“Please don’t let “Drake” spend 4 Christmases in a row in a shelter cage. This young Pit mix is yet to experience the warmth and kindness inside a loving home.” How can you possibly resist that face?! This handsome fella came to us from Babylon Town Shelter where he spent over 3 years watching fellow dogs come and go, all the while patiently waiting his turn…sadly, people just kept passing him by….Click here to learn more…
The “Trees of Love” will be lit and decorated on Saturday, December 14th beginning at 4 PM at our Wantagh Adoption Center – 3300 Beltagh Avenue - across from Wantagh High School. If you’ve never been – it is a wonderful evening where we get together to honor and remember our pets by decorating two trees with ribbons adorned with pets names – past and present. Click here for more info
Refreshments will be served and we are looking for some bakers who want to contribute their goods to the evening. If you love to bake – we are looking for cookies, cupcakes, cake or pies…and even if you don’t but still want to contribute, purchased goods are fine too – please contact Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn at email@example.com for more information.
It’s not too late to give a contribution to Last Hope and get a tax deduction! Last Hope has a 501©(3) not for profit status so your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Give a tax deductible donation by December 31st & help save lives - When you donate to Last Hope, your gift makes a big impact – every dollar you donate helps us provide the animals we rescue with food, supplies, emergency medical expenses, and spay & neuter – so please donate today!!
On Sunday, Nov. 24th Last Hope held another free TNR clinic in Wantagh that was open to the public…and 63 feral cats were spay/neutered, vaccinated, flea and ear mite treated and ear-tipped including a group of Captree cats. We had 110 cat appointments, but rainy weather and 45 mph winds were an obstacle to trapping the would-be patients…Cats are smart enough not to venture out of hiding during a bad storm. Special thanks to our dedicated medical team of vets- Dr. Senk, Dr. Juliano, Dr. Bayha, Dr. Saver, Dr. Lupo-Lyons; vet techs and busy volunteers. This year Last Hope held 5 free feral clinics…resulting in 360 ferals that will be happier/healthier and will NOT be contributing to the cat over-population problem.
Check back to see our schedule for 2014!
On Super Bowl Sunday-February 2, 2014 at noon- the Hallmark Channel will kick-off the first ever “Kitten Bowl” to coincide with the other big game. Get ready to cheer on your local feline heroes because Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh sent their first string to this momentous event. Our team- the Last Hope Lions- is made up of tabby kittens rescued from a yard in North Babylon. National sports coverage doesn’t get any more local than that.
As mentioned in the 11/7/13 Babylon Beacon ”Pets” column, filming took place at a NYC studio during a three day meow marathon of about 70 kitty draft picks last month. The tiny fur ball fullbacks punted, passed and tackled each other on a miniature gridiron for hours on end. There will footage of their tailgate parties, preliminary play-offs and a championship match. Last Hope kittens are the “under dogs” pitted against North Shore Animal League’s larger feline force.
Hallmark has narrowed down the competition to four teams primarily by color. The Last Hope Lions are tabbies; the North Shore Bengals are orange and white; the Home and Family Felines are black and tuxedos while the Cedar Cove Cougars are gray and white. The last two teams are named for popular shows on the Hallmark Channel.
Super stars of each team now have “stage” football names. Hallmark christened the Last Hope Lions - Mr. Whiskers, Brett Furve, Marbles, Maverick, Socks and Tabby Romo. They will all be wearing purple collars during the TV scrimmages. In reality, they are 3 month old tabby siblings- Lexi, Avery, Derek, Merrie, Arizona and Sloan - from North Babylon who are presently ready for adoption at the Last Hope Cat Center at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Lexi is extremely athletic, possibly a Heisman Trophy hopeful. The Last Hope Lions will be facing off against opponents like Feline Manning, Tomcat Brady and Terry Bradclaw. There’s no telling what will happen when the tough get going and fur begins to fly.
Those interested in our “Kitten Bowl” crew should visit them now at Last Hope because there will be no living with them once they realize they are about to be celebrities. They will be demanding agents and signing bonuses, as they loudly purr: “Show Me the Money!” Fancy Feast won’t be fancy enough for them. If you are interested in adopting a “Kitten Bowl” kitty or any of Last Hope’s other cat contenders, inquire now (631-425-1884) while our tabby team is still humble and oblivious to fame. We are also planning a Kitten Bowl Adopt-a-thon at Last Hope on February 2 when the tournament is aired. Stay tuned.
The Hallmark Channel has launched a web page to promote the Kitten Bowl and the Last Hope Lions - so be sure to check it out - www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/lasthope. Visit it now for info, updates, player photos and the full scoop about the “Kitten Bowl”. Last Hope is so grateful to the Hallmark Channel for including our “ordinary” tabbies in such a terrific broadcast brainstorm and for showcasing the plight of homeless shelter animals throughout the US. The “Kitten Bowl” will help to find many cats homes, and that in itself scores a touchdown plus the extra point.
…excerpted from the 11/17/13 “Pets” column in the Babylon Beacon by Joanne Anderson
Buzz Feed photos of the Kitten Bowl filming:
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