36 Golden Retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Atlanta - CBS46 News

36 Golden Retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Atlanta

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ALPHARETTA, GA (AP) -

Dozens of abandoned Golden Retrievers rescued from Turkey have arrived in Atlanta and have been placed at a boarding facility in Fulton County to be adopted.

The Adopt-a-Golden organization helped bring 36 purebred Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey, to Alpharetta in the largest international golden rescue ever.

The dogs arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a 12-hour flight and seven-hour layover and were taken to Pet Lodge pet resort.

Each dog was abandoned by its owner when the Golden Retriever, once a status symbol for Turkey, stopped being popular.

The dogs have never heard English and have their own interpreter. They will be available for adoption in early June after an adjustment period.

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