Labrador Rescue South Africa
Who are we?
Labrador Rescue South Africa is a non-profit organization facilitating the rescue and re-homing of Labradors all across South Africa. With the help of our partners, sponsors, foster parents and volunteers we also deal with rehabilitation of traumatized dogs, and assist where we can with the lost and found. The work we do is solely dependent on donations, using which we have been able to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate thousands of dogs in the time that we’ve been operating.
Meet The Team
Labrador Rescue started as a part of the Labrador Retriever Kennel Club (LRKC) Although still affiliated, we split from them in 2013 in order to better run our rapidly growing Rescue operations and to register as a Not for Profit Company (NPC).
We are grateful for the ongoing support that we receive from the LRKC and we appeal to all members to include a donation to Lab Rescue in their annual membership fees to help us continue our efforts.
The Vets and Veterinary Clinics that we are so blessed to have working with us assist with sterilizations, inoculations and other services at heavily reduced costs, or sometimes gratis – for which we are immensely grateful.
We are passionate advocates of pet sterilization and encourage everyone to have their pets sterilized to prevent unwanted births, and reduce the amount of abandoned and neglected animals, who are the ones who ultimately pay the price.
We work closely with the SA Guide Dogs Association, with whom we have rehomed 11 rescue dogs to date, now in various stages of training.
Another 2 dogs have been rehomed with a company that specializes in sniffer dogs and explosives detection.
On average, we attempt to find suitable new homes for around 70 Labradors and Labrador-crosses every week. This is a mammoth task, with kenneling and vets bills presenting the largest expense, even with the reduced rates that our kind associates provide.
Apart from donations, which are the life-blood of our operation, we also need suitable foster families and volunteers countrywide. Volunteers help with giving lifts, performing house checks and generally raising much-needed awareness. Foster families are those angels among us who take in rescued dogs at a moment’s notice, providing them with a stable, loving home until they are adopted.
Using Facebook has been spectacularly helpful in successfully rescuing and rehoming these dogs. It has also helped tremendously in finding the owners of lost dogs.
We thank all of those who participate and help us to build a richer, more powerful network. Please share to help us find loving families for these beautiful dogs – Facebook is free!