Our Volunteers of the Month for June are Nicole and Matt Lesmeister! Nicole began volunteering for Last Hope at the insistance of a friend in 2009 by fostering cats. In 2014 they began fostering dogs on the weekends and fell in love with Pit Bulls. They continue to foster cats full-time and take in dogs on the weekends when they’re able.
Since the adoption center opened they have become more involved than ever. Nicole makes sure the cats are well cared for and also holds a cat open house once a month for those cats that aren’t comfortable coming out to adoption events.
Matt has set up Internet networks at the adoption center, acquired donated computers and set them up for volunteers to use, supports the network and computers and other hardware, and he recently set up Office 365 which will enable us to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively.
Nicole and Matt (and their family) value their time spent volunteering for Last Hope:
“We volunteer for Last Hope because we know the animals need and appreciate everything we do for them and because they are truly dependent on us. The joy of experiencing an animal you have fostered get adopted is truly overwhelming. We have also met the most amazing individuals volunteering at Last Hope. Nowhere else have we met more passionate and caring people. We have become better because of the love from the animals and the inspiration we find from fellow volunteers. This organization is an important part of our lives and we are grateful for it.”
Thank you, Nicole and Matt! All your help means so much to the animals in our care.