Thursday, 02 January 2020 13:29

Paw Prints: H.O.P.E. Homed 170 Dogs and Cats in 2019; Plans to Expand in 2020

SARATOGA — Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) found loving homes for 170 dogs and cats in 2019, and their new goal is to help 220 pets and people find each other in 2020. 

Wendy Mongillo, H.O.P.E. Founder, expresses the foundation’s appreciation for the community’s compassion and generous support which enables them to continue their mission to find homes for orphaned pets: 

“We recently held our Annual Gala celebrating over 17 years of helping people and pets find each other.  Our special guest speaker and M.C. for the event, Steve Caporizzo, and our volunteer speakers Kristina Kline and Karyn O’Byrne shared from their hearts, and Melissa Sgambelluri brought the house to tears with her song “Rescue Me.”  Steve, Melissa and her band, our wonderful speakers, our generous supporters, the photographers, and the gala committee together made it a truly magical evening.

2019 has been a fantastic year for H.O.P.E. thanks to the kindness and generosity of all of you.”

2020 has big plans for H.O.P.E, as well. “We are so excited to announce the opening of the new H.O.P.E. Pet Adoption and Education Center in Wilton Mall in 2020. We will be housing and adopting out cats there, with adoptable dogs visiting on special weekends. We will be having many animal-related educational workshops and fun events like Cat Yoga and Cat Café days, as well as a pet food pantry, so stay tuned to our website.The increased visibility at Wilton Mall will be sure to increase adoptions, and that’s what it is all about! We thank you in advance from the animals, the volunteers and the H.O.P.E. Board of Directors for your tax-deductible year-end gifts which can be made on our website, or by check.”

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