Long Island is jam-packed with ways to adopt your new best friend. Read about some upcoming events and some of the best cats and dogs available for adoption right here!

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 Aug.5.

Little Shelter’s Pet-A-Palooza, its biggest adoption event of the year, is coming Aug. 17 and 18. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and goes to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with free admission. Come find your new furry family member or bring your Little Shelter Alumni to participate in special events. With live entertainment and kid’s games, there is something for every family member! There will be hundreds of animals for adoption, a huge Chinese auction, blessing of the animals, kids game corner, live entertainment from WBLI, face painting, BBQ at old-fashioned prices, an illusionist, parade, doggie swimsuit contest open to LS Alumni and doggie guests, coloring contest and more!

Did you know kittens can be spayed/neutered as young as 8 weeks/or weighing 2 pounds? If you know a cat or kitten in need of a “fix,” there is a wonderful Fixing Felines Spay/Neuter event Sunday, August 25 at Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic at 908 Conklin St. in Farmingdale. Drop off time is 8 a.m. Call 631-439-5796 for questions and/or to schedule an appointment. Their low-cost services include $68 for females, $58 for males (includes rabies & distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming). This is a great opportunity for those who help Long Island’s stray/feral cats. Don’t hesitate, call today!

Casey

Available for adoption through the Nassau County SPCA:

Once hit by a car and left to die, Casey has made amazing strides in her life. Her rough past doesn’t hamper her spirit at all! This special-needs sweetheart would truly make an amazing companion and would show her new owner everyday how much having her own home would mean to her. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Casey, please email mmora@ncspca.us for more information.

Hamlet

Available for adoption at Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.

Poor Hamlet was found chained up to a fence in the Bronx four years ago. His parents immediately fell in love with him and took him home where he was showered with love, attention and even trips to the dog park, but sadly he is now too big for their young child. With broken hearts, they had to move him into a kennel, but he needs a home.

He is an absolute love, loves to play, loves his people. He is fully vetted, neutered, dog particular, cats unknown, and no young children as he does not know he his own strength. If your home is right for Hamlet, why not bring him home today?

Pebbles

Pebbles is such a sweet kitty who was found living in an empty lot with her siblings and a few adult cats. This poor girl was alone, wet and hungry. Staff and volunteers believe she is about 9 to 10 weeks old. She’s a healthy, active little girl who just needs a loving home to grow old in. She gets along with other cats and has become used to living in a house with dogs. What more could you ask for?

For information about adopting Hamlet and Pebbles, please email adoptions@paws-li.org, call 631-306-4616 or check out their website here paws-li.org

April

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

April (adoption #H209667) showered us with five little flowers this spring. This sweet, 21-month-young mama was rescued and was fortunate to raise her kittens in the safety of NSALA’s nursery. Now that her hard work is behind her, she’s receiving all the pampering she deserves as she gets ready for a loving home of her very own. This beautiful young tabby deserves a quiet place to begin her new life, and children 10 and up in age will help her understand her future is bright as a beloved pet. Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org if you’re interested in adopting April.

Cassava

Shy Cassava (adoption #R165376) patiently awaits an understanding human to introduce her to the world of being a pampered pet. This tender, young, 2-year-old calico traveled all the way from South Carolina and now needs a forever family to discover her. A little cat experience and a home that allows her space, and some peace and quiet, is all Cassava seeks. Could her home be yours? For more information on Cassava, emailDoritS@animalleague.org 

Theon and Samwell

When Theon (adoption #E01583) and Samwell (adoption #E01584) arrived at NSALA’s Adoption Center, each struggled to adjust to their new setting after being rescued from a dangerous situation. Once reunited, they immediately attended to each other’s needs and quickly curled up around each other. NSALA’s goal is to find these 9-month-old buddies a family who will enjoy watching this friendship flourish in the safest home they’ve ever known. A peaceful household (with children 6+ in age) will assure the duo’s future is a bright one. For more information on this double adoption, please reach out to DoritS@AnimalLeague.org 

Tripp

Trip (adoption #H209719) is a very special friend of volunteers and staff, seeking a very special family with children 6 and up in age who will soothe his weary brow when he’s fretful. This 7-year-old, three-legged gentleman had a difficult life on the streets before being discovered and fostered in a bustling home with lots of pets. Although he didn’t mind the chaos, his foster family knew a quieter home awaited him and asked our help in finding one. We can’t think of a more worthy friend than this tabby tripod.

Life on the streets left Trip FIV+, but NSALA is positive his obstacles are behind him and a life within a loving family is ahead. For details on Trip, his FIV+ status, and how you could make him a member of your family, please contactDoritS@animalleague.org

Juliette

Juliette (adoption #BF2640) arrived at NSALA’s Adoption Center with rave reviews from her foster family. After a rough start fending for herself on the city streets, this two-year-old black beauty responded immediately to loving attention given to her by her rescue heroes. This young lady is a wonderful choice for a family seeking one companion for their lap (Juliette’s not willing to share your attention once she gets it!) If you’re interested in making Juliette the lone animal in your household, reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Kendra

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Five-month old Kendra is a gorgeous little lady that everyone adores. Perhaps it’s her loving heart they embrace most, her velvety ears, or her charming puppy dog eyes. Whatever it is, they just can’t get enough of sweet little Kendra! If this wonderful pup has caught your eye, please ask about meeting her today! 

Curry

This special 1-year-old fella is named Curry. Although his name may sound spicy, he is the sweetest pooch you could meet. Curry is a goofy gentleman who would enjoy an active home where he could run and play the day away. 

George

Meet George! As he arrived just before the Fourth of July, he was named in honor of our nation’s first president. He’s handsome, unique, bold and well-natured, so the name certainly suits. George is also quite unique in appearance. While his coat is mostly black, he has fine, white hairs mixed throughout his fur, and a handsome white spot on his chest. He is truly one of a kind, wonderful and ever so sweet. 

Bridget

Bridget is a majestically beautiful 7-month-old cat with a loving spirit and exotic eyes. Her uncommon face and striking coat stands apart from the crowd. She’d love nothing more than to curl up on your lap or nuzzle up to you for love. Outgoing and charming, Bridget is the first to greet you and solicit the pleasure of your company. If possible, this sweet girl would love to go to a home with her sister, Melanni, who she is very attached to. If this special girl sounds like the one for you, ask for more information about Bridget and her sister today! 

For more information about adopting Kendra, Curry, George and Bridget, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

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

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