Shelter Spotlight: Coconut Grove Dog Rescue

Jasmine is a dog at the Coconut Grove Dog Rescue that is being adopted

Dog rescue – one at a time…

Coconut Grove Dog Rescue is an animal welfare and rescue group located in Coconut Grove, Florida. The group formed due to a loosely knit group of neighbors who brought their dogs to Blanche Dog Park located on Virginia Street and Shipping Avenue in Coconut Grove. They were concerned because they noticed that dogs are abandoned in their sailing village on an almost daily basis. They wanted to do something to help rescue these dogs because most dogs brought to Miami-Dade Animal Services will be euthanized due to overcrowding and lack of funding for staff, facilities, and care of the dogs until permanent homes can be found.

Knowing this, a loose knit group of Grovites, as they call themselves, began fostering and finding permanent homes for dogs abandoned in Coconut Grove. They hoped this would avoid the consequences of bringing those dogs to the County shelter. Although they have rescued many dogs, not all abandoned dogs were “success stories.” The strays and other abandoned dogs in the park have been increasing this past year. Landlords are finding dogs in abandoned homes and apartments; neighbors are finding the same thing….and they are dedicated to doing something about it. They are passionate about this. As you will read on their website: “This must be stopped.”

Coconut Grove Dog Rescue works to find foster homes and eventually permanent, loving homes for these that are animals left to fend for themselves.

“Together,” they say, “we can all make a difference.” Coconut Grove Dog Rescue is seeking 501(c)(3) non-profit status at this time. In the meantime, they mention many wonderful people and local businesses that have been extremely generous in donating funds and services to assist this cause despite the lack of availability of a tax deduction. They send a message of thanks to all who have helped. “We appreciate those efforts, as do all the animals we have rescued.”

They want people to know that animals are abandoned every single day, and this problem is out of control. “Take the time to help just one. It really makes a difference. Make a difference and save a life!”

If you’d like to help, you can donate to them online using Paypal. Or learn more about how you can adopt one of their rescued dogs.

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