Our volunteerism is steadily growing especially in outlying areas further from the major metros. We recently added volunteers in Ventura County and Inland Empire to increase our presence in these areas and better serve our communities. If you would like to become a volunteer, please visit our website (www.grcglarescue.org)
On the adoption front, we adopted 73 goldens over the course of 2017. Orange County took top honors with 32 adoptions, and Los Angeles County finished in second with 31 adoptions. Overall, we adopted experienced a 18% drop in golden adoptions this year vs 2016, having adopted out 90 goldens the previous year. With golden retrievers being one of the most popular breeds in the US, this supports the notion that animal rescue is at the forefront of the social conscience and that fewer animals are needing assistance to be adopted out.
Strategically, our permanent foster program once again proved invaluable as we took in several dogs last year in need of major medical care and have continued to provide them a wonderful quality of life.
Finally, we would like to thank our veterinarian partners throughout the Greater Southern California area. Their invaluable service to our Rescue allows us to care for a large number of goldens.
If you are in need of vet services, please visit one of our partners and mention GRCGLAR.
Beach Blvd Animal Hospital - Huntington Beach
Culver Palms Animal Hospital - Culver City
Eye Care for Animals Specialty Hospital - Tustin
Golden Oak Veterinary Hospital - Rancho Cucamonga
Pasadena Pets Veterinary Hospital - Pasadena
Family Member Animal Hospital - Mission Viejo
Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital - San Clemente
Orange Canyon Animal Hospital - Orange
Access Specialty Hospital - Torrance, Culver City, Woodland Hills
With the close of every year, we look forward to the challenges of the upcoming year. Financially, we are disciplined and strong. We are committed to serving the greater purpose of animal rescue whenever we are called to action. And we look forward to helping our communities save these beautiful canines that bring us such joy in life. Thank you for your support of GRCGLAR. We look forward to seeing you at an event this year.
The Board of Directors
(Gerri, Leslie, Joanne, Mary Pat, Marty, Donna, and Gary)