Bullet tore his left cranial cruciate ligament and required TPLO surgery. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Bullet's surgery.
Hunter was hit by a truck and suffered an open femur fracture. Hunter's family needed help assistance paying for his treatment. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Hunters surgery.
Big Red was diagnosed with Metastatic right anal sac adenocarcinoma. Big Red's owner had the growth surgically removed and since the vet felt his prognosis was good he began chemo treatments. Big Red need a little help in the funding department and his owner came to LLL looking for assistance.
Otis had CCL tears in both his legs. He had surgery on one and but his family needed some financial assistance with the other. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Otis's surgery and his prognosis is excellent.
Samson had a mass on his right dew claw that was interfering with his mobility. With the mass they removed the dew claw and one toe. Samson's owner was able to fund the surgery, but needed our assistance with the follow up care as Samson requires a bandage change every 2-3 days until healed. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Samson's bandage changes.
Bailey was vomiting and having difficulty breathing. The vet suspected some sort of organ dysfunction and Bailey required an ultrasound to further diagnose the problem. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Baileys tests.
Hi! I’m Hillary. I’m 10, and you’d think I’d know better, but somehow, I managed to end up in danger. I was struck by a TRUCK! Let me tell you how talented I am though. Struck by a truck and I managed to escape with nothing but lacerations. My mom was so relieved. She took me to the vet just in case there was damage she couldn’t see, and I was lucky that the vet agreed, just lacerations. Unfortunately, the vet needed to be paid, and my mom didn’t have the money. I also was going to need bandage changes – and we couldn’t afford that either. The vet treated me and I stayed there while Mom worked on finding a way to pay for my care. Fortunately, Mom found out about Labrador Life Line. She applied for assistance and we were approved! Labrador Life Line made payment for my treatment and now I’m back home where I belong. P.S. I promise I’ll look both ways before going into the street next time!
Good morning! I’m Harley! I live in a tiny place called Rhode Island. It’s wicked awesome here, although how could it not be – we’ve got grinders! Sorry for the rest of you! Anyway – I’ve had the misfortune of developing a few problems recently. I’ve got Lyme disease, which required treatment. I also developed a couple of fatty tumors in my legs. While they aren’t harmful, the fatty tumors can cause mobility issues, which makes it harder for me to walk, lay, get up and down. I’ve got places to GO! I have a special job, because my owner is sick. It got bad enough that she had to use a walker to get around. But, luck for her, she has me, and we started walking every day. Now she’s walker free, but with my issues, it was getting harder and harder for me to help her. Fortunately, my owner found out about Labrador Life Line. She applied for assistance for my treatment and surgery. With the help of people like you, I am now recovering and back on the job. We’ve got parks to explore and bubblers to drink from
Wallace had exploratory surgery for a suspected foreign body but they found he had severe gastroenteritis. He was hospitalized, and received fluids and antibiotics. The Lab rescue that saved Wallace needed some help with Wallace's bill. Because of your continued support and generous donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Wallace's treatment.
Hey! I’m Winnie! I live in Nevada. Here we have Aliens AND Zombies – well, slot Zombies that is (slot zombie – a person who becomes so engrossed with the slot machine that they loose touch with reality). I had never seen an alien before, but one day it was discovered that I had one growing in my body. I had developed a mammary lump and I needed surgery to remove it. It was very scary for me, and my owner. My owner didn’t have enough money to pay for the type of surgery I needed. Fortunately, my mom isn’t a slot zombie and she started looking for help. She discovered Labrador Life Line and applied for assistance. I was approved and was able to have surgery to remove the mass. Now I’m home and will recover fully, thanks to people like you who support Labrador Life Line.
Hey Y’all! I’m Maggie! I live with my owners in North Carolina. My owners are good people – and they like to help others. We’ve had a rough few years though. I try to be a help – and not cause any problems, but unfortunately, I tore my CCL. My parents were devastated. Surgery is expensive and they didn’t know how they would ever afford to fix my leg. Fortunately, Mom and Dad found out about Labrador Life Line. They applied for assistance for my surgery. With the help of people like you, I am now recovering and back on the job. My parents help others, we’re not used to having to ask others for help. It’s nice to know though that there are people like you to help us, so we can continue helping others.
Sometimes we get second chances…my name is Maxwell, and I’m lucky enough to be on my third! I was living in a shelter, the people there were nice, but I really wanted to have my own home. I’m 7 now and there’s only so many nights you can spend listening to all that yapping from the pupsqueaks down the row. My second chance came when the shelter was able to provide me with heartworm treatments. It’s really important that dogs get preventative treatment for heartworm. It’s inexpensive and easy, but the treatment is hard and painful. A lot of shelters get so many heartworm positive dogs, that it’s impossible for them to afford to treat dogs like me. With help from Labrador Life Line, my shelter was able to treat me for heartworm. I’m now heartworm free. The best news came after that when I found out that I was getting ADOPTED! So now, not only am I healthy, but I have a forever home of my own!
Good Evening. Mister Oreo here, I’m just an older Texas gentleman. Because I’m from Texas, I’m a whopping big Lab. I’m loving life with my owner and my rescued siblings.
Recently though I’ve started to have a bit of trouble. You see, I have this lump on my hip. My owner took me to the vet and they did bloodwork . That didn’t tell us what the problem was, and we didn’t have any more funds.
Mom was devastated to learn that I really needed to have surgery to remove the mass from my hip. Luckily she did find a group called Labrador Life Line and contacted them for help! My surgery was successful and now I’m back to business. Someone has to keep the rescue pups in line!
PUPDATE! Unfortunately I had a nasty time following my surgery, and was unable to fight off a post surgical infection. I had to stay at the hospital for 9 days and things were pretty scary for a bit, especially for my mom, cause she couldn’t afford the bills. We were lucky that I had some funding left over at Labrador Life Line, so we applied again and were able to utilize the remaining funding toward the new bills. Now I’m back to living the life!
Good morning! I’m Athena! I may be named after the Greek Goddess of wisdom, but in the fog of my youth, I kinda made a bad call. I was so excited when the door opened, I wiggled my way right out of it. FREEDOM!!! But, unfortunately, my freedom was short lived. What I thought would be a great romp ended with a crash when I ran into the path of a car. My owners were frantic. They are in college, my guess is that that is something like puppy kindergarten, but for grownups, either way – it seems like a lot of reading and no paycheck. Grandma tried to help too, but my surgery was going to be expensive. Thankfully Grandma found Labrador Life Line. They were able to help us to afford my surgery. Now I’m back to being my own lovable self, thanks to all of you!
Howdy! I’m Gunner. Labs, especially those of us who are larger, are at risk for tearing our CCL. Unfortunately I found out how easily that occurs. While they are easy to tear, they are expensive to fix. My family tried hard. My mom started selling things on Craigslist, family friends held garage sales to try to help out, but there still wasn't enough. Fortunately Mom heard about Labrador Life Line. She applied for assistance, and was approved. The Labrador Life Line funds, combined with the money Mom had raised from selling things, and donations from our friends and family, was enough! I’ve had my surgery and am doing well.
Hi! I’m Bouncer! My dad and I are really close. We’ve made it together through the best of times and the worst of times. Two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. It was scary, but I proved what a fighter I am. I underwent melanoma vaccines and I did so well that they decided not to do radiation. Unfortunately, the cancer did come back and we were both very devastated. My vet said that she thought radiation would help now, especially since I was almost 2 years post diagnosis and still doing great, but my dad just couldn’t afford it. Fortunately he remembered Labrador Life Line and applied for help. We were approved and now I can get back to the important things in life!
Howdy – it’s me, Cocoa! Although they say everything is bigger in Texas, I’m not. I’m a sweet little gal weighing just over 65 pounds. I even love being outside in the Texas heat. My owner and I recently got a new roommate! My human brother, but unfortunately he’s not feeling well. I didn’t want to add any stress to Mom , but I wasn’t feeling well either. It turns out that I had developed a mammary tumor. It’s especially scary because we couldn’t tell if it was cancer until it was removed. Mom just didn’t have the funds to have the surgery done. She felt awful about it. My owner worried and worried. Things got much better though when she discovered a group called Labrador Life Line and contacted them for help! With their help I was able to have my surgery – and now we’re feeling much better.
Ten-Hut! Private Jensen here. Ok, well – technically I’m not in the military, but my DAD is! I’m very proud of him. Mom and I are getting by while Dad’s away. It’s been going pretty well except for one nagging little issue; my ears! I got a nasty ear infection and we just couldn’t get it to clear up. Mom and I have each other – and usually that’s all we need. But love wasn’t healing my ears. I needed to go to the vet and have treatment and medications, but since my infection was so bad, the medications were going to be really expensive. With some really great luck Mom managed to find a group called Labrador Life Line and contacted them for help! I got my treatment and now I have to wear a lampshade, but soon I’ll be feeling all better!
I kept getting ear infections and am diabetic, which is causing me to develop cataracts. Because they cannot cure the problems with my ears, they will need to perform a double ear ablation, which will leave me completely deaf, so that means my cataract surgery needs to also happen very soon to preserve as much vision as we can. Thanks to Labrador Life Line my owner was able to get funding for the ear ablation surgery. Without Labrador Life Line I would have been left severely disabled.
Southern gentleman Worthy here…speaking of worthy – you know how sometimes you don’t really get what you’re worthy of? Yeah – that’s been my situation. I was found on the streets as a stray. I’d been in hiding long enough that I was underweight. I heard bad things about the dog catcher – so I tried to hide and not be captured.
For me things got much better after I was caught. Animal Control did behavior testing on me to see if I was able to be adopted. They confirmed what I already knew - I am, in fact, a gentleman. I won them over and they called a rescue and asked the rescue to come get me. The rescue is great and they promised to help me find a “fur ever” home! Now I’m at the rescue, getting regular meals and putting weight back on. People love me and I know it won’t be long before I get a family of my very own.
Unfortunately it was discovered that I’m heartworm positive. I need to stay with the rescue for a bit while I undergo treatment. Luckily the rescue knows about Labrador Life Line! They applied for help with my treatments. Labrador Life Line was able to help fund my treatment so I will be able to start earlier – instead of waiting days or even weeks for the fundraising to occur. That means I will get a HOME sooner!
Howdy – I’m Chamus. Although my name means sarcasm, I’m here to talk to you about a serious matter, so I’ll keep the sarcasm to a minimum.
I live alone with my owner. Due to reasons beyond my owner’s control, we just have each other. Largely that’s a great time for both of us – what better company could we ask for? But sometimes not having anyone else to depend on is scary. It can leave you feeling isolated and alone.
I’m only eight years old – and healthy as a horse – or at least I was. I started having respiratory issues a few months ago. My owner took me in for several visits and hospitalizations. My vet has tried multiple treatments, but nothing has worked. I still have a cough and shortness of breath. I needed to have more testing performed to determine what was wrong and to pay for treatment. My owner exhausted all savings – and we had nowhere to turn.
My owner discovered a group called Labrador Life Line and contacted them for help! With their help I was able to have more testing and I’m feeling much better now.
I’m a Lab, and well…one thing that Labs are famous for are some questionable gastrointestinal choices. I swallowed a sock – just one, but it made me really, really sick and I was miserable. You know how it feels when you’ve eaten too much. The sock got stuck and my body couldn’t pass it. The only choice to save my life was surgery.
My family took me to the vet and I underwent the surgery. Although they were able to fund the down payment, they had no way to pay the rest of the bill. The vet did the surgery anyway though, because without surgery I would have died.
Hey! Zoe here. I’m a pretty laid back mid-western gal. I enjoy lounging on my cot, watching tv and getting lots of love and treats from my parents. Not much happens here in the Midwest – and that’s the way I like it.
Here we like things to be big - home to Superman, Popeye, the world’s largest bottle of catsup, the world’s first skyscraper – and big pups! I’m a tall and big boned girl myself, and at 90 pounds my risk of tearing a ligament was pretty high. I got along without injury until recently – when I suddenly felt a pop in my leg and then it hurt to walk.
My parents tried hard to raise funds for my surgery. My dad was even looking for a second job. They couldn’t stand to see me suffering or in pain any longer. Fortunately they found the good folks at Labrador Life Line. With their help I was able to have my surgery and I’m now back to the good things in life!
Good day. I’m Roxie. Like all mature ladies, I’ve got an ache or two, and usually, I, as a respectable southern lady, do not speak of them. However, I recently had a rather unpleasant experience with a bump on my hip that just would not stop growing. It eventually grew so large that it was hampering my daily activities.
We needed help to pay for the removal. With Labrador Life Line's help, I was able to have my surgery.
Hi there! I’m Lolita from the Land of Lincoln. There are only two seasons here – brutally hot and frigid cold. Either is fine with me though, because I’m a Lab – so I’ll take water in any form. In the hot season there’s the liquid form and in the cold season there’s snow to play in. Life is good!
I had a bit of an issue this year that really cramped my style. I hurt my leg. Mom and Dad took me to the vet – and fortunately it was just a torn ligament. Unfortunately “just a torn ligament” costs a lot to fix. Although they tried everything they could think of – my parents just couldn’t come up with the funding to pay for my surgery. I tried to help out by applying for jobs – but without opposable thumbs it was hard to answer the phones and transfer calls. No one was interested in hiring me to fan them with my tail, so things were looking kind of grim.
Then we found Labrador Life Line! My parents applied for help and with just an application and a few emails later we were approved! I had surgery – and although the first couple of days were tough – I am getting along just fine and almost back to my old self! Shhh – don’t tell Mom and Dad, but it’s currently the extremely hot part of the brutally hot season here, so I’m enjoying lounging about in the air conditioning while recovering and waiting for the snow to come.
When Sage developed a large mass that needed surgical removal, her family, because of lack of funds, didn't know where to turn. Fortunately, Labrador Life Line was there to help.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to come through and fund some of her procedure. Thank you for your continued support and helping us assist Labs like Sage.
I'm a service dog. About a year ago I started having pain when I was walking. My owner took me to a vet who said that I have a medial coronoid fracture. I needed a surgery that was going to cost almost $4,000. We were both devastated. Although my owner immediately started doing everything she could to raise money, her sole source of income was social security, so it doesn’t go very far. My owner started selling things – but even after she had sold everything we could, there just wasn’t enough to go around.
Things didn’t get any better – and after a year of pain we knew we had to try something different. My owner filled out applications with several organizations.including LLL.
I’m recovering very well. It’s amazing to be able to walk without the constant pain. My owner and I are both thankful that we can go on with our lives now.
Hi! My name is Flora. I’m eight years young and live with my human and our four older rescue Labs. I’m a typical California girl, loving the sun and the pool. That’s just the weekends though, because my joy comes from working as a therapy dog for the Sacramento SPCA.
My family has had a bit of a “ruff” go recently. I developed a cyst on my leg. My vet tested it – and the great news was that it wasn’t cancer! With cysts, since they don’t hurt and aren’t dangerous the vet would just monitor it for changes. Mine filled with blood and ruptured. I needed to go to the vet and have the cyst surgically removed.
Unfortunately, the older Labs keep my human’s checkbook pretty busy and my surgery was going to be expensive. While I do have a job, as a therapy dog, my paycheck consists of Beggin’ Strips. My vet doesn’t take Beggin’ Strips as payment, so my owner came to Labrador Life Line for help.
Thanks to LLL and supporters like you who donate, I was able to have my surgery. Although I had some trouble healing, new cultures and a change of antibiotics and I was back on my game! Now for me, thanks to you, my days of worry are over – there are pools that need swimming in!
Five-year-old Windsor’s owner found herself in a tough spot. Though she loved Windsor more than anything, she couldn’t afford the surgery he needed to mend his torn cranial cruicate ligament. Not wanting to see him suffer since she couldn’t afford his operation, she applied to Labrador Life Line for help.
Through the help of kindhearted donors, Windsor received the assistance that he needed for his procedure. He is now well on the road to recovery.
Sky's family came to Labrador Life Line for funding help when his vet discovered a mast cell tumor that needed to be surgically removed. Additionally, Sky suffered from a heart murmur and needed an echocardiogram.
Although his family wanted the best possible care for him, and didn’t want to see him suffer, they couldn’t afford his operation.
Your donations continue to make a difference. Because of generous donors like you, Labrador Life Line helped fund Sky’s procedure and echocardiogram. Your support will now allow Sky and his family to spend many more years together.
A couple months ago, Spy was hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes and was placed on insulin. He now has cataracts in both eyes and has little to no vision. His family applied for help from Labrador Life Line when the expenses for his care became too much for them to afford.
Expenses included pre-anesthetic work-up, cataract surgery to fix both his eyes, and 6 months of follow-up care.
Thank you from Labrador Life Line - you are the reason we were able to assist with the costs associated with Spy's treatment.
Ruger's family were going through some hard times when the young Lab needed an amputation because of a deformed front leg. His family wanted to do what was best for him, but because they were unable to come up with the needed funds to pay for his surgery, they came to us for assistance.
Thanks to the support of people like you, we were able to help out with the procedure Ruger needed to help live a better life.
Ozzy stopped eating and his life was in jeopardy when his family applied for assistance.His vet performed an x-ray which was negative and revealed no blockage. The vet then suspected pancreatitis and sent Ozzy home with medication.
Blood tests needed to be ordered to determine whether Ozzy could be treated Ozzy's family simply did not have the funds available to afford the tests he needed to have.
Once again, when financial difficulties make the difference between life and death, Labrador Life Line was there and able to offer assistance.
But sadly, even with all the hope and support Labrador Life Line provides, it's sometimes not enough. Ozzy fought the valiant fight until he crossed Rainbow Bridge.
Run wild Ozzy.
Jack was having problems breathing and his case was extremely urgent. Jack's family applied for financial assistance when he required arytenoid lateralization or tie back surgery. Tie back surgery commonly done when the dog is diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis. Laryngeal paralysis, most commonly diagnosed in older and larger breeds, is a condition in which the muscles of the larynx (voice box) do not function properly. The condition results in breathing difficulties. Surgery is imperative to aid with the dog's breathing.
Lylah ruptured her cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in her left leg, a very common knee injury in larger breeds like Labrador Retrievers. Treatment required surgery. Unfortunately, Lylah’’s vet bill was much more than her owners could afford.
Fortunately, Labrador Life Line could help.
Because of your donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Lylah’s operation. She is on the mend, and soon will be back to her old self because of your generosity.
GMoney was having seizures and his vet suspected the two-year-old might have idiopathic epilepsy. The causes of idiopathic epilepsy are unknown, but about a half dozen breeds (including Labrador Retrievers) seem to be genetically predisposed. The vet wanted to do blood work, check electrolytes and do a urinalysis to attempt to determine cause for sure. In the meantime, GMoney was prescribed Phenobarbital.
Labrador Life Line would like to thank you for your support, which allows us to provide the health care assistance so much needed by purebred Labs like GMoney.
Buddy’s family applied for funding assistance when the ten-year-old had a large and oozing tumor on one of his legs. The tumor needed to be removed as soon as possible. Because of the urgency of his case, his family didn't have enough funds to cover the procedure so came to us for help.
Thanks to your ongoing generosity and support, we can continue to help purebred Labs like Buddy in his time of need.
JoJo had been diagnosed with lymphosarcoma, and at the time his case approved for funding, he had completed his fifth week of treatment. While there are never any guarantees, his prognosis was encouraging. Approximately 90% of dogs will "undergo complete remission with chemotherapy," with 25% "living to 2 years and beyond."
Labrador Life Line would like to extend our thanks to our donors for your continued support and generosity. Your donations give second chances to purebred Labs like JoJo.
Seven-year-old Bailey was suspected of having pyometra and her vet needed to do additional testing to confirm whether or not she did. Testing included: blood work, x-rays and a urinalysis. If positive, an emergency spay would also have to be performed.
Primarily diagnosed in middle-aged or older intact female dogs, pyometra occurs when bacterial pus fills the uterus. Since pyometra can be life threatening, surgery takes places as soon as possible.
Because of your donations, Labrador Life Line was able to help fund Bailey's case. She is on the mend, and soon will be back to her old self because of your generosity.
A month ago, the vet removed a large mass from Montana’s leg. At the time, they said they got clean margins. One month later, Montana had several on the same leg as well as on her belly. Montana needed weekly treatments and required 3-7 more. Her prognosis was good if she responded to treatment, which was to be assessed at each appointment.
Montana’s owner was struggling financially and couldn’t afford her treatments so she applied to Labrador Life Line for assistance.
It is because of you, our donors, that make it possible for Labrador Life Line to give purebred Labs a second chance at life.
Cope's family applied to Labrador Life Line for assistance when it was suspected that Cope had a right aortic arch defect, as well as suffered from mega esophagus. He required surgery as soon as possible to correct the problem
Cope's family was struggling financially and due to his dire condition, had no time to save towards his procedure. It was their hope that with our assistance that Cope would have a chance to "grow and overcome some of the early disadvantages he was facing." Thanks to your support we were able to help. Cope, while he may always be small, can look forward to a full recovery and a long and healthy life!
Seven-year-old Bodi was suffering from Lyme disease and was experiencing problems with his forelimb. Besides needing treatment for his Lyme disease, Bodi also required X-rays for diagnostic testing. Unable to afford the costs associated with both his treatment and X-rays, his owner applied to Labrador Life Line to help. Thanks to you, and the support you provide, Labrador Life Line was able to assist with some of the costs involved in restoring him back to health. Thank you from all of us at Labrador Life Line for your continued support
Maggie had a large tumor on back of her right rear foot. The tumor was supposed to be surgically removed a few months ago, but her owner was unable to secure funding. In the meantime, the tumor had grown, making it increasingly harder for Maggie to walk.
Her owner, a life long dog lover, felt horrible making her wait so long for surgery. He contacted Labrador Life Line to see if we could help fund some of Maggie’s operation.
Thanks to your support and generosity, Labrador Life Line helped pay for some of Maggie’s procedure. Once recovered, her prognosis was excellent.
Sasha’s surgery to remove two mammary tumors was scheduled, but her human needed funding approval before she had it. The year before, she had a couple others removed when she was spayed and they were benign. While it was uncertain that these two masses were benign or not, Sasha’s vet felt that the sooner they were removed the better.
Sasha’s owner loved her more than anything and had used up all his savings on her first operation. Not wanting Sasha to suffer, he came to us looking for some help.
Thank you from Labrador Life Line - your support is the reason we are able to assist with the costs associated with Sasha’s procedure
Moses suffered from a laceration in the upper right tonsillar area of his pharynx when the stick he was carrying hit the ground and jammed into his mouth. The laceration could not be stitched, so an esophagotomy (feeding) tube had to be inserted, which then became infected.
Moses's owner applied to Labrador Life Line to help pay for his care which included bandage changes, x-rays, and antibiotics. Thanks to your generosity, we funded part of his treatment.
With another success story in the making, the LLL board thanks you for your continued support of our mission to help purebred Labs in need
Currently unemployed and unable to pay for his expenses, Windsor’s owner applied to Labrador Life Line for help when he required a biopsy. Before applying, the ten-year-old had a growth removed from his leg. The growth had to be tested to determine if Windsor needed any further treatment.
Liam's owner was legally blind, and the guide dog organization did not provide any financial assistance beyond routine care for annual exam and vaccines.
Liam's owner applied for help when he needed three growths to be removed. The growths, one on his third eyelid and two on his body, also had to be sent for histopathology testing. Depending on the results, his diagnosis was great.
Because of your donations, LLL continues to help purebred Labs. Many of these Labs support their owners and help them lead productive lives. Thanks for your continued support.
Emma required emergency surgery due to an ulcerated mammary mass. The mass, 8 1/2 inches in diameter, was oozing and had become infected, prompting the immediacy for the operation. Since Emma's overall health was good, her prognosis was that the mass must be benign.
Her human was a single parent working two part-time jobs and without the financial resources for the procedure. Thanks to your support Emma had her surgery and was on the road to recovery.