptions
Congratulations to Buford, Diamond, Josette, Paris, Zeuss & Spanky on finding your forever lover homes!
 
 
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Will you consider giving a senior dog or cat a home this Thanksgiving?

Hi,

Senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at increased risk of euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a life.

If you do decide to bring a senior dog or cat home, I'm sure they will be forever thankful to have a warm home and a loving family this holiday season.

To learn more about how and where you can adopt, click the image above or here.  If you would prefer to reach out to us directly, send us a note.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Dave Merrick

466 South Segoe Road Madison, Wisconsin 53711 USA
 
 
 

The Algonquin Hotel Times Square Announces Matilda’s

Annual Celebration Party and Fundraiser on August 5, 2015

Hotel’s legendary feline is celebrated and NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad

is honored at hotel’s annual event

 

NEW YORK, NY – (July 7, 2015) - Every year The Algonquin Hotel honors its most famous resident, Matilda III, The Algonquin Cat, with a celebration. This year the event will be held on Wednesday, August 5,from 5:00PM – 7:30PM in the hotel’s iconic lobby. The Algonquin will honor members of NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and the event will feature a cat fashion show by Ada Nieves: “A Feline Salute to NYC’s First Responders.” Ada Nieves is a certified animal fashion designer by the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York City. She will stage the show in the hotel’s Oak Room and the fashions will feature costumes inspired by the city’s Police and Fire Departments.

Guests attending will be required to make a $30 donation for entrance. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals. The Mayor’s Alliance will have an on-site mobile adoption unit parked in front of the hotel from 3:00PM – 7:00PM. The $30 donation allows all guests access to the fashion show and includes a reception with special hors d’oeuvres. Additional funds will be raised throughout the evening with raffle prizes, including a variety of pet products. The grand prize is a custom-designed cat tree house, created by Pet Tree Houses. (It’s truly the cat’s meow.)

Reservations to the event are required as space is limited. Please contact Alice De Almeida at (212) 419-9197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About The Algonquin Cat:

For many years the history of The Algonquin Cat was believed to have its origins in the 1930’s, when a stray cat came wandering into the hotel for food and water.  After the hotel acquired an out-of-print book written by the hotel’s first general manager, Frank Case, a chapter was discovered about a cat named Billy. Based on the timeline of the book, the hotel is now proud to say the lineage of The Algonquin Cat dates back to the early 1920's. Two days after Billy passed, a stray cat wandered into the hotel and The Algonquin welcomed Rusty. The famous classical actor, John Barrymore, was a resident at the time in the early 1930's and Rusty was renamed Hamlet in his honor. Hamlet is said to have been Barrymore's greatest stage role. The hotel has had a total of 11 cats, including Billy. The lineage includes seven Hamlets and three Matildas. Each cat that has reigned at The Algonquin has been a rescue. In 1980, author Hilary Knight immortalized The Algonquin Cat with his cartoons for a children’s book on which he collaborated with Val Schaffer. The current Matilda began her residence in December 2010.Today, Matilda is looked after by the hotel’s Chief Cat Officer, Alice De Almeida. The hotel’s executive chef cooks her special meals on holidays. She receives fan mail and gifts constantly, from around the world, including Japan, Australia and Russia. Matilda can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She can also be reached via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Everyone knows that season four of Scandal is set to premiere tonight on ABC – and that everyone is desperate to know where Olivia Pope jetted off to. But there’s an even bigger scandal out there that the ASPCA wants to uncover: pet homelessness. In fact, the biggest scandal of all is that there are millions of pets in shelters across this country who just want a loving home. Well, the ASPCA wants to fix that.

By creating these six e-cards featuring famous lines from the show with animals available for adoption right now at the ASPCA Adoption Center, the organization would like to remind everyone to make pet adoption their first option and help get a handle on the number of homeless animals waiting in shelters for loving homes.”

www.aspca.org

 

 

 

 

Hotel Resident Feline’s Annual Celebration This Year Benefits

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

NEW YORK  (July 16, 2014) -- “Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway” brings new meaning to the word catwalk, as The Algonquin’s famous house feline Matilda hosts her annual summer celebration with a cat fashion show and animal adoption event, benefitting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. 

On Saturday, August 2, the MEWdels will be dressed to the nines (one for each of their lives). The hotel will also welcome special feline guests Tara the Hero Cat, famous this year for defending her human family’s son from an attacking neighborhood dog in Bakersfield, California (see viral video); and Vito Vincent, animal actor who starred last year in the role of “Cat” in the Broadway show, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Just outside the hotel’s front doors, the Mayor’s Alliance Adoption Van will be on site from 3:00pm-7:00pm for some very deserving kitties to find their forever homes.

A reception and Feline Fashions by Ada Nieves for Pets will take place from 5:00pm-7:30pm. For entry, a minimum $40 donation is requested for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.

Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway

CATurday, August 2, 2014

The Algonquin Hotel -- 59 West 44th Street, New York City

3:00pm-7:00pm     Mayor’s Alliance Adoption Van on Site

5:00pm-7:30pm    Reception & Feline Fashions by Ada Nieves for Pets ($40 donation)

RSVP Alice de Almeida at (212) 419-9197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facebook:  Matilda – The Algonquin Cat Twitter:  @Algonqueen

About Matilda: The longstanding tradition of having a “house feline” at The Algonquin began in the 1930s, when hotel owner Frank Case took in a stray. The first seven Algonquin cats were males, all named Hamlet, while subsequent felines have been females, all named Matilda. The current Matilda has reigned since December 2010, welcoming guests at the Front Desk, while still maintaining her modest if slightly haughty style. She is a beautiful Ragdoll adult cat who never reveals her age.

Special thanks to event sponsors:  jetBlue, QPG (Quaker Pet Group), CAT FANCY, Sergeant’s, Sturdi Products.

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