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The Last Resort Rescue is a 501c3 foster based no-kill rescue located in Northern NJ. We rescue mostly dogs from kill shelters down south where the methods of euthanasia are extremely inhumane, for example, the gas chamber and heartstick. We also try and help the dogs locally where the economy is a huge factor and many more people are sadly, having to give up their pets. Since we started our rescue in the latter of 2008, we have saved over 1700 animals. We have just a few core volunteers who pretty much run the entire rescue, 4 to be exact. We have grown tremendously since we started so we are in desperate need of more volunteers to continue growing and the save many more lives.
Volunteers mean the world to our rescue. If it weren't for each of them, none of these lives would be saved. Without our transporters, our foster homes, our home visit volunteers, etc., none of this would even be possible. Spending just a few hours a week (more if wanted) would mean so much and save the life of yet another unwanted dog sitting in a kill shelter.
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A RESCUE POEMOnce I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or a gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
and arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.“
No one again will hurt you,” was whispered in my ear.
“You’ll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear.“
You will be dry, you will be warm, you’ll have enough to eat.
And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.”
I was afraid I must admit, I’ve lived so long in fear.
I can’t remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur,
she told me about the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, “We are a circle, a line that never ends.
And in the center there is you, protected by new friends.“
And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
and those that share their home after you’ve been found.“
And all the other folk are searching near and far
to find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.”
She said, “There is a family, that’s waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we’ll find them, just you wait and see.“
And then they’ll join our circle they’ll help to make it grow,
so there’ll be room for more like you, who have no place to go.”
I waited very patiently, the days they came and went.
Today’s the day I thought, my family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think it wasn’t meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heart beat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, “We have been waiting for a special dog like you.”
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be.
“Thank you for the life I live and all you’ve given me.“
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet.”
Arlene Pace September 18, 1998
The Last Resort is a no kill foster based rescue that pulls our dogs from high kill shelters. Four million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year!
Now, think about that last statement for a minute. If there are 4 million dogs and cats euthanized per year, that means there are 333,334 euthanized per month, 76,923 euthanized per week and 10,959 euthanized every day! In other words, one animal is put down every 8 seconds, just in the United States.
The Last Resort is a Non Profit 501c3 Animal Rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals.
Our mission is to provide permanent re-homing for all the animals that we rescue.
Thousands of beautiful creatures each year are abandoned, neglected, abused and left to die by the people they trusted.
Our team of rescuers, vet techs, trainers, foster homes and volunteers work diligently to bring these animals to safety where they can learn to love and trust humans again.
Through fund raising, education and community support, we can all make a difference in the lives of these beautiful creatures.
They need our help!!!
We are animal rescuers, this is our burden and our blessing!
I Am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist all creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan or forethought
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body
I have "Animal Friends" and "friends who have animals"
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned
War and abuse makes me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet, but determined army
And we are making a difference ever day
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a puppy play
Who only days ago, was too weak to eat
I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full!
In the game of life, I have already won!
~ Written from the heart by:
Bark up the Right Tree: Lessons from a Rescued Dog
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People of all ages will enjoy this heart- warming, fun-to-read story written from a dog’s perspective. Jessie, an older rescued dog, tells how she was betrayed by a loved one and abandoned by her lifelong family. Through an unusual set of circumstances she’s adopted sight-unseen by Ruth, a woman who follows her dreams. It’s a fascinating story, as ordinary as it is extraordinary. You’ll recognize yourself and every dog you’ve ever owned while marveling at Jessie’s unique journey from being a frightened, sickly, hard-to-place dog to being everyone’s darling as a therapy dog and a grinning “poster girl” for a Kids’n’Kritters campaign. This captivating book--an ideal gift for any occasion--is short enough to be read in one can’t-put-it-down sitting, yet long enough to be a chapter-by-chapter bedtime story with lots of thoughts to ponder. You’ll sniffle, chuckle, sing a song or two, and be encouraged to reach out to others. Proceeds will benefit children and animals in need of loving homes.
About the Author
Jessie Tschudin may be hard to find in a roomful of black dogs, but she’s truly one of a kind. She’s a graduate of the First Dog Training Club and certified as both a Canine Good Citizen and an International Therapy Dog. She enjoys hiking, belly rubs, and visiting nursing homes. She hopes the lessons in her book, her “Woof-a-Week” inspirational column, and her first-of-its-kind DogFest fundraiser will help people of all ages--and lots of animals, too. Ruth Tschudin is a writer of books and booklets, a biblical storyteller, and a certified teacher. In 1999 she started Open Doors, an Amazing Grace Foundation in memory of her mother, Grace, in order to glorify God and make a positive difference in others’ lives. She enjoys children, animals, and writing . . . and is presently combining all three passions as she pursues her “impossible dream,” the Kids’n’Kritters project. To learn more about this project, as well as the DogFest and Jessie’s column, go to www.OpenDoorsAGF.org.
We at DogBreedsInfo.org are pleased to present you with a Dog Rescue Award for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work – The Last Resort certainly qualifies as one of them.
Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for dogs in need. We wish you the best in continuing your highly valued service.