Help LIGRR Rescue Goldens in Turkey

$2,995 of $35k goal

Raised by 57 people in 21 months
Emily Acker
on behalf of Melanie Mayo
 MEDFORD, NY
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Golden Re-Triever Rescue Inc (GRRI-NJ) and  Autumn Valley rescue have teamed up in the effort to save homeless Golden Retrievers in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, there are upwards of 50,000 homeless dogs roaming the streets, and an estimated 500 of these are Goldens there.
Goldens used to be a status symbol in Istanbul. They were imported from Germany and England and sold in pet stores. They lived in outdoor gardens since dogs are considered unclean and can't be inside. But then they became too popular and their desirablity was lost. They were turned loose into the streets to fend for themselves, joining the packs of other dogs foraging for food in dumpsters, trash cans, or if they're lucky, from the bags of kibble dumped on the ground by concerned volunteers. They're msotly young - under 5 years old. The older ones either succumb to the elements or are killed by the feral dog packs. 
Please donate now to help us reach our initial goal of $35,000. This will provide desperately needed vetrinary care and transportation to the United States. 
 Please donate, every dollar makes a difference.
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$2,995 of $35k goal

Raised by 57 people in 21 months
Created August 2, 2015
Emily Acker  
on behalf of Melanie Mayo
RS
$250
Rick Stettner
4 months ago
$25
Anonymous
5 months ago
LS
$20
Lorraine Serra
6 months ago

for Turkey dogs, and in memory of our Nero.

CF
$150
concetta fenicchia
6 months ago

I am an owner of a 7 year old golden retriever. My heart breaks for these abandoned dogs. Hopefully my small contribution will make a difference.

LA
$100
Lauren Albert
6 months ago
LC
$25
Lisa Cavallaro
8 months ago

Heart breaking!

$50
Laura McGee-Chiusano
8 months ago
$100
Anonymous
10 months ago
KA
$25
karin artinian
11 months ago

you need to advertise this more.

$12
Jamileh-Sofia DiGuida
11 months ago
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