“Saving the life of one animal might not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one animal.”
General Rescue Facts:
What is rescue?: Rescue organizations are groups of fosterers and volunteers who accept animals from private owners and shelters who can’t hold them due to overpopulation. Instead of being held at a facility, rescue animals are often in the homes of volunteers as foster pets. This home environment makes rescue animals different in many respects from shelter animals, since they get more individualized attention.
- In the United States, 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year
- Almost 3 million of these healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized due to overcrowding
- Approximately 25% of dogs in shelters are purebreds
- Only 30% of cats and dogs living in homes were adopted from rescue organizations like ours or from shelters
- According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are around 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US, and nearly three times as many rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.
- Rescues like The Labelle Foundation are not government funded and rely solely on donations.
- The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
- Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
Labelle Foundation Facts:
- Since COVID-19 The Labelle Foundation has rescued almost 1,000 dogs! We have also seen a 400% increase in applications to foster and adopt.
- Since our inception we have rescued over 3,000 dogs and worked with shelters all around California to save dogs from euthanization.
- We spend over $1,500 on medical every single day and specialize in medical and special needs puppies!
- We are an all volunteer team of nine women who are driven by our passion for rescue and animals!
- We are a registered 501c3 and rely solely on donations from our wonderful supporters!
- We are a no-mother-left-behind rescue and we pride ourselves on taking pregnant moms and moms and babies from the shelter.
- We rescue on average between 15 and 30 dogs per week, do about 100+ adoptions every month, and have about 180 active dogs in our care!
- Our founders are a mother-daughter duo who have been in rescue from the past nine years and decided to open their own rescue, The Labelle Foundation!
Goals for 2021:
- Within the next year we are aiming to fundraise enough to open our own veterinary facility.
- To expand our partnerships with many different brands who support rescue to provide the best quality of food, beds, and supplies to all our rescue animals.
- To expand our team to be able to engage more with the larger community, provide better quality communication, and be able to rescue more pups!