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Eleventh Hour Rescue Urgently Needs Your Help

On a Tuesday edition of the RNJ Morning Program, Morning Mike welcomed Roger Keyser and Meghan McCumber from Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway. Started in 2003, Eleventh Hour is a 100% no-kill rescue that saves dogs and cats at their 11th hour – moments before they are to be euthanized at kill shelters, usually for no other reason than there is no space available. Since 2011, EHR has found loving homes for more than 20,000 dogs and cats, and about 98% of the work is done by volunteers.

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last year, the local animal shelters were inundated with lost animals. In order to make room for pets that were temporarily separated from their owners, Eleventh Hour Rescue stepped in to take all unadopted dogs. The result was a dramatic increase in costs, especially vet bills.

Eleventh Hour Rescue has established a special fund-raising effort to clear the back-log of bills. They have set a modest goal of $133,000, and are already more than halfway there. But they are asking for help – your donation will help pay off these past bills and allow Eleventh Hour Rescue to continue their work. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit To learn more about Eleventh Hour Rescue, visit And, you can watch a short video about the work of Eleventh Hour Rescue here.