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.
November 14, 2012
Three Scoops of Vanilla is hosting an on-line fund-raising party for LABMED on 11/16/12 which is THIS Friday. They give a percentage of any jewelry sold to us as their charity of the day. Christmas shopping is starting so do some of yours there!
Three Scoops Of Vanilla Web Site
October 7, 2012
Time is running out for you to win our gorgeous 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:
http://www.labmed.org/12quilt.html 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.
September 3, 2012
The 2012 LABMED Quilt is done and could be yours. Anyone who makes a donation to LABMED between now and October 12th is entered in a door prize drawing for prizes which includes the quilt, a stained glass hanging, a Labrador fleece throw and other items. For more info visit our web site:
Here are some photos of the quilt.
November 27, 2011
Are you ready for Cyber Monday and FREE shipping? Do some shopping in your jammies in the comfort of your home this year
and help LABMED help more Labradors in need. Pampered Chef will ship orders of $75.00 or more for free on Cyber Monday, November 28th. Your order must be placed on this day to
qualify for the free shipping.
Start your shopping by visiting our online Pampered Chef party — there are lots of new items this season that will make your holiday baking and cooking easier as well as great gifts for the foodie in your life. Follow this link to the Pampered Chef web site, click on shop online then on the next page enter LABMED
for the host name: Pampered Chef Fundraiser
Items you order will be shipped directly to your home and arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. If your purchase of items is $100 or more through our party LABMED will send you a FREE 2012 LABMED calendar that celebrates our 15 years of assisting Labs/Lab mixes in rescue situations.
Need a present for a dog loving friend? Purchase calendars separately at this link: Calendars
And don’t forget the dogs in your life this Christmas. LABMED has lots of fun toys for them here: Dog Toys
Looking for something for the person who has everything? Consider making a donation in their name. We will send them a certificate announcing the donation. Donation Certificates
Hurry, because the Pampered Chef On-line Party ends on 12/12/11. Happy shopping and thanks for helping the Labradors!
November 25, 2011
Tired of getting up early the day after Thanksgiving and waiting in long lines in the cold? Do some shopping in your jammies in the comfort of your home this year and help LABMED help more Labradors in need.
Start your shopping by visiting our online Pampered Chef party — there are lots of new items this season that will make holiday baking and cooking easier as well as great gifts. Follow this link to the Pampered Chef web site then search for party under “LABMED”. www.pamperedchef.biz/DeeDeesDish
Items you order will be shipped directly to your home and arrive in plenty of time for Christmas.
If your purchase of items is $100 or more through our party LABMED will send you a FREE 2012 LABMED calendar that celebrates our 15 years of assisting Labs/Lab mixes in rescue situations.
Need a present for a dog loving friend? Purchase calendars separately at this link: http://www.labmed.org/catalog/calendar2012.html
And don’t forget the dogs in your life this Christmas. LABMED has lots of fun toys for them .
Looking for something for the person who has everything? Consider making a donation in their name. We will send them a certificate announcing the donation. Donation Certificate Link
Happy shopping and thanks for helping the Labradors!
September 18, 2011
First, LABMED is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $2500 grant by the ASPCA to continue our mission of funding medical treatment for ill and/or injured Labradors and Lab-mixes in rescue situations. We are extremely grateful to the ASPCA for considering us worthy of this award and we pledge to use it to fund as many dogs as we can. We have already used a portion of the funds to provide for several of our most recent cases for procedures ranging from surgery to heartworm treatments. Coming at a time when all non-profits are struggling to raise finds, this grant has been a blessing. On behalf of the dogs we have helped and will continue to help, thank you, ASPCA!
Please visit the ASPCA at http://www.aspca.com