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80 Dogs- Pyrenees Emergency Rescue

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Created June 24, 2017
SG
several rescues including GPCA
on behalf of Great Pyrenees Club of America Rescue
The Great Pyrenees Club of America (GPCA) has organized this gofundme site to raise funds for the rescue of Great Pyrenees dogs from a hording situation in Vernon Florida. The rescue effort is being done by eleven different rescue groups including the GPCA. The dogs belonged to a woman who passed away on June 18, 2017. She had been in poor health for a number of years but repeatedly refused all help. There were a total of 68 dogs and 15 cats running free over 35 acres and in the remains of the house.  

Thirteen of the dogs and ten of the cats, the critical, old, and young were previously removed for urgent care. The remaining 55 dogs and five cats were removed and it was no small feat.  After a week of extensive planning and coordination by Alaqua Rescue, it took a total of 45 all day to get the dogs out of the house and off the property.

Previous information:
Ten puppies have  been taken from the property for vet care, after they were first thought to be dead. They were severely malnourished and lethargic but have since been released to foster care. 
Additional bitches may be pregnant. All the dogs on the property are covered with ticks and fleas and wounds from fighting and need immediate care.  


We need your help!  We need donations to help feed, vet and foster these dogs!   If you can help foster and/or adopt any dogs, please get in touch with the  GPCA at GPCARescue@gmail.com.

What we need most is money to support rescue efforts. It is going to take months of work in order to place these dogs in loving homes. The funds needed to care for these dogs is way above the money currently available in the GPCA Rescue Fund. Please open your hearts and wallets to make a donation to GPCA Rescue through our gofundme account or gpcaonline.org.   These donations will only be used for rescue and your donation is tax deductible.
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Thank you to everyone who donated through GoFundMe. Your generosity is amazing. You opened your hearts and wallets over the last two months and we have raise over $22,500 through GoFundMe. You have shared the campaign with 1,800 times through social media helping us reach more people.

At this point we are shutting the GoFundMe campaign down. Donations will continue to be take by the GPCA directly at gpcaonline.org. Please continue to spread the word.

With heartfelt thanks,
GPCA Rescue
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Thank you to everyone who has supported the rescue of these dogs. I want to share a story that will help you understand how much work needs to be done with dogs that have never been socialized. In reading this please know that there are a few Pyrs that will scale a 6 foot fence. Generally it is not something Pyrs do. This guy must have been pretty scared and determined. This is reprinted from the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta's Aug 13th update.

McKinley is safe!!! After 16 days and an extraordinary effort by GPRA's Heather and her husband Mathew, a special community made up of caring homeowners called Milton and a slew of volunteers ranging from GPRA in Atlanta to Big Fluffy Dog in Tenn., our Florida hoarding case rescue who scaled his foster's fence is now at our trainer, Scot Rucker, for socialization.

McKinley is a totally submissive, gentlest of gentle Pyrs that, simply, has never had real human contact. The minute he scaled Robyn's fence, Heather made it her mission to safely capture him. She realized early on that humans trying to catch him would only drive him further away from our base in Milton. She searched and sought out the help of Sarah at BFD in Tenn. and Jordina of Lost Dog Tracking and Capture. Meg helped her communicate to the Milton Community the story of McKinley and the importance to report sighting of him to GPRA but to not approach him as that would increase the risk of flight to congested areas where cars were a greater threat to his safety.

The week that followed his escape focused on a deliberate strategy to build McKinley's confidence. We alerted and experienced fantastic cooperation from the Triple Crown, Richmond Glen and White Columns subdivisions of Milton, as homeowners called in McKinley sightings continually so we could track his whereabouts. After dark, he kept returning to Jeanne's property in the Triple Crown Subdivision. Thanks to Jeanne and her family's cooperation, Heather and her team constructed a large enclosure on her property. Every night a king's feast was left for McKinley and, with the cameras we installed on the property, we patiently observed his growing confidence to enter the enclosure as we added panels each night. Finally, with a fresh rotisserie chicken hanging in the far corner, Heather and her team pulled the 50 foot rope attached to the gate while hiding inside Jeanne's home, and McKinley was home!!!

GPRA cannot thank all the compassionate people that led to McKinley's safe capture enough. He will be a GREAT pet once training is complete....

Oh, BTW, since the Milton community and the Milton police department were so helpful and kind, McKinley's name has now been changed to MILTON!!!

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Hi Everyone.
I wanted to share what a difference your donations make. You have seen the early picture we use as our "cover" here on gofundme.

Here are before and after pictures of this dog. He was critical and removed by Alaqua from the Vernon property a few days before the big rescue on June 26th. If anyone questions why these dogs were rescued or why this is such an expensive endeavor just a look at this old boy.

Again if you haven't shared our link or the GPCA website, gpcaonline.org, where you can also donate, please do.
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Hello All.
Have I said thank you thank you thank you. I can't believe the generosity people have shown. I have another picture for you from the Florida Great Pyrenees Rescue.

When we get to $22,000 I will shut this page down but the GPCA will still take donations on our website gpcaonline.org.
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Raised by 254 people in 7 months
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Created June 24, 2017
SG
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on behalf of Great Pyrenees Club of America Rescue
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