Mission Statement of GRINinc
Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3), funding rescue devoted to assisting seniors and special needs Golden Retrievers being treated and rehabilitated by registered 501(c)(3) Golden Retriever Rescues throughout the United States. Click here for video.
Affiliated with and recognized by the Golden Retriever Club of America- National Rescue Committee
THIS WAS THEN ... June 2004 - June 2009
Volunteers who had previously assisted other Golden rescues founded Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. With a combined total of 20+ years of experience in place, they have pooled their knowledge and experience to continue their passion and efforts. This organization is comprised of volunteers that are totally dedicated to finding loving, responsible "forever" homes for unwanted, mistreated, neglected or abandoned Golden Retrievers. In addition to providing rescue service to Goldens, we provide indirect assistance to other dogs by providing contacts to other breed-specific and all-breed rescues. By removing Goldens from the shelters, we free up space for other homeless dogs. Our goal is to work closely as a network with other rescues and shelters in an effort to re-home the displaced Goldens. Another important goal is to educate the public on responsible pet ownership which includes complete veterinary care of the Golden Retriever, spay and neuter programs, obedience training, information about the breed and ethical and responsible breeding practices.
And THIS IS NOW ....
We remain as Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. Many of our volunteers have been with us since 2004. Those volunteers continue to dedicate their time to our wonderful breed...the Golden Retriever. We specifically set our goal to assist the senior and special needs goldens through funding rescues that have these special goldens under their wing. GRINinc continues to educate the public on responsible pet ownership...we continue to stand behind our breed with education about the care of the Golden Retriever. Of course we support the spay and neuter programs. GRINinc works closely with other Golden Retriever rescues to assure that every golden gets a second chance.
GRINinc is the recipient of the 2010 Starfish Award
Presented by: Golden Retriever Club of America - National Rescue Committee
Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc was the 2010 winner of the National Rescue Committee Starfish Award. Thanks to our many members, volunteers, and supporters who both recognized and valued our mission for these many years. As a result of your faithfulness and loyalty through our growth and renovation, Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. has been awarded this prestigious award. Our Gifted Golden Grant program was recognized for its unique undertaking by the National Rescue Committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America. The Starfish award is truly an honor… and we recognize that this award belongs to all of our supporters. Thanks to you, in the seven years since our Gifted Golden Program was initiated, we have awarded over 71 grants totaling over $45,000 to fund the treatment and recovery of our precious senior and special needs Goldens. Additionally, GRINinc has awarded 14 rescues through the special 2015 Holiday Gifted Golden Grant Program and will be awarding ten grants of $500 each to deserving rescues for our 2016 Holiday Gifted Voucher Program!
For more information on the National Rescue Committee go to www.grca-nrc.org.