Be LABMED’s Valentine!

February 2, 2014

Dogs assisted by LABMED

Will you be LABMED’s Valentine? When you are sending out your valentines this year we would love for you to add LABMED to your list and consider enclosing $1.00 (of course more is welcome, too) in your envelope to help us help the Labs. Send your valentine to us at:
3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204, #A115
Plano, TX 75023

Address your envelope now before you forget! If each of our supporters sent even $1.00 we can help many more Labs in rescue situations become healthy and ready for adoption this year.
Thank you from Truffles, Godiva and Cody for your support!

PS — we also accept donations on line at


Labs Funded in 2013

January 18, 2014

LABMED funded 42 dogs in 2013 spending a total of $ 14,620.95 for grants for vet care for these dogs. LABMED board members are not paid and we have no overhead so every penny donated goes to the dogs. Please consider making a donation, ANY size helps from $1 and up. You can follow this link to our main web page:

Labs Funded in 2012

January 19, 2013

In 2012 LABMED funded 49 dogs for a total of $17,564 in grants. We would love to be able to fund higher amounts to Labs/Lab mixes in need but donations have been down.

LABMED has seen a number of new applications in the last week or two, including one for “Black Bear.” Bear has one of the most terrible injuries we’ve ever seen. You see, his jaw was shattered by a gunshot and the photos of the injury are truly horrifying. We received this update on Black Bear this week:

Black Bear is a fighter. He made it through the extensive surgery performed at AETC of Grayslake and is resting as comfortably as he can be after going through such a trauma and surgery. [He] is on heavy duty pain medication that is keeping him sedated. Black Bear is breathing well and they will start him on a feeding tube sometime tonight. The gun shot inflicted a lot of trauma to the tissue and bone of his lower jaw and the damage is pretty extensive. There was exposed bone and that is a concern for infection. They have him on a powerful, broad spectrum antibiotic to help keep infection under control……The left side of his lower jaw is no longer there, it was blown off by the bullet. The surgeon removed the remaining pieces and fragments of the bone, essentially sawing down the middle of his jaw, removing and cleaning up the bone along with the badly damaged tissue.


Black Bear’s injuries were not just extensive on the orthopedic side, but there are other issues going on as well. Black Bear’s tongue was lacerated and repaired during the surgery. Both of the ducts that were under his tongue for the salivary glands were blown off as well. The surgeon had to open up new ducts. [He] is going to be pretty swollen and painful for a while.
This is going to be a steep hill to climb but barring any major infection, he has a good prognosis to lead a long healthy life.

Please consider a donation to LABMED today to help us help Black Bear and other dogs like him. While we don’t earmark funds for any particular dog, you can be sure that your donation will always help one of the many dogs we fund each year.

October 7, 2012

Time is running out for you to win our gorgeous 2012 LABMED Quilt!

2012 LABMED quilt

LABMED has a gorgeous quilt that is one of the door prizes for those who donate to LABMED between now and October 11th at midnight. As one of the LABMED Quilters I can tell you this is one of the best quilts we have ever done. If you will be at the Lab National Specialty in St. Louis this week you can see this quilt and purchase tickets to try to win it. Even if you won’t be at St. Louis, by donating to LABMED now your name will be entered in a door prize drawing with the quilt, a beautiful Labrador stained glass piece, a Lab throw fleece and other prizes going to the winning names. So viist the quilt at this page and make your donation to LABMED for a chance to win it today: We have lots of Labradors who need our help and even a $5 donation will help us reach our goal of making this the best quilt project fundraiser ever.
Thank you for your support of LABMED.

Deb Hamele, LABMED co-founder and board member

NOTE: You do NOT have to be at the National to win any of these door prizes.

Special Donations

August 27, 2011

Sadly some canine companions have left for the Rainbow bridge in the past month but their memories have been honored by their friends donating to LABMED in their names. View our Special Donations page to see the tributes to these beloved companions. Because of them other Labs can be given second chances. Please consider making a donation in honor or memory of one of your special friends by visiting our donation page.

Total Dogs Funded in 2010

January 11, 2011

In 2010 LABMED funded a total of 55 dogs spending $19,800. Due to the economy we are receiving more applications for higher amounts of money. We were only able to partially fund every application that we approved, usually for less than half of what was requested. Until a couple of years ago we were usually able to fully fund applications that were approved. Please consider donating $11 (see $11 in 2011 post below) to help us with our mission to help Labradors in Need.

Love LABors flyer

November 15, 2010

Our newest fundraiser starts on Nov. 15th and goes for one week only.

LABMED's Love LABors Fund Raiser