Dane's family lost their home and he, in turn, lost his because they couldn't keep him. On top of that, Dane had a torn ACL which required expensive TPLO surgery. He was taken into rescue, and the rescue applied with LLL to help pay for the surgery. Dane was a happy dog and already had two approved adopters, so as soon as he was healed he shouldn't have any trouble finding a new, hopefully forever, home.
Sky had a cyst on his side that burst and wouldn't heal. He needed surgery, but since he had a heart murmur, it was recommended that he have an echocardiogram first. His family was able to raise the money to get that done, but they didn't have enough money for the surgery. LLL had helped Sky in the past, so his mom knew just where to turn for help. She was self employed but still had financial challenges so she applied with Labrador Life Line. Sky was approved and was able to get the ruptured cyst removed.
Maggie May had pyometra and needed surgery very soon, but her mom was unemployed and didn’t have the funds to pay for the life saving surgery. She applied with Labrador Life Line and Maggie May was able to have the surgery and is expected to fully recover.
Syler tore both of his anterior cruciate ligaments, and to save money, his family wanted to operate on both at the same time. They had the majority of the funds to do it this way, but not quite enough, so they applied with LLL. They were approved and Syler was able to have the bilateral surgery.
Chubs had an abscessed lump on his nipple that needed to be removed, but his family was low income and lived paycheck to paycheck, so they didn't have the funds for surgery. They applied with LLL and Chubs was able to get the surgery he needed.
Sweet Pea had one horrible month in her life. Her person went into hospice care, and left Sweet Pea and her sister behind. They were supposed to be cared for by another person, but that person never came. Alone for a month, a concerned neighbor finally looked into the situation, and Sweet Pea and her sister were rescued. They hadn't had food or water during that time, but the vet they were brought to cared for them, made sure they were healthy, and put them up for adoption on their Facebook page. Some things were meant to be, and a recent widow saw the post. She knew these Labs were meant to be hers. She had discussed with her late husband getting another Lab as a companion for the one they had, and she saw the post on what would have been their anniversary. She instantly fell in love with them, saying she needed them as much as they needed her, but when Sweet Pea developed a fast growing lump, her new mom didn't have enough money for the surgery, which the vet wanted to do right away in case it was cancerous. The vet helped her apply with LLL, and her case was approved. Sweet Pea had her surgery immediately, and she is expected to be fine.
Some humans are cruel. Plain and simple. Lady was found abandoned by her family, tied outside to a small dog house in a harness so tight that it had to be cut off of her and she required surgery for the wounds. Her new family decided to adopt her despite her condition because she was going to be taken to a kill shelter. They didn't have a lot of money, but had a lot of love, and she thrived with them. Life can also be cruel. Her new dad died of pancreatic cancer, and her mom lost his income. In addition, her mom had leukemia and suffered a stroke. There wasn't any money left when Lady needed expensive surgery to repair a torn ACL, an injury she suffered prior to adoption, but one that no one was aware of at the time. Mom said that Lady broke her heart, and unfortunately her purse, and she applied to LLL for help. Lady was able to have her surgery and will live a happy, pain free life now.
Louise was trained by LeaderDog School for the Blind and was her owner's eyes. She counted on Louise to help her get around, so when Louise was diagnosed with a perianal adenoma, she knew in order for Louise to do her job, she would need surgery. Funds were tight, though, since she only received social security, so she applied with LLL, knowing LeaderDog would help but it still wouldn't be enough to get the surgery done. LLL approved Louise and she was able to get the necessary surgery to relieve her discomfort and allow her to continue to work.
Keller had a tough life. He was left tethered outside prior to being put into a rescue, who then found him a new adoptive home. This new family, however, treated him poorly and gave him away, which was a breach of his adoptive contract. The rescue found out and took custody back of Keller, but he had a badly wounded paw, so bad that it had a gangrenous infection and required emergency treatment and hospitalization. The rescue applied with LLL and was approved. LLL helped with the initial hospitalization to stabilize Keller, but he's not out of the woods yet and could still possibly lose his leg. The rescue says that despite this, he is a happy boy and should easily find a new adoptive home, even if he loses his leg.
Chanel was miserable. She was itchy, and her face was swollen, infected and bloody. She had acute, moist dermatitis and needed topical treatment, steroids, antibiotics, and a medication for her ears. Her mom was out of work and had no money to get Chanel seen by a vet. She applied to LLL and was granted an approval. Chanel will hopefully feel much better soon.
Lolita was itchy and scratching, and over the counter medications weren't providing any relief. Her family had applied to LLL in the past year for help with diagnostics for a possible knee injury, but since surgery wasn't recommended, they hadn't met the maximum funding amount allowed by LLL. They applied again so that Lolita could get a skin biopsy and medications that will hopefully provide Lolita with the relief they want for her.