Gio Fund is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal welfare fundraising organization serving the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. Incorporated in Morris County, New Jersey in March 2011, our founders and volunteers are dedicated to raising the much needed funds to help at risk dogs receive shelter, food and medical care.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mabel Update - NO CANCER



Did you know that the Gio Fund continues to cover medical costs of the dogs we pull until they are adopted?

Mabel was rescued after having one leg amputated due to cancer. In coordination with Eleventh Hour Rescue www.EHRDogs.org in Morris County, New Jersey, and A Shelter Friend www.AShelterFriend.org in rural Bladen County, North Carolina, we were able to pull her after her another rescue commitment fell through.

Recently, Mabel had surgery to remove two more masses on her good front leg. This time we have good news! Biopsy results came back negative. Mabel is cancer free!

However, as we save more animals our vet bills keep growing. To help us cover these additional medical costs and continue to fund saving more like her, please consider making a donation at www.GioFund.org

Thank you to our sponsors and congratulations to our raffle winners!



Collins Mcbry - $25 Panera Gift Certificate
Donated by Pam Ogden, Simply Love

Delores Long - $25 Leland Alterations Gift Certificate
Donated by Leland Alterations

James Schneider Jr - $25 Leland Alterations Gift Certificate
Donated by Leland Alterations

Darrell Rackley – Italian Cooking Basket
Donated by PAWS Resale Shop

Jennifer Wilkins – Key Chain
Donated by Sori’s Stitches

Liza Frake – Animal Bowtie and Bandana
Donated by Sori’s Stitches

Pat Krysiewski - Animal Bowtie and Bandana
Donated by Sori’s Stitches

Jeri Wentworth – Clutch and Keychain
Donated by Sori’s Stitches

Hope Hunt – Sunflower Wreath
Donated by Barbara Vickland

Matt Rassel – Glass Bird Bath
Donated by Barbara Vickland

Amber Garner – Gourmet Tea Set
Donated by The Gio Fund

Angel King – Fourth of July Basket
Donated by The Gio Fund

Congratulations! Your prizes can be picked up at our shop Wednesday - Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Send Mabel Some Good Vibes!



Did you know that the Gio Fund continues to cover medical costs of the dogs we pull until they are adopted?

Mabel was rescued after having one leg amputated due to cancer. In coordination with Eleventh Hour Rescue www.EHRDogs.org in Morris County, New Jersey, and A Shelter Friend www.AShelterFriend.org in rural Bladen County, North Carolina, we were able to pull her after her another rescue commitment fell through.

Sadly, Mabel has been diagnosed with more cancerous masses on her other front leg. This week, she will undergo surgery to remove the new masses.

To help us cover these additional medical costs and continue to fund saving more like her, please consider making a donation atwww.GioFund.org

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Run Free Old Gal! We Will Miss You!

Old Gal was rescued right before Hurricane Florence in September of 2018. In coordination with Eleventh Hour Rescue www.EHRDogs.org in Morris County, New Jersey, and A Shelter Friendwww.AShelterFriend.org in rural Bladen County, North Carolina, we were able to pull her from the county kill shelter right before the hurricane and was placed into a foster home.

Sadly, Old Gal was later diagnosed with cancer in her abdomen. Because of her age and the advanced nature of her condition, she would not have survived surgery. However, thanks to our rescue partners and especially her foster Mom Melissa, Old Gal was able to experience living in a forever home during the last year of her life.

To honor Old Gal and help us continue to fund saving more like her, please consider making a donation at www.GioFund.org

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tony is up for adoption!


https://www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend/videos/2325620097673026/


About Tony
·                     Status: Available for Adoption or Foster
·                     Species: Dog
·                     General Color: Tri Color
·                     Eye Color: Brown
·                     Ear Type: Natural
·                     Tail Type: Natural
·                     Current Age: 5 years (best estimate)
·                     Microchipped: No
·                     Fence Required: Yes
·                     Obedience Training Needed:      Needs Minimal Training
·                     Exercise Needs: Moderate
·                     Grooming Needs: Low
·                     Owner Experience Needed: Species
·                     Reaction to New People: Very friendly

Tony is a male hound mix approximately 5 years old. He is seeking a family or person who enjoys hugging, napping on the couch and watching him be silly. 


Tony ended up in an overcrowded kill shelter in rural North Carolina.  The Bladen County, NC shelter is filled with hounds this time of year.  As soon as hunting season is over, these gentle creatures are often surrendered to the local shelter.  If they can't find homes, they will most likely be put down due to lack of space.  Thank you to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue for taking in another one.  

Tony is about 50 pounds.  He would do well in a home with other pets, but not required.  Tony does not mind being lazy and just lying around the house.  Tony is also most likely heartworm positive, but will be receiving treatment.  Tony has been neutered. 

Please feel free to contact Chris Rogers from the Gio Fund at 973 975 8383 or crogers@giofund.org for more details.

If you'd like to meet him, please complete an application at www.ehrdogs.org & be sure to mention his name - TONY!  He will be in NJ and ready for adoption in mid April 2019.

More about Tony

Good with dogs, Untested with cats, Good with kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leash-trained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy

Bud is up for adoption!









UPDATE _ BUD WAS ADOPTED

About BUD
·                     Status: Available for Adoption or Foster
·                     Species: Dog
·                     General Color: Brown and Black
·                     Eye Color: Brown
·                     Ear Type: Natural
·                     Tail Type: Natural
·                     Current Age: 5 years (best estimate)
·                     Microchipped: No
·                     Fence Required: Yes
·                     Obedience Training Needed:      Needs Minimal Training
·                     Exercise Needs: Moderate
·                     Grooming Needs: Low
·                     Owner Experience Needed: Species
·                     Reaction to New People: Very friendly

Bud is a male hound mix approximately 5 years old. He is seeking a family or person who enjoys hugging, napping on the couch and watching him be silly. 


Bud ended up in an overcrowded kill shelter in rural North Carolina.  He had a commitment, but it fell through.  So the nice people over at Eleventh Hour Rescue agreed to take him.  He is about 50 pounds. 

He would do well in a home with other pets, but not required.  Bud does not mind being lazy and just lying around the house.  Bud has had a successful FHO (hip) surgery to help some joint issues he was born with.  Bud is heartworm negative.  Bud has been neutered. 

Please feel free to contact Chris Rogers from the Gio Fund at 973 975 8383 or crogers@giofund.org for more details.
If you'd like to meet him, please complete an application at www.ehrdogs.org & be sure to mention his name - BUD!  He will be in NJ and ready for adoption or a foster home in mid April 2019.

More about Bud

Good with dogs, Untested with cats, Good with kids, Good with farm animals such as chickens, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leash-trained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Who Was Gio?






Gio was a coonhound, rescued from a kill shelter in northern Kentucky.  Soon after his arrival to a rescue facility in Randolph, New Jersey, veterinarians diagnosed Gio with heartworm, a potentially fatal condition that is spread from host to host through the bite of a mosquito.   While living with his volunteer foster family, a rescue organization treated Gio’s condition with a medical procedure that cost thousands of dollars.

Soon after Gio had recovered from his illness, my wife and I met and fell in love with this big guy.  In October of 2009 we made him a part of our own family.  However, just a few short months later, Gio was diagnosed with lung cancer. 

After listening to the recommendation of a veterinary cancer specialist, Gio underwent surgery to remove a cancerous mass on his lung.  Unfortunately, the surgeon found that the cancer had spread quicker than was originally thought.  The surgery was not successful.

Gio spent his last few days with us in his forever home.  He will be greatly missed as his gentle and playful nature left a lasting impression on our entire family.  

Soon after, the Gio Fund was created.  The Gio Fund is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal welfare fundraising organization serving the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. Originally incorporated in Morris County, New Jersey in March 2011, our founders and volunteers are dedicated to raising the much needed funds to help at risk dogs, like Gio, receive shelter, food and medical care. By making a tax deductible donation to the Gio Fund, we can continue to help more at risk dogs find loving homes.

If you would like more information about the Gio Fund, please contact us at 910 782 8222 or visit our webpage at www.GioFund.org

We appreciate your support,

Loretta and Chris Rogers
Founders
The Gio Fund