James Garner and his beloved "NICKY" he rescued in the middle of a desert when
he was trying to quit smoking.
("NICOTINE" AKA "NICKY")
Unfortunately, when actor James Garner passed away at the age of 86 on July 19th, 2014, there was no funeral, no memorial service or any way for his fans to pay their respects. Perhaps somewhat difficult to understand, “Mr.G” did not want anybody making a fuss over him.
There was also no charitable foundation set up in his name and it took a while for his daughter, Gigi Garner, to finally figure out how she wanted to genuinely honor his legacy.
In addition to taking over his brand and production company, Cherokee Productions,
(www.cherokeeproductions.com) she would like to keep his name relevant, and hopes that his fans will never forget him...
GIGI GARNER IS ON A PASSIONATE MISSION!
Gigi Garner & her father James Garner
Gigi Garner & Video
in England in 1982
James & Gigi on the set of
"The Thrill of it All"
"People have been given the huge responsibility of having dominion over animals, which I believe means that it is our duty as human beings to take care of them. They are innocent unconditionally loving creatures at our mercy, and there is no excuse for animal abuse." - Gigi Garner
Significant research backs up the finding that there is a direct link between acts of cruelty to animals and violence toward humans. This includes child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and other violent behavior. It is an important indicator that must not be ignored. Animal abusers are five times as likely to harm other humans. Education is key to turn our world into a more humane place for all living creatures.
Ms. Garner believes any sport humans use an animal for, is never going to be "safe" She thinks we should NEVER use animals for our "entertainment" when lives of innocent creatures are at risk of injury and/or death. If humans want to engage in risky sports they can choose to do so. Animals have no choice. The animal abuse caused by humans is insurmountable. Humane people must be educated about things like: BREEDING, HORSE RACING, DOG RACING, COCK FIGHTING, THE IDITAROD, THE CIRCUS, AQUARIUMS, ZOOS, KILL SHELTERS, HUNTING, etc...
and "conservation" is a myth!
Gigi Garner feels it is has been a true life blessing to have been able to donate her time and resources to rescue organizations and rescuers in need. She takes her mission very seriously.
Over the years she has:
trained her own rescue dog to work as a pet therapy dog at Scripps Hospital
paid all medical expenses for rescues & made home checks for adoptions
helped rescue many dogs from becoming food in other countries
launched a successful campaign for more animal cruelty officers
personally rescued animals out of dangerous situations
adamantly supports no kill animal rescue organizations
spoken out publicly against animal abusers, hoarders and breed discrimination.
Ms. Garner has made many connections with key animal rescuer partners, advocates, fosters, vets and shelters and she is very active on social media. She believes in sticking up for the underdog, just like her father did!!!
FUNDS RAISED THROUGH DONATIONS WILL BE USED TO AID RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS, SHELTERS, INDIVIDUALS, FOSTERS AND VETS WITH:
AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS NEEDED!
If you would like to make a donation to help animals in honor of James Garner please click on the YELLOW DONATE BUTTON at the top of the page, which will take you to PAYPAL or you can click on the DONATE page.
SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT RESCUE SUCCESSES!
"HERCULES" IN TEXAS KILL SHELTER NOW NAMED "ROCKFORD" ADOPTED!
GENTLEMAN "JAMES" PLUCKED OUT OF THE MEMPHIS KILL SHELTER ADOPTED!
"GOJO" IN KILL SHELTER NOW NAMED "HARLEY" JUST 4 DAYS OUT!
SWEET LITTLE HIPPO WHO IS BLIND SAVED FROM TEXAS KILL SHELTER & ADOPTED!
ONCE "DIAMOND" IN MEMPHIS KILL SHELTER "AVA" ONLY 8 DAYS LATER ADOPTED
SOME OF OUR PAST RESCUES
THAI STREET PAWS
Wonderful rescue run by hardest working rescuer I know, Aussie Tamara Johnston in Songkla, Thailand.
Dog and cat rescue run by dedicated Nancy King out of Sonoma, California.
Tamara Johnston & SIENNA Nancy King & SIENNA
Great rescue in San Bernadino, California run by Lydia Savala. I got my rescue ROCKY GARNER from her!
WHITE PEONY FARM RESCUE
Fantastic Canine Rescue-
Saving at risk pups from high kill shelters in Eastern NC and SW TX @ PVAC.
RUFF HOUSE RESCUE
Highly acclaimed New York & Texas based animal rescue organization. Heroically saving at risk animals from hoarding and high kill shelters in the U.S.
Ruff House Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 365
Oceanside, NY 11572
CLEARED FUR TAKEOFF
Incredible rescue missions run by PILOT TROY, a 501(c)(3) non-profit exists to provide Tailwinds Furever to our pawssengers with our Tailwinds Mission Flights.
Extremely dedicated Mississippi based Canine Rescue- Heroically saving at risk pups from high kill shelters near Memphis.
THE COZMO FOUNDATION
The Cozmo Foundation was created to help pet owners who have income under the federal poverty level, are on government assistance or are unable to get the necessary care for their beloved animals.
They are a wonderful charity run by a couple who believe in helping individuals who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining treatment in the case of unforeseen circumstances due to inadequate finances.