Cupid is ready to help you find your purrfect match, so contact your local animal shelter or rescue to bring home your Valentine today!
And since the snow keeps on coming, the Nassau County SPCA would like to remind pet owners to make preparations ahead of the storm to keep their families and pets safe:
- The most important thing pet owners need to do: BRING PETS INDOORS. A snowstorm is no place for a pet.
- Don’t let your dog off the leash after heavy snowfall. Dogs can lose their scent during winter storms and easily become lost. Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date identification.
- Stock up ahead of time on all pet food and medicine your animals may need. *Travel may be much more difficult or impossible.
- Prepare for a power outage, especially if your family includes fish, reptiles or pocket pets.
- Keep a pet emergency kit and supplies handy with items such as medical records, water, pet food and medications, and pet first aid supplies.
- Clean off your dog’s paws with a moist washcloth after going outside. Snow-melting salt can be very painful to dogs’ feet and can make them ill when ingested.
- Have a coat and booties ready for any dog that needs them. Be ready to protect your pets from strong wind and cold.
- And remember…Report Animal Abuse 516-THE-SPCA, nassaucountyspca.org.
Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society
Audrey is an 8-month-old cutie pie who spent the past couple of months with a trained foster who is helping her get over her anxieties and abandonment issues. She is very sweet but still very shy. She will need time and patience to warm up. Her current foster mom feels once she has a place she can call home, she will acclimate quickly.
5-year-old Roscoe is just a big loveable lug! He loves to play and has lots of energy…he’s friendly and affectionate- he needs a little help with his manners- but once he learns he will be a Prince Charming. He loves to go on runs (and bounces in the snow), play with his toys and play tug of war; he also loves to follow you from room to room. Roscoe is crate trained, fully vetted, good with cats and small dogs and would do best in a home with children 13+.
Meet Lego. This 4-year-old lovable and gentle guy wants to show you how much he loves to play fetch and play with his toys! PAWS pulled Lego from a shelter where he found himself as a stray. Lego could use a forever or foster home asap. He is fully vetted and seems to do well with other dogs (cats unknown). Lego would also do best with children 13+.
Not a dog or cat person? Well how about a wascally wabbit?? Peach is a beautiful 10-month-old hotot rabbit described as affectionate and playful. Peach is looking for a loving indoor-only home with someone who is willing to provide the care and attention this pretty girl needs and deserves.
Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue
Meet Sasha! This gorgeous 8-year-old kitty was surrendered when her owner passed away. She loves being pet, is super sweet and gets along well with other cats.
Handsome fella Fluffy is an adorably sweet 7-month-old kitty who also gets along great with other cats. Both Sasha and Fluffy would love nothing more than to go home with you today. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information about adopting these sweethearts today!
Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter
Auntie is a 4-year-old Domestic Short Hair Mix who joined the shelter as part of their Trap-Neuter-Release program. She had a few kittens following her around when she was trapped. She was already spayed, meaning the kittens couldn’t be hers, so she was given the name Auntie instead! Auntie is sweet and outgoing, and she loves nothing more than getting attention. She would love a home to call her own. This affectionate mush would do well in a home with children or a home with other cats.
If you are interested in meeting Auntie or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!
Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America
Meru’s (Adoption #D48071) life took a rapid detour recently when she found herself in NSALA’s care, surrounded by strangers in a strange new place. They’re giving this 1-year-old beauty all the time she needs to adjust to her new life and are hoping her time with us is just a temporary moment before a full life ahead as a cherished family member. Having the opportunity to watch her grow in their care, NSALA has been able to determine that a quiet, predictable home with children 16 years old and older, and no other pets, is what Meru will need for a smooth transition. Your gentle hand and loving heart will help her settle into a blissful life as a grateful companion.
Orangesicle (Adoption #LA0118) is actively seeking a permanent lap in which to spend the bulk of her days. This stunning 3-year old calico is one lucky lady and she knows it! She’s so grateful for all the love and attention she’s received since she arrived at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center that she wants to thank every human with whom she comes into contact. Although she’s not very fond of other felines, she’s super keen on every person she meets. Orangesicle would make a remarkable first pet for your family, as long as you don’t fight over which lap will be her favorite!
When 5-year-old Bellini (Adoption #H210265) was discovered wandering outside this cold winter, her rescuer ushered her inside for safety. Now Bellini’s quietly wondering what awaits ahead for her. NSALA assured Bellini her worst days are long behind her and she can relax and settle into the happy future awaiting her. Your quiet house and loving heart is all she needs to complete her journey to home—that and some really savory yummy treats!
Lovely Luna Lovegood (NCR5860) patiently waits to cast a love spell on the special human she deems worthy of her devotion. This serene, 5-year-old sweetie traveled all the way from a southern municipal shelter for her chance at a coveted place in your heart. She’ll be quietly waiting for you to notice her in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, but the purrleasure will be all yours when you’re captivated by her understated beauty. Luna shines brightest when she’s in a quiet home with no other pets, and children 12 years old and older, who will provide her the tranquility she craves. Once Luna Lovegood wins your heart and you win hers, oh what a magical moment!
Tommy Hilfiger (G25257) isn’t looking to share the limelight with anyone else. This quiet 4- year old Georgia import has designs on your heart and will wait patiently for you to discover him. Chin rubs lead to lengthy visits in your lap and will lead to a lifetime of loyalty only a rescue pet knows how to give. Tommy is being successfully treated for allergies through a healthy prescription diet.
Reach out to [email protected] for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!
Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Meet Wizzy, the shelter’s 1-year old, stunning, 50-pound boy. Wizzy came to the shelter as a stray after being found by a good Samaritan whom he followed home. Wizzy’s owner was located but has yet to come in for him. Wizzy has been a super sweet dog and absolutely LOVES attention. He loves to snooze next to you while you work and is getting to be a pro at going in and out of the crate on command. Wizzy isn’t overly playful with toys, and wasn’t overly playful with dogs either, but was interested in meeting the shelter’s helper dog. Staff and volunteers would love nothing more than to see Wizzy make his way to a forever home. Please call or email the shelter’s placement team for more information at(516)785-5220, [email protected] or [email protected].
Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue
Charlene is a sweet and charming kitty with a mysterious background. Staff and volunteers wish Charlene could speak so she can tell us how such a friendly cat turned up in a Farmingville cat colony and how long she was there. This girl is extremely friendly & silly. She twists her head practically full circle to get you to pet her in her cage. She’s about 8 years old and no one is quite sure if she was dumped, lost, etc. We may never know her past, but we do know she was lucky enough to be rescued and is now seeking her forever home and a chance at a bright future. For more information about adopting Charlene, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org
As always, thanks for reading, and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!