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7/26 – Jewelry Sale & Flea Market

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8/16 – Night with the Long Island Ducks

Summertime fun!! Long Island Ducks vs. Somerset Patriots
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8/23 – Jewelry & Flea Market

There is always something for everyone!
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Kittens, Kittens, Kittens!!

Kittens July 2014July 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!



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AMC to the Rescue of Rose!

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:

http://www.amityvillerecord.com/news/2014-07-09/Columnists/Pets_Pets_Pets.html

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Calling all shoppers!!

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!

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Thank you Grey Muzzle!

Last Hope is so thankful that the Grey Muzzle Organization has again given us a generous grant to help senior dogs in need.

The Grey Muzzle Organization is not a shelter or rescue, but instead an amazing advocacy group that improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.  Last Hope’s partnership with the Grey Muzzle Organization began in 2009 when our Dog Center was based in Lindenhurst and one of our volunteers was also an area representative for Grey Muzzle. What a fortuitous meeting!

With these continued, special Grey Muzzle grant funds last year we were able to help golden oldies like “Lizzie” a Border Collie mix found suffering from extreme neglect with her teeth cut or filed down; “Rocky” the Chow whose loving owner died and wound up back in the town shelter where he had been adopted from years before; “Koala” a Chihuahua with terrible teeth tossed out by his owners because he wouldn’t breed and “Daffy” a Coonhound suffering from the ravages of tick diseases  and a “hidden” case of heartworm.  Some of our Grey Muzzle recipients are pictured below.

Thanks to Grey Muzzle, we look forward providing more senior dogs with devotion and tender loving care. On the Grey Muzzle Organization website shown below, “Meet Rose” is a Last Hope alumna. This dear Pomeranian mix was one of over 100 hoarder dogs taken from a dermatologist and his wife in Huntington:

http://www.greymuzzle.org/

 

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We got the goods!

New merchandise will be hitting the shelves this weekend (7/12) at our Wantagh Adoption Center.  Come take a look at the new items we now have available – travel coffee tumblers, BPA free water bottles, beach totes, beach towels and baseball caps – Help get Last Hope’s name out there and spread the word all over Long Island. This is a great way to support us so that we can continue doing what we do – Feel free to contact Lia at 516-848-7970 with any questions.

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Special Message from a Pet at Last Hope’s Psychic Medium Night

psychic night (3)Last Hope is so grateful to our 2 kind psychics for donating their time and amazing talents at our Psychic Medium Night on June 28th in the Clubhouse at the Merrick Golf Course.

Gina Simone delivered many amazing messages to an audience of about 80 people from passed relatives and friends including remarks from a late, beloved German Shepherd named “Sassy”(see below) whose spirit remains nearby and feels her new, little “replacement” dog is annoying and happy. Her young owner had to agree about the new dog, and suggested that the dear Shepherd is still close because her brother keeps “Sassy’s” collar on his doorknob…

Thank you too to Rose Jimenez who donated personal card readings as door prizes. Rose is the proud owner of a wonderful Last Hope black cat once called “Minnie” but now renamed “Pasht” which is the original name of “Bast” or “Bastet” the Egyptian cat goddess.

 

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