Milo needs security in his house forever

GODFREY – Merry Milo is a young, active and agile Mini Australian Shepherd.

Born on November 15, 2020, Milo is a handsome dog who is a bit shy when he first meets people, but gets back on track quickly. He loves attention and belly rubs.

His only problem would be that he can climb a fence – so a 4ft or even a 6ft fence wouldn’t bring him down.

Hope Rescues in Godfrey is looking for a family with an underground fence, someone who wouldn’t hesitate to walk it every day, or someone who runs every day.

“He does like other well-mannered dogs, not sure about cats, said Kim Lee of Hope Rescues. “He’s a wonderful boy, but he needs to find a home that can stop him from escaping.”

An approved application is required to meet Hope Rescues dogs. People can apply at

Jackie Spiker and Lee founded Hope Animal Rescues after stranded and abandoned pets were impacted by Hurricane Katrina. On November 15, 2005, a group of pets arrived in Alton. Some were from the hurricane, others from surrounding animal control facilities that euthanized animals to make room for Hurricane Katrina dogs that came to them.

Spiker and Lee worked with these animals and, after seeing the hope in their eyes and the spirit of their souls, the couple took the first steps to do the work that Hope Rescues does today.

“We’re a real rescue,” Spiker said. “We remove animals on their last day of life to animal control facilities and work with animal welfare agencies at the city and state level regarding abused and neglected people, so that they can find a real second chance through our adoption program.”

The mission of Hope Animal Rescues is one of compassion for the homeless and the rehabilitation of physically and mentally abused animals.

“Our goals are to promote sterilization, stop the use of gas chambers to kill our homeless pets, and educate people on how to treat all animals with respect and dignity,” Spiker said. .

For more information, visit and its Facebook page or call 618-979-1908 (texts are not accepted at this number) or 636-212-0363. Unmanned telephone numbers are monitored by volunteers. People who leave a message will be called back. For faster response, email [email protected] Donations can be mailed to Hope Animal Rescues, PO Box 397, Godfrey, 62035.