Help Find A Missing Cat, Plus Meet These Pets for Adoption

There’s always a wide variety of special animals available for adoption on Long Island, and this week is no different. Please read about some of the adorable adoptables looking to make your house their new forever home.

But first, please help find Ettore, a cat who recently escaped baggage handlers at JFK, by sharing his information:


Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter


**Special Request** Meet Pogo! This handsome 5-year-old found his way to the TOS Animal Shelter as a stray. Pogo is a rear leg amputee and a bit on the shy side. This sweet boy would thrive best in a quiet home with a warm lap to curl up in. If you are interested in meeting Pogo, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter


**Special Request** Harrison was brought to the TOH Animal Shelter as a stray by the police in August. He was found alone in a park. He can’t see out of one of his eyes, he is thin, anxious and he is incontinent. He is also really sweet, loving, calm, and enjoys a good game of fetch. He is dog friendly too and would absolutely love nothing more than to make his way into a loving home where he could live out the rest of his life with someone who can love and care for him. If you are interested in learning more and getting the most up-to-date information on Harrison, please contact the shelter’s placement team at 516-785-5220 or email [email protected].

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue


**Special Request and Senior Alert** From looking at Sugar, you get the strong feeling she hasn’t had an easy life in Virginia. It appears she’s had litter after litter and was owned by folks who only wanted to use her for breeding. Sugar was spayed by Last Hope last week and the vet also removed a small mammary tumor which is the result of having so many litters, so she has stitches to come out. Sugar doesn’t act like a senior at all, lots of pep in her step. She shares a kennel with a Lab with vision problems & they are BFFs! Last Hope can’t undo the life Sugar had before they met her…but they are trying to make her as healthy as possible so the last chapter of her life has many, many happy pages.

To meet Sugar by appointment, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website homepage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Sassafras and Sam Hill

**Double Adoption** When Sam Hill (Adoption #H210920) arrived with his sister Sassafras (Adoption #H210919) last year as kittens, he felt pretty great about his prospects for a safer life indoors. Sassafras, on the other hand, was not won over by her human companions—yet. Sam is so devoted he offered all of his support and joined his sister in a wonderful foster home to help them relearn how to trust the humans who adore them. Now these adorable 1-year-old bonded siblings are looking for an experienced, quiet home (with children age 10 and older) that will help reinforce all the good things they’ve learned from the Animal League America team of supporters. Sam Hill is just about as purrfect as mini-house panthers go, and Sassafras watches his every move to gain confidence. Treats are the way to both their hearts! If you’ve had experience nurturing the fear out of felines, you’re exactly the hero Sassafras and Sam Hill are looking for!

Taylor and Money

**Double Adoption** It was a very lucky day last winter when heroes discovered 2-year-olds Taylor (Adoption #BF3683) and Monkey (Adoption #BF3684), dumped outside to fend for themselves. All that changed when they were delivered to the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where they were given a comfortable place to adjust … but first their vets took exceptional care of them. Monkey was diagnosed with hyper cardiomyopathy which is a covered medical condition through NSALA Pet Health Centers. With a successful plan in place, these boys are set on getting to know gentle humans who visit them and are enjoying treat parties and chin rubs in their sunny room. Once quite shy, Taylor has opened up his heart to the possibility that humans are the heroes who have given him and his brother a safe place to land when they needed it most. After all they’ve been through together, these besties have earned a chance to find a quiet home with older kids to spend furever in together. If that sounds like your home, please ask to meet Taylor and Monkey today!

Dipsy Doodle

It’s hard to resist Dipsy Doodle’s (Adoption #G26622) adorable face! This splendid 5-year-old tabby needed help settling into her sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center when she first arrived from a Georgia shelter. Although she shares that room with other cats, she prefers to be the only cat hogging her human’s lap. Her vision impairment can cause her to startle easily, so a home with children 12 years old and older who can help her learn the predictable patterns of the household will give her the smooth transition into being part of the family she deserves. You’re going to find the key to Dipsy’s heart is treats — she can’t resist a tasty morsel, especially if she gets to enjoy them in the comfort of your lap!


Frosty (Adoption #BF3763) may not have felt very fortunate when she lost her home recently, but her admission into the NSALA shelter family saved her life. This 2-year-old beauty can add cancer survivor to her list of accomplishments, and although she may feel shy about receiving praise and attention, she deserves all these accolades and more. Frosty is looking for a loving hero who can provide a quiet life so that she can live every day to the fullest.  A family with children age 6 and above will give her the security she craves to settle into her new life. She’ll receive care through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers at cost should she have any future issues pertaining to her cancer history. Offer her your lap, and you’ll find that’s where she’s always belonged. One look into Frosty’s grateful, green eyes is all you’ll need to know she’s meant to be part of your heart furever.


Two-year-old Money (Adoption #BF2824) fell on hard times when he lost his home recently, and has needed some loving encouragement to feel optimistic about his future. This tender tabby’s wide eyes are wondering when he’ll be able to cash in on some peace and quiet, and NSALA is assuring him his next home will be all that and more because Money deserves the very best. Want to invest in being his hero?

Reach out to [email protected] for more about adopting NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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

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