First of all, it is important to understand that “New Hope” is NOT, in and of itself, a rescue organization. New Hope is a program by which rescues must apply and receive approval before being able to pull from the shelter. While there are over 200 New Hope Partners, not all of them actively pull animals from the shelter on a regular basis – here is not the place to discuss why that is but, rest assured there are many of us who are active and readily available to assist. This is where the volunteers at Urgent Part 2 can be instrumental as they are familiar with who is “active” and can guide potential applicants toward those rescues who can actually help get an animal to safety.