NEWPORT BEACH ( — The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) was selected as a finalist to win a $3000 grant in a national competition.

The group was chosen from over 100 entries and the only organization still competing from Southern California.

Online voting ends Sunday evening at 11:59 Pacific time.

GSROC is competing against nine other groups.  At this writing, a scant .05 margin separates GSROC from their closest competitor, Grey Muzzle Boxers of Texas.

According to GSROC’s director, they desperately need this prize to help complete a kennel project that will allow them to house more dogs. The project has reportedly started and stopped several times due to a shortage of funds. “We’ve been experiencing a financial drought this summer and this has compromised our ability to save more dogs,” explains Maria Dales.

The all-volunteer organization currently has more than 75 purebred shepherds under its care. Dogs range in age, color and size, with many having completed basic obedience training.

To vote for GSROC, click on the following link and vote for “Furever Home.’

For more information about GSROC, click here.


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