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GRR Turkish Dogs Rescue Mission - Operation Home
$5,125 raised
102% of $5k goal
59 contributors
2 Years running
In the largest international rescue by any rescue group in Texas, Gold Ribbon Rescue needs your help in rescuing and rehoming orphaned Golden Retrievers from Turkey

GRR Turkish Dogs Rescue - Operation Home

Gold Ribbon Rescue - Assistance Fund for Turkey Dog Rescue

Most of the Goldens have been living on the streets of Istanbul, some in overcrowded shelters. They range in age from six months to 10 years.

Many generous donors, partners and tireless volunteers worldwide have assisted in this amazing effort. And now we need you!

Continued financial support is needed for transport, medical care and assistance, and training as these Goldens prepare to live in a home for many, for the first time in their lives.

Life on the street has been very hard on many of these dogs, and some will take longer than others to be ready for their new homes.

Istanbul’s struggle with a large population of stray animals dates back more than 100 years. Some people estimate that the number of stray dogs on the city’s streets exceeds 50,000 — not including the dogs that live in the city’s 30-plus animal shelters.

It is believed that many of the Turkey dogs were abandoned by their owners as the Golden Retriever breed, once considered a status symbol in Turkey, has stopped being popular. 

Volunteers at many Istanbul shelters are working with Gold Ribbon Rescue of Central Texas to rescue our first set of dogs locally because they wanted a better life for the Golden Retrievers, including finding love and affection, a home to live in, and a cushion to sleep on.

Gold Ribbon Rescue, and more importantly, the Turkey Dogs Thank You For Your Support!!!!!
Saving the world, one Golden at a time!

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