Last Hope Pet of the Month – Pepper

Check out the pet of the month at Last Hope, Pepper!

Pepper the Adoptable CatOnce upon a time, he had a home.  You can tell when you meet him that he remembers the warmth of having a family of his own, of being held and petted.  Sadly, that home turned out not be a forever home.  His family abandoned him at a shelter when he was just a couple of years old.  His beautiful green eyes became sad, and he was bewildered at this change in his life.

Happily, this handsome guy was spotted by a Last Hope volunteer, who saw the sadness and bewilderment in his eyes.  Now he’s in our program and has another chance to have the forever home – and love – he so much deserves.

Pepper has the most beautiful, thick coat, Russian blue in color, and those intense green eyes.  He’s very mellow and exceptionally people-friendly.  He will rub around your legs and give you little head butts as he asks to be petted.  In quieter times, he’s happy to sit close to a human friend.  When he’s feeling frisky, he plays like a kitten – dashing after toy mice and enjoying interactive play time.  He has an all-around great personality.

Could you be the one to give Pepper the forever home which he was deprived of the first time?  If so, he’ll reward you with an abundance of love and companionship, and his green eyes will be happy again.

For more information on Pepper, please email or call 631-988-5710. He’s residing at PetSmart, Route 110, Huntington Station, as he awaits hopefully for a loving,  forever home.


Last Hope’s Golden Whisker Society Aims to Increase Senior Adoptions

Recently, I was asked by my sister-in-law to design this logo for Last Hope‘s new Golden Whisker Society Senior Dog & Cat Adoption Program:

Golden Whisker Society at Last Hope

Below is the newsletter sent out regarding the program:

November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” Month and the perfect time for us to launch Last Hope’s senior pet adoption program, the Golden Whisker Society.  As we know, our town shelters are overflowing with homeless cats and dogs every day.  Removing any animal from that plight is rewarding; Doing so for an older cat or dog can be one of the more satisfying experiences of a lifetime.  No animal likes to be in a cage, alone and without companionship.  Older animals tend to suffer more, though, due to the stress of a major life-change at a time when their bodies are not as strong and their sensitivities high.   Many suffer physical pains and ailments that go untreated because they cannot tell anyone what hurts.  Most of them suffer broken hearts due to  the losses they have endured, having once been someone’s beloved pet and now finding themselves alone in a cage in a strange place. Many older animals languish in shelter cages for months, and even years, because most people look to adopt younger pets.  We are hoping to change this.  Our goal with our Golden Whisker Society is two-fold:  We aim to raise awareness of the incredible joy one can experience in adopting a senior pet by having our senior-pet adopters tell their stories here, and we hope to raise much-needed funding so that we can continue to take more amazing seniors out of the shelters and give them the medical attention they deserve and the comfort of the forever-homes they crave.

Please check back here often for our stories, and please consider donating to our cause. If you have ever adopted an older animal and want to share your story, just send us an email to to submit your story (and photo too!) and we can post your story here. For more information about the Golden Whisker Society contact Lucy at and Eileen at

We celebrate this month as Adopt a Senior Pet Month, but our Golden Whisker Society mission continues every single day throughout the year and beyond.  For as long as there are senior animals who need us, we will continue to find ways to help them.

Please support the Golden Whisker Society and spread the word to animal lovers in your circle!

Adoptable Kitties

I have never owned a cat (due to all of the small prey roaming my house as I grew up), but I have always wanted one! If you have room in your home and your heart for a kitty, these little guys are looking for you:

Shirley Adoptable Cat
Shirley, available at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Sebastian Adoptable Cat
Sebastian, available at Animal Haven

Bardock Adoptable Cat
Bardock, available at North Shore Animal League

Patches Adoptable Cat
Patches, available at Last Hope Animal Rescue