Local animal rescue brings hope with its brand new spay/neuter program

Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society is introducing a new low cost program to support pet owners with the care of their animals.

Volunteer Sharlene Harrisen-Hinds and Shiva enjoy a few cuddles at Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society on Friday

Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society is introducing its low cost spay/neuter program. The low cost program seeks to support local pet owners with the costs incurred by proper maintenance and care of animals.

The service, which is in partnership with veterinary support from Chilliwack, includes core vaccination, de-worming, nail trimming, ear cleaning and flea treatment.

“Often, pet owners don’t get these essential procedures done for financial reasons,” said Jeneane Ruscheinsky, founder and CEO.

The rescue is on board to make sure that people have supports to take care of their beloved pets properly.

Our Last Hope is not a shelter, but is the next step from a shelter and carefully facilitates the connection of the animals they care and provide for, with suitable forever homes.

“We are the K9 matchmakers,” said volunteer, Sharlene Harrisen-Hinds.

After its inception five years ago, the rescue has never looked back and with great compassion,  integrity and the skills and knowledge at hand necessary to fight for the protection of these animals — they are succeeding.

Through the work of its volunteer outreach program, which often involves high school kids, these vulnerable and deeply lovable animals are being given a chance at a good life.

“We have saved over 1000 dogs and a handful of cats from euthanization,” said Ruscheinsky.

Shiva is currently one of their lovable animals in foster care. The pitbull-lab cross is just one of the dogs that’s come across the rescue. Overbred and chained up, Shiva ended up having to kill a few of her own litter.

The extreme conditions and overbreeding of these animals leaves negligent breeders, with a surplus of animals that they have to get rid of, or kill.

Not uncommon in this region, or across North America, organizations like Last Hope are blazing a trail to stop animal cruelty and to unite tortured, abandoned and lost dogs with the right family.

For more information about the new spay/neuter program or on fostering or adoption please contact Jeneane at 604-749-7150, or visit ourlasthope.rescuegroups.org

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