What Was The Inspiration For Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue?
Twenty years ago, Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue (DLRR) was formed by a small group of Labrador loving individuals. They saw a need for a Labrador rescue in Arizona. As a result, the rescue was incorporated in 2000 and received its 501c3 status in 2006.
They have been helping these great dogs for 20 years! During this time, they have rescued over 5,000 dogs. In 2018, they saved 300 dogs and spent in excess of $340,000 on their medical care.
How Does Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue Help Homeless Dogs?
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer group. They are dedicated to finding loving life-long homes for their dogs. The rescue provides medical care and or rehab and then matches the dogs with the perfect home. In addition, they provide Labrador Retriever breed training information on request.
Meet the “Sugar Babies” Bon Bon, Coco, and Bell. These three sisters faced death after their owner found out they had Diabetes. Bon Bon and Coco lost most of their sight due to this untreated disease. They were extremely thin and full of worms. Coco had Valley Fever and Bell was blind.
Their medical care included Valley Fever treatment. Furthermore, Bell needed abdominal surgery, ultrasound, cardiologist exam, and eye specialist exams. Cataract surgery was needed for all three sisters. They also needed insulin shots, blood glucose testing, various eye drops, and a special diet. The total medical cost after one year in the rescue’s care was $25,000. The treatments saved all of the sisters!
Bell, Bon Bon, and Coco (aka Sugar Babies) joined their adoptive family in November, 2017. The girls are now 6 years old. They remain healthy with close monitoring from their primary vet and specialists. The sisters enjoy their morning walks, going to day care, and lots of naps. According to the adoptive family, the sisters have brought them great joy. The family is extremely grateful.
What Are The Goals Of Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue in 2020?
The goals of the rescue are as follows.
- Have several fundraisers such as Corks and Collars, Shred-a-Thon, and restaurant/brewery events
- Focus on a financial plan for short and long term needs for medical, boarding, and operational expenses
- Continue to reach out for donors and public grants
- Continue the membership drive for volunteers and sponsors
- Online merchandise store with proceeds going to the group
- Facebook medical requests will be continued
- Considering a Animal Sponsorship program
Through public education, they strive to help stop animal overpopulation by requiring the spaying and neutering of pets.
How Can The Public Help?
Funding for this non-profit comes from public donations and fundraising efforts. Please visit Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue and learn all about this amazing group. They are dedicated to saving these precious animals and finding them forever homes with loving and caring people. Please consider making a donation to this great rescue.
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