9 Cats & 1 Dog That Will Make Your Summer Complete

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No, 9 cats and a dog is not the name of a new sitcom (although maybe it should be), it is the  theme for this week’s adoption column. It’s cuteness overload here, so good luck choosing just one to adopt!

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Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Dill is a must meet. This little 1-year-old FIV+ positive boy is so sweet, loves other cats and is a total purring machine! He is currently living in the shelter’s FIV cattery with multiple other cats and while he enjoys himself there, everyone knows a forever home is a much better place for a sweet kitty. Don’t let the FIV stand in your way from getting the best cat — cats with FIV live long and happy lives!

If you are interested in adopting Dill, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org. 


Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Pepe is a sweet senior kitty who arrived at the Little Shelter declawed. He is an affectionate cat that walks right up to visitors asking for attention. Pepe has spent his entire life in a home until his owner could no longer take care of him. Pepe likes to cuddle and would be great in a quiet home with someone he can really bond with.

Pepe is currently a resident at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter (operated by Little Shelter) located at 104 Deposit Rd. in East Northport. Call 631-651-9788 for more information.


Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Pilatos could be the coolest dog you’ll ever meet. He is a 1-year-old Labrador/Chihuahua mix with a lot of spunk! He loves to play with toys and is currently learning how to fetch.

He’s a good boy who always wants to be the center of your attention and never leave your side. He is ready to start obedience classes to learn how to always put his best paw forward. Pilatos is a small dog with a big personality who is always ready to go on his next adventure and is never too tired to have some fun. 


Honey is an all-around fun cat who always get the staff laughing! She gives the “will you pet me” face, but the funny thing is, when you pet her, she starts to grumble and growl instead of purr!

It’s not a threat, she loves getting her chin scratched, it’s just that she’s got the communication thing a little backwards. Honey is a cat that will keep you entertained with silly antics all day long.  She likes other cats and loves older children, making her a good candidate for almost any household!


Catrina comes from a large family of felines and is used to a home with other animals (preferably cats).

She’s a little shy, but once she gets to know you, she’s the ultimate lap cat. She loves to chase the un-catchable laser pointer but also enjoys lounging around for hours in the window sill (and does a very good job of keeping away the bugs). Catrina would make a great addition to any family, so be sure to scoop her up before some else does!

For more information about adopting Pilatos, Honey and Catrina, contact Little Animal
Rescue Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington, 631-368-8770.

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Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:

River is one lucky black cat! Found by a local rescue hero, he was scooped up off the streets and brought to North Shore’s Adoption Center, where their medical team discovered a serious heart ailment.

But not to worry, River is back on track with a great medical plan! To help build River’s confidence, he is now in a foster home thriving, which means he’s ready to  find a forever home. This young boy does well with other pets and children 12+ in age.

Did you know that black pets are the most overlooked at shelters, but the most over-loved at home? I can vouch for that! Treat yourself to a new best friend by adopting sweet River today!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting River today!fur friends kittensAvailable for adoption at Fur Friends in Need:

Yes folks, it’s still kitten season, and there’s no shortage of kitties that are in desperate need of a permanent home. There are four very cute kittens (two boys and two girls) that will be available for adoption in about three weeks. If your looking to open your home to an adorable sweet kitten (or four), contact Fur Friends in Need today at furfriendsinneed.com

As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!