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Stray Golden Retrievers Are Being Flown To New Homes In Canada

Imagine a plane full of golden retrievers...

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A group from Ontario, Canada, are flying stray Golden Retrievers from Turkey and pairing them with new homes in Canada.

The idea came when Golden Rescue volunteer Viive Tamm travelled to Istanbul, Turkey, after hearing about the alarming number of stray dogs there.

After meeting hundreds of stray retrievers, a partnership was created between the Ontario-based operation and rescue shelters in Istanbul.

Since December 2015, Golden Rescue have brought 22 dogs into Canada and plan to bring 16-to-20 dogs per month.

Speaking to CBC news, Golden Retrievers are particularly populous among Istanbul's strays as many are left after they grow out of being puppies.

While all the dogs who have arrived so far in Canada have been assigned new homes, Golden Rescue assures retriever lovers that plenty more pups will be on their way soon.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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