Last Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, which means it operates solely on the kindness of others in the form of volunteers, fund-raisers, and monetary and other donations. This also means that all donations are tax-deductible!
Below are some of our current needs and volunteer opportunities.
|Dog Food (Dry & Canned)
Cat Food (Dry & Canned)
Dog and Cat beds
Blankets/towels (no comforters please)
Crates – any size
Pet Safe Toys
Gift Cards (Pet stores, Sams)
55 Gallon Trash Bags
Pet Safe Cleaners
Dawn Dish Soap
Frontline is also desperately needed – any size accepted. Wish list donations can be dropped off at Cedar Run Boarding in Hiawatha.
While you are dropping of donations at Cedar Run, stay a while help to take a rescue dog (or two) for a walk. Cedar Run houses several of our rescue dogs and they always love visitors! Even if you don’t have any donations to drop off, we would love for you to stop in and take a dog for a walk. Stop in and ask any staff member about walking a Last Hope dog.
Other volunteer opportunities include making homemade dog treats and other homemade animal items for the Last Hope booth at the Farmers’ Markets and other events, bring an adoptable dog to an Adoption event (must be 18 or older to handle a dog), volunteer at any of our events (check out the calendar of events to see what is coming up), help with transport requests, help at the shelter in Shellsburg, and foster an animal (or two or three) in your home. This can be a full-time foster or vacation/weekend foster.
If you are interested in becoming a foster, click here to fill out an application to start the process. If you would like additional information for any of the other volunteer opportunities, email us at email@example.com and we will get you in touch with the right person.
Monetary Donations can be made online by clicking here. Checks can be sent to PO Box 75, Shellsburg, IA 52332. If you would like your donation to go specifically to Scarlet’s heart surgery or Walker’s leg surgery, you can indicate as such when you make the donation. Again, all monetary donations are tax-deductible.
Have you heard of BOGO bowl? when you buy one bag of dog food for your pet, you can choose to donate a second bag of food to Last Hope Animal Rescue. there are seven varieties to choose from and your food will be delivered to your door! Go to www.bogobowl.com for more information.
Maybe you don’t need to go shopping, but need to do a little fall cleaning – need to clean out closets, basements, garages – or maybe you just need to update your furniture, but don’t know what to do with all that stuff you need to get rid of. Take it to Stuff, Etc on Blairsferry Road in Cedar Rapids and donate it to Last Hope Animal Rescue. Ask them to donate to Account #4261 and we will receive 50% of each sale.
Please consider helping Last Hope Animal Rescue in any way you can – every little bit helps!