Friends of Flicka is a charitable organization created in memory of a pair of beloved Golden Retrievers, Flicka and her brother Kodiak. We provide funds to carefully chosen animal rescues to care for homeless, injured and senior companion animals.
In March, Friends of Flicka was contacted by Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest regarding a commercial breeding auction that was about to take place. Without intervention, the dogs would be sold to other commercial breeders, where they would continue to live their lives in cages while being bred repeatedly.
The Golden Retriever Club of America recently published a story about the partnership. [View PDF]
On Aug. 4, 2016, Amy Lake, development manager of Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM), contacted Friends of Flicka with an urgent request: “We have an opportunity to rescue Goldens and Goldendoodles from a Missouri auction this weekend. A commercial breeder is liquidating his dogs after being charged with 134 counts of animal cruelty.
In March, RAGOM was contacted about 11 dogs who had been living in a hoarding situation. The dogs were in terrible shape -- without enough food and water, each was severely underweight. IV fluids and nutrition were required.