LABMED 2000 Annual Report
I. Mission Statement and Introduction
LABMED, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to provide emergency monies to offset expenses incurred in the veterinary medical treatment of ill or injured Labrador Retrievers in a rescue situation. LABMED is a potential resource where funding medical treatment for an abandoned or rescued dog is unavailable or inadequate, owing to but not limited to: insufficient funds available through a local Labrador Retriever or general rescue organization for treatment of dogs, lack of a local Labrador Retriever or general rescue organization, or exhaustion of all other avenues of funding.
What is LABMED?
LABMED is an Internet based organization with international representation. By using the communication powers of the Internet, LABMED is able to intercede rapidly on the behalf of deserving Labrador Retrievers worldwide. The ultimate goal of LABMED is to help raise the quality of life and adoptability of rescued animals who are expected to regain good health and who display the positive temperament which so typifies the Labrador as a breed. LABMED provides these dogs with the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives in stable loving homes. In addition, through its efforts and the example it sets, LABMED aims to stimulate a dialogue that will educate the general public about rescue animals and rescue organizations. LABMED is an organization that is meeting its challenges head on with professionalism and enthusiasm.
II. Funding Activities
2000 was another year of incredible growth for LABMED. During 2000, LABMED received 145 applications for assistance, of which 97 met our guidelines and received funding. Expenditures for these dogs totalled over $45,000 -- a 50% increase from 1999.
Not all LABMED applications are approved. LABMED is careful to screen and double check each application making sure that guidelines are met. Furthermore, LABMED's Veterinary Advisory Board is consulted where there are questions about procedures and expected outcomes.
III. Goals and Objective
Objective 1: Raise Public Awareness
Objective 2: Increase Revenues
In 2000 LABMED was able to meet the increased demand for funds by continued development of funding sources. The following projects were part of that success.
Objective 3: Board and Staff Development
Board and volunteer development efforts continued with the recruitment of new Board members. Four new Board members were added, and volunteers were recruited for a variety of tasks.
IV. Financial Statement
LABMED's policy has been to ensure that direct donations are spent on funding dogs rather than on administrative costs. For the first time, in 1999, 100% of the Direct Donations Fund, including carryover from the previous year, was applied to dog funding. LABMED's Fundraising Committee's efforts funded administrative costs and also supplemented over $9000 in aide payments.
1996 Donation Income - $1,119
1999 Donation Income - $15,626
2000 Donation Income - $20,816
V. Directors, Officers, and Advisory Boards
2000 LABMED Board of Directors
Beth Bodenstein - Florida
LABMED'S 2000 OfficersJim Groenke, President
Dranda Whaley, Secretary
Deborah Hamele, Treasurer
LABMED's Veterinary Advisory Board
This group assists LABMED by answering technical veterinary questions about a dog's condition, treatment and prognosis. Currently the following individuals serve on this panel:Adrienne Hudson-Willett, DVM
Elizabeth Pannill, DVM
Some of Our Successes
LABMED'S successes in 2000 have allowed 97 very special Labradors to move from a painful existence and certain death to the happiness that every dog deserves.