Rescue Village relies on the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers every day. Meet Dick and Libby Larrabee, pictured on the cover (with Cheech). This dynamic duo is just one example of how support from individuals in our community allows Rescue Village to continue our work of saving lives, reducing pet overpopulation, and finding loving homes for animals in need. Not only are Dick and Libby long-term donors, but Dick has been a volunteer for over 11 years as part of our Welcome Desk team. A cat-lover at heart, Dick began volunteering after he retired. “I love animals and love talking with people who love animals, so volunteering in a Welcome Desk position seemed like the perfect fit for me. I wasn’t sure at first because there’s a lot to learn about animal welfare. But helping people and animals is part of who I am,” he said.
In addition to donating and volunteering, Dick and Libby also support Rescue Village by attending events, such as Barks and Brews, a new event added in 2021. “We enjoy socializing with other animal-lovers support the animals. We have a passion for caring about animals and always enjoy Rescue Village events,” said Libby. Dick and Libby are also adopters! The couple adopted two elderly cats from Rescue Village after bonding with them in Marino’s Cool Cat Café.
There are so many ways to support Rescue Village and the work it does every day. That support allows Rescue Village to thrive and make a big impact in Geauga County and our entire community.