Adopt One of These Senior Pets at Long Island Shelters and Rescues

A friendly reminder that November is National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and there’s no shortage of sweet, distinguished felines that would love to make your home their home. Senior animals are great for families with older kids and purrfect for seniors looking for a furry companion. Studies show that petting an animal actually reduces stress and may even contribute to longevity. So what are you waiting for…adopt a senior today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter


**Senior Alert** Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Crinkles! Crinkles is a handsome Domestic Short Hair who is estimated to be eight-to-ten years young. Crinkles arrived at the Animal Shelter as an unclaimed stray. Crinkles is incredibly affectionate, friendly, outgoing, and he loves meeting new people. He’ll give you lots of kisses and snuggles in exchange for some TLC! He has some signs of past surgery on his ear and a prior procedure to prevent urinary blockage, but otherwise, he is perfectly healthy all around. Crinkles would do well in a home with other cats and children.

If you are interested in meeting Crinkles, please call 631-360-7575 for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Bear and Simba

**Senior Alert and Double Adoption**NSALA has watched a deep affection develop between two timid rescues saved from entirely different circumstances but with the same needs and reactions to the changes they’ve endured. Five-year-old Bear (Adoption #BF3518) was discovered by a local rescuer and was offered a quiet place to relearn how he feels about humans. At the same time, 10-year-old Simba’s (Adoption #H202720) life was turned upside down when he found himself bereft from losing the only home he’d ever known. These very different boys found themselves needing the same nurturing and support they found in a very quiet, cage-free room they shared. Over time, the NSALA team discovered this friendship gives them each the courage to push through their fears and learn together how to navigate through their new life. A peaceful, experienced home with children over age 12 is the ultimate goal for Bear and Simba, who may have had very different life experiences before they were rescued, but are bonded through the brotherhood of friendship.


**Senior Alert** Initially, 11-year-old Felix (Adoption #E00550) wasn’t too thrilled to lose his lifelong home recently, but with a little reassurance, he’s decided to look ahead at the opportunity of making new friends in hopes it will lead him to a place to retire to. This sweet, friendly gentleman is always dressed for the occasion in his fancy, long tuxedo coat, and you may have to excuse as he wanders off to explore new surroundings before coming back for that head rub you’re offering. Doesn’t he sound dreamy?


**Senior Alert** Beautiful 9-year-old friend Apollonia (Adoption #R166247) returned to NSALA recently when her family could no longer care for her. NSALA is saddened to be reunited with her as they had hoped this sweet senior had found a home in which she’d spend the rest of her life after a perilous beginning. They’re committed to brightening her days with all the love and support she’d grown to appreciate in the past and look forward to finding her another family worthy of such a loving fur friend. She’s already greeting everyone with enthusiastic pigeon purrs, grateful for the peaceful space they’ve provided her. Because Apollonia is a member of the NSALA Sponsor Program, all of the costs for her Irritable Bowel Disease are completely covered through their Pet Health Centers in Port Washington. Apollonia would greatly appreciate being the only pet in her home. NSALA looks forward to introducing her to a new family committed to devoting their whole hearts to her.


**Senior Alert** When 16-year-old Courage (Adoption #R106903) lost the only home he’d ever known, he was left bereft of what he’d lost and where he’d go next. The Animal League America family embraced this gentle soul with assurances that he would be safe and loved while they search for a fresh start. In fact, he’s currently the feline resident in their Kennel Managers’ offices. NSALA vets provided him a thorough health check with uncovered chronic renal disease, so a plan has been put in place to maximize his health while minimizing the cost (through their Pet Health Centers) for the new family who adopts him. Despite the shock of losing everything he’s known and loved, Courage has proven to be quite courageous as he navigates a whole new life, and NSALA is here to support him until his forever family takes their place.

Rudy the Red Nosed Kitty

**Senior Alert** You know Dasher and Dancer and all the rest, but do you know about the sweetest senior tabby of all? NSALA has been nurturing remarkable 9-year-old Rudy the Red-Nosed Kitty in a quiet room where he’s taken his sweet time getting to know the humans who now care for him, while still sharing the space with his clowder of familiar friends who were rescued with him last spring. Rudy’s fearfulness kept him from opening up to new possibilities, but recently he’s discovered lower shelves where he can receive ear rubs and reassurances that he’s safe and sound in their care until his family discovers him. You may find him piled up with feline friends in a comforting cuddle. We want this timid tabby’s future to be calm and nurturing so we are searching for an adult household with patience and some experience loving fearful felines. Rudy will lean on a confident companion in your home to sooth him in his new setting, or you can take one of his friends home with him! Either way, he’ll be lighting his way straight to your compassionate heart.

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!

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

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