Turkey Dogs 1 – May 9, 2015

On May 9, 2015, 36 orphaned Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey touched on American soil making the biggest international rescue of Golden Retrievers. AGA called these dogs the “Freedom Goldens” and gave each dog a patriotic name, such as Freedom, Liberty, Patriot, George, Amber, Glory, Blue, Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam and Sparkler.

All 36 Goldens were looked over by our veterinary partners and all but three received a good bill of health. Grant, Patriot and Hero needed immediate veterinary care. As we do with all orphans we rescue, AGA covered the expenses for Grant and Patriot’s eye surgeries and for Hero’s leg surgery.

All three have recovered from their health issues; were adopted, and now live in loving permanent homes.