June 01, 2017
BENEFITING: Georgia English Bulldog Rescue Inc
Georgia English Bulldog Rescue took in its first dog in January 2009. We rescued 23 English Bulldogs that first year and, since then, we have rescued 480 dogs.
Our mission is to ensure the safety and well being of all English Bulldogs that we take in and to educate the public in the care of English Bulldogs. We rehabilitate and re-home English Bulldogs that are sick, neglected, abused, or injured. Moreover, we provide a safe alternative to shelters for owners that are faced with the already difficult decision of finding a new home for their beloved pet.
We rescue English Bulldogs regardless of medical condition and as foster homes become available. Each dog is examined by a veterinarian experienced in the care of bulldogs, updated on all vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. Dogs often come to us after a long period of neglect. Bad knees, elongated palates, cherry eye, eye infections, tail pocket infections, and positive heartworm tests are common diagnoses for our rescues and come with hefty price tags, even after rescue discounts. GEBR relies solely on donations for the care and treatment of the rescued Bulldogs.
Each of our dogs is fostered in a private home. They are re-acclimated to family life and their temperament is assessed. After a brief foster period (minimum of 2 weeks), recommendations for placement are made based on information provided by our foster families.
Our vet bills are staggering! In 2015, we rescued 94 Bulldogs, which may seem like a small number compared to all-breed rescues, but the medical bills for these dogs ranged from $100.00 to $14,000.00, for an average of $1,725.00 per dog. In 2016 we took in 75 Bulldogs and spent $185,000.00 in vet care.
Please help us save as many English Bulldogs as possible...donate today!