From senior cats looking to spend the rest of their lives with that special someone, to young pups and kittens seeking forever families to grow with, can you open your heart and home to one of these deserving furry friends today?

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a night of fun, music and food at their Rockin’ Rescue Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville. Enjoy music by the band Vox Nova, a live auction and raffle baskets. The event is $25 per person in advance, or $30 at the door. Light dinner fare provided by Piccolo Ristorante in Bellmore. Savory sweets, soda, tea & coffee will also be served. For more information, visit

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:


Peace and love is all Ringo Starr (adoption #H190473) is asking for. Ringo has faced more adversity than any senior pet should ever face. Rescued locally from an unsafe living environment, the team at North Shore Animal League America has given this 13-year-old gentleman all the time he needs to nurture his broken spirit and learn to trust. Like any feline friend, Ringo enjoys lazing around by sunny windows and napping in cozy nooks, but he really comes to life when he’s offered treats. Ringo is seeking a quiet “retirement home” with a committed human who will continue to work with him to build his confidence.  Children 12+ in age will help him settle into his best. 


No worries about giving this Gizmo water after midnight. Gizmo (adoption #V30813) is a 5-year-old, long-haired fella recently rescued from Virginia. He will thrive in a calm setting, with children 12 and up in age and adults who can nurture his spirit. He’ll be sure to make the perfect soulmate for someone very soon. Plus, look at that nose! It doesn’t get much cuter than this little guy!                   


Want to be a superhero? It’s easy and no cape required, just adopt a black kitten! Black cats are often overlooked in shelters but you can’t miss Oak (adoption #T102619). This 5-month-old kitten was recently rescued from Tennessee, and while he may seem small, the love Oak shows for his humans is mighty! This sweet baby can’t wait to plant roots in your heart. A smart adopter will pick up Oak and carry him home before the weekend!   


Nelson (adoption #E3610) is a watchful boy waiting patiently for a new beginning. Having traveled all the way from the hurricane region, this 6-month-old Carolina kitten is shyly sitting pretty until his family scoops him up and carries him home this weekend. A quiet home with children 6 and up in age will reassure him that his place in your heart is a safe one. Volunteers and staff can’t wait to waive goodbye to him as he begins life as a beloved member of your family.   


When senior Sashe (adoption #D45970) needed a second chance at happiness, NSALA came to her aide. This wonderful 12-year-old gal is very friendly, always greeting all new visitors as if she’s known them forever. Sashe makes loving her very easy, so don’t make this glorious lady wait another moment to be back in a loving home where she belongs!   

For more information about adopting Ringo, Gizmo, Oak, Nelson and Sashe, please contact

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Bounce and Downy

It’s true that sisters Bounce and Downy are named after laundry softeners, which does seem unusual, but truth be told they got their names from having the power to always “soften” the rough times in their special persons’ lives. These gals have been waiting a long time to be noticed. Rescued at 8 weeks old in Bay Shore, these girls are now 6 months old and ready to finally go to their forever home. Bounce and Downy have so much love to give, why not bring one (or both) home with you today?! For information, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:


This handsome young prince is Harry! He is very friendly and simply loves being pet. Harry gives lots of love bites! He is FIV positive (which doesn’t stop him from doing anything at all) and must be the only royal kitty in the house. If you can open your home to this prince charming, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at or call 631-627-3665 for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:


Not one person can figure out why anyone would just throw sweet Dahlia out of a moving car, but even more curious, why has Dahlia has not been adopted yet? This incredibly sweet gal loves to be outside, whether it be playing in a pool, walking nicely on her leash or playing fetch. Dahlia is quite “treat motivated,” so you can teach her all the cool tricks. She does nicely in playgroups with low-key dogs, but she can also appear nervous and takes a little time to come out of her shell, so she’s recommended to go home with children 15 and older. If you are interested in learning more about adopting Dahlia, please call for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email You can also check out Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info

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

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