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July 2011 – Community CareGiver Spotlight: Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue Organization

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (NRGRR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping unwanted golden retrievers through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.  Dogs enter the program from a wide variety of situations.  They may be the products of broken homes, surrendered due to abuse or neglect, or dropped off at shelters where they have little chance of being adopted prior to being euthanized.  The organization’s territory includes the eastern half of North Carolina from the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), north to Virginia, south to South Carolina and east to the Atlantic coast.
NRGRR rescued over 130 dogs last year at an average cost of over $700 per dog.  Sadly, the numbers of golden retrievers who come into the rescue and the costs related to their care have dramatically increased over the past several years.  Rescue costs, even for a healthy dog, are not covered by the fees charged for adoption.

Please consider a donation to the organization.  No amount is too big or too small.  We are also in immediate need of foster homes.  If you cannot donate to but could find some room in your home to take care of one of our wonderful golden retrievers prior to their adoption, we need your help!

You can visit us on the web at to see how you can help (or adopt a golden retriever!) or on Facebook at where you can sign up to receive the monthly newsletter, Rescue Ranger.  It has all the news and views – from dog of the month to success stories, upcoming events, and occasionally an article contributed by our very own Care First veterinarians who work so hard to help us save these magnificent dogs.

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