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Last Hope Animal Shelter Finds New Home In Wantagh

Animal refuge organization will celebrate the grand opening of their new space in Wantagh this weekend.

This weekend Last Hope, an organization that provides refuge for homeless animals, will celebrate their 30th anniversary by opening a new, larger facility in Wantagh for the organization’s dogs and cats. 

Located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, the former Bideawee Home has been renovated and revamped, and is now considered to be Last Hope’s "grand hotel."

“This space gives us so much more than we’ve had,” said  Joanne Anderson, the outreach coordinator for Last Hope. “Now we have grooming rooms, feeding rooms and meeting rooms.”

“Finally after 30 years in rescue Last Hope has a place to shelter both our dogs and cats under one roof,” said Last Hope president Linda Stuurman. “The Wantagh site gives us a chance to expand and centralize.”

On Saturday, Last Hope will welcome the public to come and visit its new facility from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the grand opening celebration including a plethora of family entertainment and activities. Anderson explained that among the fun there will be a clown creating cat and dog balloons, face painting, tours of the facility and even an animal behaviorist and expert trainer. Sunday’s event will complete the weekend festivities with a fundraiser brunch at in Merrick.

“We’re really excited about the Wantagh facility and ultimately, who knows, maybe we can get more animals adopted and into good homes,” said Anderson. 

Laura Lang June 05, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Started volunteering here and I LOVE it !!!!!
Jenn Cefalu June 05, 2011 at 10:34 PM
I'm so glad they were able to turn the old Bide a Wee into another shelter! Hopefully more animals can find a home as a result.
kurt kaufmann February 05, 2013 at 10:23 PM
you make adopion too complicated wich hinders more dogs from seing adopted.also if you are of limited income like retierees your fees may be to expensive for retired people who would love to adopt a companion cant afford it.

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