A 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization

WALL OF FAME 2019-2020

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?

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:

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:

  1. 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:

Rescue Hero - $500 and up donation

Vicky WenderIn memory of Howard Schultheis
Peter and Roberta GottliebLeslie and Tom McPartland
Gary and Jana KronJean-luc Urbain and Suzanne Quirk
James W. BabcockJacqueline and Brian Finnegan
In memory of Sonny Abbondanza 

Best in Show - $250 and up donation

Calista and Paul TullyThomas and Christine SpeicherBernice Greene
Geri and Vinnie RaabBarbara KuznetzJames and Sharon Conway
Phyllis Ward-SumterCalista TullyThank you to all those who help LIGRR dogs

Leader of the Pack - $100 and up donation

Dennis and Doreen DalyBarbara and Christopher KrucherGeorge BakerConcetta and Pat Schling
Kim CrawfordJonathan MallerRichard and Pamela RubinsteinTom Cuhaj and Ann Desimone-Cuhaj
Kathryn and John KolleggerAndrea and OliveroJoseph and Kelly CaporaleRobert and Tara Morris
Susan and Daniel MahoneySusan and Gary NappoMarilyn O'LearyPatricia Dillon
Barbara and John BennettTerrence and Ann ShirlowMarie Sciscione and Pat DeguilmiClifford and Eillen Redmond
Margaret HarboySherry PlevretesDeborah AufieroIn memory of Cody
In memory of of Tyler, Ollie, and Charlie ScalaLawrence and Cindy Zabinski  

Faithful Companion - $50 and up donation

Jack Korn and Marie Rubino-KornBruce Butt and Teresa RobertsonMichael and Eileen DicristofaroDale and Karen BroadbentJoan and William Wolfe
Thomas and Lisa LackemannScott and Audrey KoltunGary and Margot RosenthalAndrew and Amy IskolsNancy and Ron Israeli
Victoria and Wilson QuinonesOakley WoodClaire and Christine WallacePat BowlesMarc and Kelly Newman
Connie SpellmanJanice FiscinaJoseph MartinAndre and Pam LecorreTherese and Joseph Piegare
Gerard PicardiMiguel LopezThe Barenzano FamilyLeslie McPartlandWilliam Whaley

Good Dog - $25 and up donation

Dominick and Alina DursoMarc and Loree TandArlene GoscinskiCarol Keegan KayneChristian NahasIn loving memory of Patty
Steve FraimanAndrew and Patricia GreeneDavid Dimitri and Diane KnowlesVirginia and Dominick CarotenutoRobert and Amy RubinSue Levine
Meredith CardunerChris GattusoCarol and Larry FriedmanPaul LoganRalph and April IervolinoShera and Martin Goldman

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