A few blogs back I introduced you to Labrador Life Line’s Vice President and Triage Chair Cindy Sherburne. This week I would like to you to meet Labrador Life Line’s Top Dog–President Eric Moe. From the president to the interns, everyone at Labrador Life Line is a volunteer.
Their payment? Success stories.
Their dedication? Inspirational and unmatched.
Despite growing up Lab-less (he had grown up with a retriever of another kind–a golden one–named Lady), Labrador Life Line President Eric Moe is a self proclaimed “Lab Lover.”
After seeing a posting requesting volunteers on a Lab forum, Eric decided to join LLL. For Eric, joining Labrador Life Line was the natural thing to do.
“As a Lab lover, it seemed like a worthy thing to do.”
Like most nonprofit organizations, many people at Labrador Life Line have come and gone since Eric first joined. Six years after joining, Eric’s commitment to Labs hasn’t changed. Perhaps the reason is the satisfaction he receives when he reads an update from an owner whose dog Labrador Life Line was able to help fund.
“Getting updates on the dogs we have helped, seeing how well they are doing, and how happy people are that we were able to help them, and help their companion.”
Rewards like these are priceless.
But it is Eric’s empathy for the fellow Lab owners that come to Labrador Life Line for help that makes him one of Labrador Life Line’s strongest advocates.
“Two days after I brought Bear home from the shelter, he came down with parvo. I had never even heard of parvo. The vet said it could be very expensive to treat and may not even save his life.“ Eric reflects, then continues, echoing the sentiments of all Lab owners.
“I was not going to give up on him and no matter the cost I was going to try. Not everyone is in a position to do that for their companion. Labrador Life Line gives hope to many, who otherwise had none.”
It is that offer of hope (for owners) and that chance they provide (for the Lab) that keeps Labrador Life Line and its members (like Eric and all the other committed members) going strong.