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Please Help Dante
Dante is a typical 5 year old lab; he loves to play ball, ride in the car, go for walks and loves everyone he meets people and other dogs. When this sweet, well behaved dog was given up by his owners Labs4Rescue opted to rescue him.

Here's what Dante's foster mom says about him:

I have fostered many dogs for this organization and once I met him, I knew he would be quickly adopted by a great family. I started to notice a lot of sneezing, so to make a long story short, Dante was diagnosed with a fungal infection that was so advanced he needed surgery to remove the infection which was the size of a golf ball right near his brain. The damage this infection caused was so severe it destroyed all the bones in his nasal cavity as well as left an opening in his skull. The hope was that the medication would continue to kill off the rest of the infection and the bone protecting his brain would close. Unfortunately, the medication is extremely toxic to his liver; so every couple months the medication needs to be stopped to let his liver heal. When he is off the medication, the infection seeps into his central nervous system, causing severe pain and discomfort leading to more overnight stays in the doggie ICU. There is a medication, Voriconazole, that costs $1,200 per month that will save his life. This medication will kill the infection and not destroy his liver. I'm asking for your help with the cost of this medication for 4 months in the hopes to finally kill off the infection so Dante can get adopted to his forever family. I have now fostered Dante for over a year.

For more information about Dante, please email Ann Hilchey.

Please Help Alaska
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Alaska is a pure bred 11 month old silver lab who was surrendered by her first-time dog owners because they had 4 kids and they were unaware of the responsibilities of raising a lab puppy. So not only did this poor baby lose her home but it turns out that she has genetic defects that were not revealed by the breeder. Alaska has genetic cataracts so she is already blind in her left eye and has about 30% vision in her right eye. The specialist said that she will be totally blind within a few months without immediate treatment. The surgery to remove her cataracts will totally restore her vison but it is very expensive. The surgery along with the required tests and medications will cost in excess of $4000. Please consider helping this sweet baby have the surgery to regain her eye sight.

For more information about Alaska, please email Jennifer Wright.

Labs4rescue at a Glance
Labs4rescue is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a new life for rescued or displaced Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Mixes.
  • All Labs4rescue dogs undergo an initial veterinary screening, treatment as required and then they are placed in loving foster homes for nurturing and further evaluation.
  • Only Labs with socially acceptable behaviors, which can be responsibly placed, will be offered for adoption.
  • All Labs offered for adoption have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, started on heart worm prevention and have received treatment for any prevailing medical or health conditions.
  • Labs4rescue also offers additional educational materials via brochure, educational events and articles within this web site.
  • Our goal is to promote and advance responsible pet ownership. Labs4rescue is completely staffed by volunteers who have other jobs and families. Please be patient in waiting for a response. However, should your request go unanswered for three days, please resubmit.
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We Urgently Need Foster Homes
We have a foster program that makes it very easy for you to help us save more labs. Because labs high-kill shelters may only 3-5 days to get adopted, we must pull them from the shelters quickly. Crates and vet expenses are covered by our group. You get to choose the lab you would like to foster and you have first choice in adopting him or her if you just can't bear to see them go! Many fosters though remain fosters because there is a real joy in knowing that you are actively saving lives. Most of our fosters say its a wonderful way to involve the whole family in a worthwhile service project. Please visit our Foster Page for more information.

Adopting a Friend
We receive many questions about our adoption process from potential adopters, most of which can be answered by viewing our Adoption Process Page. To expedite the process, please follow the step-by-step instructions outlined on the Adoption Process Page. Please hurry as your new best friend is waiting for you!

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