As you know, the past two years have been unlike any other. Our rescue operations have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, we rescued close to 200 dogs! So far this year, we have rescued more than 110 dogs. In 2019, we were able to rescue 64 dogs.
At Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue, it is our mission to rescue unwanted and abandoned Labs and give them a second chance at a great life in a loving home. This year marks MLRR’s 22nd year of saving these amazing souls, thanks to the generosity and continued support of angels like you.
We are a 100% volunteer run organization, with no paid employees. When you donate to MLRR, your funds go directly toward ensuring our rescued dogs receive food, toys, treats and medical care.
Many of the dogs we save require care beyond the basics, while others have urgent medical needs that can cost thousands of dollars. This year, MLRR has spent an average of more than $1,500 per rescued dog in medical expenses alone. We have rescued several heartworm-positive dogs and dogs with other pressing medical needs, which has stretched our budget. We help Labs like Sally, who was injured after being hit by a car. Her owners never came to pick her up so MLRR was asked to rescue this sweet girl.
We also rescued some dogs from a hoarding situation in Alabama, including sweet Sycamore. These dogs came to MLRR with severe anxiety and have been afraid of humans. But, thanks to our partnership with the incredible trainers at A Sound Beginning and our amazing foster homes, these dogs are learning to trust humans and very slowly becoming less anxious.
We help Labs with behavior issues as well and currently have dogs consulting with a veterinary behaviorist, including Reggie Knight who has been with MLRR for more than a year and has truly blossomed in this time. And while MLRR has been challenged with medical cases this year, we also have been able to rescue many puppies and other dogs who are looking for their second chance at love.
None of this possible, though, without YOU!
MLRR relies solely on the generosity of donors, supporters, and followers who help ensure the organization is successful in its mission. Our dedicated network of volunteers all play a key role in rescuing dogs from dire situations and prepare them for a better life ahead in their forever homes. You also play a key role.
Together, “We Give Labs a Second Chance.”
Please consider supporting our mission by making a donation during our Annual Appeal. We realize this year is challenging for many but we hope you'll consider supporting MLRR. Every donation - no matter how small - makes a difference!
MLRR wishes you a happy holiday season and blessed 2022. Our dogs thank you from the bottom of their hearts for being one of the angels to ensure a better life is ahead!
Board of Directors - Valerie, Jennifer, Rita, Danielle and Natalie
MLRR is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.