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  Founded in 2011, GRRR is a small 501(c)(3) rescue organization that serves Chatham County in coastal Georgia as well as surrounding counties in the area.  Based in Savannah, we are dedicated to rescuing
dogs from owners who are no longer able to care
for them, from public shelters without a
"no-kill" policy and from situations where a dog
has suffered abuse or neglect. We are committed to helping dogs of all ages and believe that no matter what the age or health condition, we are dedicated to insuring that every dog deserves love, care and compassion.  All dogs rescued by GRRR are spayed or neutered, receive full veterinary treatment, immunizations and microchips.  We are a foster based organization and all rescued dogs are placed in loving foster homes while awaiting adoption into carefully screened, loving forever homes.

GRRR Rescues Holly from CCAS

A Christmas Eve rescue story. Happy holidays from Perry and everyone who volunteers at GRRR. Yesterday on Christmas Eve, Kate and I visited Chatham County Animal Services and while we were saddened to see so many dogs who would be spending Christmas alone at the shelter, Kate and I rescued two of them so that on Christmas Day they would know the true meaning of joy. This is Holly, a senior with a severe dental situation and a mild heart murmur. But as you can see from her smile, those things are incidental as she discovered she was leaving the shelter to her last stop loved. We also rescued Biscuit who will be seen in our next post. Thank you to Kate and to everyone who supports us for allowing us to provide two abandoned dogs a Christmas miracle. Happy holidays to everyone and please help us save more lives in the year to come.

GRRR Welcomes Brownie!

We rescued sweet little Brownie today from Chatham County Animal. Services. He will be seeing our vet this week and and after his neuter we will be seeking a loving forever home with a fenced backyard. Stay tuned to our social media sites on Facebook and Instagram, for updates on Brownie

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Become a GRRR Champion and join the GRRR Monthly Donor Program. No gift is too small and

it all adds up to a truly meaningful commitment to our rescue dogs, senior dogs and cats. All donations are tax deductible and assist us in providing a reliable source of support for GRRR’s ongoing rescue and rehabilitation work. 

Donations also help sustain GRRR’s Veterinary Care Fund and provides funding for our critical network of foster providers, paying for all foster dog costs.

Alani the Christmas miracle!

Hi! This is Lauren the cat coordinator at GRRR. Some of you may remember the story we posted on December 11 about Alani, a very tiny kitten abandoned in a box and left in a shopping cart at the Kroger in Richmond Hill. We rescued her on December 11th and took her to the vet immediately for severe diarrhea. She tested positive for coccidia, a nasty parasite that causes intestinal damage, and we started treating her with an antibiotic. Despite treatment, she continued to have severe, uncontrollable diarrhea for the next week. The diarrhea burned her skin and caused inflammation and swelling of her genitals. She was in a lot of pain and so bath time was a delicate process. She had to be completely isolated but I wrapped her in towels and carried her around the house so she wouldn’t feel alone. After a week of no improvement,

I decided that coccidia wasn’t the only issue and took her to Cedar Animal Hospital. She tested negative for coccidia, so it was clear that something else was causing the diarrhea. Dr. Serina prescribed her a different antibiotic and two medications to help relieve the swelling and inflammation. After three days of the new medication regimen, I finally noticed an improvement. Yesterday morning was the first morning she didn’t wake up covered in diarrhea and didn’t require a bath. She is finally playing and running around like a happy, carefree kitten should. Today she went to a recheck at Cedar Animal Hospital and all reports show she has turned the corner and will survive. She is our Christmas miracle as we didn’t think she would survive the last few weeks. We will continue to keep you posted but please know that this very brave little girl will be looking for an incredible forever home in the near future!

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Remembering Petey

In July of 2020, we were contacted by a local senior citizen home regarding a sweet senior blind poodle named Petey. His mom was a resident at the senior home but due to diminishing capabilities, she was no longer able to care for her beloved Petey. Recognizing our work with senior dogs, the senior home asked if we would take him into our forever foster program providing Petey with his last stop loved. Pictured here are scenes of Petey and his loving foster family where he happily spent his last year. Petey passed away peacefully yesterday surrounded by the incredible love his foster family surrounded him with daily over the last year. While it is a sad day for those who loved him, we celebrate the love he knew and was surrounded with in his last year of life. We are sad that you are gone, but the last year and a month with you were the best. We love you Petey.

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