New year, new rescue! We're happy to announce that our new partner animal rescue is the Last Day Dog Rescue.
LDDR is an independently funded, no-kill animal rescue, based in Livonia, Michigan. This organization has made it their mission to "reduce the number of homeless and euthanized pets by rescuing dogs and cats whose lives and/or well-being are at risk". They've saved countless cats and dogs facing extermination solely because of their breed, size, disabilities and/or shelter overcrowding. The stray dog epidemic in Detroit alone leads to a staggering 90% of the city's stray dogs being euthanized, no matter their health or temperament. Organizations like the Last Day Dog Rescue give animals in this situation a second chance at life. As their name suggests, the pets they care for are often saved from the brink of death. LDDR focuses on rescuing animals from the "Urgent" list in high-kill shelters across the nation. By several state laws, Michigan included, pets at these types of shelters have one short week to be claimed by an owner before they are condemned to euthanization, crowded gas chambers or being sold to labs for research. The need for heroes like the Last Day Dog Rescue is at an all time high, for nearly half of all shelter pets in America are being euthanized on a daily basis.
Last Day Dog Rescue is not a physical shelter, but something much larger than that. They are an entirely volunteer based network of foster homes throughout the state of Michigan. This means that all of their dogs and cats are cared for in loving foster homes, learning trust and socialization skills, and awaiting a more permanent family to call their own. You can browse the pets they have available for adoption on their website and at the numerous adoption events they participate in. Finding your perfect pet match has never been easier! LDDR also has programs that match up senior dogs and hard-to-place animals with senior citizen and veteran owners, respectively. How cool is that?
Adopting around 1,000 pets a year is no small feat. LDDR is constantly in need of volunteers, foster homes and donations to aid their cause and we're here to help! 10% of the profits from your purchases will be donated directly to the Last Day Dog Rescue from now until June 2016. To find out more about the pets they house and how you can help, visit them at here.