President and Founder of The Last Resort
Nancy has been a Veterinary Technician and Animal Rescuer for 25 years. She has more then two decades of experience in the rescue world. Personally she has rescued, rehabbed and re homed hundreds of homeless, orphaned and injured animals over the years. From a young age, it was clear that she had a divine connection with all creatures great and small. She has been saving, healing and protecting them since she was a child.
A vet tech and wildlife rehabber for many years she soon learned the sad reality of our shelter system and the horrible fate that most dogs suffered when ending up in these shelters. She learned about the gas chamber and the astounding numbers of animal being gassed in the U.S. every day! She took it upon herself to act. To do anything and everything in her power to help as many as possible. She started rescuing dogs and horses out of her home in the early 90's. Building a small network of animal lovers to help on occasion. She would often get a call in the wee hours of the morning about an animal the next day's kill list with the person on the other line saying "your my last resort" !!
Nancy has dedicated over 2 decades to the welfare and well being of all animals and has the skills and experience necessary to ensure all the animals in our charge get the care and rehabilitation they so desperately need and deserve.
Vice President and Co-Founder of The Last Resort
There are many people who love animals, but few are born with such a love for them as Samantha. She has been an animal lover and advocate since she was old enough to have a voice. She has helped many animals and been a voice for all that she encounters. It has been her lifelong dream to rescue animals. A year ago she never imagined that she would be the vice president of her own rescue organization.
Samantha is a very special person who cared enough to rescue a special needs dog "Mr. Magoo" who suffers from the many complications of a head trauma , along with her 2 other dogs (both rescues), Abbie who is a lab/pit mix and Nalu (above), a husky mix. In wanting to help save more animals she signed up as a foster for the rescue but ended up falling in love with her new foster child and has permanently adopted him.
It was instantly very clear that combining our strengths and skills, working together we could do so much more good for so many more animals. She has been instrumental in the coordination and founding of The Last Resort and is dedicated to carrying out her life's mission by saving the lives of animals.
Adoption Counselor / MD Division Administrator
We first met Mindy when she applied to adopt a husky from us in November 2011. And since then she has adopted 2 more from us! She was one of our favorite adopters of all time and a fellow lover of huskies! Mindy wanted to pitch in and help wherever she could. She offered to volunteer in whatever capacity she could from a distance. Because Mindy lives in Maryland, there wasn't too much opportunity to help with hands on stuff here in NJ. We started working with Mindy to help us with screening adoption applications. It was immediately clear that Mindy was more than capable of doing that and that she was ready, willing and able to do so much more! Eager to save lives and committed to the rescue cause, Mindy wanted to focus on saving some of the dogs in her local high kill shelter in MD. Since then Mindy has single handedly built a localized foster base and has worked diligently to develop and administrate a whole new division of The Last Resort in the Metro MD area. She has saved dozens of dogs already. She has quickly become a very crucial member of our team. We are so very grateful to have her on board as our Maryland Division Administrator and as our friend! We look forward to many more years of working together to save many more lives!
Jennifer came to us looking to adopt a dog. In screening her application we quickly recognized that she was not your average adopter. She had the heart of a rescuer, plenty of knowledge and great instincts. She really wanted to help us save lives and help she did. Her and her husband Jason volunteered whenever possible and soon became foster parents for our rescue. They jumped in with both feet! Before we knew they were out in the field rescuing whole litters of puppies from the inner city and helping in so many other ways. Jennifer soon learned the process of screening applications so she could participate in placing her own fosters. She has worked so hard to help us save so many lives and is now one of our primary adoption administrator's. She has become a truly crucial member of our rescue team. We are so incredibly lucky to have her on board!!