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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
LAST HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE
VOLUNTEER TRAINING SEMINAR
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016, starting at 6:00 P.M.
- Introduce Office Workers & Board Members
- Discuss Existing Policies & Needed New Policies
- Exchange Mutual Volunteer Experiences
- Discuss Adoption Events at Burnsville, Apple Valley & West St. Paul PETCOs
Chuck & Don’s Habitats & Others
- Vet Intake Approval & Vet Clinic Evaluations
- How can Office Workers Better Support Volunteers?
- Update on a Last Hope Building being considered
- Provide Input to Board
- Separate Dog & Cat Meetings. At this point, the Dog Volunteers & Cat Volunteers will divide into separate groups to discuss all items unique to their operation. Each group will follow their own agenda and lead their own discussions. Each group can stay as long as they wish to deal with their issues.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Dog & Cat Fosters
Board of Directors
(No Children Please)
WHERE: Celt’s Pub (private room), 200 3rd Street, Downtown Farmington. Just north of Kwik Trip located at corner of Elm St. (Hwy. 50) and 3rd St. (traffic light)
Food/Beverage provided by Last Hope for Volunteers. Available to other guests at $8.00 each.
PLEASE RSVP with the office at 651-463-8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 2 so we have a head count for food.
A Message From the President
Board Hires New Administrator
Last Hope takes a big step toward the future for all of the animals that we serve. The Board has approved the hiring of Meghan Finch as our full-time Administrator to work in our Farmington office. Her employment is effective on August 10. Meghan has broad experience in the private work world. Most recently Meghan worked as a Manager of a Starbucks store for 13 years. She also has worked for Target. Equally important, Meghan is a Last Hope volunteer as a Dog Foster. Meghan lives in Farmington.
Meghan will be assisted by a new part-time person Emmett Garlock. Emmett is a retired Certified Public Accountant and lives in Lakeville. Emmett will work 4 hours per day working with our finances and all things requiring an accounting background. Emmett will start work on or before August 10. He will assume a lot of the work now done by our Accounting firm with a substantial monetary savings.
Meghan and Emmett will overlap their work schedules by couple of hours so they can work together on various problems and projects. Although not finally determined, our office hours will be extended – perhaps from 8:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M. Meghan and Emmett are anxious to put their talents together to provide more support to our Fosters, other Volunteers, and most importantly, to all of the cats and dogs that receive help within the Last Hope operation. The Board is confident that this step will result in more efficiency for all. Please join me in working with these two new members of the Last Hope team.
Bev Orr, President
Last Hope, Inc.
Last Hope Dog Division is looking for some Large Breed foster homes for dogs 1-4 yrs old that are 40-70 lbs. We provide food, kennels and leash and collars and even some toys! You provide the love! You will be working on basic house manners and walking on a leash.
Must be at least 17 with all members of family okay with it! Must be able to come to 2-4 Saturday adoption days every month at the Apple Valley Petco or Burnwllle Petco from 11-3.
Also looking for those that love to make 2 minute videos with your video camera during the adoption day on specific dogs that need a boost to help them find a perfect home. If you have a camera and know how to load a video on UTube, you are it!
Call us, 651-463-8747 or email for more Info
Also, the Last Hope Cat Division is in need of KITTEN/CAT FOSTERS. Some cats require short stints to recover from a surgery or are too terrified to be placed in the Petco habitats, and we are in desperate need for persons who can take in those cats just to help them adjust to life outside their old home. We also have pregnant cats who need a place to birth their babies and be safe until the babies are weaned. Lastly, we have a need for persons who are home either part or full time to bottle feed little baby kittens until they are weaned at 6-8 weeks. Bottle feeding is time consuming but is so rewarding to see those little babies grow into loveable cats!
Contact either of the following if you can help!
Deb Michels email 612-964-7945
Betty Hawn email 651-271-0966
As we approach kitten and puppy season, we find our supply of puppy and kitten food almost depleted. We try to feed all our clients Hill's Science Diet or Royal Canin. I you can help our furry friendes, kindly drop off a bag or 2 at our regularly scheduled adoption times. Times
We are always in need of baskets.
Last Hope Needs Foster Homes!
Our fosters are a central part of our success in saving dogs and cats who will be euthanized simply because they were born! To date Last Hope has rescued 43,000 animals!
Last Hope will provide you with the necessary training and supplies as they are available. You simply pick the animal(s) up at one of our local vets, take them home and love and care for them and bring them to one of our weekly adoption events.
If you enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, this can be a way you can make a difference in the the life of a hopeless and homeless dog or cat!
For more info contact:
For Dogs, Bev P 651-459-3824 or Email her
For Cats, 651-463-8747 or Email