Hero Labradors Van, man!

$100 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 6 months
My name is Chuck Ziegenfuss.  I am a wounded warrior, 100% disabled veteran, retired Army Major, service dog owner and founder of Hero Labradors

Hero Labradors is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit with the mission of raising healthy, AKC registered Labrador Retrievers for the purpose of providing pups to training organizations.  Partnered training organizations agree to train these dogs for disabled veterans, wounded warriors, first responders, or their families, free of charge.  We cover breeding, raising through 16 weeks to include feeding and vaccination, DNA testing, microchipping, veterinary care, AKC registration, assessment, and transportation costs to the training facilities. 

I founded this nonprofit because there is a serious shortage of quality dogs for service dog work.  As a service dog owner, I personally understand the benefits of these dogs, and want to see that every servicemember or first responder who need a service dog has the ability to receive one, without the financial burden of acquiring one (which can run into tens of thousands of dollars.) 

Due the shortage of dogs with the aptitude to become service dogs, many trainers are forced to source dogs from shelters, and while these dogs may become great service dogs, there is no telling what health issues the dog may have later in life, and unfortunately those problems can present once the owner has bonded with the animal and the burden of care is left to the owner. We provide dogs with no foreseeable health defects. 

I am asking you to please consider helping our organization. 

Hero Labradors NEEDS a van. Not because we eat a steady diet of government cheese while we live down by the river, but because we NEED a safe, reliable way to transport our adult dogs and their pups to the vet, to local events, and to deliver our pups to training organizations across the USA that have agreed to train and donate them to wounded warriors and first responders.

ANY Amount is a help--whether it's $10 or $10,000. 

Money from this fundraiser will go through the paypal giving fund, (which will generate your tax receipt) and then into the account established for a van for Hero Labradors.
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$100 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 6 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hero Labradors
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Decatur, TX
EIN: 814705687
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