Community Outreach 2010
Did you know that LRR does more than rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for unwanted dogs? On this page you can find out more about just some of the things LRR is doing to help dogs throughout our community.
LRR donated bags of food to Fairfax County Humane Society for their dog food pantry “Animeals”.
LRR helped a young dog with surgery for a torn cruciate ligament after the dog was adopted from LRR.
On 1/18/10 LRR made a donation for Jake and Nelson at Service Dogs of VA for Nelson’s “take home” kit. A take home kit includes food, treats, toys, first aid supplies, bowl, leash, collar, etc. to help the dog get started in their new home. You can read more about their story at Service Dogs of VA.
LRR Ordered a large batch of Kong Seconds and Premier “thinking toys” for the Washington Humane Society Dog Tags Program. The Dog tags program is expanding to include another tier.
LRR purchased 31 bags of dog food and 10 bags of treats for Foodlink in Anne Arundel County, MD.
LRR donated numerous bags of dog food to Loudoun County CARE program that assists families in their time of need to care for their pets.
LRR made a donation of a Petco gift card to the Loudoun County CARE program that assists elderly families caring for their pets.
LRR made a donation of Tuffies toys for the Baltimore Chapter of Pets on Wheels annual walk-a-thon. The toys will be used in a silent auction to support their mission of providing friendly visits from volunteers and their pets to those requiring the support of an institutional setting.
LRR supported a past adopter whose dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
LRR supported a past adopter whose dog had mast cell cancer removed from her leg and required extensive intensive care.
LRR financially supported a past adopter who was lethargic and had low blood counts thru numerous diagnostic test.
LRR made a donation to the Prince William SPCA for the Humane Education program that offers elementary school classrooms gift subscriptions to the newspaper, KIND (Kids In Nature’s Defense) News. The publication encourages good character with an emphasis on kindness to animals, respect for the environment, preservation of natural habitats and good citizenship.
LRR made a donation to the Bark for Life walk by the American Cancer Society. Bark for Life is a full American Cancer Society fundraising event that will honor the caregiving qualities of our canine “Best Friends.” It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.
LRR donated a Home Depot gift card to Fairfax County Search and Rescue K9 unit to permit the purchase of training equipment and gloves.
LRR made a donation to the Walk for the Animals which takes place every year at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland and directly benefits the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
LRR made a donation to Baltimore Child Abuse Center for the care of Kelly V - “the Courthouse Dog.” Kelly is a specially trained service dog, to comfort children as they talk about sexual abuse. For now, Kelly is working only in the waiting room of the center, visiting the kids before their forensic interviews, but the staff hopes to bring him into actual interviews soon, and, eventually, into the courtroom with victims.
LRR made a donation to Animal Advocates through Howard County Animal Shelter. Animal Advocates is a Humane Education program where they teach dog safety topics to kids in schools, boy/girl scout troops, and other kid organizations.
LRR sent a Petsmart gift card to Harford County Humane Society “Safe Haven” program where families who are escaping a domestic abuse situation can bring their pets to the Humane Center to get temporary foster care for their pet while they find a new safe place to live.
LRR made a donation to a lab alumni who was bitten by a snake and required anti-venin treatment, continuous IV fluids and broad spectrum antibiotics, as well as pain medication.
LRR Ordered a large batch of Zukes training treats for the Washington Humane Society Dog Tags Program. The Dog tags program continues to work with returning soldiers and shelters dogs.
LRR sent a gift card to PAL Pet Loss comfort line to help owners cope with loss.
LRR sent KONG toys to DC Humane Society for dogs waiting to find new families.
LRR financially assisted a past adopter with ACL surgery for their dog.
LRR financially assisted a past adopter for emergency treatment for her dog.
LRR sent a Petco gift card to a VA woman who lost her home, lost her job, has 2 children, and 2 dogs.
LRR financially assisted a past adopter for with surgery costs for her lab.
LRR has provided free vaccinations and tests for the dogs of 30+ families during 2010
Two LRR labs provided over 40 hours of service in nursing home facilities in 2010.
One LRR lab was tested in 2010 and is now certified to visit nursing homes in PA.