Last Resort looks to build a home

| 10 Jul 2012 | 05:21

NEWFOUNDLAND — The Last Resort Animal Rescue, a Hewitt-based, all-volunteer organization that rescues homeless, neglected and abused animals to place in adoptive and foster homes, will hold a building fund raiser this Sunday, July 15, at Hair of the Dog Pet Salon and Boutique, Newfoundland. Proceeds will help fund a new home for rescues.

The Last Resort Family Fun and Doggy Spa Day has over 25 diverse vendors including a highlight on local businesses offering something for everyone. Some of the local vendors are Mike's Feed Farm, The Pet Spa and Resort, Arbonne, Avon, Celebrating home, Scentsy, Silpada, Tastefully Simple and Touchstone Crystal. Vendors joining the event from other areas in New Jersey and New York include Allie Cat jewelry, Pampered Pets, Cocoa's Soap and Gift Boutique, Melanie Cricket Crafts, Serenia's Delights, Serenity Ceramics, Sqeets Treats and more. Animal communicator and pet psychic Susan J. Squitteri will offer 15-minute readings and NJ12s Teen Groove On the move with Lenore Luca who will be kicking off her book tour. A bake sale, ice cream treats and 50/50 add to the great day planned to help the Last Resort realize their goal.

"If we did not have The Last Resort as an ultimate destination for the lucky dogs we can pull in, we would be clogged up and stalled out by having to say "no' when we see animals in need," said Lorna Aho, president of the Macon County Humane Society in Alabama. "Because of TLR, we can help, which makes the big picture less overwhelming. Most of all, it means we place more dogs, educate more owners, spay, neuter and feed more animals, nurse more animals back to health, and bury fewer puppies."

Each year, scores of volunteers work to rescue, foster, transport, vaccinate, heal and adopt animals through The Last Resort Rescue. Some volunteers rescue animals directly from kill shelters, others work to match animals with suitable foster and permanent homes.

The community is invited to enjoy the afternoon and support this cause, all while supporting the local businesses.

The Last Resort volunteers will be there to answer any questions about available pets, adopting and fostering.

The Last Resort Rescue is a foster-based, no-kill animal rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals Since 2008, more than 1,400 animals have been rescued from kill shelters in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Caroline, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For more information, go to