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Last Hope founder Bev Orr works with veterinarian Ralph Nordine in the early years of Last Hope. The no-kill animal rescue has placed more than 43,000 animals in its nearly 30 years of existence.

Three decades in, Farmington's Last Hope is going strong

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Growing up on a farm, Bev Orr, saw how many stray animals there were that needed to be cared for. As a little girl and an animal lover, though, there wasn’t much she could do.


Last hope is her way of doing what she wanted to do many years ago.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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