Shep's Papa 2021 Fundraiser Event in Loving Memory of Goldie

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Last year my Personal Fundraising Goal was $300 and with your very generous support we raised a total of $520!

I am having a fundraising event in Loving Memory of Goldie, a Golden Retriver who tragically due to abuse from a puppy mill in Iowa along with many other dogs died.

Female Golder Retriever #142 didn’t have a warm bed. She didn’t have anyone who loved her. She didn’t have veterinary care when she was not well. She didn’t even have a name... the ASPCA gave her one when they learned about her and the heartbreaking way she died. They named her Goldie.

In early November, the ASPCA helped rescue hundreds of dogs from a failed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-licensed puppy mill in Iowa. That nightmarish place is where Goldie spent her life. Even though inspectors had witnessed Goldie’s condition get worse and worse over this past year—and they could have helped—USDA policies failed her and the many other dogs who died in that puppy mill.

Goldie’s Story: the USDA issued a license to Daniel Gingerich in October 2019 but were denied access to inspect his facilities until April 2021. When they finally gained access to his property, USDA inspectors found – but did not record on the official inspection report – a Golden Retriever who was later described in a complaint by the U.S. Department of Justice as “extremely emaciated.” Federal inspectors saw Goldie twice after that, and noted her deteriorating condition, but did nothing. In late July, Goldie was found in a barn, along with dead dogs. She had no water, her bones were protruding, she had sores on her body and zero body fat. According to state inspection reports, a veterinarian was called, and USDA inspectors allowed her to be euthanized on site on July 28, 2021. The USDA issued no penalties for this abhorrent cruelty, and Gingerich continued to buy, sell, and breed dogs while this was taking place.

It’s too late to save Goldie, but we can prevent other dogs from meeting her fate.

Support the:
U.S. H.R. 6100—Goldie’s Act

Goldie’s Act is named in honor of Goldie, also known as “female Golden Retriever #142,” who was one of hundreds of dogs who endured prolonged and extreme suffering while in the care of Daniel Gingerich.

Sponsors: Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Susan Wild (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Ed Case (D-HI), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Brad Schneider (D-IL)

Shep (my German Sheperd now 3 years 10 months) and I participated in a Fundraiser in memory of Goldie on Saturday, December 18 which took place at Roger Williams Big Lakes Trail - 3.2 miles (browse through the slideshow images above) to raise awareness and help give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.

I first got involved with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in January of 2019 after watching some of their commercials and seeing animals mistreated and abused; my heart went out to all of the suffering animals. It was at that moment I decided I would do something to help these animals in need - and I did!

I am very proud to be an "ASPCA Animal Guardian" and can tell you that if you ever thought of making a donation, and wasn't sure if you would make a difference, I can tell you that you would. To quote one of the ASPCA team members "There is no shortage of cruelty out there" - and he is right!

The ASPCA is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.

Please support me by making a donation and help save their lives before it is too late.

Shep and his Papa thank you!


About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from dog fighting, cockfighting, and puppy mills, work to end animal homelessness and farm animal cruelty, and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today.

Personal campaign progress

$ 1,000.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 400.00
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Name Amount
Shep's Papa, Momma & Shep $300.00
Erica Decof $500.00
Helga Schrott $100.00
Karin Schrott $100.00

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