Hannah Roser and Madaket Greenleaf are at it again. They put together a fund raiser through their Make A Difference Class at Hood River Middle School for the Home At Last family. They were able to collect $123.00 for the “kids” . What a wonderful out-pouring of support from the youth of our wonderful community. We give a hugh heart felt THANK YOU to every one who contributed to the fund raiser!!! I understand their have more events in their plans.
Marion & Marilyn Barney
Gregory & Shirley Weast
William & Gladys Caddy
Linda & Frank Pyles
Robert & Theresa Kimmes
Richard & Laura Hess
Jim & Wendy Donnell
George &Tanis Stephens
Joe & Linda Carroll
Charles & Celia Rinck
Richard & Patricia Vecny
Lee Karen Mireiter
Carleton & Pam Clausen
Linda & Frank Pyles
Seth & Christie Bradley
Carl & Margie Bengston
Vincent & Alan Jussilla
Fred & Flora Westfall
Mark & Linda Pellissier
Lisa Ann Clouner
Tim & Holly Middaugh
Sonja & Ronald McHale
Brent & Candy Fetsch
Harry & Christy Macnab
Elmer Schell Jr.
Anne Green Stern
Richard & Brook Remington
Tom & Marjory Foley
Les & Jody Cochenour Sr.
Gus & Delayne Delco
Mike & Linda Koesar
Steve and Shirley Hinatsu
Heritage Harvest, Inc.
Global Giving Foundations. Inc.
Fred Meyer Kroger
Your Cause Corp. Emp
Martin Martin, Inc.
Allen Trust Company
Stave & Stone LLC
THANK YOU for all the wonderful Christmas gifts and cards the kids at Home At Last received. We are very grateful for the out pouring of love from the community.
SPECIAL DONATIONS NEEDED FOR TWO DOGS!
Ripley and Fallon have been at our shelter for far too long. We are happy that we found two rescue organizations that are willing to accept them into their program. One is in Bend, Oregon and the other is in Woodland, CA.
We are setting up transport for them but we need support with covering the cost for the gas. If you can, please make a donation towards their transport. Every dollar will be very much appreciated!
Monetary donations can be made by phone (using a credit card), Check, Cash, PayPal (using the PayPal button on this website) or pre-paid gas cards. Please specify that this donation is towards sending Ripley and Fallon on their way into a brighter future.
Thank you so very much!
UPDATE** BOTH DOGS HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED TO THEIR ORGANIZATIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED AND SUPPORTED RIPLEY AND FALLON!
A Great New Beginning for Nelly!
Adopted out in 2014, Nelly came back to us after her owner could no longer care for her. Sadly, Nelly had gained a lot of weight and was barely able to move around in this gruesome summer heat.
A health check by our veterinarian determined that she should be placed on a prescription diet food to lose at least 30 lbs, which will bring her back into a healthier shape so she can enjoy the remainder of her senior years.
However, Prescription food is expensive and with the shelter’s limited budget – what to do?
Well, we contacted the manufacturer Royal Canin and when they heard about our dilemma they came through for us and agreed to sponsor her weight loss program by providing the food to us at no cost, until Nelly hits her goal!
What a relief!
Last week Keri Benzinger from Royal Canin came by the shelter to deliver the first bag of food for Nelly and to meet her new “protégé” . Thank you so much, Keri! Thanks to you, Nelly is off to a great new start to get back in shape and enjoy her retirement years in good health.
Little Corky came to our shelter as a stray, after he was found by a good Samaritan.
The little guy was miserable! He was badly matted, but with huge chunks of hair missing from flea allergies. After careful examination by the veterinarian, we found out that that was the least of his problems. He had severe infections in both ears, and painfully abscessed, rotting teeth, making it very difficult for him to eat. One of his eyes was bulging out from an advanced painful glaucoma. On top of everything, he was diagnosed with a Grade III heart murmur.
Most shelters would consider a dog like Corky un-adoptable but not here at Home at Last.
We knew there was a reason that Little Corky found his way to us and that he was a little fighter who was not ready to give up. Our vet started him on antibiotics, pain medication, and after a soothing bath and finally some decent food in his belly, Corky showed us just what a lovable sweet personality he has. After 10 days the vet decided Corky was ready for surgery. The bad eye was removed and several teeth were pulled. We all held our breath but he made it through surgery just fine. He is starting to eat well and showing us how much spunk he still has left in this little body of his. In two weeks we will get him neutered, and he will then be ready for us to find him a loving home to live out his senior years.
Home at Last is a small dog and cat shelter in The Dalles, Oregon. We rely strictly on donations and grants to help us with our lifesaving work. Corky’s medical expenses have put a huge strain on our very limited resources. Please – if you can find it in your heart to contribute towards Corky’s care and recovery – every dollar counts and will be greatly appreciated. On Corky’s behalf – Thank you so much from all of us here at Home at Last.
Bob and Evilo Wimmers are both longtime HAL supporters and volunteers. Being in their senior years does not slow them down one bit when it comes to finding ways to support the shelter and the animals.
So when they heard that there quite some repairs needed around the shelter, they asked for a list of items and promised to get the word out to friends and volunteers. Little did we know that this senior “Super-Couple” would take it upon themselves to start chopping off one item after another off our repair list.
On top of many smaller but time-consuming repairs Bob constructed a brand-new cat room door to replace the old one which was falling apart. He also took off our office door to take it home and turned it into a Dutch door, which helps greatly with keeping the air flowing as it was getting very hot in the reception area.
And they’re not done yet – they just came by to take measurements to make plans to replace the olden broken flooring in our reception office, which staff jokingly names our little Miniature Grand Canyon!
Bob and Ev – you are absolutely amazing and we cannot thank you enough!
Home At Last Humane Society would like to thank Northwest Farm Credit Services for the FCS Rural Community Grant of $750.00. This gift could not have come at a more perfect time. Our dilapidated HVAC system strains to cool our building in The Dalles’ summer heat and needs to be replaced. The new HVAC system will not only keep the animals in our care cool in the summer but will assist in sustaining our mission; to treat all animals with compassion and respect and provide the best possible care for them while they are patiently waiting for their new forever home.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart!
Last week, a young lady named Mady came to the shelter with her Grandmother Carolyn to drop off some home baked Chocolate Cupcakes she had made herself for the staff and a $ 50.00 Petco gift card for the shelter animals. What a wonderful surprise and gesture. Thank you so much, Mady! The cupcakes were delicious (they disappeared quite quickly!) and the gift card was used to buy special shampoo and supplies for a litter of kittens that are currently quarantined at the shelter for Ringworm. You have a great heart, Mady, and you are a ray of sunshine for the animals that don’t have a home yet. Keep up the good work!