We sat down with agent, Laurie Kaufman, to learn more about Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue. A lab owner herself, Laurie got involved with the organization several years ago, volunteering wherever she was needed.
“The great thing about the Lab Rescue is that you can put in as much time as you have,” Kaufman told us. She’s done everything from assessing potential foster homes to working promotional events at local pet stores.
Without a shelter of its own, the non-profit rescue is completely reliant on animal foster homes. RMLR rescues dogs from shelters that would otherwise euthanize them. The rescues take place around the country, requiring Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue personnel to drive to places as far as Kansas to a dog. Other dogs are surrendered by owners who can no longer provide the care they need.
The organization runs on donations, both from single party donors and fundraising events. Despite recent flooding, the annual 5k took place last Saturday and raised $7,000 in donations from runners and sponsors.
The RMLR calendar is quite possibly the cutest way to support this valuable cause. Rescues pose for the chance to be featured in the calendar that raised $3,000 last year.
Donations of crates, food, and leashes are always welcome. Laurie also pointed out the high demand for less obvious donations such as towels and blankets.
For more information on becoming a foster home, visit the Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue website http://www.rockymountainlabrescue.com/Volunteer/FosterHomesNeeded/tabid/79/Default.aspx