Senior dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its 2023 grants, and senior pups of Czar’s Promise are among the winners.
Czar’s Promise of Madison, WI is one of 90 animal welfare groups chosen from 370 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received $848,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.
“This grant will help us give senior dogs like 8-year-old Tilly, the chemotherapy treatment she needs in her fight against pancreatic cancer, said Beth Viney of Czar’s Promise. “Canines are so grateful and loving, and we’re looking forward to helping more senior dogs in their cancer support and journey. We are incredibly grateful to Grey Muzzle Organization for their generous grant and support of local senior canines who so need our help.”
Over the past 15 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided more than $4.6 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 Czar’s Promise make a difference in the lives of dogs and people in their communities,” Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer said. “Many senior dogs impacted by a cancer diagnosis in Wisconsin are enjoying an enhanced quality of life due to the wonderful work of Czar’s Promise.”
Tilly is one of many wonderful senior dogs who are part of the Czar’s Promise family, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is receiving chemotherapy treatment. For more information, please visit www.czarspromise.com or 608-235-7269.
Links for support group information, as well as books and articles on anticipating the loss of your pet, and other resources.
It began as a love story; the attraction, immediate. In 2001, a small white fluffball with an infectious smile that had me at "hello", came bounding full steam ahead and into my arms; and yes, that was all it took.
If you're reading this, you are most likely a dog lover! These images are photos of Czar’s Promise fun filled events, as well as photos of our Canine Cancer Crew, beloved canines who have had their own battle with cancer. Shown here is Gobi.
"When my Sammy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, I thought my world would end. I was terrified and felt hopeless. The Czar's Promise family understood it all. I had people to talk with who understood my journey like nobody else did. And they helped me process through Sammy's treatment options so I could make the best choices for her and our family."
"When I found a small toe mass on my 3 year old, running partner Rogue’s foot that was confirmed Malignant and Aggressive Digital Melanoma, I was devastated and confused. Although the cancer diagnosis was incomprehensible, the excellent care, counsel and treatment we received from Dr. Shiu, Dr. Singh, and the entire care team gave us more than we expected...no more cancer! I am so happy that we have our very own refreshingly local support group, Czar’ Promise to continue awareness, education, and promote healthy lifestyles for people and their pets who have been touched by cancer. Thank you for what you're doing."
—Dr. Laura Oxley, Healthy Pet—
"Brady and I were fortunate to have the BEST veterinary oncology team in our own back yard. Through our terrible journey that was Osteosarcoma, Brady and I made life long friends, and I am blessed to be part of an organization that is so personal and important to me and doing remarkable work. Brady touched so many lives all over the world and was an inspiration to all that knew him. To Dr. Shiu, his staff, Beth Viney and everyone at Czar's Promise, thank you! I love you all!"
"I have been through the unbearable pain of losing my precious Goldendoodle, Gryffindor to canine cancer and find comfort in knowing 'Czar's Promise' will provide that much-needed education, funding, and support to those in our local community. It honors all those who have lost loved ones to cancer, and those who may be experiencing that hurt and uncertainty. Czar's Promise will be there to let others know you are not alone and provides a rainbow of hope for the future!"
"Czar’s Promise has given me the invaluable gift of time, of another morning of snuggles, and another long evening walk. There is nothing more precious or worthy of cherishing than our time with loved ones, and I cannot convey how much this will forever mean to me. From the depths of my heart, I thank you all at Czar’s Promise."
Czar's Promise Mission
Inspiring Hope. Funding Research.
Our mission, the first in our country with three key areas of impact, is a unique approach to helping companion animals in their cancer journey, while funding companion animal and pediatric cancer research to help find a cure.
Financial, educational and emotional support for families whose canines and felines have been diagnosed with cancer and receiving treatment
Grant funding for pediatric cancer research at UW Health Kids – American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI
Grant funding for companion animal cancer research at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI
Czar's Promise is a 501 (c)(3) organization, #47-2163857
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