From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 23, 2016
On Super Bowl 50 Sunday, furball fans at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh enjoyed food, face painting, and cheering on the Last Hope Lions, their home team of kitties playing in the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl III.
Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Volunteer MIKE DAY, 13, of Merrick, looks as if he’s giving coaching advice to the tabby team member on TV in Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III, at Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Open House. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
The Open House guests were thrilled when host BETH STERN, an animal activist and spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, introduced tabby cat ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope. Ms. Stern explained Alex is available for adoption and then kissed him, which he accepted like a purr-fect gentleman.
Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Volunteer LAURA LANG holds ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, at the center’s Open House during Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl III. Alex appeared on the show with host Beth Stern. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, in Wantagh, is available for adoption. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Another exciting highlight was when Tiger – one of the tiny tabby players in Kitten Bowl III – visited the party with his new family, Charlie Brown and Melanie Benedetto. The now 7-month-old celebrity sported a fur-ociously cute harness with skull and crossbones, and after graciously allowing his fans to see him up close, jumped on top of a nearby tall cage.
Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Player Tiger in Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III is with his new family, L-R, MELANIE BENEDETTO and CHARLIE BROWN, at Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Open House, where guests watched the taped game on TV. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Though Kitten Bowl victory escaped the grasp of Last Hope Lions’ tiny paws, the cute catheletes feel like winners, since they and all 100+ kittens in the game have been adopted.
Adoptable (as of 2/23/16) cats & dogs in my Last Hope Open House gallery:
- ALEXANDER the Mayor of Last Hope
- WOODBURY the calm, sociable tabby
- HALLIE the affectionate white & orange beagle
- FORD the friendly gray pit mix
Official site of Last Hope Animal Rescue
Interested in ADOPTING a cat or dog on Long Island, or learning ways you can help ones without furr-ever homes? Visit: LastHopeAnimal Rescue.org