See the latest happenings at RAGOM – puppies!!!
In March 2017, RAGOM raised money to rescue Goldens being auctioned off at a commercial breeding auction. You, our supporters, gave so generously that we raised more money than we needed to rescue the 18 dogs. We promised you we’d go back for more as we learned of other breeder dogs in need of help.
A couple of months later there was another auction, with a pregnant Golden being sold. Not even two years old, she had just had a litter less than six months before. Without the intervention of a rescue organization, she would be sold to another commercial breeder, where she would live her life in a cage, being bred repeatedly.
Her life changed dramatically on May 6, when RAGOM successfully bid on her at auction. She was pregnant and likely to give birth any day. In an instant, her fate changed from breeding commodity to loved dog. We named her Patzy.
Patzy was brought to Minnesota and welcomed into a foster home, where she began to learn about the kindness of humans. After a few days, Patzy began to trust that she was safe, and attached herself to Foster Mom. She even began to shyly approach Foster Mom for petting. She also discovered the comforts of soft beds, nourishing meals, and shelter, a much-welcomed change for a pregnant mom-to-be.
About a week after her rescue, on May 18th, Patzy went into labor. Over the course of a long day, she gave birth to nine healthy puppies.
Her labor experience was likely quite different from those of her past. She did not want her Foster Mom out of her sight, so Foster Mom stayed by her side, monitoring and caring for her, and doing everything possible to keep her comfortable. In addition to her meals, she was served refreshing bowls of ice cream, and back massages to ease her labor pains.
It’s your generosity that made Patzy’s new life possible. With your support, you changed her fate in the blink of an eye. You bought her way out of the commercial breeding life. You bought her hope.
When old enough, they will be placed for adoption. If you would like to be considered, please see the Adoption Application Instructions on our website. Please note that we will likely receive dozens of applications, so many wonderful interested families will not get chosen. To keep the process manageable for our volunteer team, no applications will be accepted until the puppies are posted as available (status = Adopt me!) on the Available Dogs page of our website. Applications sent in prior to this will be declined.
A special thank you to Friends of Flicka who donated generously in memory of Yogi to make our work possible.
If you would like to assist us to rescue more of these commercial breeding dogs, please consider making a donation specifically for these efforts. To donate: https://ragom.z2systems.com/np/clients/ragom/donation.jsp?campaign=7604
Your generous support allows us to care for Patzy and her pups! Two puppies have already required surgery so your donations are very much appreciated. To donate: https://ragom.z2systems.com/np/clients/ragom/donation.jsp?campaign=7612
For more information please see our website: http://ragom.org