Over the past 15 years, Ginger’s Pet Rescue has rescued over 18,000 dogs around the world. Iran, Korea, Mexico, Thailand, and the United States are just a few places they’ve gone to save a dog in need.
Ginger’s Pet Rescue Founder Ginger Luke rescued her first dog in January 2006. The dog and he handed it over to me, âGinger said in an email.
After taking the dog to the vet, she began to look for a good home for the animal. “After I posted it 10 people wanted it, so I adopted it by a deaf woman and Buddy became her service dog.” Once Ginger found a home for Buddy, she helped the other nine people who wanted a dog but didn’t want to go to the shelter. As a result, she worked to save dogs and match them with loving homes.
Seattle-based Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that is one of the largest nonprofit pet rescue organizations in Washington State, specializing in saving dogs. from death row.
As of January of this year, they have been able to save and adopt more than 703 dogs into loving families. Of the 703 dogs, 293 were from California, 80 from Mexico, 53 from Taiwan and 277 from Korea.
Many of the dogs they rescue live in crowded cages on slaughter farms in Korea. According to Humane Society International (HSI), dogs are bred intensively for human consumption. They receive little food, usually no water, and live outdoors in small cages without protection from hot summers or brutally cold winters. Many suffer from disease and malnutrition, and all are subject to extreme daily neglect. Electrocution is one of the most common methods of killing dogs, according to the article.
This is one of the reasons Davies thinks Ginger’s Pet Rescue is so crucial: âThis rescue is extremely important, he cannot afford to fail because it does too much good. ”
If they are unable to physically bring the dogs back, they will partner with rescue groups overseas to provide items such as vaccines, food, wheelchairs, and microchips for tracking. .
The rescue is mainly carried out by a group of 10 to 15 retired women passionate about animals. âIt’s a real passion for people like Ginger and me,â said Sian Davies, CEO of Ginger’s Pet Rescue.
Surprisingly, the organization does not actually have a physical shelter location. They rely heavily on foster families in and around the Seattle area to house the dogs during their transition from rescue to adoption. Prior to the dog’s arrival, the rescue will sponsor the spayed and neutered dogs.
According to Davies, many people don’t really understand how expensive the process of rescuing these animals is. âInternational dogs have a lot more medical issues when rescued,â Davies said. The rescue relies on adoption fees and donations to provide help and care for the needs of each dog. At any time, the rescue can have more than 100 dogs in its charge. According to their website, over 90% of every dollar generated goes to animal rescue.
Davies thinks the average dog in his care needs $ 2,000 to $ 5,000 in medical and travel expenses.
Currently, they are hoping to eventually expand their operations and open a building in Snohomish or near the Sea-tac airport where they can house the dogs and possibly organize adoption events and educate people in the surrounding community. âI believe it will happen, I just don’t know when,â Davies said. The project would be expensive, so they’re in the works to hopefully have some fundraisers soon. So if you would like to support the rescue and donate to the welfare of these animals and the future expansion of Ginger’s Pet Rescue, click here.
During the difficult times of COVID-19, rescue services had to adapt their strategy to help the animals, but they are still working around the clock. “Without adopters we could not do all of this, we cannot move the dogs. if we can’t give them a home, âDavies said. Rescue needs great dog homes so if you want to learn more about how to become a home or volunteer click here.