April 30, 2020
To our friends & supporters,
We want to share the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of the Lab Rescue LRCP community amidst the coronavirus.
We are still welcoming Labs into our care, as the need in shelters and communities has not changed. Labs are still being surrendered and picked up as strays, so we are doing all that we can to ensure they have a place to go.
These dogs are receiving comprehensive vet care, and we are working to place them in foster homes as quickly as possible in case shelter space becomes an issue.
We have decided to temporarily stop receiving new applications, so that we can best help those who are already approved to adopt. As with other financial downturns, we expect to see a surge of dogs in need of new homes in the coming weeks and months. If you would like to be notified when we are beginning to receive applications again, please provide your email address and we will contact you at that time. Join the notification list >
We are taking numerous precautions when it comes to adopters and fosters interacting to meet a dog. They include practices we already encourage, such as discussing the dog via phone before the visit and gathering outside of the foster’s home, as well as specific measures such as practicing social distancing during the meeting and only agreeing to meet if both parties are well and have not had known exposure. We encourage adopters to discuss precautions with the foster before a visit.
We have reimagined our annual springtime event & fundraiser, the DogWalk & FunFest, to be a virtual event. For more information on the event and how to participate, please visit www.lab-rescue.org/walk
We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves, and we thank our volunteers and supporters for continuing to help dogs in need.
Sending best wishes for the health of you and your loved ones!