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​Our Mission is to help fund the medical and behavioral needs of animals in rescue organizations and shelters throughout our community.

Brady went in for surgery this morning at Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic to remove a “tumor” on his eye area. Mom reports that he’s home recovering and informed us that he had an area in his mouth that was removed also. Both were sent off to pathology and we hope all turns out good for Brady! Mom expressed her sincere appreciation to LEADSRQ for supporting her special pup. We are glad he’s back home where he belongs!

Dog of the Month

Meet Chewie! Chewie is a sweet, sensitive 1 1/2 year-old boy who joined our Satchel’s family recently when his family could no longer care for him. As a puppy growing up during the Covid-19 lockdown, Chewie had a lot to learn about the world around him and our staff and volunteers eagerly began socializing him with walks and car rides. As a strong puller and energetic dog, Chewie really enjoys long walks and is working on exploring as many county parks as possible with his Woof Pack Leader. He loves to sit in the front passenger seat in the car watching the world go by or to stretch out in the back seat with a favorite squeaky toy. Chewie can be a little shy meeting people at first but once he knows you, he is very affectionate and loves to cuddle. Chewie previously lived in a household with another dog, a cat and two children ages 10 and 14. Although we have not tested him with other dogs or cats yet, it is possible he may be able to go home with a canine or feline companion. If you would like to meet Chewie, please fill out an adoption application (no obligation) at www.satchelslastresort.org, and an adoption counselor will be in touch.

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LEADSRQ’s first public fundraiser, in over a year, was held at 99Bottles on Feb. 16. We’d like to thank everyone that came out to support our mission to provide medical care and/or behavioral support to animals in our community. We have some special thank you’s to shout out! 

️Mark Tuchman, owner of 99 Bottles, thank you providing your beautiful taproom & bottle shop!

️Erica Lynn Caswell, owner of Pick of the Litter Pet Care & Concierge, LLC, for making the event happen and introducing us to new friends of LEADSRQ. 

️Shayne Bench & Sheri Bench for your very generous donation that will make a difference!

️Rebekah Peranio, owner of The Pantry, LLC, was the pop up chef and key contributor. Not only did she cook up some delicious local, organic dishes, she also donated her proceeds and then some️ 

#ittakesavillage

#thankfulandgrateful

#supportlocalsmallbusiness

February 27, 2021
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It’s time for LEADSRQ to give a big a “SHOUT OUT” in support of Ace Pet Resort! ACE is an excellent, local, small business that is owned and operated by Jenn Hummel and her caring staff. The resort offers boarding, daycare, bathing/grooming and is open to not only dogs & cats, but also to birds, ferrets, pot bellied pigs and various other animals. Jenn has been a friend to the rescue world for many years and we’d like to recognize her business. Jenn also has 

Vintage Paws Sanctuary, Inc. which is a nonprofit that supports senior dogs Please share this info on your personal FB page and with friends that could use this service! 

P.S. Gift certificates are also available

https://acepetresort.com/

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A big shout out to The Orlando Dog Mom Club and Myriam Gutstein for making LEADSRQ the recipient of one of your monthly fundraising event.  Their events help support nonprofits that focus on the wellbeing of dogs. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.  Also, thank you Erin Gilliland for nominating us❤️
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Join us in celebrating our 5-year anniversary! Let's gather for delicious food (vegetarian options available(, craft beer, wine, live music by Dwayne Geib (5:30-8:00 PM), silent auction, and a 50/50 auction. Shakespeare's Craft Beer and Gastro Pub is joining with us to raise money to further LEADSRQ's mission of helping shelter/rescue animals through funding medical and behavioral costs. Shakespeare's will donate a percentage of food sales and $1 per beer to LEADSRQ. It will be an event full of fun to benefit a great cause!

Recipient of Giving

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The saying goes, “Cats have nine lives” and we think that Dobby proved that yesterday! He’s the second cat in 48 hours that ingested foreign material, something green and rubbery for Dobby, and needed surgery. Bradenton Veterinary Emergency removed the obstruction yesterday and will be sending him home later today! His mom will be happy to have her boy back home!

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Duke was recently adopted by a wonderful family and all was going well until Mom and Dad went out to a baseball game and learned Duke suffered from separation anxiety. LEADSRQ stepped in to help by sponsoring a training session with Iris Eastman. Iris worked with Duke's family, teaching them crate training and calming exercises to desensitize him with their departures from the home. Duke's family were very appreciative for the support and will keep us posted on his progress.

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Here we are kicking off the Giving Challenge 2022 with our most recent recipient, Domino! Domino is a 2 yr old kitty that decided to get into his mom’s sewing items and ingested thread. Over an exhausting weekend, Bradenton Veterinary Emergency performed surgery to find that the string he ingested was wound around the base of his tongue, went into his small intestine and then to his rectum. Obviously passing this naturally was not an option! After surgery he spent time recuperating with support. He was then released able to go home this morning with his mom. She was estatic to have him home and will be watching him closely for the next two weeks. Again, it took a village to help Domino. We put the word out needing additional financial support and a non-profit that would like to remain anynomous stepped up to the plate. Domino’s mom is deeply appreciative of all of the help and assistance she got for this major event in his life. She’s so happy to have him back home where he belongs.

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Ana has found herself in the cone of shame after getting out of her backyard, gate open, and getting hit by a car. She came back into the house with her leg sliced, bone exposed and tail hanging off. LEADSRQ paid for her evaluation, pain meds, 2 antibiotics and her follow-up this last Monday at Sarasota Veterinary Center. The vet had to remove dead skin and flush the wound. Her mom followed up with the vet and reports, “She is doing great. She had surgery this morning and had her tail amputation and as of now there are no open wounds on her legs. They said it was very hard to close due to size and location so she will be sedated until Friday while her body heals. She will have visits 3 times a week until whenever but as of now she is on the road to an amazing recovery”.

This 6 yr old pittie is lucky to be alive!

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This isn’t the first case of pyrometra we’ve helped with and probably not our last. Ginger is a 10 yr old chihuahua that was referred to Clark Road Animal Clinic - Sarasota, FL. Dr. Gerber removed her uterus that weighed 3/4 of a pound! Imagine that in such a small dog! No more worries for Ginger  Her mom was faced with making a difficult decision but our friend Jen from the vet office reached out to us. We sure are glad she did! Wishing you a comfortable life sweet pup!
#spayneutertisbest

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Update: LEADSRQ has made a donation on behalf of Smokey the tripod kitty. He will be available for adoption once he’s all healed up and adjusted to his new life off the street.

A citizen of Sarasota reached out to LEADSRQ for assistance of a feral kitty that she had been feeding. She noticed he had an injured paw and knew he was uncomfortable. We reached out to Barbara & Ray Bounds who are great supporters of local feral cat colonies. Please read Barbara’s post she has on their Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory, Inc. FB page and in the pics we’ve posted. Smokey was seen by Dr. Laurie Walmsley, Ashton Animal Clinic, and had to have his leg amputated. We wanted to share the info about Smokey so that if you feel inclined to support him you could. This is not a case that went through LEADSRQ but we do want to help Ray and Barbara’s mission to work with feral cats.

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Update: LEADSRQ has made a donation on behalf of Smokey the tripod kitty. He will be available for adoption once he’s all healed up and adjusted to his new life off the street.

A citizen of Sarasota reached out to LEADSRQ for assistance of a feral kitty that she had been feeding. She noticed he had an injured paw and knew he was uncomfortable. We reached out to Barbara & Ray Bounds who are great supporters of local feral cat colonies. Please read Barbara’s post she has on their Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory, Inc. FB page and in the pics we’ve posted. Smokey was seen by Dr. Laurie Walmsley, Ashton Animal Clinic, and had to have his leg amputated. We wanted to share the info about Smokey so that if you feel inclined to support him you could. This is not a case that went through LEADSRQ but we do want to help Ray and Barbara’s mission to work with feral cats.

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