Meet Emmy & Mia!
Celebrate the month of June by adopting a cat…or in this case two from Last Hope. These special needs girls have an incredible bond – Emmy (Black & White) is her sister Mia’s seeing eye cat since she is visually impaired. They are as sweet as pie and are a volunteer favorite here at Last Hope and while we would all be very sad to see them go we want nothing but the best for these girls and hope they find a forever home with a special someone. Could that be you??
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Very Special Thanks to the students at Hicksville Middle School and their science teacher, Janice Fitzgerald (too shy for our camera) for conducting a huge collection drive for Last Hope. Our dogs and cats received a generous $250 check with funds raised in a “buy a bone for a dog; buy a fish for a cat” participatory bulletin board. The students also used a decorated collection bin to gather many donated supplies including dog beds, food, treats, toys, dog beds, even cat furniture!!
Participation bulletin board – So creative!
Lots and lots of goodies!
Sarah, Christine & our official inspector, Gertie
More goodies for the gang!
Moments after the mega-delivery of gifts from Hicksville Middle School, Last Hope got a surprise visit from Christine Sapraicone, a special ed teacher at Dutch Lane Elementary. The younger Hicksville students (K-5th grade) also held a supply drive for Last Hope and sent many donated treats plus necessities.
Our nosey Rottie mix “Gertie” inspected the goodies, instead of posing for these pictures, and had a hard time coming up for air.
By the way, Christine (pictured with Gertie) is a two-time Last Hope adopter…She is the Mom of “Rosie”, our deaf brindle Pit mix and “Carter” ( formerly “Bernardo”) one of the Puerto Rico pups.
Last Hope is so grateful for these wonderful gifts from both schools.
On Saturday, June 1st Last Hope held a free dog and cat rabies vaccine clinic at Babylon Town Shelter that was open to all Long Island pet owners. Low cost microchipping for all, plus dog licensing for Babylon residents were also available via the shelter.
By the end of the afternoon, 131 pets were vaccinated, 25 pets received microchips and 17 Babylon dogs now have sparkly license tags. The chips and licenses will help these pets return home quickly if they ever set pawout of their homes. The vet staff at the clinic even gave a few dogs much needed pedicures.
Many visitors who took advantage of our public outreach program had multiple pets so they saved quite a bit. Some mentioned that they were out of work or had lost their home to the storm which reinforces the need for a free veterinary event. Our most distant ”customers” drove from as far as Bellport and Great Neck.
Special thanks to Pet Peeves for the grant enabling us to provide the rabies vaccines at no cost to the public; to Chris Elton & Babylon Shelter; to Dr. LaSalla & Aldrich Animal Hospital; to Larry from Homeagain; to the Babylon Shelter volunteers and to the Last Hope helpers.