LRC Rescue Fund

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. maintains a special fund for the emergency care of Labs who are abandoned in multiple numbers, i.e. floods, tornadoes, death of owner, or puppy mill shut down. This fund was established to pay for the immediate care of the animals such as vaccinations, health checks, or short term boarding. It is available to any organized Labrador Rescue Group that is recognized by the National Rescue Coordinator.

Prior to receiving funds, requestors must submit the “Request for Financial Assistance

Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. Policy for Donating Funds to a Labrador Retriever Rescue Organization

(Moved, seconded, and voted by the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. Board of Directors on June 15, 2017, Eau Claire, Wisconsin)

Financial requirements:

The rescue must be incorporated as a 501C3 (tax-exempt non-profit) with activities that are intended to prevent cruelty to animals. The LRC Treasurer must receive an IRS form W9 from the rescue which is requesting funds and must include the rescue organization’s tax payer identification number.

LRC, Inc. Rescue Policy statement and guidelines

In order to benefit as many Labradors in need as possible the following criteria will be applied to rescue funding:

1) All requests for funding will be limited to purebred Labrador Retrievers in need.

2) There will be a $5000.00 maximum limit per request for aid.

3) The LRC, Inc. is intent on benefiting as many Labradors as possible to alleviate suffering.

4) The LRC, Inc. will practice group management to maximize the benefit to the dogs involved.

5) We expect the groups that benefit from our help to provide the LRC, Inc. with outcome information on the dogs that have been helped.

6) The LRC, Inc. expects that all animals in rescue situations will be spayed or neutered.

7) The LRC, Inc. will extend funds only to groups that have a not-for-profit status.

8) The policy is for dogs in need of medical attention – funds should not be directed toward a privately owned single animal in need of rehoming.

9) These guidelines will be applied on a case by case basis.

10) Testing is required for tick borne and heartworm disease.

Note: All rescue requests for funds will be sent to the Rescue Coordinator and then reviewed for approval by the LRC Executive Committee.

Under NO conditions will AKC registration forms be provided for any of the dogs.

The funds from The Labrador Retriever Club must be used for (apparently) purebred Labradors only. No LRC funds will be used for “silver” or “charcoal” or “champagne” coated dogs.
Lab Rescue does not work with aggression. A dog with a bite history will not be accepted into the program.
*Note: Approved rescue groups are groups that have been vetted by the Rescue Task Force of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., and are in the Directory on the website. See the Rescue Group Directory.

If you would like to support this program, we thank you!  You may send a donation* to :

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc
Rescue Fund
295 Woods Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921

*The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc has been designated a 501c7 organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations are not tax-deductible.