Last Hope K-9 Rescue from Boston, Massachusetts, will be visiting the Pine Bluff Animal Shelter on Friday.


LHK9 has raised approximately $40,000 to donate to shelters across the state of Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Animal Shelter will receive a portion of the money to have work done to the facility, such as painting, fencing and ceiling repairs.


“We want the community to know that there are people who care about the Animal Shelter,” said S.E. Shaw, Pine Bluff Animal Control Director. “Every year they (LHK9) come and help us and they rescue a lot of dogs from this shelter.”


With over 30 volunteers available to help, LHK9 will be cleaning the Pine Bluff Animal Shelter as well as bathing the animals, along with other volunteer work.


All adoption fees will be waived on Friday.


According to their website, Last Hope K-9 Rescue is a 501(c) (3) all-breed rescue dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the United States. They don’t discriminate on the basis of age, pre-existing medical conditions, or breed “because every animal deserves to know love,” the group said.


As the literal “last hope” of the animals they serve, LHK9 works methodically to place each of the dogs within a stable, loving environment that can act as either their “FURever” home or their foster home, the gateway to their forever home, according to the group.


They do not have a physical shelter. The dogs are placed in loving foster homes where they are nurtured, trained, and loved until they find their “FURever” homes. They strive to ensure that all of their adoption and foster placements are the optimal fit for everyone involved.


LHK9 also seeks to educate the communities in which they work. From spay and neuter programs, the importance of preventatives, and anti-breed legislation, they actively work to inform the public about these important topics.


Since their establishment in March 2012, LHK9 has found “FURever” homes for over 5,550 dogs with the help of volunteers, donors, adopters, and partners.