We are now accepting photos for our 2021 Calendar Contest! Your golden could be one of the featured Goldens to grace next year’s calendar!
We are looking for great shots of SEVA GRREAT adopted dogs and non-SEVA GRREAT goldens that are inspiring our active volunteers, supporters and members. The pictures that are showing off, acting regal, being silly, enjoying a special holiday, frolicking outside, lounging inside, or just sporting that GRREAT Golden “smile.” We want to see any shot that you feel shows that wonderful GOLDEN personality!
We are excited to announce that we are getting more dogs from China! 22 Golden Retrievers were rescued off of a truck headed to a slaughterhouse. We are partnering with 2 other rescue groups here on the East Coast to bring all 22 of them to the United States within the next month. The meat market is a very real threat to all dogs within the country, but Goldens are a preferred breed due to size and temperament. There are also height restrictions throughout China, making legal ownership of a Golden Retriever difficult. A Beijing law states that a dog taller than 14 inches high is considered illegal and that a larger dog can be locked up and put down if intercepted by police. Please know that the majority of the Chinese people are against the dog meat industry and many illegal slaughterhouses are being shut down by the government, often pressured by rescue groups and dog advocates. But there are still thousands in danger.
Every dog we bring to the United States is a life that is saved. Here is a video of them arriving at the rescue facility in China. China Dogs
SEVA GRREAT has been closely monitoring the current Covid19 statewide guidelines as “sheltering in” restrictions begin to diminish. We are seeing varying updates affecting our current geographical area which makes it a little more challenging to begin overall unilateral operations. Having said that, we are definitely preparing to fully get back to our mission as soon as we possibly can. This of course will be done with every precaution taken for the safety of our volunteers and interested families contacting us. The adoption application process will remain closed for the time being due to the ongoing shortage of Goldens available. Further updates regarding the status of our renewed operations will be provided as additional information becomes available to us. We appreciate your continued patience.
Thanks for your patience. If there are any immediate concerns please contact us on the SEVA GRREAT hot line numbers. Please stay safe as we all work together to get past the coronavirus pandemic.
President, SEVA GRREAT