Dog of the Month
Meet Jimbo, a four year-old neutered male, brown and white Pit Bull Terrier.
He is a super smart dog who loves new challenges. Among other things he enjoys car rides, retrieving tennis balls, swimming and hunting for lizards.
Jimbo has been at the shelter since January, 2018 and is looking for his forever home so he can finally blossom into the wonderful, loyal dog the Shelter Staff & Volunteers knows he can be.
Jimbo would be best if he were the only dog in an adults only home.
Let us introduce you to Thomas! Thomas is a 16 yr old cat that was rescued by a concerned citizen. He was taken to a local shelter then formally adopted. He had a skin infection and his mom knew he needed medical attention. LEADSRQ stepped up and offered assistance for Thomas. He was recently seen by the compassionate staff at Sarasota Animal Hospitalwhere he had a blood panel completed, received meds for his skin and a rabies shot. Thomas’ mom reports that he’s settling in just fine and she appreciates LEADSRQ’s support! #seniorcatsrock
Our Mission is to help fund the medical and behavioral needs of animals in rescue organizations and shelters throughout our community.
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.
Cece’s young life has been filled with too many twists and turns, until now. Originally, Cece was in a neighboring county shelter as a stray for 1 1/2 years. She was adopted but not long afterward her owner surrendered her to a local shelter due to losing his home. After spending a year there, she found herself looking for a new place to live and Satchel’s Last Resort stepped up and committed to Cece. LEADSRQ contacted
ACE Pet Resort/Vintage Paws to set up boarding for Cece. We knew that Cece needed time to decompress and to have the experience of havIng direct time with consistent handlers twice daily going on walks, car rides, trips to local parks and pool time. After 42 days a couple saw her on Facebook and knew they had to meet Cece. They instantly fell in love and it was mutual for Cece. LEADSRQ set Cece up for a successful transition by giving her two in home training sessions with Iris Eastman.
We are happy to say that things are going well and Cece is settling into her forever home. This is what can happen when three nonprofits come together to save a life.
Sweet, young Oreo found himself at a county shelter with a strange growth on his head. His skull appeared almost cone shaped and would seem to fluctuate from week to week in size. Veterinarians could only guess what the growth meant and worried about tampering it with biopsies as it may only exacerbate the problem. LEADSRQ was very happy to offer funding a CT contrast scan with our friends at Veterinary Surgery Center of Sarasota. After a full day of testing, we were thrilled to learn of Oreo’s diagnosis: idiopathic calvarial hyperostosis - a rare, benign x-linked disorder that only affects the skull. Oreo’s prognosis is good and his future looks even better because he was recently adopted and has a wonderful, new Mom!! Congratulations Oreo and happy life to you and your new family!
Recipient of Giving
Our most recent Recipient of Giving is Alley, a beautiful young German Shepherd pup that was hit by a semi. How traumatic is that? She was taken to a local shelter and from there she was pulled by Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.
In the midst of this, LEADSRQ was contacted requesting support for her medical needs and we jumped at the chance to help this special girl! This story could have had a tragic ending but we are happy to report she’s in a loving home and has been adopted.
Thank you to our supporters and contributors for making it possible for us to help her.
To see more recipients, select it from the menu at the top of the page.
New Adoption Process During the Pandemic
Our Newest Fundraiser
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Animal Shelter adoption area remains closed for public viewing, however, they are accepting applications via email. If you're interested in adopting, please visit our Animal Services Website and click on View Adoptable Animals (most are shown in the slideshow above). You can find their Adoption application online as well.
Email your applications to and they will be in touch! If you have questions or need help with the process, call the Adoptions Desk at 941-861-9523.
The Lost and Found continues to remain open for reclaims.
Our on-line fundraiser is still happening! 40% of proceeds (on regular priced merchandise) are donated back to LEADSRQ. This allows us to provide medical and behavioral support to animals in our community and surrounding areas. Saving lives one furbaby at a time❤️
Click here to visit our Boone Supply Fundraiser.
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