Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

LAST HOPE, Inc. Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

P.O. Box 7025
Wantagh, NY 11793

Phone: 631-425-1884


Last Hope Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in 1982, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of death-due pound, stray, and abandoned animals. Our dog and cat adoption center is located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York.

Through its many programs, Last Hope is attempting to reduce the tremendous cat and dog overpopulation problem on Long Island, encourage responsible and affordable pet ownership, and transform the public image of the typical pound animal.

All animals in our programs are neutered before adoption so that no Last Hope animal will ever contribute to the cat and dog overpopulation problem.

We support the following programs:

  • Rescue of death-due, abandoned, and stray animals. We make trips to municipal shelters on Long Island, have a waiting list for stray cats and receive phone calls where we advise the public about the various animal problems that they are encountering.
  • Early neutering of all kittens and puppies as well as regular neutering of all adult animals adopted through our programs.
  • Feral cat trapping. Through our Fix-a-Feral Program, we make it financially feasible for the public to spay and neuter the feral cats that they are feeding. Volunteers assist the public with trapping feral cats on Long Island. Traps can also be borrowed directly from the organization with a deposit. Workshops have been held to educate the public about this ever-growing problem, and we offer demonstrations in the use of humane traps.
  • Adoption programs that seek to place the Last Hope dog or cat in caring, responsible, and financially solvent homes.
  • Community outreach and public awareness campaign to make the public knowledgeable about the cat and dog overpopulation problem and the tremendous number of unwanted animals in the shelters.

2017 Financial Statement Overview

Last Hope, Inc., Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation


Total Revenue & Support :                                                                        $ 484,531.00


Program Services: Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation                        $ 497,146.00

Management and General                                                                         $  23,566.00

Fundraising                                                                                                $   26,320.00   

Total Expenses:                                                                                           $ 549,229.00                                                                                                            

Change in Net Assets                                                                                 $  -64,298.00

Net Assets, beginning of 2017                                                                  $ 747,877.00

Net Assets, end of 2017                                                                              $ 683,579.00                              

Download our latest IRS Form 990 here.

Our latest financial information can also be found at GuideStar



  1. Adopted 453 cats and kittens, 309 dogs and puppies.
  2. Issued over 600 Fix-A-Feral vouchers to the public for low-cost spay-neuter
  3. Held 2 low-cost pet vaccination clinics.
  4. Held 8 free feral cat spay-neuter days.
  5. Participated in Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl
  6. Offered free spay-neuter vouchers for feral cats from February 15, 2017 to May 1, 2017
  7. Attended HSUS and Best Friends Animal Society’s Annual Conferences.
  8. Received grants from Petco Foundation, Pet Peeves and Bissell Foundation.


Agency Statistics                                             Cats            Dogs                                           

On Hand at January 1, 2017                              130                 18

Intake                                                                    447               305 

Adoptions                                                            453               309       

Euthanized due to illness                                     9                    2                                           

On hand at December 31, 2017                           115               12                                                                    


LAST HOPE, INC. is tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 11-2618189.



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