The Trust rescues and re-homes between 600 and 700 Labradors every year in the South West of England. Unfortunately, quite a few of these dogs require extensive veterinary treatment and/or behavioural training in order for them to be socialised so that we can successfully re-home them. Veterinary bills and fees for animal behaviourists are ever increasing and this is why we need your support in sponsoring a Labrador.
Everyone working for The Trust is an unpaid volunteer, so you can be assured that all of your sponsorship money (less minor admin costs) will go directly to helping the Labrador you have chosen to sponsor.
When you sponsor a Labrador you (or your chosen recipient) will receive a Sponsorship Pack, which consists of the following:
After three months we will send you an update on your chosen Labrador.
All our sponsorship boxes are thoroughly quality control checked by our willing volunteers!
Although we ask for a minimum donation of £25 to sponsor a Labrador, please feel free to increase this amount as you wish.
If you are sponsoring a Labrador as a gift for somebody else, you can have the Sponsorship Pack gift wrapped (with Labrador paper) for an additional £2.50.
Postage of the Sponsorship Pack (which is by Royal Mail 1st Class) will cost an additional £5.50.
You can pay for your sponsorship either by cheque or debit/credit card, details of which are on the ‘Sponsor A Labrador Application Form’.
Sponsoring a Labrador is easy. All you have to do is:
If you would like to set up a standing order to make regular donations, please download an Application Form For Regular Payments here:
Regular Sponsorship Application Form
If you have any queries in respect of sponsoring a Labrador, please contact the address above, call 07791 519084, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry came into rescue aged 10 and a half weeks. He has severe hip dysplasia as a result of unscrupulous breeding.
Since being with his foster home he has had a lot to contend with in hi s short life. He started going to hydrotherapy almost immediately – on a treadmill to build up his muscles – and then had major surgery on his left hip which had virtually no socket – this has proved to be quite successful so far – he also had to have the tendons released in his hock, they were so tight he could not flex his foot so was unable to put it to the ground properly.
He continues to make progress, and is now able to put his foot down and extend his leg without third party assistance ! Throughout all of this he remains a delightful, lively, loving young dog who has participated in five street collections this summer, helping to raise many hundreds of pounds for the charity and giving many people a lot of pleasure in stroking and talking to him.
All of which he laps up and when he feels tired he curls up on the pavement and has a snooze – which seems to bring him even more attention !