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

There’s a first time for everything!  Recently, we got a call about a family in need. Sadly, they lost most everything due to a electrical fire. Fortunately, the humans, three dogs, a cat, a parakeet, a tortoise and two dove got out safely. Well kind of the cat was treated with smoke inhalation, but we are happy to say is doing well. The family has had to split up and live in two places resulting in relocating some of the animals for the time being.
This is where LEADSRQ enters. Let us introduce you to Olaf he has been a member of the family for many years and is dearly loved. He and his buddy (the other) went to stay at a friend’s house after the fire. During his daily “flight time” Olaf had a mishap which resulted in an injury. He was seen at Bay Road Animal Hospital (Honore & 17th) by their avian specialist and a puncture wound was found. At this point,  he does not have use of the leg but thankfully is not in pain. He will be observed in home for the next few weeks and seen again for a follow-up visit.  We hope that Olaf recovers but know whatever the end result is…. he’ll be loved and cared for.

Dog of the Month

Several weeks ago, Satchel’s got a call from a neighboring county shelter about a sweet girl in need. Poppie is guessed to be about 6 years old, a terrier mix and is paralyzed from the waist down. We aren’t sure what caused her injury but it’s not stopping her. Since her arrival at Satchel’s, Poppie has caught the eye of volunteers and staff who are always there to support her special need. In the first month of her arrival she has been given her personal wheelchair, stroller, car seat, drag bag and has a massage therapist making visits. Poppie is a vibrant social girl who loves spending time with her human companions. She is very treat motivated with one of her favorite treats being the homemade frozen peanut butter yogurt treats she gets from her favorite volunteer. Poppie seems to be okay with some dogs and could possibly live with a cat. Poppie’s perfect home would be with someone who spends a lot of time at home and sees her abilities, not her disability.


LEADSR’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 




February 27, 2021

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

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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Thank you so much to all our wonderful donors for making our first ever participation in the Giving Challenge a big success! During this event we received thousands of dollars in contributions from the following individuals: 

Erin Gilliland, Jim Beg, Jill Beg Creevy , Karen Williams, Brenda Foster, Deborah Gilliland, Marjorie Beg, Gail Gilliland Balkwill, Megan Creevy, Doug Gilliland, Bill Balkwill, Judy Scrimenti, Kelly Golick, Dale Turner, James Golick, Jeff Beg, Christine Christian, Lisa Lampel, Joe Creevy, Carolyn Eliades, Kim Beg, Page Knoebel, ML, Siena, Jimmy & Lila, Lisa Hummel, Cheryl Caprio, Kathy Rainey, Madeline Young, Joyce Hackman, Oliver, Debbie Andrick & Sharyn, Kelly King Dean, Pam Arnold Peplow, Judith Berger, Karen Paonessa Cameron, Sally Sams, James Blackford,  Peter J Walocko & Claire Walocko, Jennifer Hummel, Beth Wilson, Vets to You LLC, Janis Pulcinella, Sarah Egebergh,  Maureen Corristan, Rhys Miller, Pamela Shoosmith, H. Gilliland, Linnea Appleby, Mark Thomas Gilliland, Maya Soliman, Carson Gilliland & Jinell Carslin, Lynn Billi, Nicole Paternosto, Dani Ziegler, Karen Molanare, Lorie Neal, Kim Bald, Iris Eastman, Joyce Nuehring, Amelia B., Kemper Family, and Cindy Christo Brown.

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Recipient of Giving


Henry’s dad had fallen on hard times when he lost his job due to cuts during Covid.  Then a few weeks ago his pup Henry had an accident and he rushed him to the Veterinary Medical Center at LWR.
They reached out to LEADSRQ to assist so they could work their magic!  Being a young pup, only 7 weeks old, with a fractured back leg is an ouchy! Henry is scheduled for a dressing change and recheck X-rays tomorrow.  Paws crossed that his leg is healing properly!  We are happy to say that dad is back working again!. Thank you for donating to LEADSRQ so we can continue to offer help to those that need it.


When I met Butchy and his mom today at Animal Rescue Coalition I immediately saw the connection between them. It’s a story of true love she rescued him, and he’s supported her through some difficult times. Butchy needed to get updated on all of his shots, a HW test (negative), a microchip, monthly flea/tick/heart worm prevention and a rabies tag!  Butchy showed his good manners and left feeling lucky once again. Thank you ARC staff for being so welcoming to Butchy and his mom. Also, a big shout out of thanks goes to Madeline Young for bringing Butchy to our attention!


Spike and Sophie’s Mom is a hardworking, single Mom who takes excellent care of her furbabies. This year, she needed a little extra help with their annual vaccinations/wellness care and reached out to LEADSRQ. Working with our friends at Animal Rescue Coalition Rescue Coalition, Spike and Sophie received full head-to-toe examinations, vaccinations and monthly heart worm and flea/tick prevention.  Wellness care is so important for the health and longevity of dogs, and we were happy we could help these two sweet pups stay on track.


Lulu hit the jackpot last year when she was adopted by a wonderful family. She has a great Mom, Dad and fun human siblings. Everything was complete except for her lifelong health problem of urinary incontinence. Lulu’s family took her to see several different veterinarians and specialists, trying different types of medications and treatments, including holistic. Most of the treatments and medications helped ease her incontinence but nothing actually resolved the issue. When their resources started to run thin, Lulu’s family reached out to LEADSRQ and we were happy to help. Two dogs we have helped with incontinence in the past were diagnosed with ectopic ureters after having CT scans. Ectopic ureters are an anatomical defect in some dogs where the ureters do not connect properly to the bladder causing urine to drain elsewhere. So, we sent Lulu for a CT scan with Dr. Rose at Veterinary Surgery Center of Sarasota where she was indeed diagnosed with ectopic ureters!  This past Monday, LEADSRQ sponsored Lulu’s ectopic ureter surgery with Dr. Rose giving this family what they most wanted this holiday season: a healthy, happy dog!


Welcome to Sarasota Moose! We know that you are enjoying our beautiful winter weather…..much warmer than Michigan this time of year!  Starting a new life can be a little “ruff” in a new place and it hit Moose and his dad pretty hard. Three weeks after arriving dad lost his job due to COVID “cutbacks” Being new to the area, Moose was in need of a veterinarian so he could continue on his heart meds, had an eye issue going on and was in need of something very basic…!  LEADSRQ purchased enough food for a month and made him an appointment with Dr. Carrie at Sarasota Animal Hospital.  Our friends gave him a checkup and he was supplied the necessary meds. This next week he’s going to Animal Rescue Coalition so he can continue his monthly flea/tick and heart worm prevention. Dad is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support he’s been given and checks in with us periodically. We wish Moose and his dad a very Happy 2022