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Testimonials for Mission of Love

Testimonials for Mission of Love

It is hard to describe the feeling you get when you rescue a Golden from the streets of Istanbul, Cairo or Mexico City.  If you’ve been fortunate to join us at the airport when we let one of these grateful beauties out of their crate after their many ordeals, you would understand what we are talking about.  People have described it as a life-changing moment.  It’s even more difficult to relay what adopting an International Golden is like, so best that be left to the wonderful families who have adopted.

Click below to read comments from our adoptive families for a first-hand sense of what our ‘Mission of Love’ is all about and what rescue ‘feels like’.  Of course, this is only a snapshot.  There is so much more to tell, so much more to feel, and so much more gratitude to experience when you are part of one Golden’s journey to safety ~ a Golden who, until now, had no hope.

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Luck Meets Love in Midnight Madness to Rescue Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey

BARRIE, ON, March 9/10, 2017 Golden Rescue™, Canada’s largest single breed rescue organization, is unstoppable when the lives of Golden Retrievers are at stake.  To date, this organization has rescued more than 2,500 Goldens, 182 of which have been from Istanbul, Turkey.  While plans were in place to continue this ambitious rescue effort , transporting Goldens directly from Istanbul to Toronto, flight routes unexpectedly changed so Golden Rescue came up with Plan B.…

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Air Canada and Ontario Animal Rescue Group Celebrate Arrival of 100th Golden Retriever ‘Ruffugee’ from Istanbul, Turkey

Air Canada and Ontario Animal Rescue Group Celebrate Arrival of 100th Golden Retriever ‘Ruffugee’ from Istanbul, Turkey

BARRIE, ON, September 22, 2016 She survived a fear-filled life on the street, abandonment, an amputation and political unrest in Istanbul, but today she will touch down at Toronto’s Pearson airport and her life will change for the better, forever.  Her name is Gidget (pictured) and she is the 100th Turkish ‘ruffugee’ to be saved  by Golden Rescue ~ Canada’s largest single-breed rescue organization. We invite the media to join us today for this milestone celebration and welcome Gidget and eight of her Golden fur- buddies with names like Lois Lane,  James Bond and  Robin Hood ~ aptly named for their endurance and bravery ~ arriving  at 4:00 p.m.

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Video Captures Emotional Arrival of Goldens from Istanbul

Video Captures Emotional Arrival of Goldens from Istanbul

Twenty-two Golden Retrievers Rescued From Streets and Shelters In Istanbul, by Golden Rescue™ Canada and more to come BARRIE, ON, Jan. 20, 2016 Twenty-two abandoned golden retrievers from Istanbul are now calling Canada their home.  Golden Rescue™, one of the largest single breed animal rescue groups in Canada has transported the dogs from Turkey to Canada in an operation dubbed Rescue Mission of Love, and the great news is that the rescue group is just getting started.…

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Operation Istanbul: Our Rescue Mission of Love Continues

Our RESCUE MISSION OF LOVE continues for abandoned Golden Retrievers from Istanbul As you all know, we are committed to helping Golden Retrievers by giving them a second chance to live with loving, forever families. We will always continue to help Goldens throughout Canada first and foremost ~ no matter what. Fortunately, we have the necessary resources, golden-hearted volunteers and processes in place to rescue Golden Retrievers worldwide, while consistently fulfilling our commitment to help every single Golden in need in our backyard… wherever that backyard happens to be.…

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Istanbul – A Rescue Mission of Love

Istanbul – A Rescue Mission of Love

Never be afraid to do what is right especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
You may have heard about the plight of hundreds of Goldens abandoned in Istanbul. It has been in the news and on social media and we have been following this travesty.…

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