Cat of the Week: Oscar


Oscar is a sweet boy looking for his forever home. He can be a little shy at first but once he knows you’re his friend he loves to rub up against you and climb in your lap. He enjoys being petted and will roll over on his back for belly rubs and likes being picked up and held. He gets along well with other cats with a little time to adjust. Sometimes he can be found curled up to his current roommate. He would love to have a home where he can hang out all day and lounge around in the sun.

If you’re interested in Oscar, complete an application HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Alisha


Take one look in Alisha’s cheerful, smiling eyes, and pet her as she oh-so-affectionately paws at your arm gently begging for more pets, and you’d have no idea that Alisha is a survivor of horrible neglect and abuse. She’s talkative, outgoing, and gets along well with other cats and any humans she has met.

For the first 2 years of her life, she suffered from severe malnutrition and neglect, stunting her growth. Alisha is the size of a kitten, although she is estimated to be between two and three years old. Because of malnutrition and starvation early in life, she will always be an itty-bitty-kitty.

Alisha 2In more recent months, Alisha and her furry companions were subjected to beatings by mean boys who don’t like cats. Sadly, some of her fur-siblings were killed. One of those meanies shot Alisha in the head with a BB gun, but she received surface wounds that healed up perfectly with treatment. Some kind folks stepped in and helped Alisha find a rescue group where she could safely heal up from her BB injuries, get good vet care, and get her belly fed with all of the nutritious food she can eat.

She looks like a kitten, and she’s playful like a kitten. Did we mention she is the most forgiving, lovable, little survivor we’ve ever met? If you want a kitty that loves people (despite everything) and really wants her own special human being to be her best friend, Alisha’s your girl.

Alisha is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and FIV and Feline Leukemia negative.

For more information about Alisha, please email An adoption application can be completed HERE. Adoption fee $40.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Minnie


Minnie is a sweet, curious kitten about 10 months old that loves attention and to explore around the house. Toys that make a lot of noise are her favorite! Minnie has lots of affection to give and gets along great with her brother, Gabe. If you’re looking for one cat or maybe a brother and sister to keep each other company, you have to meet Minnie (and/or Gabe)!

Minnie is FIV and Feline Leukemia negative, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and she is microchipped. Indoor homes only. Adoption fee is $75.00.

Please contact for more information. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Callie


Callie the calico is a sweet and easy-going special needs kitty.  She is about 7 years old. It’s hard not to fall in love with her. She purrs continuously, she likes to be near you, and loves being petted. Callie has a disability that she was born with. She has hip dysplasia, deformed kneecaps, and is bow legged so her back legs don’t hold her up very well. Despite her limitations, Callie gets around just fine and isn’t in any pain.  It’s easier for her to get around on carpet as wood or tile is slippery and harder for her to get traction. But she can scoot around on slick floors when necessary.  She cannot jump, so she would love it if you lift her up to the couch so she can hang out with you, and help her get down afterward.

Callie 2Callie loves cat toys, and gets along with mellow cats and dogs that won’t chase or bother her.  She needs a tender, loving owner that has time to give her attention. She uses a litterbox just fine, and likes having a kennel she can go in and out of as she pleases. She likes her kennel in her foster home, and retreats to it when she wants some quiet time.

Callie has so much love to give and really wants to be someone’s loving companion cat! Callie is spayed, FIV/FeLV negative, up to date on her vaccinations, and front declawed. Please contact for more information about her. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Angel


Angel 2Hi! My name is Angel. I’m about a year old and I’m really hoping I’ll find my forever home soon! Not that I mind my foster home but they have a big scary dog that I don’t really like. So if you don’t have a big scary dog I’d love to come home with you! (I don’t mind the little one, but the big guy likes to try to play with me and I’d rather not do that…) I do love my foster cat brother. It took a few days for me to decide that he was ok but once I figured out how cool he was we run and play all the time.  My favorite thing to do is to curl up on my foster mom’s lap at the end of the night. Even if she’s putting the baby to sleep, as long as there’s room I’ll be there! I love to sleep in her bed and cuddle with her too. I’ll even spend some time in the crib with my human foster sister at nap time! I really love to cuddle!

If you like to cuddle too would you consider meeting me? I’ve been told I’m a great cuddle buddy and I can’t wait to meet you! If you want to come meet me you can email my foster mom at You can also complete an application HERE.

Julia Black


Cat of the Week: Bean


Bean is a gorgeous, long-haired orange tabby.

When Bean came to Last Hope, he was a sickly, starving kitten who weighed half of what he should. We have no idea how long he wandered cold, snowy rural Iowa roads; but his luck changed when a kind-hearted couple found him and brought him to Last Hope.

Bean 2You should see him now. This gorgeous little lion has a healthy and very fluffy coat. He has these adorable fluffy tufts between each of his orange toes. He also has the softest, sweetest little mew. Bean has been a shy and quiet boy who took some time to gain his trust. He was very fearful of humans at first. Who knows what this poor little guy went through before he was rescued!

Bean has really come out of his shell, however. He is still quiet and shy, but he’s learned to roll over on his side for attention, and wraps his big, fluffy tail around his human’s legs affectionately. He has a terrific little purr.

Bean is an easygoing guy, and he gets along fabulously with his foster cat brothers and sisters (of all ages). He naps with them and rubs along their sides affectionately. He’s even learned to tolerate the big, slobbery dog. He should only live in homes with mellow and cat-savvy dogs, if any at all.

Bean 3Bean will be timid until he feels safe in in environment and gets to know you. Bean needs a caregiver who is calm and patient, and who is capable of building trust with a timid kitty. He requires a quiet and stable home. However, once he gets to know you, we guarantee he will be a loving and loyal housecat. We’ve seen him become this in just 4 months of giving him our unconditional love.

Bean has been fully vetted. He is FIV and FeLV negative, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Indoor homes only.

If you’re interested in Bean, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Jasper


Poor Jasper waits patiently for his forever home. He currently lives in a foster home with several resident cats, and an endless stream of kittens that come and go, and a big, slobbery, yellow lab. Jasper watches potential adopters come and admire the kittens, but no one notices him. He is still playful like a kitten; doesn’t that count?

Jasper 2Jasper gets along fabulously with people, cat-savvy dogs and other cats. There isn’t a mean bone in his body. He loves playing rowdy with his foster brother and sister kittens, but he’s also content to hang out quietly with the older cats if given the opportunity. He is quiet, kind, and a real mellow fellow. At Christmas, he happily hung out in a room full of boisterous family, chaos, and people (the other cats hid in the basement). After months and months of being in a cage at a shelter, he was just so happy to be included in the festivities!

Jasper is prone to urinary crystals, which is a common bladder issue many male cats are prone to. This is an easily manageable condition with proper diet. The special food he needs is more expensive than what they sell at the grocery store (but it is much cheaper than a vet bill!) A $60 bag of special diet food should last him 3 months. Jasper’s former family abandoned him at a local shelter after their vet refused their request to euthanize him. Jasper’s bladder issues were easily treated and in the last 8 months he lived at the shelter and in a foster home, he has not had ANY litter box troubles. None.

Jasper is still very young at heart, and exhibits playful, kitten-like behavior. He chirrups when his foster humans get home, rubs against their legs, and will drape himself over a chair to watch them while they do their chores. The humans don’t understand why this guy is still homeless!

Jasper 3He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, and is front-declawed.

Jasper is a little sensitive about having his back end touched. We think he’s experienced being hit or having his tail pulled. Poor guy. He would do best in a quiet home without small children, and should not live with dogs that are aggressive or will chase him.

Jasper will be your forever loyal companion. Can you be his?

If you are interested in Jasper, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Goldie

We have kitties! We feel bad that we’ve been neglecting them on the blog, so we’re starting our Cat of the Week feature to occur on Thursdays. Our first bachelor is Goldie…


Goldie 2Goldie, an adult male Tabby, is a loving, gentle cat who has been recuperating from physical abuse at the hands of his former owner. Luckily, Goldie was rescued and placed into a loving foster home to recover from his injuries. Goldie is all healed up now and ready for adoption by a loving home.

Goldie is an amazing cat. He’s a lover but also has his moments when he wants to be left alone. He would be better in a single pet home as he hasn’t gotten along with other animals well since he was abused. He loves to play with string and toys, but would be even happier with a hair-tie.

If you are interested in Goldie, please contact Or complete an adoption application HERE.

Julia Black


Cat of the Week: Stitch

This week we’re giving the dogs some time off and featuring a cat of the week. I’m pleased to introduce you to Stitch…


Stitch definitely has a crazy play mode! When he’s ready to go, he can be a little tornado. The rest of the time I barely know he’s here. Stitch 3If you’re looking for a playful companion, you have found him! Pull out the toys and he will entertain himself, and you, for an hour or two before settling down for a little loving and a cat nap.

He loves all the other animals in his foster home, from the cats and dogs to the rabbit. Stitch has a unique feature that catches your eye when you meet him. He is polydactyl, meaning he has an extra toe on each foot. It makes his paws look big! The vet says he’s going to be a big boy when he grows up; perhaps around 15 pounds!

If you are interested in meeting this sweet, fun little boy, email Crystal at You can fill out an application HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Julia

This week, instead of showcasing a dog, we’re showcasing one of our beautiful cats. And with a name like “Julia,” she’s bound to be great!


Meet Julia! I am only about 6 months old and a lovable, brave little girl! I am very playful, talkative, and enjoy to follow you around. My curiosity Julia 2gets the best of me and am always eager to play with other cats and friendly dogs. Even though I am young, I do not use my claws when being held. I am looking for my furever home with a family or someone who can give me lots of attention and/or has other companions at home for me to play with.

I am spayed, litter box trained, and up to date on my shots.Julia 3 For more information about Julia, please contact The adoption application can be completed HERE.

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