The holidays are quickly approaching, and now more than ever, our four-legged friends are in need of good, loving homes. This holiday season, consider helping out a furry friend in your community.
Every day, nearly 14,000 dogs are euthanized due to over-population and neglect. With little space and few resources, all types of dogs – beautiful pregnant mothers, one day old puppies, and senior dogs – lose their chance at a long, happy life.
Save A Lab Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of displaced Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes. The group rescues Labradors that are in danger of being euthanized at animal shelters or that are in abusive, neglectful and/or harmful situations.
“Fostering rescue dogs is one the easiest and most rewarding things you can do,” said Nicole Reilly, Vice President at DiPrete Engineering.
Save A Lab provides all of the necessary vetting and food. In return, the foster provides a dog with a warm, safe home until their adoptive family is able to take them in.
“People often say, ‘but, I would cry letting them go’ once the fostering is over. This is true, but wouldn’t you rather cry happy tears knowing they are going to a good home rather than the alternative?”
Nicole has worked with the organization since 2012 and adopted two dogs of her own, Snickers, a chocolate lab and Sadie, a black lab.
“The harrowing statistics cannot change without people supporting rescues and shelters, and educating themselves on spaying and neutering,” added Reilly. “Often animals just want to be loved and part of a family. By being their advocates, we can help make that happen for them.”
To learn more about Save A Lab and how to become a foster or volunteer, visit: http://www.savealabrescue.org/