The Last Resort
Animal Rescue

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Our amazing Volunteers ! 

Lisa Rose Rublack

Where do I even start. Lisa has been a crucial member of our team since the beginning. Started out as our staff nursemaid, fostering pregnant mommies and birthing multiple litters of puppies. She quickly evolved into an essential part of the rescue's core. She is involved in various local rescue efforts. Our local expert in tracking, trapping and capturing lost, scared or escaped dogs. A true advocate for local dogs and a true rescue warrior. We would not be where we are without Lisa!!! 


Linda Newton 


Linda adopted her dog Mickey from our rescue many years ago. After learning about our rescue efforts she wanted to help. She is a long time volunteer with The Last Resort. Linda is our fundraising coordinator and works very hard orchestrating fundraising events that enable us to continue saving more lives. Linda loves to create new and different fundraising ideas. She prefers to get hands on with the dogs and loves the events where our adoptable dogs can attend, helping them get the much needed exposure they need to find their forever homes. 

Marissa Olsen 


Marissa is A rock star ! Aside from a legal career and a busy mom, Marissa has fostered so many dogs for our rescue. She opens her own home many weekends to manage and facilitate transports with dogs arriving from other states so that they can meet their new foster and forever homes here in NJ. Marissa Is also our volunteer legal council. Her 2 daughters, rescuers in the making help her with the dogs and rescue projects!! We are lucky to have her on our team and appreciate ALL that she does for us and the dogs !!  

Carolyn and Dean Nasson 

Long time volunteers for the Last Resort. Carolyn and Dean have helped us save so many lives over the years ! Always ready and willing to sacrifice their weekend to help transport pups far and wide to get to the safety of their new foster and adoptive homes.  Or donating an entire Saturday driving to some remote location to do a home visit so that a pup can finally start their happily ever after. They are always willing to help whenever and however they can. You would be hard pressed to find to kinder, more stellar humans !!! 

Janice Knapp 


Janice has been a volunteer with our rescue in many forms for many years. From fostering multiple dogs, to unexpected roadside rescues, to random road trips to bring dogs to safety!! Janice helps us screen applications and do home visits. With a get-er-done attitude and fearless rescue spirit. She is a true Rescue warrior ! And we are so very grateful to have her on the team!! 

The Last Resort Established July 2008