20 Turkish golden retrievers arrive in South Florida for adoption

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Twenty abandoned golden retrievers now have hope for a better life after they were brought to South Florida from Turkey.

The canines, who touched down at Miami International Airport, Sunday, are part of a rescue program run by Everglades Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.

Rescue group spokesperson Kendra Demme said life can be tough for a dog in Istanbul. “So there’s this huge population over there, and there’s a limited amount of shelters, so these shelters will get them clean and healthy and put them back out on the streets, so they can get more in,” she said, “so none of them really get much of a chance at life.”

The dogs will all be driven to Clint Moore Animal Hospital, in Boca Raton, where they will spend two weeks being tested and monitored to make sure they’re ready for adoption.

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