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Who is behind Hands of Hope?

Founder and President:

RaShann Southard

Board members:

Julie Mohn - Secretary

Kathleen Stewart - Board Member



It is with much consideration and thought that I have decided to close Hands of Hope Rescue as of June 1st, 2022. I and many other volunteers have dedicated much of our lives the last ten years to rescue. In my heart, I feel it is time to dedicate my life to my family. In the beginning, I sacrificed much family time and even missed some of my own childrens activities because of rescue commitments. I now have a one-year-old grandson, I have chosen to dedicate more time with him as I realize how short life truly is.

I want to personally thank everyone who has supported us in our rescue endeavors. We have done our best to make Hands of Hope a rescue we are all proud to be a part of. Our values, our commitment, our hearts have shown through over the years, but without your support and donations we would have shut down long ago.

We still have some precious lives we are trying to find homes for and would appreciate your help in sharing our posts to help it happen. We will not abandon our dogs. They will find homes or will be accepted into another rescue. Our hospice dogs will be taken care of for the entirety of their lives. Again, please help us share our remaining canines to help them find the happiness they deserve.

If you have us on Amazon Smile, please select another non-profit in our place to support as there are so many out there struggling. We have donated all our acquisitions to other non profit rescues to make use of, and any monies left over will be given to another non profit animal rescue of choice.

I have been and always will be in some capacity involved in rescue as will many of the Hands of Hope family. There is no way I could have done this alone. I would give individual names to thank but I do not want to leave anyone out so I will just say “Thank You” to those who kept this rescue going behind the scenes!! God has blessed us so much over the years in giving us the capability to save the dogs we were blessed to rescue. We did it through His glory.

God bless all of you and THANK YOU!!!

RaShann Southard

President of Hands of Hope Rescue