Carol Burnett Speaks Up For Senior Pets: ‘Growing Old Is Not A Death Sentence’

Growing old is just another step in the journey of life – and like many things in life it has both ups and downs.

“The best thing is getting into the movies cheaper,” Lily Tomlin said about aging during a PSA for the Grey Muzzle Organization, as she joined her fellow comedy legends like Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Carol Burnett.

“I’m 90, but I still feel like I am 30 … except when I try to run,” Newhart added.

The four actors spoke candidly about life as senior citizens in order to help raise awareness for senior dogs since “growing old is not a death sentence,” as Newhart mentioned – but sadly for many senior dogs, that is what it becomes.

“Many older dogs are surrendered to shelters because their owners have passed away or couldn’t afford their care,” Burnett said during the PSA.

“And for some of them there are no more options,” Newhart continued.

In order to help provide senior dogs with options and second chances for finding forever homes, these four celebrities are endorsing their support of The Grey Muzzle Organization – an animal welfare organization that provides grants to animal rescue and shelters who are dedicated to caring for senior animals.

Thanks to this kind of support, more rescues and shelters will be able to cater to senior dogs and take them in since they’ll be able to provide them with proper medical care as they find them forever homes for their golden years.

If you are interested in learning more about The Grey Muzzle Organization and the ways that you can help get involved in this wonderful cause, you can visit their website, as well as consider adopting a senior pet as well.

“They will be so grateful,” Tomlin added.

And it’s true. Senior pets deserve the same chance as their younger counterparts.

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