The Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue fundraising event is this weekend at Bungalow 18.
Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue group founded by Andrew Leach and Michelle Christofilakes.
It began in 2010 when a large feral cat colony was discovered by fellow animal lovers in Staten Island and brought to the attention of Leach and Christofilakes. The two quickly put Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) into place and, with the help of other local rescuers, Leach and Christofilakes reduced the overpopulation issue. To date, the colony of almost 50 cats is now 99% spay/neutered with a dramatically lowered birth rate.