Lifeline Structure and Future Plans

The Lifeline Dog Rescue team in Florida has completed a hectic two week period of transition on the anniversary of our first rescue. It’s time to announce recent changes made behind the scenes that affect the Lifeline structure and future plans going into 2013.

In the last two weeks, Lifeline has chosen to transition from being a physical shelter to a dog rescue foster network.

Despite the challenges, we are reminded of an event that took place exactly one year ago from today.

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Rescue dogs Bert (front) and Ernie before adoption from Lifeline Dog Rescue

Our fans and supporters likely recall rescue dogs Bert and Ernie (shown here) who arrived at Lifeline on 14 December 2011. The heartwarming and popular PDF story of Bert and Ernie documented one of the first in many Lifeline Dog Rescue happy tails stories.

Looking back exactly one year, theirs is just one of many happy endings. We look forward to many many more in 2013 and beyond.

Our priority is the dogs, and as circumstances change, we must adjust how we operate to maximize our success placing dogs into forever homes. Like most dog rescues, we are an all volunteer staff.

Effective today, volunteer staff changes are being made at Lifeline.

Kim, Lifeline partner and on site resident caretaker, has resigned as a corporate manager on the advice of her doctors. With over 30 years experience dedicated to dog rescue while working a full time job, we have been truly blessed and certainly appreciate her tireless efforts on behalf of our dogs.

Kim will continue with volunteer support for Lifeline by networking to help place dogs, yet must give up the physical demands. Her contributions over the last year were a key factor in our organization growing beyond our expectations.

Likewise effective today, another very active and dedicated dog rescue advocate is joining the Lifeline volunteer staff. We’re pleased to welcome Michele Bella to the Lifeline Dog Rescue team. She has been very active in support of Lifeline on an informal basis.

Today Michele became a new member of our all volunteer staff and formal representative of Lifeline Dog Rescue.

Michele and other volunteers, along with Kim and Denise, have worked long hours including up to 24 hours at a time over the last two weeks taking action to place dogs, both adopted and in foster. All dogs under our care have been placed.

Stay tuned for adoption announcements. The number adopted has been amazing the last two weeks, and news will be posted to our blog and Facebook in the coming days.

Over the last two weeks, we apologize for the lack of information being published. Staff were busy networking to rehome dogs in foster and finalize adoptions. Our webmaster spent those same two weeks with a severe case of the flu, and helping the dogs took priority over publishing news.

The Lifeline structure and future plans remain very positive. We truly appreciate the vast number of Lifeline fans and contributors who have made our volunteer dog rescue work possible, and so rewarding.

We look forward to your continued support helping us write many more Happy Tails stories in 2013 and beyond.

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