Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. Since 2009, they have been a dedicated and driving community force in the DC Metro area. Their reach has spread as far as rural Virginia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, where they now have volunteer teams and partners. They are committed to educating all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of enrichment exercises, obedience training, routine vet care, spay/neuter, and good nutrition. Each year, LDAR rescues approximately 2,000 animals and has rescued more than 14,000 cats and dogs total since their founding.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) to provide diagnostic and medical care for senior dogs living in foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs. This grant will help dogs like Marcus who was rescued by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue from a shelter in rural Virginia. At seven years old, he had been passed over for adoption again and again. But now Marcus is getting his second chance. After receiving a full medical workup, he’ll be transported to a Washington, DC area foster family where he’ll have a better shot at finding his forever home.