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This is Officer Lori Briggs (L) and Jen Clarkson from Dog Aide (R).  Officer Briggs spends her downtime saving the animals off the street's of Detroit and will reach out to some of her trusted Animal Rescue's for extra help.  This day we were out to trap a beagle that had been wondering around Alter Park in Detroit for more then 2 weeks.  Dog Aide, Their Last Resort and volunteer's spent 3 hours trying to successfully trap this little guy, and we finally won. The group in a whole decided to give this runner the name of Walter from Alter Park.    

This is one of the dog's we found while we were on our "Out Reach Program"  we made sure the boy was left with some food for now.

The donation's we receive allow us to drive through out Detroit and it's surrounding area's 4 to 5 times a week feeding the feral, homeless animals that at this time can not be trapped.  We receive phone calls 24/7 from citizens or rescue's needing emergency help with animals to be rescued.

When doing our Out Reach & Educational Programs we provide food and shelter (dog house's), straw, treat's and information to the community on how to properly take care of their pet so they can keep their fur friend with them.

By improving the relationship between a person and his or her pet, you help to improve the quality of life for both, thus increasing the chances of the pet staying in that home permanently. Their Last Resort and Volunteers education program is a groundbreaking community outreach initiative designed to extend animal welfare resources and information to pet owners who have never received services or have received services without long-lasting impact. We work as a community with other Animal Rescue's that have the same goal and mission in mind.  We are all centered in communities that have the least access to services and information — the truly under-served. The Out Reach model encourages approaching people with respect and accepting that most people love their pets, regardless of socioeconomic status or variations in culture. Through this non-judgmental method, we help elevate the human-animal bond and foster healthy relationships between people and their pets. 

 This approach is effective because it embraces the human component of the companion animal equation, meeting people where they are and establishing trust, creating a ripple effect in the community for long-term impact. Out Reach is a two-pronged program. It provides direct services to clients in under-served communities, and trains/mentors other organizations to do the same. 

Starting relationship's with the people in the community to educate them on the importance of keeping their pet's up to date on the shot's and giving them the information on low cost animal hospitals.  Why it is important to spay and neuter your pets?  Below is a list of just the top 10 worst excuses not to spay or neuter your pet.

When we started Their Last Resort we new we had some heavy hard work a head of us but was surprised at the over whelming problems in Detroit and surrounding cities.  The amount of abused, abandoned, homeless, sick animal's was shocking. At that moment we new we needed to start "Our Out Reach And Education Program".

​Our Out Reach And Education Program

Buyer Beware: The Problem with Puppy Mills

and Backyard Breeders

Choosing to bring a pet into your life can be a tough decision, especially when deciding where to get one. You might also have concerns about "puppy mills" or "backyard breeders," and want to know how to steer clear of them. Perhaps you don't even know what these are and need more information. As you begin your pet research, here are some things to consider.

Puppy mills

Puppy millsare commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce dogs (and cats in cat mills) for sale through pet stores, or directly to consumers through classified ads or the Internet. Roughly 90 percent of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills. Many retailers who buy animals from such facilities take the wholesaler's word that the animals are happy and healthy without seeing for themselves.

In most states, these commercial breeding kennels can legally keep hundreds of dogs in cages their entire lives, for the sole purpose of continuously churning out puppies. The animals produced range from purebreds to any number of the latest "designer" mixed breeds. Cat breeding occurs under similar conditions to supply pet stores with kittens.

Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops

They are confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from extreme weather and no choice but to sit and sleep in their own excrement.
Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water.
Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care.
Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.
Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.

Read about Wendy Laymon, a notorious, formerly Washington-based puppy mill breeder, who is still selling sick puppies on the internet. Learn what to do if you encounter her or have been a victim of her sales.

Backyard breeders

Backyard breeders are also motivated by profit. Ads from these unscrupulous breeders fill the classifieds. Backyard breeders may appear to be the nice neighbor next door-in fact, even seemingly good-intentioned breeders may treat their breeding pairs as family pets. However, continuously breeding animals for years to produce litters for a profit still jeopardizes the animals' welfare.

Some backyard breeders may only breed their family dog once in awhile, but they often are not knowledgeable on how to breed responsibly, such as screening for genetic defects. Responsible, proper breeding entails much more than simply putting two dogs together.

Look for these red flags:

The seller has many types of purebreds or "designer" hybrid breeds being sold at less than six weeks old.
Breeders who are reluctant to show potential customers the entire premises on which animals are being bred and kept.
Breeders who don't ask a lot of questions of potential buyers.
No guarantees-responsible breeders make a commitment to take back the pet at anytime during the animal's life, no matter the reason.

Because puppy mills and backyard breeders choose profit over animal welfare, their animals typically do not receive proper veterinary care. Animals may seem healthy at first but later show issues like congenital eye and hip defects, parasites or even the deadly Parvovirus.

Taking homes away

When puppy mills and backyard breeders flood the market with animals, they reduce homes available for animals from reputable establishments, shelters and rescue groups. Every year, more than 150,000 cats and dogs enter shelters in Washington State-6 to 8 million animals enter shelters nationwide. Sadly, only about 15 percent of people with pets in the U.S. adopted them from a shelter or rescue group, leaving so many deserving pets left behind.

Help stop the suffering by taking these steps:

Be a responsible, informed consumer-if you do buy from a breeder, go to a reputable one who: 

Will show you where the dogs spend their time and introduces you to the puppy's parents.
Explains the puppy's medical history, including vaccines, and gives you their veterinarian's contact info.
Doesn't have puppies available year-round, yet may keep a waiting list for interested people.
Asks about your family's lifestyle, why you want a dog, and your care and training plans for the puppy.
Doesn't use pressure sales tactics.

Adopt from a shelter or breed-specific rescue group near you-typically 25% of the animals in shelters are purebred.
Support laws that protect animals from puppy mill cruelty-tell your elected officials you support laws which cap the number of animals a person can own and breed, and establish care standards for exercise, housing, access to food and water and regular veterinary care.
Urge your local pet store to support shelters-animals are often used to draw consumers into stores. Encourage pet stores to promote shelter animals for adoption instead of replenishing their supply through questionable sources.
Donate pet supplies to local shelters to help those rescued from the puppy mills and many other homeless animals in need.
Learn more at: (The Humane Society of the United States) (Companion Animal Protection Society)

Jenny with Barlow at the Vet's he was so skinny and swallowed a bottle cap when we found him.  Poor guy wasn't doing good.

This is Larry feeding one of the homeless dog's and gaining her trust.

Puppy Mill's and Backyard Breeder's 

- In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 420,000 kittens! 
- One female dog and one male dog and their offspring can produce 4,372 puppies in 7 years!
- Every year in the U.S., an estimated 7 to10 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats have to suffer shelters, some gas chambers, some abuse….
- Approximately 5 to 6 million cats and dogs—many of them healthy, young, and adoptable - must be euthanized in animal shelters every year.
- An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds

Their Last Resort Animal Rescue