It's all about the dogs
Over the years GABR has rescued over 4000 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. 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.