At last count, we fostered over 150 SCGRRescue dogs
August 03, 2016
BENEFITING: Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
ORGANIZER: Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue wrote -
I volunteer for SCGRR and have since it's beginning in 2008. Please help us meet this challenge of matching funds. Why? Because these are just some of the dog's I have personnally helped find a furever home for, but SCGRR paid all thier vet bills. Each dog needed thousands of dollars. Please help us replenish the funds so we can save more Goldens from the shelters here in SoCal.
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue is located in Los Angeles, CA with fosters and volunteers covering all of Southern California. Our dogs are in foster homes, temperament tested, socialized and vetted prior to adoption.Our goal is to find the perfect home for each individual dog and each one has their own personal representative.
Our mission is to find loving, lifetime homes for all Southern California Golden Retrievers in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances. We will always strive to heal the sick and injured, rehabilitate the neglected and abused, and nurture the aged and unwanted until we find the perfect family who will shower them with unconditional love.
So far we have rescued over 2700 dogs since our founding in 2008. The average cost to rescue and rehome has skyrocketed to over $975 per dog. Over 86% of our income goes directly to animal welfare. We have no employees and no facility with high overhead.
If we raise the most funds by August 4, we will win $50,000 for climbing vet bills!
More and more we are seeing dogs abandoned with health issues and/or behavior issues that must be addressed prior to rescue. Here are some examples of the cost of rescuing a golden retriever. YOUR MONEY can make a difference – from basic health & wellness to pain relief or even fixing a bad hip.
- Denver- tumor on the spleen, non-cancerous, $7000
- Princella, double ear ablation $9000
- Shawn, agression and behavior modification($1500+), neuter, all vaccines ($600), entropion surgery on right eye($500) = about $3000
- Cooper, bit two humans while in a dog fight, behavior modification, arthritis meds, blood panels, etc. = $ 2500
- Gideon, beaten and found under a truck, surgeries, behavior modification, kennel cough = $9000
- Honey Bear - 8 yrs old and had repeated grand mal siezures that is family could not manage
these are just the dogs I have helped and followed their vetting, worked with the trainers or fosters, read all the applications and helped to choose thier furever homes. Rescue still has high vet bills, because all of these dogs got the most appropriate home, not the home that could pay the most.
In 2015, we rescued Fergus, helped break the story of 9 other dogs who had been burned by acid as well and launched a manhunt for the person responsible! Fergus is now giving back as a therapy dog in a burn unit. So far this year, we’ve taken in quite a few bonded pairs and found ourselves with maltipoos, doodles and more! We’ve partnered with organizations in Turkey, South Korea, China and Taiwan to bring Golden Retrievers dumped in the forests or slated for the meat markets to safety where there is more demand for this amazing breed than US rescues can support! And we’ve found a rehabilitation partner who is helping those with aggressive issues to remember what it means to be a true Golden!
Donations save lives. Please GIVE now and help SCGRR win $50,000 for animal welfare. To keep up with SCGRR follow us on facebook.