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.
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.
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.
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.
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.