“A Home for the Holidays" Adoption Event, featuring adoptable cats & kittens with Last Hope Animal Rescue, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Sunday, Dec. 17th from Noon - 4:00 pm at the Waterloo PetSmart Store, 1506 Flammang Dr. 



Last Hope Animal Rescue (Waterloo division) has been rescuing cats & kittens in the Cedar Valley/Black Hawk county area since January 2017, with several foster homes located here.  LHAR has been in partnership with PetSmart Charities for several years through their organization based out of Cedar Rapids, and cats / kittens have been available for adoption daily in the Waterloo PetSmart Adoption Center since July 2017.  Most rescued animals live in foster homes, with a few residing at the LHAR Adoption Center in Cedar Rapids.



A Microchip Clinic fundraiser will take place during the event on Saturday, Dec. 16th between 11:00 - 3:00 only.  Pet owners can bring their pets to this event and have them microchipped for the low cost of only $25.00 (cash only), which includes a free lifetime registration.  Cats must be at least 6 months old and dogs must be at least 4 months old; proof the animal is current on their rabies vaccination must be shown.  A microchip gives your pet the best chance of making it back home if it is ever lost or stolen.  Veterinarians, Animal Control officers and Shelter employees routinely will scan animals to see if they are chipped if someone finds a stray animal, to help get pets back to their owners.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will enable us to microchip every animal adopted through Last Hope Animal Rescue!



Memorable Christmas photos can be taken with Mrs. Claus, who is making a special appearance for LHAR at this event!  Moms and Dads with children and fur kids are invited to bring them to PetSmart from Noon - 4:00 each day to have their pictures taken with Mrs. Claus!  Bring your own camera(s) and take as many as you wish for a free-will donation to LHAR.  Santa will also be in the store for photo opportunities on both days from Noon - 4:00!  PetSmart elves will take a free picture of Santa with your pets and send the picture to your email address!



Novelty T-shirts and other fun, whimsical, animal related gift items will be available for sale for the special animal lover on your Christmas gift list!  All proceeds from donations and the sale of items will go directly towards the animals; LHAR is a No-Kill, all volunteer-based rescue and has saved well over 2,500 lives since opening in 2004.



All adopters must be pre-approved before taking an animal home.  Visit the website at www.adopthope.org to see all the animals currently available for adoption, and fill out the cat or dog application online.  The application process includes a home visit, so apply early in order to allow time for the adoption process.  Only pre-approved applicants can actually take an animal home from this event; however, it is a great way to see what beautiful cats/kittens are available and hopefully help find many of them ‘A Home for the Holidays’!


  • Occurred Saturday, December 16th, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


PetSmart Store

1506 Flammang Dr.
Waterloo, IA 50702


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