Volunteer of the Month: Angela Sievert

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This month we honor Angela Sievert because she does so much for the cats of Last Hope. She started out working morning cat care shifts at the Adoption Center. Angela enjoyed the quiet environment and opportunity to greet each cat and give them all some love. From there she moved onto fostering cats and kittens and she can’t count the …

Volunteer of the Month: Shalome Tonelli

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Last Hope is a mostly foster-based animal rescue meaning that most of our pets stay in people’s homes until they find their forever homes. That makes our fosters extremely important to our mission. Shalome Tonelli and her family lost their own rescue dog earlier this year and turned to fostering as a way to still have dogs in the house. …

Volunteer of the Month: Cheryl Samuelson

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Cheryl began volunteering for Last Hope in January of 2017 and has been an asset to our organization ever since. She had been fostering dogs for a different organization when they changed to a shelter-based setup. A person she knew referred her to Last Hope. Cheryl began by transporting and handling dogs at events as well as running miscellaneous errands …

Volunteer of the Month: Barb Dunakey

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Barb began her journey into cat rescue in 2009. She didn’t know anything about trapping and rescuing cats but she jumped right in when she learned about cats being killed in a feral colony. She says, “Learning how to set traps was challenging and getting cats out of the traps once caught was even more so, as I didn’t know …

Volunteer of the Month: Dot Sheldon

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Dot Sheldon has been volunteering with Last Hope for about five years and during that time she has been very dedicated and a volunteer we can depend upon. She got involved with Last Hope after hearing a co-worker talk about the organization and asking how she could get involved. That co-worker is now her foster lead. Dot has fostered many …

Volunteer of the Month: Kacie Herzberg

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Kacie has been volunteering for Last Hope for about two years and she got involved because she had friends who volunteered for Last Hope. She has done dog care shifts, transported dogs to doggy daycare, collected food and monetary donations, walked in parades, and helped out a lot with Barks & Brew for two years. She has also helped a …

Volunteer of the Month: Tara McCormally

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Tara began volunteering for Last Hope during the fall of 2018. She knew some people who had fostered and adopted through Last Hope and after attending an open house one evening, she inquired about volunteering. She really wanted to spend time with the dogs so she went through training and then started to pick up evening volunteer shifts with the …

Volunteer of the Month: Darcy McGuire and Family

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Darcy McGuire has done MANY things for Last Hope: Fostering, events, fundraising, baking, processing applications, transports, adoptions, foster lead, home visits, meet and greets, matchmaking, helping with the intake of dogs, and scanning and uploading medical records. Her husband and two daughters have been involved with some of these tasks as well and have been an enormous help to Darcy …