Update on the Great Danes seized in a Florida animal neglect case:

Through an online auction via Facebook, one of the auction organizers writes:  "It is with extreme pride and a giant lump in our collective throats that we are happy to announce what was earned with this Auction. Please keep in mind, there were a few items that were commission sales proceeds that we will not see in the total, and of course we are just now beginning to gather payments...... With that said, this AMAZING GREAT DANE COMMUNITY has collectively raised $23,616 (updated after Jamberry Nails reported in) to be donated to the rescues and shelters that have taken on these 100 Danes. As you are probably aware, the De Soto County Florida Animal Control (go to their website) has been tasked with taking care of 66 Great Danes as a result of Debora Rivera's arrest for aggravated animal neglect and marijuana possession. From what we know, these Danes are in deplorable condition and cannot be adopted as they are being held as 'evidence' in Ms. Rivera's pending case."

There are several ways YOU can still help if you are able:

~ Donate directly to the De Soto County Animal Control. A special account is set up for the Danes at Seacoast Bank - Arcadia, 1601 E Oak Street, Arcadia FL 34266.
Phone: 863.491.4100 Account Number: 4507030961

~ Send specific product directly to De Soto County Animal Control via Amazon.com. They have a 'wish list' set up (much like a bridal registry) for the items they need the most. Click here to see the Wish List.

The Great Dane Club of America is sending a check in the amount of $2500.00 that should arrive by Friday July 17th.

The Great Dane Club of America Charitable Trust will be meeting next week and will address the situation as well.

We have also heard that many of our Affiliate Clubs are sending $100.00 and challenging ALL Affiliate Clubs to send $100.00!

No donation is too small!

Great Dane Club of America Board of Directors
To encourage and promote the quality in breeding of purebred Great Danes and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.



Dane Outreach of Washington State is an all volunteer charity dedicated to providing rescued Great Danes a second chance and offering educational information. Great Danes who have been abandoned, neglected, or surrendered are cared for in foster homes and then adopted. We provide information about the breed and answer questions on care and training issues.

A "gentle giant," the Great  Dane is nothing short of majestic. Sometimes  referred to as the "Apollo of dogs," this extremely large dog breed is known for being strong yet elegant, with a friendly,  energetic personality. – The American Kennel Club

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