Kentucky Lab Rescue is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization.
All donations are tax deductible. All contributions and adoption
fees help pay for the cost of medical care, rescue fees from shelters,
boarding and other related expenses.
There are several ways that you
could volunteer to help the efforts of Kentucky Lab Rescue.
If one of these methods matches your commitment level and you'd
like to talk to someone about volunteering with KLR, just send
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and someone will contact you.
Ways that you can contribute
to saving a Lab:
Foster care -
You can shelter a Lab on an emergency basis
(short term) or until a permanent placement is made (long term).
The experience of saving a dog from a shelter is one that the
whole family can appreciate. Giving that dog a loving home for
a short time teaches children in the home the value of your love
and time through actions, not just sentiment.
- Our rescue program receives several
applications for adoption a week, and it takes time to accurately
screen them for consideration. If you'd like to volunteer, but
don't have the means to shelter a dog, you might consider this
position. Screeners receive applications for adoption, check references,
perform a telephone interview with the applicant, and according
to preset guidelines, match them with an appropriate dog.
Transportation Aide -
This is probably the image most people have of rescue work, the
concept of rescue in its purest form. Transportation aides in
our rescue program transport dogs to and from veterinary appointments,
deliver dogs to foster care when foster families may need help
from time to time, and aides also remove dogs from potentially
dangerous situations - abusive homes, scheduled euthanasia, severe
neglect - and deliver them into the hands of safety here in our
- Each dog that comes into our program has been screened to determine
breed, age, temperament, and overall health and potential for
adoption. Volunteers in this area could assist our program in
visiting homes and shelters that claim to have Labs to surrender.
- Many people have the desire to help our dogs, but they often
have as many pets as their homes can support. Sponsoring a Lab
by making a tax deductible donation helps defray the cost of spaying/neutering,
shots, heartworm and flea prevention, and daily room and board.
If you wish, you may sponsor a dog until a permanent home is found
for it. In return, we will list your family on our Lab Lovers
page, and allow you to name the dog. You may also donate in a
friend or family member's name, and we will send a photograph
and description of the dog sponsored.
- This type of volunteer effort can be done by a group or individual,
once or on an ongoing basis. It allows for creativity in designing
a fundraising event, as well as some fun with the social aspect
of it. Our fundraising department is always looking for new members
with fresh ideas, good contacts, or enthusiasm. Even beyond a
commitment to fundraising, this rescue program would gratefully
accept ideas, big and small, that you think might help raise funds
for rescue work.
This is probably the most effective, least costly way of helping
our organization. Examples of increasing awareness for Kentucky Lab Rescue include adding a link from your home page
to this website and encouraging other sites to add a link, posting
flyers inside your local pet stores, grocery stores, and educating
local animal clinics and veterinarians about our existence. Help
us to spread the word around Kentucky that there is hope for abandoned
and unwanted Labrador Retrievers.