July is dedicated to the oodles of kittens that we have at our various locations and to the many more we are finding this year then ever before! Last Hope is in desperate need of foster homes for KITTENS. Without foster homes lined up to take them in we are unable to rescue them from the streets of Long Island. We are asking you to consider fostering KITTENS and please share with your friends and family as well. Becoming a foster parent is wonderfully fulfilling experience. You will be provided support and assistance throughout the process and we promise you won’t regret it! Please email Rebecca to get the process started today and save the life of a KITTEN that otherwise may not have survived in the wild and help us give these babies a chance at a life full happiness and love – We guarantee they will give it back ten fold!
The cost to care for all these kittens is sky high as so many of them come in with eye infections or severe upper respiratory infection so if you can’t FOSTER - please DONATE - funding is needed to enable us to continue to rescue them – every $$dollar$$ counts, so please SHARE this with your friends and family!
On Sunday, August 3rd from 9am to 3pm Long Island Vettes in conjunction with Bethpage Federal Credit Union is hosting a “Classic Car Show” where registration proceeds will be donated to Last Hope.
Great Fun for the whole family….Last Hope adoptable dogs will be there enjoying the car show too.
Where: Bethpage Federal Credit Union parking lot
899 South Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, NY 11714
(Rain date: August 10th)
AMC TO THE RESCUE worked another miracle. A team of amazing veterinarians donated their expertise and time repairing a tiny canine waif to remove her pain, limp and any obstacles to her adoptability.
“Rose” a ten pound Shih-tzu came to Last Hope as a refugee or discard from a Kentucky puppy mill with a bad break near the ankle (hock) that healed poorly on its own. No one knows how she was injured. On July 7th, she received extensive surgery by Dr. Pamela Schwartz and her orthopedic team at the renowned Animal Medical Center (The AMC) located at East 62nd Street in NYC at no charge via a special program called AMC TO THE RESCUE.
Rose is Last Hope’s first canine recipient. Two Last Hope cats- “Frankie” who received eyelid reconstruction and “Rafiki” who needed a stent in her collapsed trachea –have also benefited immensely from this AMC program.
In May “Rose” the Shih-tzu came to Last Hope on a transport from a Bowling Green shelter. Last Hope volunteer Sue offered to foster Rose who meshed beautifully with Sue’s small dogs, including an elder Chihuahua who usually prefers to be alone and “Timmy” her Last Hope/Babylon Animal Shelter alumnus, three-legged Lhasa, dubbed our “amputee ambassadog” because this amazing, little fellow is a certified therapy dog.
Sue has become so much more than Rose’s foster Mom. She’s her chauffeur too, driving this sweet and stoic Shih-tzu back and forth to The AMC where Rose continues to win the heart of everyone she meets. (Let’s hope there is no LIRR strike.)
For more about Rose and AMC TO THE RESCUE, see the Amityville Record column link below:
Did you know that you can help support Last Hope Inc by shopping on Amazon?? Yep, it’s true AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers….Visit SMILE.AMAZON.COM and select Last Hope Inc as your charity of choice – What better thing to do on a rainy day – now get shopping!! Be sure to bookmark the page for future shopping expeditions – thank you!