Home for Good Dog Rescue Receives ASPCA Grant
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 • 12:31pm
SUMMIT, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) has been given a $5,000 grant by the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Funds from this grant will go towards HFGDR’s transport program, which relocates puppies and dogs from shelters with a higher supply of dogs than there is demand to areas where those at-risk dogs can find their forever homes.
“Home for Good Dog Rescue travels to shelters in the south where dogs and puppies are at risk of euthanasia and brings them to New Jersey where the breeds are highly desirable,” explained Home for Good Co-Founder Richard Errico, “The conditions at these overcrowded shelters can be shocking to those who have never been inside of one before. It is clear that they are desperate for help in getting these animals out of their cages and into loving homes. Each transport we do confirms how important our transport and placement work is. Thanks to this grant, we will be able to transport more innocent puppies and dogs to safety. We are so grateful to the ASPCA® for supporting our efforts and providing us with the funds to continue on our life-saving mission.”
“Transport programs can be a critical step in saving the lives of more dogs and puppies, by taking breeds from shelters who are struggling to place them and bringing them to shelters where adopters are searching for that specific breed,” said Jill Van Tuyl, Community Initiatives Director of New Jersey at the ASPCA. “The ASPCA is pleased to provide this grant to Home for Good Dog Rescue so that they may continue their work in simply giving these at-risk puppies a life-saving ride.”
Summit-based HFGDR is a 100-percent foster-based rescue with offices in Berkeley Heights. They rescue puppies and dogs that face euthanasia, and provide foster care, medical care, training, support and hope. Through their foster program, each puppy and dog that is rescued is able to experience life with a family in a home, and HFGDR works a network of 50 families who help to care for the dogs and start them on their training.
For more information on Home for Good Dog Rescue, visit www.homeforgooddogs.org.