The Last Resort
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Our amazing Volunteers ! 

Nancy Warner 

Our President and Founder 

Medical Director 

Nancy has been a Veterinary Technician and Animal Rescuer for  30 years. 

From a young age, it was clear that she had a divine connection with all creatures great and small. She has been rescuing rehabbing and protecting them all since she was a child.

A vet tech and wildlife rehabber for almost 3 decades.  She started rescuing dogs and horses out of her home in the early 90's.  Nancy has dedicated the last 3 decades to the welfare and well-being of ALL animals and has the skills and experience necessary to ensure that all the animals in our charge get the care and rehabilitation they so desperately need and deserve. She started building a small network of animal lovers out of her home. She would often get a call in the wee hours of the morning from a kill shelter about an animal on death row with the person on the other line saying "your'e my last resort"!!  Hence In 2007 The Last Resort was born! 

Jen Lubeck

Adoptions Coordinator / Administrative Assistant

Jennifer has been a member of the team ever since she adopted her first Last Resort pup in 2013. Now i believe in universal intervention and it was at play that day for sure.  It was immediately clear that Jen and her hubby Jason were not your typical adopters, they are rescuers through and through! From fostering dozens of dogs, to transports, to helping us save so many lives!! 

We are so grateful and blessed to have them both on our team! 

Janice Knapp 

Foster Coordinator / Trainer 

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 leads our team of fosters. 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!! 

Michele VanderPloeg 

Lead Rescue Officer and Foster Extraordinaire 

Michele has been one of our chief volunteers since the formation of  The Last Resort, well over a decade ago. 

Michele wears many hats within the rescue and is a crucial  member of the  core team.  We are so very grateful  and very lucky to have her as one of our lead rescue officers here at the Last Resort .  She does so much fur us and the animals.  Her positive energy, endless dedication and  hard working nature is truly invaluable.  There is nothing Michele wont do to help.  But her favorite job is fostering puppies!  We wouldn't be  able to do it without her!  

Lisa Pelletier 

GA Division Coordinator 



Lisa is one amazing and dedicated human.  She leads the GA division of  The Last Resort .  She singlehandedly coordinates, executes and often facilitates all of  our rescue efforts in the Georgia  vicinity.  Lisa has made it possible for so many more lives to be saved since joining forces with us over 5 years ago.   A truly crucial member of the Last Resort 's core team, An authentic rescue hero in her own right and a truly invaluable asset to our  organization, to rescue in general and to dogs everywhere.   

Carolyn and Dean Nasson 

Transport  Coordinator / Lead Volunteers 

Carolyn is our transport coordinator and ensures the safety of our fur babies on their journey to the rescue team. 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 !!! 

Linda Newton 


Linda has been with us sine the beginning.  After adopting a dog from our rescue, she volunteered and has helped in many ways ever since.  Linda initiates and manages all of our local fundraising events locally to help us raise the needed funds to save lives! We are so grateful to have her and so are the dogs!!