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Last Hope Animal Rescue

Last Hope Animal Rescue 501(c)3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue group dedicated to rehabilitating and finding forever homes for Eastern Iowa's homeless pets and reducing animal over-population by education and spaying/neutering.

Located in Cedar Rapids, IA. 501(c)3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue group dedicated to rehabilitating and finding forever homes for Eastern Iowa's Homeless pets and reducing animal over-population by education and spay/neutering.

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Yes, kids with dogs and cats make great photo opportunities. And it's tempting if you have a "well-behaved" dog to let t...
03/13/2022

Yes, kids with dogs and cats make great photo opportunities. And it's tempting if you have a "well-behaved" dog to let the kids crawl all over them or hold the cat in a less than comfortable position. Tempting though it is, please teach kids how to be respectful of your pets. All it takes is for one pet to have a bad day and you might get a reaction you didn't anticipate. And it's usually the pet that pays in situations where there was a bite or scratch.

Teach children that pets are not pillows or beds. Teach them that even the friendliest of pets need time and space to themselves sometimes. Kids should not be putting their faces in the face of pets. And we're sure there are plenty of stories in which the kids were tugging on the dogs ears and it was so cute and nothing bad happened. But the potential is there and do you really want to put your children in a situation where they may get hurt? And put you in a situation where you have to deal with a pet with a bite or bad scratch history.

Keep a close eye on kids and pets and make sure you're teaching your kids best practices when it comes to interacting with the family pets.

We would love some donations of CLUMPING KITTY LITTER. As you can imagine, we go through quite a bit of it at the Adopti...
03/13/2022

We would love some donations of CLUMPING KITTY LITTER. As you can imagine, we go through quite a bit of it at the Adoption Center.

You can find clumping kitty litter on our Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UWB7Y58WFYVX?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_TjhOGgHxPts7h.

And on our Chewy wish list: https://chewygivesback.prf.hn/click/camref:1100lawDb/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chewy.com%2Fg%2Flast-hope-animal-rescue_b64829879.

Donations can also be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday through Saturday.

Thank you for keeping us in litter!

The Sapadapaso parade was COLD but FUN today! We had a great time getting some of our adoptable dogs AND cats out for a ...
03/12/2022

The Sapadapaso parade was COLD but FUN today! We had a great time getting some of our adoptable dogs AND cats out for a brisk walk through downtown Cedar Rapids.

Thank you to our volunteers for helping today, and a special thank you to Mike Larimer for driving our float today! The Larimer family donated our parade float and make sure to help drive with each parade throughout the season. They are truly a generous and kind family!

THANK YOU to everyone who uses Amazon Smile to enable donations to Last Hope! For the last quarter of 2021 (October to D...
03/12/2022

THANK YOU to everyone who uses Amazon Smile to enable donations to Last Hope! For the last quarter of 2021 (October to December) we received $660.12 from your Amazon Smile purchases.

If you're not using Amazon Smile yet, it's super easy! Just go to smile.amazon.com and get signed up. Select Last Hope as your charity and you're ready to go! When you shop, make sure you go to smile.amazon.com and are signed in. The selection of items is exactly the same and the prices are the same, too. For every purchase you make, Amazon donates a percentage of the sale.

Come see us in the St. Paddy's Day parade on Saturday at 1:00! We'll have a float and people walking with dogs and cats....
03/11/2022

Come see us in the St. Paddy's Day parade on Saturday at 1:00! We'll have a float and people walking with dogs and cats. It's a great time! This year it's in downtown CR on the traditional parade route.

We need some donations of WRAPPED CANDY to hand out at the parade. Donations can be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 or by appointment.

See you on Saturday!

Last Hope is participating in the SaPaDaPaSo parade on Saturday! It starts at 1:00 in downtown CR (traditional parade ro...
03/10/2022

Last Hope is participating in the SaPaDaPaSo parade on Saturday! It starts at 1:00 in downtown CR (traditional parade route).

We need WRAPPED CANDY to hand out during the parade. Donations can be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 or by appointment.

Liam celebrated his birthday recently and showed his generous spirit by requesting gifts for Last Hope at his party! As ...
03/09/2022

Liam celebrated his birthday recently and showed his generous spirit by requesting gifts for Last Hope at his party! As you can see, he brought lots of goodies for the animals in our care. Thank you, Liam! 🥳

The SaPaDaPaSo parade is back and Last Hope will have a float in it as well as people walking with dogs and cats! It beg...
03/09/2022

The SaPaDaPaSo parade is back and Last Hope will have a float in it as well as people walking with dogs and cats! It begins at 1:00 on Saturday in downtown CR on the traditional parade route.

We are asked to hand out candy along the parade so we would love DONATIONS of WRAPPED CANDY! Donations can be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 or by appointment.

Thank you for your help!

We strongly encourage people to have their pets spayed or neutered. Not only will it help prevent more homeless pets, th...
03/06/2022
Spay/Neuter Your Pet

We strongly encourage people to have their pets spayed or neutered. Not only will it help prevent more homeless pets, there are medical benefits as well. And it's not true that your pet will gain weight after surgery!

Here are some of the benefits of spaying/neutering: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/spayneuter-your-pet.

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (...

Do you have empty cans and bottles just waiting to be recycled? Last Hope has an account with all the locations of Can S...
03/05/2022

Do you have empty cans and bottles just waiting to be recycled? Last Hope has an account with all the locations of Can Shed so when you take your empties in you can request that the money be put on our account!

Need a little help getting them there? We will accept clean and securely bagged empties at the Adoption Center (1823 16th Ave. SW, CR 52404). They can be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday through Saturday or by appointment.

Do you have LOTS of bags of empties? We can arrange for a volunteer to pick them up in the CR/IC corridor area. Again, we ask that they be clean and securely bagged.

Put your empties to good use!

Does anyone recognize our midnight visitors?  The man pictured here trespassed onto our property late Friday evening/ear...
03/05/2022

Does anyone recognize our midnight visitors?

The man pictured here trespassed onto our property late Friday evening/early Saturday morning and dumped a dog, however he was kind enough to look directly into our cameras while he he was unhooking this poor pup and leaving her in our outdoor dog potty area to fend for herself.

We’ve worked with Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control to share the full videos and they've picked up the dog to safely house her in the event an owner may be looking for this dog. She did not have a microchip.

A reminder, it is illegal to abandon a dog or cat in Iowa, a simple misdemeanor which can be punishable by fine or jail time. We understand that many people may have the need to rehome their pets, as we have seen a high demand for owner relinquish requests and know that every other rescue and shelter in our area is also maxed out on resources and doing their best to help. Please consider the resources available to you before dumping an animal with no regard for their safety or future. If you have questions about available resources for owners, we would be happy to help through private message or you can contact one of the two local open-admission shelters serving Linn County.

If you would like to help animals like this in need, please consider fostering for any local rescue organization! As we enter the Spring season we all anticipate in influx of requests to help abandoned animals (especially young kittens). The more foster homes we have available to help, the more animals we are able to accept and place. Foster animals simply need your love and shelter, all of the medical needs will be provided for by the rescue!

Looking for a dog that’s BIG on personality and SMALL in size? We got you!Meet Sonny! He visited our friends at 98.1 KHA...
03/04/2022

Looking for a dog that’s BIG on personality and SMALL in size? We got you!

Meet Sonny! He visited our friends at 98.1 KHAK today for Furry Friday. We can’t say for certain what breed Sonny is, maybe a basset hound/Pitbull mix, but we can say that he’s SUPER friendly and handsome AND ready to find his forever home.

Check our website for details on all of our adoptable dogs and cats. Here you’ll find bios and pictures and once you’ve learned more about their needs you can submit an adoption application for consideration.

www.Adopthope.org

Roo is a handsome young man looking for a home where he can be the only pet. Don't worry, he has plenty of love to give!...
03/03/2022
Cat of the Week: Roo | Last Hope Animal Rescue

Roo is a handsome young man looking for a home where he can be the only pet. Don't worry, he has plenty of love to give! He's our Cat of the Week and you can learn more about him here: https://adopthope.org/cat-of-the-week-roo/.

Cat of the Week: Roo Julia D March 2, 2022 Cat of the Week Leave a Comment Roo is a sweet boy who would love nothing more than a quiet home and a person to call his own. He loves attention from his people and would love a quiet perch with a window view! Roo would prefer to be the only pet in the hou...

We are always in need of furnace filters. We change them regularly due to all the hair and traffic and we have a few fur...
03/03/2022

We are always in need of furnace filters. We change them regularly due to all the hair and traffic and we have a few furnaces to maintain. We use sizes 16X25X1 and 20X20X1.

Donations can be dropped off between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday through Saturday or sent directly to us at 1823 16th Ave. SW, CR 52404.

Thank you for helping keep our air clean!

We love a good fundraiser, especially when it involves beer! The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery has a new release beer ...
03/02/2022

We love a good fundraiser, especially when it involves beer! The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery has a new release beer available this week, and a portion of the sales for this new lager will directly benefit Last Hope!

Sargey Pants will debut this Thursday while fellow animal-lover Zane Lamprey is in town for his Laughs and Drafts tour. We're told, if the demand is great enough for this beer, production will continue which means...donations to Last Hope will continue! We'll drink to that! 🍻

Jupiter needs a ride home! Can you help? 🚗🐾This sweet 'love bug' recently joined our rescue from a rural impound facilit...
03/01/2022

Jupiter needs a ride home! Can you help? 🚗🐾

This sweet 'love bug' recently joined our rescue from a rural impound facility outside of Keokuk. She was incredibly bow-legged and clearly had an injury to her back legs. You would see when she sat down, that she would have to splay her legs out to even sit comfortably. We couldn't let our love bug go on with this pain, so we consulted with our vet partners and determined that surgery was needed to repair and stabilize her legs. More specifically, a TPLO surgery, which will help to realign the knee joint and provide long-term stabilization with the placement of a metal plate. This is a major surgery, but thanks to our volunteer foster homes, Jupiter has a foster family ready to help her through her recovery and get her on the road to feeling much better!

Jupiter had surgery with our friends at Summer Street Animal Clinic, Burlington, Iowa today and she will need picked up Wednesday, March 2nd at 11am in Burlington, IA. If you are available to help transport, we need your help! Jupiter is a large dog, and she will need assistance getting into the vehicle. She could be placed in a L/XL crate for transport or secured into a back seat. She is super friendly, and we can't promise that she won't steal your heart (and maybe be a backseat driver!)

If you are available to transport Jupiter from Burlington to Cedar Rapids, please let us know immediately and we can provide additional details!

If you are able to help with a donation to help with the cost of Jupiter's surgery, it would be much appreciated! The initial estimate exceeded $3,000 and there is no guarantee that we won't have to go back to stabilize the left knee in the near future. This girl is 100% worth it and deserves to live a pain-free life, thank you for helping us to make this possible!

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1823 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
52404

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(319) 200-4880

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This sweet girl has been hanging around since summer. We have tried to gain her trust so we can get her scanned but she won’t let us near her. We put food out and have a box for shelter. She had kittens in our backyard after Derecho. We couldn’t catch them either. Would someone be able to catch her and take her to your shelter? We’re worried there will be more kittens☹️We live on the NE side near MtMercy.
I’m pretty sure Last Hope rescued me. Everyday I am so grateful that you let me take Salvador home. For almost 31/2 years we do everything together
I thought I saw something come through a while ago about can donations? Is that something Last Hope does? Someone asked the question on Nextdoor.com, PLUS I have a bunch of cans myself that I haven't taken to the can shed.
Hello! We have a large crate that we no longer use and would love to donate it. It fit a 115 lb Rotty in it :) Let me know if you would have any use for it.
I adopted Patches in September as a surprise for big boy bongo. He loves teasing patches with his tail. She is happy to chase it. As you can see she is happy with her new forever family.
Bailey is right at home, a snuggly stick loving beagle, wagging her way right into our hearts. Thankful for Last Hope Animal Rescue!!
Hey peeps near Grand Ave and 5th St , Hannah Park, Thomas Park area!!!! When I pulled up at home around 4 tonight, saw a boxer in my backyard. Before I could get back there with a leash she had already jumped my fence (non broken side) and was gone. Called Last Hope and they sent volunteers out. The area I listed above the volunteer told me about her going. Stay safe and warm sweetie!!!❤🐾
Free to good home. Looks to be like 12 weeks old and male
Lost this guy a couple nights ago. He spends most of his time outdoors but comes home every day. I have tried the calling animal control, ring, neighborhood app, and now going through different FB groups. This is very unlike him. He doesn't like to be far and never for long. He is skiddish of others and probably won't allow you to catch him unless he is really not paying attention. Lol from stalking birds and squirrels but please let me know if you see him. He usually sleeps during the day and runs through the night. We have had him 13 years! Please let me know of you see anything! Thank you! SE 20th and Park is home. Its been 3 days and we have tried everything else but FB. Any resemblances please let me know. Thank you!
Asking for advice - I have a neighbor cat that I let into my garage so he can have a warm bed to sleep on (and eat food) when necessary. I am looking at getting a pet door but there are so many kinds, and reviews (good and bad on the same doors!) that I can't figure out what type to get/or brand. I would be willing to get him chipped in order to have one that works with a chipped cat, but those too get such mixed reviews. Does anyone in this group have a pet door that they would recommend? Or one that they would NOT recommend? Thanks.
Not sure if my emails are getting thru-I still need Mia’s (Amelia) microchip information transferred to me or the link to the site where I can update her info. I adopted her in December ❤️. She is doing fantastic!
My sister has some dog food that she’d like to donate. What are your hours next week? Thanks!!