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Labrador Rescue South East & Central has been chosen by Claudia Vicars to benefit from a massive fundraising event planned for


If anyone wishes to help with fundraising, please do let me know!

Claudia’s world record attempt is :
A Continuous Row on an indoor rowing machine for just under 8 hours to reach 100,000 metres and she has set a target of raising £100,000 for charity of which we will receive 50%
Date and venue to be confirmed. Supported by Our Dogs.

Read the full story and to donate.


I have lost my beautiful Marley’ aged nearly 13. The loss of a pet is traumatic and that trauma is sometimes hard for non dog owners to understand. I had Marley from the LRSEC nearly 13 years ago. I am a coordinator for the rescue and I answered an emergency call regarding two five month old puppies. Mum came with me (she was often my ‘wing man’ on rescue visits). What met us left us both shocked, and desperate to get the pups out and into the safety of the rescue.

The dogs had never left the tiny crate they were born in. They were knee deep in excrement, food was thrown in through the bars for them to eat from the filthy floor.  They had never had the opportunity to use their limbs outside of the crate so were unable to walk properly, their feet were splayed so they walked on their heels. The smell was awful, they were filthy, covered in urine and faeces. We took the pups straight to a vet. After three washes they still smelled awful. The vet checked them over but he was unsure if there would be lasting damage from their confinement, only time would tell.We took the pups back to my home to decide next step. Both were terrified, having never seen anything but the crate. One pup was less scared and a lovely home was waiting so we decided to allow him to go straight there. The other pup, Marley, was so much worse so I decided to foster him to see what I could do. My existing labs Rosie and Oscar befriended him. Foster lasted about ten minutes before I knew he was going nowhere.  Marley bonded immediately with me, and seemed to get such comfort being near me. So that was that, Marley became ‘Marley and me’.Throughout his life Marley was always nervous, that lack of socialisation in those first few months had undoubtedly done lasting damage. He wasn’t fazed by emergency vehicles going past, sirens blaring, or fireworks, but if anyone coughed, or took a tissue out of their pocket he would run. That obviously reminded him of something from his past. He was a needy dog, but we needed each other and we had such a bond. During the nearly thirteen years we were together I never left him more than a couple of hours, never went on holiday because I knew he couldn’t cope without me. He followed me everywhere, we were a team.My shadow is no longer there, those beautiful brown eyes are no longer gazing into mine. I gave him the very best life I could. His paw prints are firmly etched on my heart along with those of Oscar and Rosie.  If there is a ‘Rainbow Bridge’ I hope they will all be there when it’s my turn, tails wagging furiously and waiting to search my pockets for treats.Run free Marley, you were
so loved….

By Barbara Wilson


Bourbon & Bailey by Julie Hammond

These two gorgeous brothers were re-homed by us in January . Their family had been relocated here from South Africa where they had been used to roaming free on acres of land.

Bourbon & Bailey

The property they had moved to in the U.K. was modest with a small garden and the boys became increasingly frustrated with their new surroundings. We were lucky enough to find them a wonderful home together with a three acre garden.

They settled almost straight away and are now enjoying the freedom they were used to since tiny pups.

Welfare Fund For Sponsored Dogs

Every year Labrador Rescue South East & Central find new homes for many needy Labradors which are known as our Sponsored Dogs. Sadly, not all the dogs which come into our care are suitable for rehoming.

We have many dogs in our care which are going to be in foster for the rest of their lives so we can be sure their every need is met and ongoing treatment for their condition is funded. Find out more…