For nearly two decades, Maureen Griffin has worked tiredlessly to secure safe conditions for sheltered animals.
Griffin first connected with north shore facility seeking help with stray cats she had found. Grateful for their services, Griffin felt obligated to return the favor and began hosting fundraisers to benefit the shelter and its animals. This past Saturday, Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh hosted a jewerly sale to raise funds for the facility on Beltagh Avenue .
"It's been 18 years I've been hosting fundraisers for Last Hope," said Griffin. "I want to make sure these animals are taken care of."
Griffin hosts jewelry sales, auctions and flea market events to benefit both Last Hope Animal Rescue and the Kentucky Humane Society. Her fundraisers first began at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Syosset but Griffin has strived to branch out more in recent years.
"With our events, we hope to raise a lot of money while getting new people to donate with us and adopt animals," Griffin said.