(Text updated March 28th)
The impact to all our daily lives has been great since the virus started circling the globe. It is not only affecting our human communities, but also our rescue communities.
We want to thank our dedicated supporters, fosters, volunteers and adopters for your support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Thanks to you, we have been able to increase the number of dogs that we take in due to some new fosters, and we continue to find loving homes for our available Labs in need.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis and the need for PPE for medical staff, our veterinary partners can no longer perform spay or neuter surgeries at this time. This has greatly impacted our ability to make dogs available for adoption and it is unknown when services will resume.
Currently, with the exception of dogs listed on Petfinder, all unaltered dogs in intake or in foster homes will not be available for adoption for at least 3-4 weeks.
For this reason, we are going to suspend adoption applications until April 12. After April 12, we will reevaluate to see where veterinary elective surgeries are.
THE ONE EXCEPTION to processing applications is if you are interested in a dog that is currently listed on our Petfinder site.
We will continue to accept applications for those dogs.
How you can help:
As the situation continues to develop, LELRR remains committed to our life-saving mission to assist and rehome as many Labradors in need as possible. (We will make every effort to continue to rescue Labs in need but if we don’t have fosters willing to commit for at least 6-8 weeks or longer, we won’t be able to.) In the meantime, we will continue to share on Facebook any Labs or Lab mixes in need we are aware of.
And like many organizations, LELRR has already begun to experience the financial implications of the COVID-19 outbreak.
You can always make a donation to support our work during this challenging time. https://www.lelrr.org/donate.html
We would also greatly appreciate food or any items on our Amazon wish list, (Please message us for ship to address.)
With all of us working together, we will get through this very difficult time and so will the Labs in need.
We thank you for your support and understanding - stay safe and sanitized.
The LELRR Team