Paws for a Cause: A History of the Turkey Dogs – Here at Just Happy Hounds, we love dogs. We love them a lot. We’d love to tell you a little bit about a special organization here in Birmingham, AL.
Adopt a Golden Birmingham is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2011 by Lorraine Donald. She had the inspiration to found it after she befriended a volunteer for Adopt a Golden Atlanta. AGB is dedicated to rescuing Golden Retrievers around the state of Alabama. Their promise is to take in any and every Golden Retriever regardless of age or medical needs.
Paws for a Cause: A History of the Turkey Dogs
However, AGB does more than rescue Goldens in the Alabama community. They rescue Goldens from the other side of the world. Specifically, from Istanbul, Turkey.
Since it began working with rescue organizations in Turkey, AGB has rescued 40 Goldens. It rescued one group in 2015, two in 2016, and a fourth group just arrived on March 5, 2017.
Golden Retrievers were once highly prized possessions in Turkey, but as they became more popular, less people desired them. Many Goldens were abandoned and left to starve or ultimately die. That’s when AGB stepped in.
They partnered with local organizations in Istanbul to transport these dogs to America. Each Turkey Dog that has been rescued by AGB has been adopted by a forever family.
Adopt a Golden Birmingham wants to continue this beloved mission, but it relies solely on donations. It costs approximately $2,000 to cover travel and medical expenses for each dog. If you would like to donate to the Turkey Dog fund, please visit www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com. Any and every amount is truly appreciated!
Paws for a Cause
Join AGB and Just Happy Hounds as we partner together to raise funds for the Turkey Dogs. On Saturday, March 25th, come to Just Happy Hounds from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be food trucks, local vendors, music, raffles and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family, pets included!
…we love em’ like you do!
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