On March 28th, our Co-Founder and husband received news that no parent should ever have to hear: "Your child has cancer." Their 10 year old son, Bennett, was diagnosed with a fairly rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma called Nodular Lymphocyte-Predomanant Hodgkin Lymphoma (only 8 cases diagnosed in the US each year).
The Looking Glass Animal Rescue pack is fundraising and walking this year to show love and support for 10 year old Bennett. He begins chemotherapy on April 30th. We don't want Bennett thinking he has to go through this fight alone - he has a large family behind him who are praying for him and thinking of him.
36 reasons we need your support
If you think Spring is just about April showers and May flowers, think again. It is also the busiest time of year for animal rescue groups all over the country as we are asked to help with the dozens of orphaned litters, pregnant mothers and discarded breeding dogs being dumped at high kills shelters each day. Dogs like those listed above - a total of thirteen, 5.5 week old puppies found in a box and slated for euthanasia in a rural town down south. Or the two below, Eddie and Evie, moments away from being put down because so many rescues are already inundated with surrenders and simply had no room. Still others, like Sasha who sat in a small cage with her eight, 6 week old puppies desperate to survive. As a rescue, we believe all animals deserve a chance at life but we we cannot do it alone. In the last three weeks, we have rescued 3 pregnant mothers, 36 underage orphaned puppies, a HW positive youngster and one very lucky momma with her eight beautiful babies. Due to the generosity of our donors, we have been able to help in situations like this in the past BUT money is always running out. We need your consistent support so we can not only help these young lives but the others just like them waiting for their turn of luck. Won't you help us?
Rescue your next pet
Looking for your new best friend? You’ve come to the right place!
How do YOU define rescue? This is a personal definition, one that every person we encounter may have a different answer for. What is shared across all viewpoints however is that animals in need of rescue, true rescue, are often those that are not “easily adoptable”, at least not in their current state.
Our goal: By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters LGAR is hoping to be able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.
Won’t you join us in our mission?
Millions of animals are euthanized every year due to overpopulation, irresponsibility and sadly, cost. This is particularly true with animals who suffer medical ailments, many of which are treatable yet they are often deemed “unadoptable” and withheld from public view.
These animals in particular suffer the worst fate because they sit in pain and fear with no hope of ever being given a second chance at life. Because of this, we have developed a special focus within our rescue, a promise, to save as many of these animals that we can.
Veterinary expenses alone can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the condition which is often unknown at the time of pull. Yet, in spite of these costs, our promise to every animal we pull into our rescue is to provide the most advanced medical and pain management treatments possible in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for these previously neglected and broken animals.
Young Ridgefield Philanthropist Writes Children’s Book to Help Raise Funds for Critical Care Rescue Animals
From playing music to writing a children’s book, Aakarsh Patel’s passion for helping raise donations for rescue animals has no bounds. A 6th grader at Scotts Ridge Middle School, Aakarsh has officially become a published author, with his first children’s book titled Playing With Puppies. He wrote the book over the summer with the intention of donating 100% of all proceeds to Looking Glass Animal Rescue.
The children’s book is about a little boy playing with puppies, Oscar and Brownie, at his grandmother’s house in India while visiting during summer vacation. At 11 years old, Aakarsh is also a founding member of the “Musical Rescuers”, a group of friends who banded together over the summer and play regular gigs at local businesses throughout Fairfield County to raise funds for, and awareness of, Looking Glass Animal Rescue. To date, the “Musical Rescuers” have been able to raise and donate more than $300 to Looking Glass Animal Rescue’s critical care fund.
The children’s book, Playing With Puppies, is available at Serene Escape Spa (415 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT) and All Together Now Kids (53 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY) for a $5 cash donation.