Over the years GABR has rescued over 3500 Bassets! Our volunteers have driven thousands of miles
and in some cases have flown to rescue a Basset that may have been abused, is ill , lost a home due to a
death in the family or in some cases the owners could no longer afford to provide properly for their Basset.
What ever the reason, GABR is there to the extent of our financial resources. We can not rescue all the
Bassets that need us for that would be impossible due to the numbers in need. We set limits on the number
we rescue to fit within our financial capabilities and the number of foster homes we have available to take in
dogs. We do this because we plan to be around for a long time to come.
Our "Illinois Waddle" in September and Auction in April of each year have not only provided funds for GABR
but also allow us to make more people aware of our cause. Our annual Corvette giveaway has provided
funds not only for GABR but also for nearly 100 other non profit organizations across the country. Again,
this is all possible because of our dedicated volunteers.
GABR is faced each month, week and day with life and death decisions. No matter how much love we have
for the Basset and no matter how badly we want to save every one that comes to us, the real world forces
decisions based on time and money.
We realize not everyone has time to foster, to help set up the auction, to chair a committee for the Waddle,
to help with the Corvette raffle or volunteer time at all.
This page is for you!