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.

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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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

New Spring 2019 Hours!



It's Official!

Our Leland, NC Thrift Shop
is now open Wednesdays too!

Our new hours are:

Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm

We are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday