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New Jersey High Schoolers Embark on Dog Rescue Mission

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Nora Brindle will accompany Home for Good Dog Rescue throughout Georgia and South Carolina as part of the organization’s Junior Ambassador Program. She and her family have fostered nearly 100 dogs and puppies since 2012. ­ Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
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Rachel Lehner is a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School. She began volunteering with Home for Good in 2014 and has fostered nearly 50 dogs. Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
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Three New Jersey teenagers will join Home for Good Dog Rescue on July 13 to pull dogs from high-kill shelters throughout South Carolina and Georgia as part of the organization’s Junior Ambassador Program.

For 10 days, the team will collect dogs, oversee their medical care, place them in southern foster homes and arrange for their eventual transport to New Jersey. The Junior Ambassadors will then foster the dogs in their own homes and help adopt them into permanent families. 

“During the summertime, the shelters tend to become more crowded, and you see a lot more flies, fleas, and ticks,” Junior Ambassador Nora Brindle, an incoming freshman at Westfield High School, said. “I hope to save as many as we can so these dogs can get out of the shelters and start the journey to finding their forever home in New Jersey.”

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Brindle has been volunteering with Home for Good Dog Rescue for three years. She and her family have fostered nearly 100 dogs and puppies with the organization, and she hopes to eventually start an international dog rescue of her own.

This will be her second time accompanying Home for Good to Aiken, South Carolina, which will one day be the site of Home for Good’s ALMOST HOME Wellness Center, a specialized facility preparing southern dogs for their journey north.

Brindle is joined by Rachel Lehner and Anna Newmark, Warren, New Jersey natives and students at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Together, the girls have conducted car washes and bake sales to raise nearly $6,500 for their trip.

The Junior Ambassador Program is a selection-based opportunity reserved for Home for Good’s most dedicated young volunteers. Its 2013 trip resulted in the rescue of nearly 100 puppies from euthanasia.

Home for Good Dog Rescue is a foster-based non-profit rescue organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters in South Carolina and Georgia. As it approaches its fifth year of its mission, it has placed over 3,600 dogs in loving homes.

For more information on the organization or to become a volunteer, visit www.HomeforGoodDogs.org.

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