LONG ISLAND GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE
WALL OF FAME 2019-2020
GOLDEN GIFTS WALL OF FAME
Dear Golden family,
It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote last year's Wall of Fame letter to you - but the calendar does not lie. We will be entering 2020 within a matter of weeks. 2020 marks twenty years that I have been with LIGRR. Time flies when you are having fun! When I think of 20/20 I think of eye sight - perfect eye sight. Our vision for our organization and the dogs we serve has not changed. Our Mission Statement remains the same -
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (LIGRR) is a non-profit organization operating exclusively by volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of life of Golden Retrievers who are neglected, abused or abandoned. Services are also provided to owners who can no longer care for their Golden Retrievers. It is our mission to provide veterinary care and loving adoptive homes for any Golden in need - no matter whether the dog is a young puppy or a senior citizen.
During the past 20 years we have seen times when many dogs needed our help and times when not so many dogs needed us – when times are hard people could not keep their fur babies with them. Goldens were separated from their families and were placed into new homes with the help of LIGRR volunteers. We have never turned away a Golden in need. During the past few years we have been asked to help dogs from Turkey who had been living on the street. Some have been hiding in the forest going without food. With the help of volunteers in Turkey we have welcomed 50-60 Goldens and placed them in loving homes. This past year we joined other Golden Rescue groups across the country to help Goldens from China who were on their way to meat markets. It is an understatement to say that these dogs, both domestic and international, show great appreciation and love of their new life. LIGRR has, as always, stepped up when these dogs arrived to provide medical care for these dogs and so much more.
Each dog that comes in is so special to us and each one is treated as if it were our own dog. The members of our board work tirelessly to find a good match for the dog, therefore making a good match for the adoptive family as well.
Recently, we were asked to take a bonded pair of litter mates. They were 8 years old, their owner had passed away and they had nowhere to live. Polly and Anna came to us in bad shape. Polly had thyroid cancer and after successful treatment she is now cancer free in a loving home. The two girls are so happy to have been able to be adopted together.
Bailey came to us from a local home, he was 13 months old. His owner reported that he was aggressive with their other dog and did not like the child in the home. Upon evaluation it was very clear that this family did not understand the needs of this young dog. He had spent too much time in a crate and not enough time having fun. His new family reports that he now lives peacefully with a puppy and a young child - they are one big happy family.
In addition, to these dogs and other local dogs we were also able to help several international dogs. Ziggy came to us from China - He had no known history. When he arrived, it was clear that he was a sweet loving dog. He now lives the American dream of living with a loving family.
How do we do this?
- With your help - the Golden Family - who support our efforts by adopting, fund raising, donating, volunteering and more.
- With your help - The LIGRR Board - a small group of determined & caring people who do it all – dog transports, airport pickups, fund raising, fostering, home visits, dog evaluation and so much more.
- With your help – the business community – who support our efforts with corporate grants and sponsorship.
Why do we do this? The hope in the eyes of a dog who had no hope … the wag of the tail … the families who have fallen in love with a new family member … the list is endless.
Here are the Donation Categories and your "Thank you" Gifts:
- $500 & up Donation – "Rescue Hero" – beautiful Swarovski crystal bracelet
- $250 Donation – "Best in Show" – sterling silver locket key ring (perfect to put your dog's picture in)
- $100 Donation – "Leader of the Pack" – adorable Golden Retriever hand towel
- $50 Donation – "Faithful Companion" – a toy for your dog – the unstuffed bunny
- $25 Donation – "Good Dog" – environmentally friendly Golden cloth shopping bag
I am so lucky to be involved with a group that has had 20/20 vision for such a long time. LIGRR only survives with the help of the LIGRR board, the volunteers, the adopters and our loyal donors.
Please help LIGRR continue to have perfect vision with the dog's best interest in mind.
Donations may be made by:
Check payable to LIGRR and mailed to:
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 566
Plainview, New York 11803-0566
Additional ways to help LIGRR:
- Donate your car - LINK: https://www.donatecarusa.com/charity/long-island-golden-retriever-rescue/?template=affiliate - PHONE: 1-888-205-3420
- Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (LIGRR). - https://smile.amazon.com/ - sign up today
- Walk your Dog for LIGRR -Don't just take your dog for a walk...Take your Walk for a Dog! - http://www.wooftrax.com/
Rescue Hero - $500 and up donation
|Vicky Wender||In memory of Howard Schultheis|
|Peter and Roberta Gottlieb||Leslie and Tom McPartland|
|Gary and Jana Kron||Jean-luc Urbain and Suzanne Quirk|
|James W. Babcock||Jacqueline and Brian Finnegan|
|In memory of Sonny Abbondanza|
Best in Show - $250 and up donation
|Calista and Paul Tully||Thomas and Christine Speicher||Bernice Greene|
|Geri and Vinnie Raab||Barbara Kuznetz||James and Sharon Conway|
|Phyllis Ward-Sumter||Calista Tully||Thank you to all those who help LIGRR dogs|
Leader of the Pack - $100 and up donation
|Dennis and Doreen Daly||Barbara and Christopher Krucher||George Baker||Concetta and Pat Schling|
|Kim Crawford||Jonathan Maller||Richard and Pamela Rubinstein||Tom Cuhaj and Ann Desimone-Cuhaj|
|Kathryn and John Kollegger||Andrea and Olivero||Joseph and Kelly Caporale||Robert and Tara Morris|
|Susan and Daniel Mahoney||Susan and Gary Nappo||Marilyn O'Leary||Patricia Dillon|
|Barbara and John Bennett||Terrence and Ann Shirlow||Marie Sciscione and Pat Deguilmi||Clifford and Eillen Redmond|
|Margaret Harboy||Sherry Plevretes||Deborah Aufiero||In memory of Cody|
|In memory of of Tyler, Ollie, and Charlie Scala||Lawrence and Cindy Zabinski|
Faithful Companion - $50 and up donation
|Jack Korn and Marie Rubino-Korn||Bruce Butt and Teresa Robertson||Michael and Eileen Dicristofaro||Dale and Karen Broadbent||Joan and William Wolfe|
|Thomas and Lisa Lackemann||Scott and Audrey Koltun||Gary and Margot Rosenthal||Andrew and Amy Iskols||Nancy and Ron Israeli|
|Victoria and Wilson Quinones||Oakley Wood||Claire and Christine Wallace||Pat Bowles||Marc and Kelly Newman|
|Connie Spellman||Janice Fiscina||Joseph Martin||Andre and Pam Lecorre||Therese and Joseph Piegare|
|Gerard Picardi||Miguel Lopez||The Barenzano Family||Leslie McPartland||William Whaley|
Good Dog - $25 and up donation
|Dominick and Alina Durso||Marc and Loree Tand||Arlene Goscinski||Carol Keegan Kayne||Christian Nahas||In loving memory of Patty|
|Steve Fraiman||Andrew and Patricia Greene||David Dimitri and Diane Knowles||Virginia and Dominick Carotenuto||Robert and Amy Rubin||Sue Levine|
|Meredith Carduner||Chris Gattuso||Carol and Larry Friedman||Paul Logan||Ralph and April Iervolino||Shera and Martin Goldman|