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“Trees of Love” Lighting Ceremony

 On Saturday, December 21st from 4-7 pm, Last Hope Animal Rescue will be continuing a holiday tradition begun in 1998. They will be hosting “Trees of Love” at the Last Hope Adoption Center, located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Refreshments will be served after the tree illumination ceremony and they will also have raffle basket prizes! Wear an Ugly Christmas sweater to add to the festivities.

Previous to the lighting of two decorated trees, participants purchase ribbons for $10 each. Gold ribbons honor living pets and red ribbons memorialize late pets. Pets’ names are written on the ribbons. A third tree is decorated in green ribbons only, but these are to remember the countless discarded pets throughout the country euthanized each year at overcrowded shelters. Supporters can also purchase these symbolic ribbons.

All “Trees of Love” proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, plus their community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. 

For more information or to request a form to purchase ribbons in advance, visit

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