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Dumped in the middle of nowhere on a dead end road with no shelter to protect him from winter's sub-zero temperatures, Lucky's fate was sealed. He was an older black Lab with the parasitic heartworm congesting his heart - literally taking life's breath from him. In the freezing cold, and as a complication from heartworm, Lucky got pneumonia! Unable to breathe, his body was wracked by a horrific cough that would only get worse. And, without food or water, he was dying a slow and painful death.

Somehow a Labs4Rescue angel found Lucky. She said he has the greatest temperament in spite of his condition, but so far he is not well enough to be treated for heartworm. He pants constantly trying to breathe. His coughing (please view the video) is helped a little with medications, but in his weakened condition, he would die if he were treated for heartworm at this time. His caregiver is doing all she can to build his strength and general health to get him well enough to kill the worms in his body.

The worms are damaging his heart and his lungs - taking from his time on this earth. This invasive parasite does not go away by itself and treatment is complicated. There is a need for pre-treatment to weaken the worms and then a series of dangerous and painful injections to begin killing the worms followed by a lengthy recuperation. The medications and testing needed to get Lucky healthy enough to be treated for heartworm are expensive and his vet bills are mounting quickly. Please help Lucky get the treatment he needs. He is a wonderful dog and deserves a chance. Thank you for helping Lucky.

For more information about Lucky, please email Cindy Brinkmeyer.

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.

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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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