We are so pleased to bring you the news that The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet
Foundation has granted a financial award to Golden Rescue South Florida. This
award will be used to help rescued Golden Retrievers receive the veterinary
treatment they need and deserve.
The dedicated people at Golden Rescue South Florida truly have a heart of
gold. They believe that all animals are part of a sacred creation and should
never be treated as “commodities, things or garbage”. They are a can-do group of
people and work tirelessly to improve the lives of Goldens and other rescued
One of the most admirable qualities of this rescue is their deep
understanding and compassion for the dogs that they rescue. They realize the
truly horrific and debilitating lives the majority of their goldens have
experienced. The toll these experiences have taken on these animals can be
devastating. Many have been pushed around from one terrible situation to
another. Some have lived outdoors without adequate shelter and subjected to
extreme cold or heat, while others have been housed in dark basements or
relegated to crates for long periods of time. Many have never received proper
training or veterinary care. And, rarely have these dogs received the attention
of loving human companions and so they are often inadequately socialized.
Basically, these unfortunate animals are scared, depressed or anxious. However,
the dedicated staff of Golden Rescue never gives up on these beautiful souls.
They know that with some care and extra attention, the resilient spirit of the
Golden will overcome the hardships of the past and become a loving, loyal and
joyful member of a family.
Founded in 2000, in their very first year, this rescue adopted out 28 Goldens.
And, as of January 2009, 156 grateful dogs have thus far found loving, forever
families. Golden Rescue does not have a facility that houses the dogs. Instead,
they have a devoted group of foster families that nurture the rescues until they
are adopted. The Goldens come to the rescue in several different ways. Many of
them are given up by their owners who cannot provide the dogs with the attention
they deserve or the medical treatment they need. For those who ask, the rescue
stays in touch with former owners, sending them updates and even photos that
reveal how the dogs are doing with their foster families. The rescue also
receives Goldens from overflowing shelters, as well. All of the dogs that come
into Golden Rescue receive proper medical attention, afterwhich they are
vaccinated, spayed or neutered before they go to live with their foster
This is just one success story, which was taken from the Golden Rescue South
Florida web site. “This is Kady (formerly Lady). We picked her up from you in
Ft. Pierce about three years ago. What a gentle, loving Golden she is. Her mask
is getting gray, but she's a youngster in all other ways. She had a lonely past
and came from a broken home. Then she was given to someone who evidently paid
little attention to her. We were told she climbed the chain link fence in that
person's yard so she could roam. Now, she hates to go outside and would rather
lounge in the house where the A/C is cool. She's been checking out the pool
lately, knowing it's about time to have fun swimming.”
This wonderful organization has many heart-warming and inspiring rescue
stories. By choosing to purchase Trilogy and HealthyPetNet products, you are
directly supporting the work of our foundation, and we thank you for making this
generous award to the Golden Rescue South Florida possible. Your continued
patronage has made a direct impact on these rescued Goldens and also the lives
of untold numbers of homeless animals cared for by other agencies, too.
If you wish to send additional support to our foundation, you may do so when
placing an order online or by sending a personal check to The Dr. Jane’s
HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if
you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much needed aid to the
organizations attempting to reverse the trend of abandonment in America.