LABMED’s Going To…

March 28, 2010

…the Potomac Specialty! We’ll be there in our own tent, April 14, 15, and 16. We’ll have lots of goodies for sale this year, and most important of all, our 2010 Raffle Quilt will be on display for the first time. Tickets for the quilt will be on sale, too! And keep watching this blog and our web site ( for information on how to order your tickets if you can’t be at any of the events we’ll be attending. Please stop by and say hello wherever you see our tent or table–and let us know how you like this blog.
LABMED will have a presence at several specialties and other events this year, too, so watch this blog for updates.


Jett has a new home!

March 23, 2010

Jett was a dog that LABMED funded in late January, 2010. She wandered up to an older couple’s ranchette during frigid weather, hungry and cold. The couple took her to a vet where they scanned her for a microchip. As no chip was found they called the Almost Home rescue group who took her in. When Jett arrived they noticed she was having problems with one of her legs. The vet xrayed her during her spay and found her pelvis and right hip were broken. She had an old trauma from probably being hit by a car. At that point they applied to LABMED for assistance funding the needed surgery on Jett’s leg.

We recently received this note from her applicant along with photos:
“Jett has gone to live with a wonderful family in Fair Oaks Ranch, just minutes from her foster mom. Here are her pictures with her new “mom” who adopted her today. Everyone, especially Jett, is very happy about this arrangement. She has made a good recovery and will continue to get better as time goes by. Her new family is able to handle any future medical needs she may have so that puts my mind at ease. I wanted to thank you and your wonderful organization for the help you provided at a critical moment in Jett’s life. We will never forget your kind and prompt response. Thank you again for all you do.”
LABMED is pleased we were able to help give Jett a second chance.

Jett with her adopter

Happy Jett

More applications–more stories

March 22, 2010

LABMD is seeing a big jump in applications right now, so look for some more success stories soon. We’ll post them as quickly as we can. That big jump in applications means we are more and more in need of your generous donations, so please think of LABMED when making those charitable contributions. Giving is easy at our Web site: Thanks for all your help!

Easy ways to help LABMED

March 22, 2010

Did you know that you can make a donation to LABMED without spending a penny? It’s true. Next time you need to seach the Web, go to and select LABMED as your charity. Every time you use Goodsearch for your Internet searches you’ll be donating about a penny a search to us! You can also raise even more $$$ for LABMED by using GoodShop for much your online shopping. Visit Goodsearch for more information on both of these programs and search, search, search!