The German Shepherd Helpline was founded in the memory of Floyd, a GSD that was severely abused, neglected and abandoned on the streets to die alone.
The purpose of the charity is:
For the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of German Shepherd Dogs by receiving reports of cruelty and assisting other authorities to bring about prosecutions where evidence of cruelty is proven.
We aim to assist the public with small grants for emergency veterinary care if they are experiencing difficulties with unexpected vet fees. We also assist with behavioural and training fees. We offer help, support and advice to owners or potential owners of all GSD's either online, by telephone. There are no set fees for online or telephone assistance.
We aim to prevent dogs being abandoned and rehomed through behavioural issues and health problems.
We have a 24-hour free phone Hotline.
We are not a rescue charity although, in exceptional cases, provisions may be made to remove a dog from a situation where it is likely to endure further suffering. We will take calls from anyone who needs to rehome a dog. These will be allocated to appropriate rescue centres.
The helpline is run by a dedicated number of volunteers who are actively involved with or own at least one GSD. Our future aim is to provide at least one trainer in every area. Who will help and assist with any problems? The initial visit will be free of charge with just a donation towards the charity. Future visits will be determined by the trainer and client. We do help with fully funding clients who are in financial difficulty or at risk of losing their dog.
We are here to help and assist other like-minded charities, and if need be, provide evidence which might help to secure a conviction in cruelty cases.
We currently have a Facebook page where we can either offer private advice or general open forum advice. Please click on the link to take you there.
We have an Auction group which runs 24 hours seven days a week.
We also have a Rehoming, Lost and Found page for use by the general public. To advertise dogs from all Countries who are in need of new homes.