If you can’t adopt one of these amazing cats or dogs but want to help animals in need, how about attending a local event or donating to Long Island Animals in need. 

Try Some Pasta with a Purpose! Come to the Last Hope SPAYghetti Dinner at 6:60 p.m. Aug. 9 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Tickets are $25 tickets or $30 at the door and include spaghetti and meatballs dinner (vegetarian meatballs available), salad, dessert and soda/coffee/tea. Proceeds benefit Last Hope’s Feral Cat Programs including their Fix-A-Feral vouchers and TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) clinics open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or mailing a check to Last Hope Inc., Attn: Spayghetti Dinner; P.O. Box 7025, Wantagh, NY 11793 no later than August 5th.

Donation Request from Little Shelter: Not much was known about Daisy’s past except that she was found in a basement abandoned by her owner, severely matted, injured and crying to be saved. What was found under her matted and dirt caked fur was heartbreaking; her right paw was missing leaving only a bone-exposed forelimb. It’s hard to say if this happened due to the constrictions of the matted fur or by some other means, but the wound needed immediate treatment. That’s when Little Shelter scooped Daisy up and brought her to Huntington. Now that Daisy’s paws have healed as much as they can on their own, she needs a custom splint to correct the damage to her left leg, followed by an orthotic so that she can live a healthy and happy life! If you can help Little Shelter raise the $3,000 they need to make this happen, please head to their campaign page found  here: campaignlp.constantcontact.com


Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Come on over to Bideawee Westhampton and scoop up your own Taco! He is a wonderful 2-month-old kitten that is equal parts gorgeous and handsome, and everyone swoons for. Spicy, saucy and simply splendid, he has many fans. He truly loves attention and may even try to hog it all for himself when in a crowd.


This gorgeous 4-month-old puppy is named Brownie. With a happy-go-lucky and affectionate greeting, she truly possesses the spirit of friendship for all! Just as sweet as her name would suggest, Brownie is simply over-spilling with love; she was quite aptly dubbed! She’d thrive in an equally loving and enthusiastic home. 


This happy-go-lucky 2-year-old fella is named. Look at that grin of his! His enthusiastic smile, paired with his generous paw-giving, is enough to melt any heart. Foster’s social charms are only rivaled by his loving and free-spirited nature. 


This gorgeous girl is named Lilac. She is a phenomenal 3-month-old beauty! Boasting an unrivaled tortoiseshell coat, golden eyes and a bobtail, she is a genuine gem to behold. Not to mention, her personality shines. Always the first to spring forward and dive right in (literally at times), she is spirited and gung-ho for life! Funny and sweet, she is the whole package in one fantastic cat. 

For more information about adopting Taco, Brownie, Foster, and Lilac, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.


Available for adoption through Our Best Friends Animal Rescue Inc.:

Penelope is quite the lovely American Hairless Terrier! This 4-year-old purebred pup is spayed, up to date on all her shots, is housebroken and good with other dogs too! Penny, as she’s lovingly known as, was surrendered to the rescue because her mom didn’t want to spend the time to properly train her. Penny is doing wonderfully in her foster home, and now she is seeking a terrier experienced person to be her new mom and/or dad. Because she is a hairless terrier, she needs to wear clothing to protect her from the weather, hot or cold, from the sun, even in the winter, the rain and so on. This is absolutely of the utmost importance! Penny would do best in a calm adult home with no young children. If you’re looking for a dog who loves to snuggle and can provide a little guidance along her way, Penny is your gal! 


Lucas was adopted from a high kill shelter when he was about two. Unfortunately, his owner did not properly care for Lucas when he has a disc injury, and now Lucas will likely never walk on his own again. Our Best Friends Animal Rescue is dedicated to trying alternative therapies, however there are no guarantees that Lucas will walk. But Lucas loves going for walks in his wheelchair. He runs like the wind, loving his balls and squeaky toys. He wears a belly band so he doesn’t have accidents in the house and is will do his business outside if given the time. Lucas realizes that he has been saved and shows you with his loyalty and love. His only handicap is the one that humans say he has. Sure, it takes a little more work with a pup like him, but what you get in return is priceless. 


Little 4-year-old Jake was left outside with his brother for most of his life. The people that had them didn’t think animals should be allowed in the house. Thankfully Jake has found his way to Our Best Friends Animal Rescue and is ready to find is own forever home. Jake is fully vetted, house trained, good with kids and dogs and is described as the perfect gentleman.


Hambone found himself in a shelter when his owner claimed he had food aggression. Turns out his owner was sticking his hand in Hambone’s bowl at feeding time. So poor Hambone gets a bad rap and winds up on the euthanized list. Thankfully this sweetie was spotted by a volunteer who scooped him up and brought him to Our Best Friends Animal Rescue. Turns out, Hammy is the funniest dog! He is happy all the time. He’s very food motivated and rather easy to work with. Hammy needs a home without young children that has experience with herding breeds. Hambone is good with other dogs and can be tested with cats too. 

For more information about adopting Penelope, Lucas, Jake, and Hambone, email ourbestfriendsrescue@gmail.com or check out their webpage at ourbestfriendsrescue.org


Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Look at this face! Ally (adoption #BF2399) knows she hit the jackpot when she was rescued and placed safely in the NSALA’s nursery. This stunning, 20-month-old, tortoise shell mama will never have to face life on the streets again. Now done with her duty to her kittens, Ally is ready to find her happy new beginning. You’ll find her quietly waiting to collect ear rubs from visitors and loving every minute of the attention she gets. Ally is FIV+, but life indoors with a devoted family will be the peaceful life she deserves. For more information on Ally and her FIV+ status, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org


Trebek (adoption #H207860) is a shy, 5-year-old fella in the market for a nurturing human who will give him time to settle into a quiet home. Trebek is seeking a calm, predictable household with older children and adults with fearful cat experience to help him succeed. Trebek may not have all the answers to your questions, but he’ll sure have fun helping you find them! Please email DoritS@animalleague.org if you’re interested in adopting this little guy today! 

Perilla and Tomatilla

Never were there such devoted and Gorgeous sisters as Perilla (adoption #R121232) and Tomatilla (adoption #R121233). These beautiful, 15-month-old tabby/calicos look to each other for courage as they embark on their next journey—the search for their permanent home. Perilla and Tomatilla need to be adopted as a pair which is great for their new family, because they will provide each other with endless love. These sweet sisters will thrive in a quiet, predictable home with children 12 and older who can help ease them into the tranquility of family life.  If you would like to adopt these stunning sister, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org to find out more!


Stick out your tongue and say, “adopt me!” Kitten season means mama cats need homes too- and Gypsy (adoption #H209900) is no exception. Having been rescued by local good Samaritans, Gypsy raised her beautiful kittens and now is ready to be pampered in her very first home.

This precious, gray 3-year-old lady is always sliding her little pink tongue out and LOVES ear rubs.   Gypsy is ready to settle down in a home with children 8+ who can help gently ease her into being part of the household. For more information about Gypsy, please email DoritS@animalleague.org


Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Frida is a super sweet and loving 2-year-old Terrier mix rescued from Puerto Rico. She can be very shy when first meeting someone, but quickly warms up to people with a couple of belly rubs. Her foster mom says she’s nothing but a big mush, always looking for attention and gets along great with other dogs. Frida needs to be in a home with another dog who can show her that the world is not such a scary place. 


Elroy is a handsome 7-year-old long-haired kitty who is just the sweetest little boy! He can be a little shy around new people (who isn’t) but warms up quick as he loves all the attention! Elroy is looking for a quiet home with someone who can spoil him with lots of treats. Come meet this gorgeous boy today!

For more information about adopting Frida and Elroy, please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770.


Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Rollo is a loyal gem of a gal who will always stay by your side. She will sit on your lap and relax with you all day if you let her. She is very curious and will always find new things to discover. When she isn’t exploring new places, she will be claiming ownership of her sleeping quarters (your bed).

Lady Godiva

Like her namesake, Lady Godiva is a true beauty who likes to strut her stuff.  She can always be found stretched out either on the windowsill or outside in the sun. She’s an affectionate girl who likes getting attention from our volunteers. 


Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Caramel’s sweet name says it all! This super friendly gal is searching for her forever home. She loves being pet and is known to snuggle up to any human visitors that she gets. Caramel was left outside the rescue with 5 other kitties, but you wouldn’t know it- she is now ready to become a permanent fixture in your home. If Caramel is your gal, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information today!


Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

At just 3 years old, Lexi found her way to TOH Animal Shelter as a stray. She was found loose on the streets, very very skinny. Thankfully, she is safe at the shelter, gaining weight and getting love from staff and volunteers until she finds her forever home. Lexi is very friendly, playful and sweet- she even likes other dogs. Please don’t make this girl wait another second for her forever home. If you are interested in learning more, please call for more information at 516-785-5220, visit him at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793 or email  adoption@tohmail.org

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


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