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Adopt a Pet Cat or Dog on Long Island This New Year

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If your New Year’s resolution is to save a life, we got you covered! Read all about some of the wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption today.

Available for adoption at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Sandy
Sandy

Four-year-old Sandy arrived at Babylon shelter in August of 2019 (Yes, you read that right- over 2 years ago). She was brought to the shelter as a neglect case, left outside in the heat and cold. Due to her prior lifestyle, Sandy can be nervous with new people and situations, so she needs someone who understands this and can help her learn to trust more. Sandy would do best in a home without any other pets and one with older children, she’d also love a fenced-in yard to run around in too.

The adoption fee is covered for Sandy, and she even has a rescue willing to help so a foster to adopt is an option as well (as long as you live within 3 hours of the shelter). And if you’re a good match for Sandy, you may qualify for 3 months of paid training from the shelter to help her transition and be the best she can be!

For more information about adopting or fostering Sandy, please contact the shelter at 631-643-9270. Please ask for Lyndsey.

Available for adoption through AlleyKatz Rescue

AlleyKatz Rescue has a ton of adorable cats that would love to go home with you today.

Frannie and Faith
Frannie and Faith

Frannie and Faith are super curious, playful and gentle 6-month-old kittens who are good with other cats and children over 10. Faith can be a bit shy but gains confidence when Frannie is nearby.

Whiskey
Whiskey

Five-month-old Whiskey is too cute with his love for string toys and lickable treats! Whiskey would do best with a family that has older children and another cat. A person with patience to help him overcome his shyness would be his holiday wish!

Goldie is currently an outdoor cat that longs to be an inside cat. She has striking gold highlights throughout her tabby coat. She is friendly and affectionate and good with other cats.

Coconut
Coconut
Huckleberry
Huckleberry

Huckleberry and Coconut are bonded kittens in search of a forever home together. These two cutie-patooties are as sweet as they are cute, loves everyone including other cats.

Ruby
Ruby

Ruby is a shy but playful cat that does well on her own or with another cat pending a proper introduction. She’ll also tolerate an older dog that won’t chase her.

Mascie
Mascie

Mascie is an incredibly beautiful 1.5-year-old torti/Siamese mix who is as sweet as pie! She is good with other cats and kids.

Butternut
Butternut

Butternut is a 1-year-old girl who would make the purrfect family pet. She is good with cats and dogs, loves people and is described as friendly, intelligent, playful, gentle, and curious.  Could you ask for more?

Ramsey
Ramsey

Ramsey is a 7-month fella described as friendly, affectionate, gentle, curious, and quiet.  Ramsey would make a great BFF to cats, dogs, and kids alike! He loves kisses as much as he loves treats.

Marshmallow
Marshmallow

Five-year-old Marshmallow is true to her name: sweet and mushy! Marshmallow likes cats but not dogs and is an affectionate, gentle, and smart little kitty.

Queen needs a good home. She is currently living outside but would love to be an inside cat. Queen is affectionate, smart, and beautiful. She is polite and greets you before she eats and thanks you afterwards. She loves to keep you company when you do any outside work and will even help if asked.

To adopt any of these purrfectly fabulous felines, please fill out application at alleykattz.org or email [email protected] for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Throughout the month of December, felines age 6-months to 4 years have their adoption fees reduced by 50% for approved adopters. Felines over 4-year-old have their adoption fees waived.

Petra
Petra

NSALA is so proud of how far two-year-old Petra (Adoption #BF2630) has come on her journey. When she first arrived, rescued from the local streets, she was very unsure of the rapid changes she experienced in her new, safer environment. Staff and volunteers gave Petra all the time she needed in a sunny cage-free room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, and she learned from all of her friends — feline and human — how to trust again. You’ll find Petra a bit shy at first, but with consistent care in a quiet home, this terrific tabby will show you what a brave survivor she has been. Petra is ready to be in her first home, one with no children 16 and older and with cat-experienced adults who will instinctually know that all she needs to be won over is a gentle hand and a loving heart.

Angola

Two-year-old Angola’s (Adoption #BF3619) days of fending for herself outside are over now that she’s safely tucked into a comfy bed in a very quiet space. Angola is looking for someone to provide her a peaceful life and all the time she needs to learn to trust humans again. A cat-experienced home with older children will provide this wonderful lady a great start to her new life. As shy as she can seem with her human friends, she’s very comfortable around felines. Angola isn’t looking for an exciting life; she dreams of a peaceful spot in which to lounge lazily, with a caring family gently reassuring her she is finally safe and home.

William and Stan
William and Stan

**Double Adoption** Behind every shy kitty is a best friend encouraging him to join in the fun. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you meet 1-year-olds Stan (Adoption #FTF06) and William (Adoption #FTF07). These young, bonded buddies were discovered locally by a good Samaritan who knew Animal League America would lead them to a much safer life than the one they left behind. After spending time together in a sunny, quiet room, William emerged as an outgoing companion full of love and gratitude for the improvement to their circumstances. Although Stan is much shyer than William, he’s learned so much from observing William’s relationships with humans and is willing to give us a try, too! A home with experienced adults and older children will ensure a very content future for two very deserving boys.

Midnight and Magic
Midnight and Magic

**Double Adoption** When a fearful pair of devoted 5-year-old mini-panthers needed a place to land after losing the home they’d shared, our team invited them to a quiet, safe place. Magic (Adoption #BF1617) and Midnight (Adoption #BF1615) learned to shed their trepidation and enthusiastically entered into playtime with friends. NSALA is so proud of how far this sweet pair has come in such a short time and have promoted them to a more visible room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where their new, quiet friends are patiently waiting to show them how wonderful it is to trust humans. While Magic might want to spend her time tucked into a loving embrace with Midnight, Midnight is ready to accept new friendships, enjoying full body rubs and yummy treats. You’ll find him eager to fit into your lap if you’re willing to give him the time for a friendly visit. Their ideal home is one with adults experienced in helping fearful cats, and children aged 16 and up to help them settle into the new routines of a household. Time, patience, love, and treats complete the recipe for success for Magic and Midnight.

State Farm Jake
State Farm Jake

One-year-old State Farm Jake (Adoption #BF3792) isn’t looking for favors—just a great home! This local rescue invested time with some loyal friends to gain confidence in his new, safe life. The magic of crunchy treats combined with loving care warmed up this sensitive boy to be quite the charmer who begs for long petting sessions. Jake is seeking a calm household with children over 12 years old so his confidence can continue to grow. Better take out some insurance on your heart because once State Farm Jake figures out you’re his person, he’ll claim it as his own!

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes

**Double Adoption** Bonded 8-month-old brothers Steve Rogers (Adoption #H211032) and Bucky Barnes (Adoption #H211033) may not feel like superheroes, but they’d sure like to meet one! These somewhat shy tabbies are grateful to their local rescuers for providing them a safe life indoors but would appreciate a quiet place for the real furrever to start (one with children ages eight and older) where they’ll experience a consistent, predictable environment for them to settle into. Bold Bucky is already showing his shyer brother how wonderful ear rubs and treats are. Shyer Steve is learning quickly to follow along for some chin scratches too. Want to be the hero they’ve been waiting for? These two are worthy.

Luxor and
Luxor and Alexandria

**Double Adoption** Eight-month-old Luxor (Adoption #LA1395) can feel conflicted about his safe room inside Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Good thing his sister Alexandria (Adoption #LA1397) has enough confidence for both of them! You’ll find Alexandria bouncing around from friend to friend, wanting to be in the middle of what’s new and fun. Luxor isn’t far behind her, and he’s learning very quickly from his sister that it’s more fun to play than to watch. You’ll find the balance between them adorably endearing! Bring home the best of both worlds by offering these older kittens a place in your heart furrever!

Eli and
Eli and Maxwell

**Double Adoption** Eli (Adoption #NCI2545) and Maxwell (Adoption #NCI2546) are drama-free roommates looking for a home together. These tender tabbies arrived from NSALA’s sister shelter upstate in Glen Falls with the hopes of attracting a family as quickly as they’ve stolen our hearts. They weren’t originally a duo – in fact, we didn’t realize they were bonded until they were reunited in a sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. That’s when we witnessed them complete each other. You’ll find Eli and Maxwell sharing cuddle piles, but they’ll make room for you if you want to join them. If you’ve been thinking about having a pair of quiet friends to snuggle up with this winter, why wait? Maxwell and Eli are ready right now.

If you’d like to meet or adopt any one of these adorable adoptables, please email [email protected] for more information or come down for a visit at their Port Washington campus.

Available for adoption at Tender Loving Cats

Smoke
Smoke

Smoke is a grey and white handsome 6-year-old cat who lost his home due to the new baby. He loves getting lots of attention, especially enjoying his grooming sessions. Smoke will purr, sit, and rub as long as you are willing to brush him. Smoke hasn’t lived with other cats but seems to tolerate dogs. If you have a laser pointer handy, then you’ve made a new best friend in Smoke!

To meet Smoke, complete and adoption application at tenderlovingcats.org/adoption-application.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Tabitha
Tabitha

Tabitha is a ten-month-old kitty who came to the Animal Shelter as part of the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) Program. She can be a little shy at first, but once she learns to trust you, she’ll rub up against your legs to get some snuggles and love. Tabitha is very gentle, sweet, and independent. Tabitha would do best in a quiet home with other calm cats that’ll help her come out of her shell.

Ian and Iris
Ian and Iris

Meet 7-month-old Ian (black and white male) and Iris (grey female)! Ian and Iris were very skittish kittens when they came to the shelter through their TNR program. With lots of time and patience, they have learned to love people. Ian is a complete mush and even will let us dress him up, Iris is more adventurous than her affectionate brother, but loves to get some pets wherever she can. These two are like a pair of therapy cats, they are pure stress relief. They love to play and eat treats. These 2 are very attached to each other and would love to find a home together.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats and kittens available to adopt or foster. If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two!

If you are interested in meeting Tabitha or any of the adorable adoptables at the Shelter, please call 631-360-7575.

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

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