Stimson Makes Donation To Last Hope Shelter
“The best thing about Penny Wars is that everyone wins,” said Mr. Anthony Sansotta, Assistant Principal at Stimson Middle School. “The students get to have some fun while they learn about strategy and teamwork, and the community benefits from the money and food the effort provides.”
A portion of the $3,500 collected during Stimson’s Penny Wars event was donated to a local no-kill shelter for cats. Located at 581 West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, Last Hope Animal Rescue has been dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, abandoned, and death-due pound animals. The Huntington location is a cat-only facility. “We do not adopt out any of our cats unless they have been spayed or neutered,” said Last Hope volunteer Laura Skonberg. “We do not euthanize any of our cats at Last Hope. We find good homes for everyone of them.”
Not ready to adopt a cat? Last Hope is also a great place to volunteer. “I like to refer to Last Hope here in Huntington as a home for cats,” said Ms. Skonberg “When you see the different rooms that they live in, you can see that it’s nothing like a shelter.” Ms. Skonberg told the students how they receive their cats and all the care and medical treatment the cats get before they are adopted. She explained the difference between feral cats and stray cats and took many questions from the students.
If you’re looking to adopt a cat or to volunteer, you may contact Last Hope directly at 631-425-1884, or visit them online
and see the many cats looking for a home.
Photo top of page: Ms. Terry Haas’ Penny Wars winning homeroom at Stimson Middle School presents a check for $200 to Ms. Laura Skonberg (holding check on left) from Lasthope Cat Shelter. Ms. Haas is standing back row 3rd from right.
Story and Photo by Steve Bartholomew, Cats Photo taken from Last Hope Shelter Website.