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2 community events in Wantagh, Oceanside this weekend

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation volunteer Eileen

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation volunteer Eileen Osmers, of Huntington, and her 7-year-old miniature poodle Myah during a previous event. (July 21, 2012) Credit: Ursula Moore

Free rabies vaccines for dogs and cats

The nonprofit organization Last Hope Animal Rescue will be holding a free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats on Sept. 29.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

All Long Island pet owners are eligible. No appointment is necessary, but all pets must be at least 4 months old. Dogs must be leashed, and cats need to be in carriers. Dogs must be dog- and people-friendly, organizers said.

The rabies clinic is funded by a grant from Pet Peeves Inc., a nonprofit volunteer organization based in Woodbury that helps animal shelters and animal groups.

In addition, Last Hope will offer other vaccines at low cost, including $12 feline or canine distemper combo, and $12 Bordetella, which prevents dogs from contracting kennel cough.

For more information about the event, call 631-205-5069 or visit — AISHA AL-MUSLIM

Hospital hosting health fair, 5K event

South Nassau Communities Hospital will hold its 22nd Annual “Communities for a Cure” Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk & Multi-Cultural Health Fair on Sept. 29.

The free health fair will be held at the hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Oceanside, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and will feature more than 80 tables with free health screenings, and displays from departments of the hospital and community agencies.

There is no fee for parking and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

The 5K run will start at 9 a.m., while a Children’s Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. Day-of-race registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. Proceeds from the run will benefit The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center at South Nassau Communities Hospital.

This year’s event, sponsored by Lynbrook Restorative Therapy & Nursing, will be highlighted by a Coast Guard display and demonstration on boating safety, as well as a steel-drum band.

For more information or to register, call 516-377-5370 or visit the website at — AISHA AL-MUSLIM


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