Honoring National Rescue Dog Day and GG’s Birthday

Cheryl Phillips

May 20, 2020 is not only National Rescue Dog Day but GG’s Birthday!

Today marks 11 years since Cheryl Phillips rescued GG from Maryland Street in Detroit. On that fateful day in May, when Cheryl saved GG, she was hungry, thirsty, and depressed; she had given up. That day changed both their lives. It began a journey that would culminate in the novella GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved and the non-profit, GG’s Foundation, to support abandoned, abused, and neglected animals and conduct TNVR (Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return) for community felines.

In remembrance of GG, we want to share the importance of National Rescue Dog Day and three ways you can participate.

National Rescue Dog Day brings awareness to the number of dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, promotes humane education, and encourages spaying/neutering. You can participate in commemorating GG by taking part in National Rescue Dog Day in the following ways.

  1. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
    We understand the time may not be perfect for you to adopt, but that doesn’t limit your ability to give rescue dogs a better life. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy playing and walking the dogs?
  1. Donate to your local animal shelter.
    The cost of properly caring for an animal can be high due to medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter, and training. Shelters are always in need of donations. If you cannot make a monetary donation, please consider donating blankets, beds, toys, treats, and leashes.
  1. Adopt!
    If you can make a lifetime commitment and give a rescue dog a loving, FUREVER home, please consider adoption. A dog is just waiting to bring companionship and love into your life!

Once again, happy birthday to GG! Share this blog and participate with your friends in National Rescue Dog Day in remembrance of GG.

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