Purr-plexed about how to find the perfect companion? Contact any one of these local rescues/shelters and they’ll be happy to find you your new best friend!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

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Orbit

Orbit is a recent 2-year-old arrival who was found all alone in a Lowe’s parking lot and brought to the shelter by a police officer. Oddly enough, Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter receives many dogs from this lot, so they don’t know if he was truly lost or dumped. Either way, he is safe now and ready for a forever home. Orbit is very friendly when meeting new people and has lots of energy, so an active and savvy home is ideal for this handsome boy. Orbit is playful with toys and knows the commands ‘sit’ and ‘down’. He is interested in meeting dogs too but seems a little unsure of how to engage respectfully. For more information about adopting Orbit, please contact the shelter at 516-785-5220.
or email at adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at All About Spay Neuter

Cory

Super cute Cory was rescued from an alleyway in Queens looking for something to eat.  This sweetheart of a guy is really just looking for a nice warm bed to call his own. That, plus someone to love him and care for him and he’d be all set. If you would like to meet Cory, please call or text Alicia at 516-984-4525.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Pudding and Ritz

Pudding is a black and white male Domestic Long Hair Mix, and Ritz is an orange tabby Female Domestic Short Hair Mix. Both kitties are around eight to ten months old, and they both grew up in a cat-hoarding situation with very little human interaction. They can sometimes be shy, but they act brave when they’re together. Pudding and Ritz need a quiet home with lots of love and patience to help them come out of their shells. They would prefer a home without dogs or children but could live in a home with other cats. They would like to be adopted together. If these two sound like the kitties for you, please call 631-360-7575 for more information today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Chatterbox

**Special Request** Chatterbox is such a handsome, longhaired fellow longing for a home of his own. His back story is a bit sad; he was one of many kittens born in the yard of a woman who adamantly says the cats and kittens are hers but refuses to spay/neuter or vet any, even with help from the town shelter. Another neighbor has secretly TNR’ed quite a few of these cats but by the time she gets them, they are far beyond the age of being tamed. Chatterbox, who is no more than 4 years old, must have been one of the kittens taken inside by the woman who has allowed this rampant breeding to persist. He was a friendly inside/outside cat and blended in with the rest of the colony.

Chatterbox is VERY friendly; he talks to you and rubs up and gives kisses. It is never a problem to pick him up.  Chatterbox has tested FIV-positive (feline immune deficiency) twice which is why he wasn’t scooped up in a flash. FIV-positive cats can live long, healthy lives, so hopefully, someone kind will be taken by his charms and chattering. FIV is not spread by casual contact to healthy cats. The usual method of transmission is through deep bites.

For more information about adopting Chatterbox, please contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Shaby

Who needs a lazy day nap partner? One-year-old Shalby (Adoption #H210292) is actively seeking a soul mate to share some downtime and he’d be happy if most of the day consists of receiving ear rubs and chin scratches. NSALA’s vet team has been quite smitten with this cutie, and have helped him receive the attention he needed to bring him back to robust health. Shalby is looking forward to more freedom and lazy days ahead. You’ll never feel judged by Shalby if you want to chill on the sofa next to him. As a matter of fact, he’d prefer it if you did!

Rooney

Five-year-old Rooney (Adoption #T105341) may look like he’s lived through some rough times outside, but his best days are ahead for him. This tender Tennessee rescue needed some help with a paw injury when he first arrived, and thanks to NSALA’s Help Me Heal donors, he received all the care he needed from our medical team getting him back on all four paws, ready to find a safe place to land. His glorious round cheeks are there for day-long scratchies which he will gratefully lap up to make up for all the times he didn’t get that kind of tender loving care. You’ll find Rooney has taken to his new, safer life quite well; he’s even enjoyed having a nail trim! We’re looking for tranquility for our little survivor, a peaceful home with children (six years old and above). Such a beloved boy deserves the best, and when you meet him, you’ll agree!

Walter

Walter (Adoption #BF3700) was down on his luck as he fended for himself this winter in the local yards, trying to find food. His luck changed when he happened upon the yard of an experienced rescuer who was delighted to bring him to us and see if he’d like a better kind of life. They both agreed the safety of indoor living was better suited to his quiet demeanor. Now comfortably settled in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, this sweet one-year-old is enjoying restful naps, interrupted by robust chin rubs. Walter is FIV+ as a result of his time outdoors, but the promise of a safe life indoors means a long, healthy life with a devoted family. A household with older children will assure him a comfortable transition to his new lifestyle.

Bandito

Bandito (Adoption #G23364) has experienced a lot of excitement in his one year on earth, arriving recently from an overcrowded municipal shelter in Georgia. This beautiful, affectionate tabby would like to get off the roller coaster he’s been riding and trade it in for a quieter life… maybe in a home (with children 12 years old and older) and purrhaps a calm feline friend who’ll befriend him as he settles into home life. Bandito likes to observe new situations before jumping in to partake in playtime so a gentle human hand and fellow feline paw will build up his confidence as he becomes a delightful part of your family!

Panda

Shy Panda (Adoption #NCR5901) likes to sit in his cozy cubby by the window and gaze while he thinks about how far a journey he’s traveled to get to the safe sunny spot he enjoys in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Although this docile two-year-old boy doesn’t seek out attention, he receives it with a grateful heart. Panda’s long trip from a southern municipal shelter isn’t his last stop. Panda is looking for a peaceful home with windows and chin rubs available for him to enjoy. That doesn’t sound like an unreasonable wish list, does it?

Gizelle

Gizelle(Adoption #NCR5932) has needed a little time and reassurance since she arrived from NSALA’s southern shelter partners in need of a fresh start. This lovely two-year-old lady craves peace, quiet, and understanding from her human friends.  Once she was offered a place in a quiet room, she brightened up knowing she is at last safe and sound. Gizelle can take all the time she needs to gain trust again. We’d love to find her a peaceful home with children (6six years old and above) to help her let go of her trepidation. Just a little gentle encouragement is all she’ll need from you to know she’s forever safe.

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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