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!
Our tiny tadpole had his first ear surgery (TECA) and neutering at The AMC on August 6th. At first his prognosis was guarded because of subtleties detected on his full body scan. We were worried that years of neglect may have prompted the severe infection to become a malignancy that had metastasized. A few days later we got great news that “Frog’s” biopsies came back clear.
About 3 weeks later “Frog” returned to the hospital and had his second TECA surgery. Now his missing ear flap is back! These biopsies were benign too.
The “patient patient” has been convalescing in a loving, foster home in Hicksville. TECAs require a long recovery, and the chronic inflammation must still work its way out of his tiny body. His foster parents Maryanne and Warren (a retired policeman and EMT) are taking such amazing care of him. He’s on antibiotics and pain meds plus receiving medicated baths to help with the itch caused by the chronic ooze. The little “Prince” relaxes in the sun on his lawn chair throne. Maryanne sends frequent reports announcing that “all is well with Frog today”. Once fully healed, “Frog” will be looking for a forever home.
Last Hope would like to thank everyone involved in the “Frog Prince’s” transformation- Dr. Pamela Schwartz, Dr. Sarah Kalafut and their amazing AMC veterinary team; his foster parents Maryanne & Warren; his chauffeur Aunt Donna and all his supporters and well-wishes for helping to make this “happily ever after” come true.
Feeding all our cats and dogs costs a small fortune!! That’s why we need YOUR help…We are in urgent need of dog & cat food coupons! Coupons can be dropped off at either of our Wantagh or Huntington Adoption Centers or can be sent to the address below:Last Hope, Inc. P.O. Box 7025 Wantagh, NY 11793 Attn: Coupon Drive
Join us on Friday, September 26 for Super Market BINGO! Doors will open at 6:00 M and the games will be played from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Prizes to include an assortment of baskets…Groceries, Household, Italian Night, Kids Playtime, Gardeners Delight, Movie Night, Cleaning Day and more!!Where: Levittown Hall 201 Levittown Parkway Hicksville, NY
Admission: $10 (Advanced purchase only) Seating is limited – no walk-ins!
Admission includes one Bingo card (set of 4 games), cake and coffee at intermission. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction.
Additional cards, daubers and soda/water can be purchased separately. Bring your own snacks! For more information or if you would like to donate a basket contact, Linda at 516-455-5370.
Click here to download the form or use the Paypal link below to pay in advance!
To mark the end of a wonderful era at St. Bede’s Church in Syosset, a long time supporter of Last Hope had challenged Maureen and her dedicated volunteer merchandising team to raise $5,000 at the last Jewelry Sale/Flea Market held this past Saturday, August 23rd and this kind person would MATCH the $5,000 total.
Well, not only did we meet the challenge, we beat it!!! We raised $6000 and we’re still counting. We still have baseball tickets to sell and jewelry to scrap. Figures won’t be finalized for at least a week, but we know we have the $5000 challenge money.
We were packed in the morning and it never really let up. We were busy all day.
People came by not only to make purchases but also to lend moral support and drop off monetary donations. What a day!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your loyal support for over 20 years and especially today when you gave us such a send off.
Your loyalty and generosity has sustained us and made it possible for Last Hope to save countless dogs and cats that had no hope.
SPECIAL THANKS to the members of Long Island Vettes for generously making Last Hope the recipient of vendor registration fees (over $2000) from their fantastic August 3rd “Classic Car Show” at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage. We also raised over $1,000 at our booth during the event.
Members of Long Island Vettes even set up our tent and table while we were parking the Jeep. (Oops, sorry…do not transport tables, blunky stuff or dogs in a Vette). We saw some of our alumni adopted dogs like “Arlo” there enjoying the show too.
“Pollie”,”Ace”, “Walker”, “Vic Tanny”- current dogs at Last Hope, plus “Chevy” from Hempstead Town Shelter (who is recovering from a hit-by-car broken pelvis) got a day on the town to meet and mingle with a crowd of very nice people. “Vic Tanny” has a wonderful adoption application because of the car show and is scheduled to go home soon.
So last month we shared with you the oodles of kittens we had and were looking for foster homes for…well, now many of them are at our adoption center and satellite locations looking for homes – this is just a sampling of the cuteness that can become a part of your family…or maybe even consider one of our adult cats!
FYI, do you know which cats have been at Last Hope the longest?
- Ray has been with us for SEVEN YEARS.
- Lindsey has been with us for SIX YEARS.
- Shirley has been with us for FIVE YEARS.
- Evan has been with us for FOUR YEARS.
- Dot has been with us for THREE YEARS
- Elvis, Flower, Calista, Kildare and Nicole have all been waiting over TWO YEARS.
After all they were kittens once too but still need a loving home and family to call their own!