COVID-19 impacts animals, too!
G.R.E.A.T. Rescue of NE Florida, Inc, a full service, all volunteer Golden Retriever Rescue had no choice but to cancel the 17th Annual GoldenFest, the Rescue’s largest fun fundraiser of the year. The event, due to be held on March 29th, would have raised funds to support Veterinary services provided to incoming Golden Retrievers, Golden mixes and an occasional dog with a "golden" heart.
As part of GREAT’s program, when all local Goldens have been rescued and funds permit, Golden Retrievers are imported from Turkey where these beautiful, loving companion dogs, taken in as puppies, are tossed out of their homes into the streets and forests when families tire of them. This leaves the dogs open to attacks from feral dog packs and wild animals and little access to food, health care and water, all a formula for a painful life and early death. In early April, GREAT was scheduled to import six (6) Golden Retrievers from Turkey who are now still in harm’s way because of travel restraints. When travel bans are lifted, there are concerns of new USDA requirements and an increase in airline fees, both of which will place a further financial burden on GREAT Rescue.
Your donation will make a difference in the lives of Golden Retrievers in peril. Please help us by making a much needed contribution that will “Give Goldens a GREAT Second Chance”.