We are happy to announce the opening of our new Adoption Center in Frankfort
Erin, Mike, and I started Lulu’s Locker Rescue over 5 years ago. Our mission is to provide education, to advocate, and to rescue overlooked animals in our community. These animals could be overlooked because of breed, age, color, medical condition, or just because there are other more urgent animals, and they aren’t getting as much attention.
During this time, FIV+ cats have always held a special place in our hearts. Even with all the literature about how they can live as long as FIV-, and research done on how they can live with FIV- cats, they have continued to be overlooked in our rescue. We have wonderful black cats, older cats, and cats with some medical issues that have been in foster care for far too long.
Our solution? For them to be seen by the public in a warm, quiet environment. An environment that is cageless where volunteers can socialize with the cats. That is why we went to the next step and opened a small, adoption center in Frankfort. Watch the video
Please help us with this next big step! We have a lot of work to do at the adoption center, and we are estimating the cost to be 15K. We would love to open up the beginning of April so we can start finding homes for some amazing cats!
Is there anything more heartbreaking than to see a senior animal in an open admission shelter? “Senior Alerts” (animals who have been abandoned by their families) are showing up more and more on our Facebook rescue feed, and for us personally, we have seen an increase in phone calls.
The top reason is that the caretaker has become ill or has died and the family will not/cannot take the animal into their home. Please, please make a contingency plan for your animal companion now, not after the fact. People have no problem “getting their financial affairs in order” so what about securing your animal’s future? So many callers give us 24 – 48 hours to find placement for their family’s animal. If we are lucky, we get a week’s notice. Here is the sad reality; we are a foster-based rescue. This means that when we have a person willing to be a foster parent, we rescue an animal. We don’t keep foster animals in a glass bottle to “break glass in case of emergency.” We cannot plan for your poor planning. First step here, if you have a loved one who is elderly or ill, please talk to them out their companion animal’s future. You can’t take the animal into your home? Then start talking to friends and family to see if they are willing. Talk to a local rescue group to ask advice for the future possibility of rehoming (contact us if you have questions about bequests). If you personally need help, start coming up with a plan. Ask for help. Most organizations are willing to work WITH you. They keyword there is WITH. So many times, callers feel that it is our responsibility to come up with a solution. After all we are a rescue, and that is what we do right? The bottom line is we can’t do what we do without your help. read more…