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SoCal Golden Retriever Rescue Saving 10 From Istanbul



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Abandoned golden retrievers from Istanbul will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 14 as part of a rescue mission with several golden retriever rescues in the U.S.

At one time, Golden Retrievers were a status symbol in Turkey. When the novelty wore off, they were abandoned in the streets. Some live in shelters, but there’s not enough room for all the dogs in shelters, so they live on the streets and in the forest, often falling prey to feral dogs and cruel humans.

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue (SCGRR) of Los Angeles was contacted by Adopt a Golden in Atlanta to help save the goldens. The National Rescue Committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America supports SCGRR’s effort, as there are no golden retrievers being put at risk in the U.S. because of this rescue.

“Absolutely no golden retrievers in the U.S. that need our assistance that we would ordinarily bring in to rescue will be turned away because of this project,” said Barbara Gale, the founder of SCGRR. We have a waiting list of wonderful people who want to adopt and love a golden retriever. There are very few rescue golden retrievers available in the U.S. at this time.”

SCGRR hopes it can continue to save additional Goldens from Turkey by particpating in future rescue efforts this year.

“It is costly, but we will continue to fundraise to make sure to get these poor babies off the streets and out of the woods of Istanbul, and into loving U.S. homes,” said Gale.

For more information, visit the SCGRR website.

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