Come on, Long Island — this is the purrfect time of year to adopt a new best friend! Take a hike, open a window (screen down of course), but don’t do it alone — any one of these amazing cats and dogs would love to be by your side now and forever.

And if you can’t adopt but wish to help animals in need, the Nassau County SPCA is seeking donations to help with the rescue of more than 59 cats at a hoarder house in Bellmore. Trapping is still active and numbers are expected to keep rising. Most, if not all cats, have eye and respiratory issues and are in need of immediate medical attention. Please consider making a donation towards their care here: nassaucountyspca.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Chris

Two-year-old Chris (Adoption #FTF05) may seem like a shy guy to new friends, but his calm, quiet energy has been quite therapeutic to his shyer roommates. Rescued locally, Chris now awaits the opportunity to become someone’s best friend in the comfort of the great indoors. Although tentative in new situations, a peaceful home with children 12 years and older, and a patient, experienced adult will guide him through a smooth transition. Because Chris shines when he’s with his cat friends, we’re seeking a confident cat in the home to mentor him. Chris politely accepting treats in exchange of blinkies is all you’ll need to welcome him into your heart!

Gizelle

When Gizelle (Adoption #NCR5932) first arrived this spring, she needed assurance that she was indeed safe. Time in a sunny room with respectful cat friends and human cheerleaders has brought out the fun-loving Gizelle everyone all come to enjoy. This terrific, two-year-old tabby can still be cautious in new situations, but a family with experienced adults and children ages six and above will quickly learn how to delight her with playtime and treats. Most of all, Gizelle longs to sun herself by windows, content in knowing she’s safe and sound. We can’t wait for her to discover the windows in your home and know what it means to be a cherished member of the family!

Maggie and Lizza

**Double Adoption** Maggie (Adoption #H210433) and Lizza (Adoption #H210433) were discovered wandering around Far Rockaway when their rescuer offered them a safer life off the streets. Although it took some purrsuading, these devoted 2-year-old sisters are now fully embracing life inside Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, quite the upgrade from fending for themselves outside. You’ll find them eager to greet new friends—feline and human alike! They’re always hoping it’s treats, but they’re happy to settle for ear rubs and playtime. After a difficult start, Maggie and Lizza would benefit from an experienced home with children age six and older who will help them settle into yet another new lifestyle — being part of her first family!

Jerry Klein

**Senior Alert** Twelve-year-old Jerry Klein (Adoption #H210439) enjoyed his entire life with a devoted human and a house full of feline companionship. But when his beloved human passed away recently, he found himself needing our help. NSALA moved Jerry and his friends into a sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center and have provided them all the comforts he feared losing when he lost his home. The bravest of his family, Jerry was the first to open up his heart to the possibilities that great days are ahead for him. He’s shown his shyer friends that there’s hope ahead and safety in their daily lives. NSALA would love to find Jerry a quiet home with children 10 years and older who will embrace him with all the ear rubs and treats he demands. While he makes a fabulous friend to the cats, his true power is making his human feel like a super hero!

Mimi

Momma Mimi (Adoption #BF3786) put her life on pause as she tended to her kittens. This magnificent four-year-old lady was rescued from outside and given a quiet space to be nurtured herself, which she’s come to appreciate as a far better alternative to the life she had before. NSALA is making sure Mimi never has to worry about caring for herself again. She’s rewarded NSALA efforts with an effervescent purrsonality, thrilled to discover new experiences with unbridled enthusiasm. Because Mimi is still working out her relationship with humans, a predictable home with older children will be a great introduction to life as a cherished member of the family. She’s shown everyone that she wants her humans all to herself, so a home as the only pet will ensure her happiness. If you’ve had cats before, you’re going to quickly recognize how wonderful it is to be loved by a friend who knows she’s been rescued!

Alice

There’s a lot to love about Alice  (Adoption #NCI2299) — not just her oversized tummy but also her life-of-the-party cattitude! This 2-year-old beauty came to NSALA through their sister shelter in Glen Falls, NY and she’s hoping the move downstate opens up new opportunities for a fun, party lifestyle she’s interested in purrsuing. Looking for someone to brighten your day and fill your home with laughter? Alice is looking for invitation to your heart and home!

You can visit any one of these adorable adoptables at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center or contact DoritS@animalleague.org to learn more about the adoption process today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Mandy

Cuteness Alert! Mandy is a 6-month-old Lab/Hound pup from a crowded Georgia shelter. Mandy is truly the perfect pup for a family. She loves kids and has that perfect amount of fun puppy energy! If you’re looking to add some fun and some love to your home, check out lasthopeanimalrescue.org for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Valentina

Valentina is a 5-year-old Female Shih Tzu Mix who lived a sheltered early life. She is learning to come out of her shell and blossom into her own. She came to the Animal Shelter when her previous owner realized that she could no longer provide her with the care she needs to live her best life. Valentina deals with chronic dry eye and skin infections, and a potential owner will need to be comfortable with providing her with eye drops, medicated baths and visits to the veterinarian. This extra bit of effort is absolutely worth it as Valentina is a total sweetheart who is very gentle and loves kisses. She can be a little timid with other animals at first but will overall do well with other dogs and cats in the home.

If you are interested in meeting Valentina, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption through Alleykatz

Check out these super cute cats, all ready to go home with you today!

Lorenzo

**Senior Alert** Lorenzo is a super sweet but shy 9-year-old kitty who is FIV+ and needs a special person to give him the love he deserves. Reminder: a FIV+ cat has the same life expectancy as any other cat, so be sure to inquire about this fella today!

Milo

Orange as a gorgeous sunset is Milo. This 7-year-old guy is looking for a home where he can be the only feline around. Do you have room for a handsome feline fella?

Momma and Billy

Momma and Billy are bonded mommy and son who love to cuddle with each other and people. Momma is a little shy and cautious, needing time to open up. But if you show them the love they need, they will repay you 100x over!

Domino and Picolo

Domino and Picolo are an adorable pair of bonded kittens who will brighten up your day everyday guaranteed!

Cotton and Candy

As sweet as their names, Cotton and Candy are another pair of kittens looking to make their way into your heart and home!

For more information about bringing any one of these adorable adoptables home, please contact Alleykatz at alleykattz.org.

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

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