Let’s be honest- it’s freezing outside, and nothing warms you up like a furry friend to spend these cold days with. Contact any one of these local shelters and rescues to find out more about how to bring home a new cuddle buddy today!

First Up: A Special Request to Help A Neighbor


Can you help the victim of a recent house fire find her missing cat, Oliver? Oliver ran out of his home located on Nostrand Ave in Port Jefferson Station on January 5th and has still not been found.  Witnesses say he ran down Rodney Street. The owner advises there are 2 other cats in the neighborhood that resemble Oliver, but with different markings on their legs and nose. Please help find Oliver by sharing his picture and story. If you find him, please contact his owner immediately at 631-202-8548 or email

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter


Rosie is a 6-year-old grey Shorthair Mix, brought to the Animal Shelter when her previous owner moved and could no longer care for her. Rosie loves to get and give affection and attention! She has both a sweet side and a spicy side to her. Rosie has anxiety when she is around other animals, causing her to self-groom, so she would be best suited to a quiet home without children where she can be the only pet and the sole recipient of your love.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats & kittens available to adopt or foster. If you are looking for a fun-loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two! All of the felines at the Shelter are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam, etc.) by a board-certified Veterinarian.

If you are interested in meeting Rosie or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue


Marie is a beautiful 4-year-old lady who was surrendered because her human sister has severe cat allergies. Her mom was heartbroken but had no choice but to surrender her. Marie is very friendly, loves to be pet and held, and she LOVES belly rubs! Marie is just the purrfect kitty ready for her furever home. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at or call 631-627-3665 to bring this little lady home today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Shelter


Would you have a heart for Last Hope’s Heartworm Positive Foxhounds, Price and Princess? Last Hope will pay all veterinary expenses until they are treated for heartworm & test negative. Prince and Princess need not be adopted together, and Last Hope is seeking separate Foster-to-Adopt homes because dogs undergoing heartworm treatment must remain quiet & low key for weeks after each immiticide injection. Prince and Princess come from a Virginia shelter and are both 2.5 years old. They are both sweet and loving and energetic! They would do best in a home without kids or with kids 10+ because they like to jump up when they get excited.

To meet Prince and/or Princess by appointment at Last Hope in Wantagh, please complete and submit a dog adoption application found on the Last Hope website

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Quincy and Jones

**Double Adoption**Why are Quincy (Adoption #BF1452) and Jones (Adoption #BF1455) so special to us? Just look at them! This very bonded pair of 4-year-old brothers need each other for support as they view every new adventure with trepidation at first. But trusted humans help ease their troubled brows and with encouragement, they overcome every obstacle together. Quincy and Jones are being treated for asthma and will require a family with children 16 years and older who have experience with fearful cats to successfully ease their transition into their first real home. They love all of their feline friends and have wonderful feline manners—they’re everyone’s best buddies! If you’d like to make a significant difference in two charming brothers’ lives, Quincy and Jones would love to entertain you!


4-year-old Ava (Adoption #BF3234) has taken her sweet time gathering her courage after a life spent outdoors fending for herself. Lately, our patience has been rewarded with appreciative head bumps and rolling purrs for trusted companions. NSALA is certain these will continue in the loving home of patient, experienced humans willing to give Ava the tranquility she has always craved. A predictable setting with children 12 years old and older will lead Ava all the way out of her reticence and into life as an adored family member.


Although Burundi (Adoption #D48077) can’t tell us what led to his needing our help, he’s making it clear he prefers freedom in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center’s cage-free rooms and sun-drenched windows to the life he left behind. NSALA is committed to helping Burundi find his purrfect setting, one where he will be the only pet, in a quiet home with children aged 16 and older and patient cat-experienced adults. This stunning 4-year-old boy has graciously accepted NSALA’s help to find you. If you have a home for Burundi to enjoy his new-found freedom, he’d love to meet you!

When a local rescue hero discovered 2-year-old Gabriel (Adoption #BF1714) fending for himself outside, she brought him in for a chance at a safer life. His time outside left him FIV+ but now he is guaranteed a healthy future inside a loving home. Gabriel benefitted from a consistent foster home before being promoting to NSALA’s adoption floor in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center.  Because this tender tabby can be shy, we are seeking a home with children 12 years and older and cat-experienced adults to help him continue to gain trust in a quiet, consistent place. Gabriel would benefit from a confident cat to help him navigate the biggest step in his life’s journey: his very first real home.

Tiger Lily and Jack

**Senior Alert** **Double Adoption**8-year-old Tiger Lily (Adoption #BF3649) and her 13-year-old beau Jack (Adoption #BF3650) had shared their lives together in a peaceful home until suddenly they lost all they had known but each other. Like the resilient seniors they are, this dynamic duo has taken this disruption in stride, and have loads of stories to share about their epic romance and the promise of a golden future in a safe, loving home. While Jack has seasoned his enthusiasm with guarded optimism, Tiger Lily has taken it upon herself to enchant all visitors in the hopes that with our help, she will land them the greatest home they’ve ever known. NSALA vets have discovered that Tiger Lily has Crystalluria, a condition easily managed through a savory special diet the two devour with gusto. This food can be purchased at cost through our Pet Health Centers. If you’re a fan of storybook happy endings, please offer these lovebugs a place in your heart so they can lavish you with the kind of gratitude only a pair of seniors can share.

Reach out to for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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