Volunteer of the Month: Alex Magby

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Alex began volunteering at Last Hope in February of 2015 after she saw a post on Facebook about a cat hoarding case we helped with. Since then she has fostered many cats and one dog. She isn’t afraid to take on the tougher cases: pregnant cats and litters of kittens, both of which can be handfuls. She also helps with home …

Volunteer of the Month: Jane Vraspier

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Jane met a volunteer from Last Hope at a soccer tournament. She saw the volunteer’s Last Hope shirt and, being a dog lover, asked her about it. After learning about what Last Hope did for animals, Jane decided to volunteer in July of 2017. She helps with getting dogs from the Adoption Center to our Saturday and Sunday adoption events …

May Volunteer of the Month: Barb Dunakey

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Barb started rescuing with LHAR in early 2017.  She was with another rescue for six years and transported hundreds of kittens down to Iowa Humane Alliance from the Waterloo area where she lives, which is how she met Lori Arbuckle (an LHAR board member). In early 2016 Barb coordinated the removal/rescue of 47 cats from a hoarding situation in rural Grundy …

Volunteer of the Month: Shannon Studt

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Shannon began volunteering for Last Hope in May 2015 while working on puppy mill issues in Iowa. She and her family began by fostering dogs and have had 11 fosters since then. She felt that fostering was something her family could do to save the lives of animals. She also has transported dogs, helped with a variety of events, is …