Last Hope Animal Rescue is launching the Retire the Vet Debt campaign this holiday season! We need your help to reach our goal and continue to care for the animals who need us!
“The average cost of an animal that comes to us is $200 and up.” Says Sonia, founder of Last Hope Animal Rescue. “Every animal receives routine medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, micro-chipping, and heart worm testing. Critical care, tumor removal and surgery for broken bones is paid for as well. Our animals regularly go to foster homes. When an animal is ready for adoption, we provide our fosters the tools they need to find that animal a permanent home, no matter how long it takes. We are one of the only no kill rescue organizations in Iowa”
The Retire the Vet Debt campaign comes at a crucial time for us. Our goal is to reach $20,000 in donations by December 31st, 2013. This is approximately the debt that Last Hope has accrued with our veterinarians over the past few months.
“Last Hope has been growing exponentially over the last couple years. We have doubled our adoptions in just 2 years. One of my goals in founding Last Hope was to be there for the dogs that had no other options,” says Sonia. “Keeping with that goal as we grow has been important to me. With that in mind we have taken in many dogs that are/were in need of medical attention. From a pittie picked up as a stray with a heart condition, to a coonhound with a broken foot, to 30 dogs purchased at an auction from an Iowa puppy mill. The list goes on and on. Our vets have been amazing in working with us, but they need to pay their bills as well.”
Last Hope Animal Rescue is a private nonprofit 501c3 relying completely on donations from community members, local businesses, and fundraisers. These funds enable the organization to offer vital services, animal rescue, and critical care for abandoned, abused, sick, and neglected animals.
Keep watching here to see the stories of the dogs we’ve helped this year and where they are today! And check out https://www.youcaring.com/retirethevetdebt to help us reach our goal!