Kitties of the Week: Socks, Squeaks, and Buttercup

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These three cuties currently live in a foster home with two dogs and they get along fine. They are all curious, cuddly, and love to play. They have all been altered, are up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped. They’re ready for their forever homes! If you’re interested in more information about one of these adorable kittens please email or complete …

Dog of the Week: Otis

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Hi, my name is Otis, I’m a black Lab and I’m quite the gentleman, if I do say so myself. My foster mom always tells me that I’m a good boy. I get along well with my foster sisters and even play nice with the little puppy. I don’t like cats so much. I’m house trained and I don’t even get on …

Cat of the Week: Sasha

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Sasha was found sitting next to a wooded area in the country. When called, she ran right up to the person who found her and rode in the vehicle with a dog sitting next to her, so she must have been a family cat at one time. She is very affectionate and appreciative and doesn’t seem to be bothered by all …

Dog of the Week: Lana

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Lana is a beautiful 5-6 year-old Labrador/Greyhound mix. She has gorgeous long legs and a long neck, which is what leads us to believe there’s some Greyhound in her. She was found in Texas as a stray, and absolutely loved her airplane ride to Iowa! So not surprisingly, she likes car rides! Lana is making great strides with house training, …

Freedom Festival Parade

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On Saturday, June 27th, Last Hope participated in the Freedom Festival Parade and we had a great time! Peg Oettinger took some pictures from the roof of Village Meat Market & Cafe, her sister’s store. She shared some of the pictures with us that featured Last Hope’s animals:     Thanks to Peg and to all the volunteers who came out …

Cats of the Week: Avery, Quinn, and Sawyer

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  This week we are featuring a litter of kittens! Here’s more information about these cuties: Avery: This dark gray cutie has the sweetest personality!  She’s very loving and gentle and likes to curl up on her foster mom’s lap.  If you’re looking for company, Avery would make a great companion. She gets along great with dogs and cats, and …

New Adoption Center Director

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Last Hope Animal Rescue is pleased to announce that Julie Havran is our new Adoption Center Director! Julie has a B.S. Degree in Human Services and M.S. Degree in Adult Education from Drake University. After working in human services, human resources, and education, she pursued her lifelong passion for animal welfare. She became involved with Friends of the Shelter, Inc. …

Dog of the Week: Booker

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Booker is an extremely beautiful and loving dog who would be absolutely perfect for someone who only wants one dog but has previous large dog training experience. Booker is a very large older puppy (89 lbs. at 12-18 mos.) with the potential to grow into an even larger adult dog. He seems to be a mix of yellow Lab and …

Cat of the Week: Brandy

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Brandy is about 2 years old and loves attention. She does well with other cats and dogs at her foster home. Brandy is up to date on shots, micro chipped, and spayed. If you’re interested in learning more about Brandy, email or complete an application HERE.

Andrea Ruba Photography

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Andrea Ruba Photography was a generous sponsor for Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Pups in the Park event that took place in May 2015. The proprietor, Andrea Ruba, has been in business for 5 years and photographs both people and pets and takes pictures of Last Hope adoptable animals. She believes that “a photograph is more than a picture on a …