Adopt-a-Golden Atlanta, flew fifteen Golden Retrievers, from Turkey, to Hartsfield Jackson airport this past weekend. The dogs, ages six months to three years, are the second group of rescues in just two months for the group.
The dogs were taken straight to their foster homes, and will get a check up by a veterinarian early in the week. The group says the dogs will be available for adoption shortly after their check ups.
Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) brought the first group of 36 orphaned, pure bred Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey to Atalanta, on May 9, 2015 (Mother’s Day weekend), in what was the largest rescue of Golden Retrievers internationally. Most of the 36 goldens rescued now have new, loving families.
Soon after rescuing the 36 Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, in what was known as ‘Freedom Dogs 1,’ the organization was dismayed to find out that a few precious Golden Retrievers were left behind in Turkey, and the group felt compelled to save them too. So they immediately organized “Freedom Dogs 2′, and just over a month later, successfully rescued 15 more dogs.
Adopt a Golden, is a volunteer, non profit organization that is dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for Golden Retrievers. Before adopting any dogs, the group makes sure to have a comprehensive evaluation, any spaying or neutering, veterinary care, behavioural training if needed then safe passage into a permanent home. The group also helps to educate the Atlanta general public, about issues of dog ownership, obedience and veterinary referrals.
There are an estimated 50,000 homeless dogs that roam the streets in Turkey. “The novelty of having a Golden Retriever as a status symbol wore off and they now live in crowded shelters or in the streets,” said Adopt a Golden.
For more information on the dogs, contact adoptagoldenatlanta.