Jim Bob is an adult male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Angel Dog Rescue, Inc. in Georgetown, GA. He’s apparently an ice cream aficionado.
Georgia English Bulldog Rescue has responded to the legislative dog fight over whether the state will name “any adoptable dog” the Official State Dog of Georgia, or whether it will be the English Bulldog.
Click here for their full response, an excerpt of which is below.
The English Bulldog suffers from its popularity in Georgia, and individual dogs become neglected and their medical conditions worsen from owners who were not fully informed of the costs and care requirements of this unique breed.
The last thing the English Bulldog needs is to be more popular.
As an organization, we are 100% committed to the rescue and care of English Bulldogs. As Georgians, we cheer our beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs every Saturday in the fall and take pride in Uga’s representation of our breed and our state. We understand the good motivations that underlie the effort to name the English Bulldog as the official state dog of Georgia, and appreciate the efforts of the Senators who brought it forth.
We are literally the safety net for English Bulldogs in Georgia.
It is safe to say nobody in Georgia does more to care for English Bulldogs than we do.
With that said, we hope that the General Assembly will be content with the English Bulldog remaining the beloved mascot of our flagship university, and the unofficial state dog.
We invite you to visit our website at www.GeorgiaEnglishBulldogRescue.org, where you can meet our foster dogs, learn more about the unique qualities of our English Bulldogs, as well as the level of care they require. If you’re considering adopting a bulldog, fostering is a great way to learn if your lifestyle is suited to the breed. If you simply want to snuggle with a beautiful English Bulldog, we invite you to our public events, and our primary yearly fundraiser, The Bully Ball on February 27, 2016 at the St. Regis in Buckhead, or even better to volunteer with us.
We believe that the proposal by State Rep. Joe Wilkinson, contained in House Bill 561, to name “any adoptable dog” as the Official State Dog of Georgia, honors the English Bulldogs we care for every day at Georgia English Bulldog Rescue and our alumni who have gone on to new forever homes.