As volunteers, donors, fosters, trainers, adopters, and veterinary care partners, you have made it possible for Last Hope K9 Rescue to save 1,202 happy dogs in 2017. In a year of so many natural disasters, we were all tested with unprecedented demand. In response to this challenge, we learned that Last Hope K9 must build operational scale with a self-run quarantine and boarding facility.
The Board of Directors of Last Hope K9 intends for 2018 to be the year we convert recent financial momentum toward this critical capital investments to aid our mission of helping deserving dogs in need of second chances. We are pleased to share two key leadership announcements that align with this plan:
Alex Monahan will shift his broad operational oversight of Last Hope K9 to cultivating strategic long-term initiatives and partnerships as a Board member. As he moves on from Executive Director, we salute Alex’s stewardship of Last Hope K9 over the past four years. His business savvy has aided more than 5,800 successful adoptions, growing Last Hope K9 to this region’s largest foster-based nonprofit dog rescue. We are thrilled to retain Alex’s trademark leadership toward these mission-critical initiatives as he reclaims some well-deserved free time!
The great news is that this change will be a seamless pass of the baton, as Assistant Director Kelli Leahy becomes our new Executive Director! Everyone knows Kelli, because there probably isn’t a volunteer position with the Rescue that she hasn’t held since becoming involved in 2013. Her work as our Home Visit Coordinator and as a valued member of Last Hope K9’s Adoptions, Search, and Medical Teams advantageously equips Kelli with the knowledge needed to lead our day-to-day operations. Kelli has already hit the ground running, and she invites you to contribute to her transitional ‘listening tour’ by reaching out with your ideas and interests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Easy to Help a Dog Who Needs You.
Before you flip to next year’s calendar, if you didn’t find what you hoped for under the tree, or discovered someone on your ‘nice’ list you’d like to honor, a tax-deductible tribute to Last Hope K9 Rescue is a special gift that makes happy memories for years to come!
This organization is a haven of rewarding volunteer resolutions! Just look into the eyes of a frightened dog in need of a new home, or listen to the heavy sigh of a dog who has finally found bliss, and you’ll find a place for you in 2018.
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Happy New Year from all of us,
Board of Directors
Last Hope K9 Rescue