Labrador Rescue South Africa (LRSA) was formed in 2010 and registered as a NPC in 2013.
LRSA is run by volunteers working from their own homes, using their own cars and funds when necessary, to aid in the homing of Labrador Retrievers who for various reasons have found themselves looking for new homes. No volunteer receives any financial compensation.
We have teams of volunteers in most major centres i.e. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein, Durban as well as a network of volunteers doing home checks and taking animals to new homes and vets. Each team is headed up by a team leader who passes on information on dogs and homes to her team. All team leaders feed into a management committee and the founder member.
LRSA acts as the facilitator between people looking to rehome their Labradors and people wanting to offer a home to a Labrador. We have 2 facebook pages, a website and various databases of old and new owners, homes and subscribers to our newsletter.
We home between 800 and 1000 dogs a year. We match each dog to the right home using rehoming and adoption forms which are then databased. Dogs are normally homed from their old homes to the new one.
LRSA covers the sterilization, inoculations, including Rabies, and in some cases the microchipping of each animal we rehome. We do not charge an adoption fee but rely on donations from both the old and the new owners. This has, until now, been sufficient to cover out costs, which have mainly been veterinary.