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In 2014 the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation saw an opportunity to come to the aide of Borzoi overseas. Their need is great, the expenses are high and the reward is priceless. 

The Russians that must hunt to feed themselves and their families. The Asian meat market survivors. The refugees of Ukraine. The injured and the homeless, looking for safety and to be free from suffering.

Join us in our work to aide all Borzoi in a rescue situation.

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Refugee Borzoi in Ukraine Need Our Help!


In late February of 2022, the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation made a commitment to the Ukraine Borzoi in need. Not for one moment has our commitment wavered.


It is no small matter that NBRF's mission in Ukraine perseveres. Many people are still out of work or are working with diminished salaries due to continuing wartime conditions. Food and medicines are delivered, vet visits and treatment for those sick or injured continue. Our ability to come to the aid of those in the Borzoi community enduring this situation depends entirely on our supporters. 

There are 30 Borzoi still in Ukraine receiving assistance from the NBRFInternational Ukraine Fund that includes dog food, flea and tick preventative, as well as heartworm preventative, and one dog who is on heart medication. With our assistance Borzoi are able to stay with their families and not be displaced or abandoned but the amount needed to properly insure that the dogs are well fed and cared for is $3,000 per month.

Please consider making a monthly or one time donation to make it possible for us to continue caring for these dogs. Gratitude to everyone that donates to ease the lives of these Borzoi and their families who are trying to give the best to their beloved dogs.
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Grace's Fund

This is not about what a culture eats or doesn't eat but, the condition a living being is kept in and the manner in which it dies. A product of the China meat market, Grace was heavily pregnant while being weighed at the butchers. She gave birth to four pups in the dark, filthy confines of a cell, sick and alone. Candy Cane rescue purchased her on behalf of NBRF, saving them from slaughter in a nick of time. Many more have and still do languish in those same conditions. Borzoi like Grace, their fate determined by funds available to buy their freedom. Grace succumbed to distemper under a vet's care just days after her rescue. One by one, after the following piece in her honor was written, the pups joined their mother at the bridge.                       

Grace's fund was created in her memory so that no Borzoi would have to live and die enduring the horror of a meat market.


Funds are used for the purchase, veterinary care and transportation of Borzoi found surviving in these conditions.


Please do not let Grace and her pups to have died in vain. 

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"Her name was Grace.  A name she carried for just a short while.  We can only speculate where she came from.  How long had she spent alone, trying to survive the indifference of man?  At the mercy of an uncaring world, she suffered. 


Her name was Grace.  Maybe the first she’d ever had.  Hers’ is a story of the worst and the best of humanity.  She ripped away our ability to deny that such cruelty exists and showed us what true compassion looks like. 


Her name was Grace.  Hers’ were the videos we watched with heartache.  The updates we read with hope.  The grief we now feel.  Her beautiful spirit shone through her desperate circumstance.  And we loved her for it.  Hers’ is the story of many that have been and many still in need.  


Rescue is never a futile effort, the best of humanity reaching out with many hands to comfort, to heal and to show love.  But, for this girl it came too late.    


Her name was Grace.  Grace, who brought hearts together from around the planet.  Grace, who leaves behind a legacy of hope in her pups and the remembrance of her story.  Tell her story.  Remember her name and hope that someday, somehow it will have helped bring an end to the horrors she endured.  Do not let her to have died in silence."       K Watts


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