A national non-profit organisation founded by the legendary actress and animal welfare advocate, Doris Day, has provided a grant to Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary of Forest Knolls in California, to use for veterinary care for the senior large breed dogs they rescue and care for. Speaking from her home in California, Miss Day said, "When we learned about Lily's Legacy and its work with senior dogs, we knew we had to help. We fund other charitable 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations that perform excellent work to help the animals and the people who love them, and we're proud to be able to help Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary also." The grant will provide valuable help and support to Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary paying for veterinary expenses for 2 to 4 of our rescued dogs, depending on the needs of the particular dogs. "Medical needs for senior dogs can be and often are extensive and expensive," says Alice Mayn, Founder and Executive Director of Lily's Legacy. "Many of our dogs have been neglected and/or abused and come to us with infections or injuries that require immediate care. We endeavor to restore each dog's health so he or she can enjoy life and be adopted into a loving home. Veterinary expenses are, by far, the largest item in our budget. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Doris Day for her kindness and generosity in helping us help these needy senior dogs." Among the other grants Doris Day Animal Foundation has provided are funding for college scholarships, programs to aid senior citizens care for their pets, programs for rescue dogs, Kevlar vests for service dogs, rescues of greyhounds, run-sheds for horses, reduced adoption fees for seniors adopting senior pets, wildlife sanctuary assistance, and reduced cost spay/neuter programs as well as a feral cat TNR program, to name but a few. The Doris Day Animal Foundation has the simple and straightforward mission of helping animals and those who love them and here at K9, we can't help but agree that this is a worthy cause to issue a grant to!