Last Chance Animal Rescue brings in dogs, puppies from Texas, seeking new homes

Last Chance Animal Rescue brings in dogs, puppies from Texas, seeking new homes. (Amy Aubert/ABC7)

“There we go!” said Lisa Epp, a La Plata resident, as she played with a puppy.

For Epp, fostering dogs isn’t anything new; she’s done it for years. When she heard that a truck full of dogs and puppies were arriving last week from outlying areas expecting to be impacted by Harvey, she wanted to help.

“I said to my husband, ‘How many can I bring home?’” She said, smiling.

They ended up with three. The trio, like many others in their group that arrived at Last Chance Animal Rescue just ahead of Harvey, are thriving in foster care. Of the 80 that arrived last week, a four-month-old hound mix is the only dog left looking for a home.

“This is only the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately,” said Cynthia Sharpley, Director of Last Chance Animal Rescue.

The rescue is expecting about another 80 pups to arrive from the flood areas this week, and more after that.

“I’m kind of taking a leap of faith that people step up and help foster,” Sharpley said.

With so many more animals expected, the team spent Tuesday packing foster bags and hoping to fill the need.

“Every puppy that I bring home is a spot for another puppy to be pulled and rescued,” Epp said.

Workers at Last Chance Animal Rescue ask anyone interesting in fostering an animal to reach out via email: or by phone: 240-412-5751. You can also find out more information on their Facebook page.

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