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Saving Goldie

Closed Cause page created in the Animals category by ARAN Animal Rescue NZ

$2,492 of $3,000 goal
Given by 74 generous donors in 21 days

Please help us to help Goldie, she has no chance of a happy ending at the moment, but with your help we can give her one

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Goldie’s Story

At 6 months old this little girl should have her whole happy life ahead of her but when we found her she was in such a bad mental and physical state that we wondered if she’d make it.

Goldie is a prime example of a dog who has been badly let down by people and given no chance right from the start.

She obviously hadn’t been given any training or socialisation whatsoever in her puppyhood and the result was an anxious, frightened, frustrated dog with no idea how to deal with the world. We imagine she was kept on her own in a back yard or garage all day long.

She was also malnourished and we nearly lost her to a gastric problem, she needed almost a week’s intensive care at our vet when she arrived.

Once a dog is in our care we do everything we possibly can to ensure they are happy and healthy and prepared for a new life, but this can be incredibly expensive.

Goldie needed both intensive health care and now needs intensive mental health care.

She badly needs behavioural work and some intensive training right now if she is to have a successful future, she has a lot to catch up on. We have a place for her in a residential training programme with a wonderful force-free, positive reinforcement, professional trainer to help her on the road to recovery and an amazing foster family who are ready to help her.

So she has such a great team behind her but we just need help with the funds for her residential training and some of her vet bill. We have covered as much as we can ourselves but so need your help to get us, and her, over the line.

About us

We rescue rehomeable dogs, primarily from council pounds, who would otherwise face euthanasia. We are volunteers and all donations go directly towards helping these dogs.

Use of funds

All donated funds will be used for Goldie's residential training course and to partly cover her veterinary bill for a five day stay. If we are lucky enough to receive surplus funding we will put the money towards helping other dogs in our care.

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Latest update

Goldie's doing really well! All thanks to your donation, thank you!  5 July 2020

Posted by: ARAN Animal Rescue NZ

Thanks to your generous donation we have been able to enrol Goldie in her training course and she's proving to be an ace student! All that pent up frustration and anxiety is starting to disappear as her energy is channelled into more positive directions. She's SO smart and very food driven so is making very quick progress. There is still a long way to go but we are feeling very optimistic about her future. Thanks again for helping her when she so needed it x

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Guest Donor on 17 Jul 2020
I am giving Goldie some extra money I hope all goes well for Goldie I would like to know how Goldie gets on. Steve PS can you email me receipts for payments made.
Bex on 08 Jul 2020
Rachel on 04 Jul 2020
Steve Cropp
Steve Cropp on 03 Jul 2020
I am a lover of dogs. I hope all goes well for Goldie Steve
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Guest Donor on 03 Jul 2020

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