“Murdock” has been through incredible hardship during his life. He was brought to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter (TOHAS) in July of 2014 as part of a criminal proceeding against his owner, who was charged with various crimes related to animal cruelty and dog-fighting. “Murdock”, a Pit-bull, bears the scars of that life – he has lost the vision in his left eye, his teeth have been filed down, he is missing a piece of one ear, and he has the very visible scars of the abuse he endured prior to coming into the shelter system. Continue reading
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 Sat., Aug. 22, from 10am to 5pm, each dog or cat adopted & taken home from Last Hope in Wantagh will be accompanied by a fresh floral arrangement, courtesy of 1-800-Flowers.com. This offer includes our cats & kittens adopted from our 5 satellite centers in retail pet food stores, if the adopters stop in at our Wantagh Adoption Center.
In addition, any person who donates $20 or more to Last Hope during this event will also be able to take home a flower arrangement. Volunteers from 1-800-Flowers.com will be on hand at the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave, Wantagh 11793 to distribute arrangements as part of the company’s annual “Summer of a Million Smiles” initiative. This event is such a wonderful way for
1-800-Flowers.com and Last Hope to work together, promoting adoptions and support for Last Hope’s rescue efforts. (The floral basket photo shown here is a 1-800-Flowers.com “a-Dog-able”, but actual arrangements distributed may vary.)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-417-7330 to find out more about fostering “Daisy”.