Year: 2018

Thanks for Making 95 Golden Tails Wag Again!

We received this letter from our friends at RAGOM, celebrating some of the dogs we were able to help this year.

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More Than Just A Number

She was a number who could produce more numbers. Litters, puppies, profits. But her name was Harley Beth.

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Here Comes The Sun

She was a baby carrying babies. Sunshine, a petite, pregnant, year-old Golden Retriever, was up for sale at a commercial dog breeding auction, her bulging belly attracting bidding commercial breeders. 

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A Profile in Courage – The Journey of a Dog’s Redemption

In her three years of life she’d been through so much. Used for commercial breeding, she had never known the kindness of humans or the basic comforts of life.

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Leo Gets a New Lease on Life

He was rescued with 28 other puppies; sickly and in need of urgent care. 

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A Very Special Mom and Golden Puppy Litter

Imagine a Golden who had spent her whole life in a cage, raising puppies or pregnant. Fortunately for her, she was no longer considered a “good producer”, so her owner decided to bring her to a Missouri auction. She was rescued by RAGOM, with support from Friends of Flicka.

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Once Sick and Struggling to Survive, Jayvyn is Now Living the Golden Life

In August, 2016 we supported Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest in a large-scale rescue. A commercial breeder was liquidating his dogs after being charged with 134 counts of animal cruelty. With support from Friends of Flicka, 37 dogs were saved.Among those rescued was Jayvyn, who arrived with her three young pups.

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She’s Gonna Make it After All

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore, a special dog rescued from the country of Turkey. There are an estimated 50,000 stray dogs living on the streets and in the forests of Turkey. Many of them are Golden Retrievers who are often purchased as puppies but abandoned because their owners lose interest in them.

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Ode to Joy

Every so often, someone comes into your life who turns your world upside down in all the best ways. Yogi Bear did just that. For nearly eleven glorious years, or 75 dog years, he gave his unconditional love to the world and those who loved him. He was graceful, clever, devoted, and joyful.

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Patzy’s New Life

Patzy was among the dogs Friends of Flikca helped rescue last year from a commercial breeder. Not even two years old, she was pregnant with her second litter. We follow up with Pazty who is now living the golden life.

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