The Quarterly Newsletter of GRRI-NJ
If you know of a Golden
Retriever in New Jersey who needs our assistance, please call
the GRRI-NJ Hotline at 973-208-7414.
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A Tribute to Joanne
GRRI-NJ Volunteer & Past
GRRI-NJ Board Member
This issue of The GRRI
News is dedicated to the memory of long time volunteer
Joanne Charney, who lost her 18-month battle with cancer
on May 23, 2005.
She was strong-willed,
determined and dedicated. She believed
strongly that if you breed, you must also rescue, and
she lived by that belief. She was a true advocate for the dog. She was
always willing to call adopters to help them work
through problems they were experiencing with their
Goldens. She worked with families undecided about
surrendering their dogs. She loved to share her wealth of
knowledge with people new to the breed and to educate them
about the benefits of rescuing.
Joanne became a
volunteer of GRRI-NJ more than twenty years ago - long
before our incorporation in March of 1997. We are deeply
saddened by her death, and the loss of a
committed volunteer and valuable source of knowledge about
While her journey on
this earth has come to an end, we know that a new one has
begun at a place called the Rainbow Bridge ...
Joanne, you have been spotted, and when you and your
special friends reunite, you will cling together in
joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy
kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the
beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting
eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never
absent from your heart. We know that you
have crossed the Rainbow Bridge together ...
condolences are extended to her son, Gabe, and to the rest
of her family.
BRAND NEW Website!
Tour the site to find
out more about
our organization, our dogs,
our fundraising efforts and more.
Apply to volunteer or
make a contribution, visit our store,
or read our newsletter.
It's all there!
Attention Adopters --
Save the Date
GRRI-NJ's 2005 Reunion:
September 17, 2005
Invitations will be
going out this summer to each of you.
us to find out more about how you can be a friend and help save a life by
becoming a GRRI-NJ Foster Home
for a homeless Golden Retriever.
volunteering Page also contains information about our
foster program and other ways you can help,
as well as links to our Volunteer
You for Helping Us Help Them!
Farewell to ...
Murphy, Beloved Golden
of GRRI-NJ Volunteers Lilli & Tom Girvan
Golden of GRRI-NJ Volunteer Michelle Friedman
Buck, Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of Ann
Bubba, Beloved Golden
of GRRI-NJ Volunteer Matt Olson
GRRI-NJ Golden of Carol & Buzz Ratzman
Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of George & Doris Heitman
Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of Jody Olcott
Buddy & L'il
Girl, Beloved Dog & Cat of GRRI-NJ Volunteers
Michele Masone & Beth Corcoran
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