During hard economic times, many Long Island pet owners are forced to surrender or euthanize beloved pets because they cannot afford necessary or emergency veterinary procedures. Banfield Charitable Trust recently gave Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, NY a $5,000 grant to assist pet owners facing financial woes with veterinary expenses, and to help them keep their pets. (Our Banfield funds cannot be used for spay/neuter.) Continue reading
On July 5th, WRHU the radio station at Hofstra University (88.7 FM) featured an approximately 20 minute interview about Last Hope during the “Hofstra Morning Wake Up” program. We are grateful to Chris Dane, a sophomore at the university and brother/son of Last Hope volunteers. He was the DJ interviewer helping Last Hope spread the word about the important rescue and community outreach work we do. The talk, by a Last Hope volunteer and Hofstra alumna, includes “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Last Hope But Were Afraid To Ask”. Relax, grab a cup of iced coffee or iced tea, and listen to the interview below. Continue reading
Join us for a fun night of creative expression on August 7th at The Art Studio from 8 to 10 pm. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions and all materials to create your own 16 x 20 canvas to take home and hang on a wall with pride! Tickets are $40 per person and include refreshments and dessert. Click here to reserve seats via Paypal. Seating is very limited, so reserve your seats soon. Payments must be received no later than July 31st. The Art Studio is located at 221 North Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre. For further information, contact Felice Stephens at 917-365-7040.
Many, Many Thanks to Long Island Vettes (LIV) for inviting Last Hope again to their annual Classic Car Show in Bethpage on July 12th and for donating all vendor fees to our rescue efforts. We are overwhelmed by LIV’s generosity and caring for our homeless dogs and cats. The Long Island Vettes Car Show was fantastic, and Last Hope was treated like royalty. We had the shadiest spot; help from LIV members unloading, setting up and taking down our booth; many announcements from the stage by the great DJs from Party Train who also donated their fees for the day to Last Hope!! Our dogs toured the show and posed with all sorts of automobile treasures. LIV’s member Joe Greco is an amazing PR man for the club (and Last Hope). Our dogs as well as our basket raffle were well-received by the crowd. Two dogs found homes because of the car show. “Murphy” our sweet Beagle went home a week later with a lady who waited to meet him “in person” at the car show. She first saw him when he was on TV. A Last Hope puppy not even present at the show will be adopted by the trainer’s fiance in the next booth. Great Day for Last Hope!!
“Daisy”, estimated to be about 12 years old, was rescued from the Frontier Trailer Park in N. Amityville this past spring. She was left behind to fend for herself. Since then, life has not been easy for “Daisy”. She has glaucoma which requires daily medication; she has arthritis, but, worst of all, she’s still homeless! Despite the hand that she’s been dealt, “Daisy” has the sweetest soul. We are asking for someone very special to open their home and heart to this very special senior cat named “Daisy”. Please contact email@example.com or call 516-417-7330 to find out more about fostering “Daisy”.
The Last Hope pup trio LOVED being guests June 26th on LI News 12 “Dog Day Fridays”. “Sophia”, “Timmy” and “Murphy” displayed impeccable manners, and made friends with the News 12 staff. They didn’t mind getting up at 5:30am for their “15 minutes of fame” (actually 3 hours at the studio).