36 abandoned Golden Retriever dogs transported from Istanbul, Turkey to Atlanta, Georgia

Global Animal Transport LLC recently transported 36 Golden Retriever dogs that were abandoned in the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, and brought them into Atlanta Georgia on a special flight that we arranged.

These dogs were rescued by a group known as: Adopt a Golden Atlanta https://www.facebook.com/turkeysgoldenretrieverssavedbyAGA

Lauren Genkinger, the founder and head of Adopt a Golden Atlanta, led the effort to bring the dogs to Atlanta.

“This is the largest known rescue of golden retrievers internationally, ever.”

Genkinger says that an American living in Istanbul contacted Adopt a Golden Atlanta, reporting that she was seeing golden retrievers everywhere…living on the streets and filling up shelters.

There are 20 boys and 16 girls from six months to ten years, all legitimate world travelers with photo ID passports..

Genkinger says their time on the streets has not been kind to some of them. “A couple we brought over, they were living on the streets and they’re two years of age. They look about eight.”

All of these dogs are already named. “They’re the freedom dogs and all of them have been given names, Freedom, Patriot, Liberty, Glory…” Genkinger laughs. “It wasn’t easy coming up with 36 patriotic names.”

Adopt a Golden Atlanta says the dogs will be with foster families the next few weeks and that they will hold and adoption day the first week of June. Anyone interested in adopting one of the Turkey Golden Retrievers or learning more about Adopt a Golden Atlanta, go to: http://www.adoptagoldenatlanta.com/

The attached photographs, were provided by our Associates in Luxembourg who at our request gave all 36 dogs a comfort stop, feeding, watering and a chance to run around and have some fun between their flights.