We are excited to announce that we are getting more dogs from China! 22 Golden Retrievers were rescued off of a truck headed to a slaughterhouse. We are partnering with 2 other rescue groups here on the East Coast to bring all 22 of them to the United States within the next month. The meat market is a very real threat to all dogs within the country, but Goldens are a preferred breed due to size and temperament. There are also height restrictions throughout China, making legal ownership of a Golden Retriever difficult. A Beijing law states that a dog taller than 14 inches high is considered illegal and that a larger dog can be locked up and put down if intercepted by police. Please know that the majority of the Chinese people are against the dog meat industry and many illegal slaughterhouses are being shut down by the government, often pressured by rescue groups and dog advocates. But there are still thousands in danger.

Every dog we bring to the United States is a life that is saved. Here is a video of them arriving at the rescue facility in China.  China Dogs

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, SEVA GRREAT has ceased all operational functions involving people to people interactions regarding adoptions and home visits effective immediately. This is a primary topic that will be discussed at our Board meeting on Wednesday, 18 March. In the interim, safety is paramount and we will be adhering to National, State and local directives. We will be updating this guidance and what to expect following our Board meeting but it is anticipated that this action will remain in place for at least the next several weeks, at a minimum. We will also be discussing how to accommodate intakes and managing rescue Golden’s needing to come our way. We, like so many others, are trying our very best to manage how dealing with this serious and unexpected situation.

Thanks for your patience. If there are any immediate concerns please contact us on the SEVA GRREAT hot line numbers. Please stay safe as we all work together to get past the coronavirus pandemic.


Dottie Cleal
President, SEVA GRREAT

SEVA-GRREAT is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program!
To participate, register your Kroger Plus Card online at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/. Our organization number is 88542 (or you can search on the name -- they have us listed as SEVA-GREAT). If you don't have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at customer service in any Kroger store.
For each purchase to count, remember to swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your card when shopping. Our first reward from Kroger is on its way... let's register some new members, let's keep on shopping, and as always THANK YOU for all you do for our Goldens!
Detailed instructions for enrolling follow:

SEVA GRREATWelcome to the new web-face of SEVA GRREAT!  It has been a few years since we freshened up our website, so we took the opportunity to update our backend services and our management system.  As the internet matures, so does the need to update your technology.  Our newest management system allows us to more easily manage upgrades, security, and information on our site.  There are plenty of behind-the-scenes changes that have taken place, but here are some of the front-side changes you can expect to notice.

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