3/4 UPDATE: The dogs are doing well. They're starting to settle down and becoming less skittish. Blood work, spay/neuter etc started today...
Momma Izzie and her pups are fine and she is being very protective of them. Pups and younger dogs Hillary, Hanna, Heidi and Leo are becoming very comfortable with us and have started look for our attention if we're not 100% focused on them. They're eating and starting to explore when out of their kennels. They still haven't all made it successfully outside yet, but we'll take the small successes as they come!
Bigger dogs are coming along though we haven't had as much one on one time with them yet. Jane is a sweet girl, she's letting us pet her and loves treats. She's still shy but made an amazing connection with us in such a short time. Skarr and Sarge are together and doing well. Skarr wants to be pet even when Sarge is trying to steal his thunder. Tank is still a little scared but he's gaining confidence. Radar loves to bark at us but quiets right down when you open his kennel door with a treat. Jill and Gunner had a scuffle yesterday and were separated. So far, Jill is a real love and wants hugs and to be pet. Gunner seems the same though we haven't spent as much time with him. Don is a gracious old guy who loves being outside. Last but not least is Chopper who is not pleased with this situation at all and makes it known. We've not been able to spend any time with her so far but hope she turns the corner soon.
Please please share and if you can donate, every single dollar makes a difference and we need all the dollars we can get to help the "Magnificent 19"
Gentle Giants Rescue in conjunction with local animal control and SPCA rescued 19 dogs from a hoarding situation on Friday.
It has been a very very busy year for us so far... with the former OAS dogs, many owner surrenders and now these 19. In our 10 years of rescue work, this is the biggest rescue effort we have ever done... Many people say to me that things like this only happen in the south.... Well here is the proof that it happens right here in NJ.... Animal neglect and cruelty is a worldwide problem...
We believe the dogs are some sort of mastiff or mastiff/schnauzer mixes, possibly some Dane and maybe other breeds. Most are shy, several friendly, but they will all need TLC, training and socialization.They are with our vet and will be vetted and evaluated over the next few days. Then they will be available for adoption.
Please share, donate, fill out a foster or adoption application. We need food, leashes, collars, bowls etc and all the help we can get to see these dogs become healthy and find their forever homes...THANK YOU!!!!
From 4/19 - 4/27, Fairy Dog Moms, Inc. and Gentle Giants of New Jersey will be partnering for a jewelry fundraiser benefiting the pups of Gentle Giants.
This Original Dog and Cat Mom Jewelry Collection features bracelets, necklaces and key chains. They will be available during our fundraiser with 25% of the price of each item being donated to Gentle Giants!!!
Check back in the next few weeks for ordering information.
We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c) (3) organization
All donations made to help our rescued animals are tax deductible
100% of donations are used towards the care of our rescued dogs