Help Pets Displaced After Hurricane Ian by Adopting Locally
When our country faces extreme weather like the recent Hurricane Ian, one way to help is by adopting locally which helps clear out our shelters, making way for transports from areas directly affected by loss. Please remember, bringing home one of these cuties means you’re saving two lives: your new furbaby’s and the life of the animal who takes their safe spot at the shelter/rescue.
Available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter
Gina is a 2-year-old Domestic Short Hair who was found abandoned outside of a local grocery store. She was a little surprised and shocked at first, but over time, she has learned to trust people. Gina is slowly coming out of her shell and is becoming a total sweetheart to those she trusts. She will let you know when she wants some love and will also let you know when she needs her alone time. Gina would do best in a quiet home where she can spread her love.
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! To adopt Fina or any other kitty, call the shelter at 631-360-7575.
Available for adoption through Tender Loving Cats
Moonbeam is a 3-year-old black beauty whose favorite thing to do is rub along your legs. Moonbeam likes wand toys, springs, and anything that moves and truly enjoys the company of everybody in the room. Moonbeam does take a couple weeks to warm up to new environments and friends but once she is settled, she’s a confident little lady.
To adopt Moonbeam, complete an adoption application here: tenderlovingcats.org/adoption-application.html or schedule a meeting at Petsmart North Babylon, 1208 Deer Park Ave., by emailing [email protected].
Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America
**Adoption Fees Waived** North Shore Animal League America is waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats older than six months beginning Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at their adoption center in Port Washington to free up space for displaced pets as a result of the hurricanes. Reduced adoption fees still include examinations, vaccinations, and spaying or neutering. This offer is valid for approved adopters only. Donations are appreciated. Younger dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are also available.
Five-year-old Lucy has the makings of a special soulmate. This local discovery can’t tell us all she’s experienced that has found her in need of our help, but her gratitude is quite clear. A quiet, patient home is exactly what Lucy craves. Due to her sensitivity, Lucy’s family should have patience and experience in nurturing felines with a tentative nature; a predictable home with no children would put her on the right track for successfully acclimating to life as a family pet. ** Please note, Lucy’s photo was taken inside a screen patio (what we call a “catio”) and Lucy was safe and secure in Animal League America’s care.
While 5-year-old Yoda (Adoption #BF3999) has had a lot to process recently after being rescued locally by a good Samaritan, he’s taking a very zen approach by settling into a comfy bed in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. When not busy collecting ear rubs and treats from visitors, he uses his free time mentoring timid roommates, remembering he too was once overwhelmed by changes. What a sweet, compassionate boy! Time outside may be what led him to be FIV+, but he’ll never have to worry about his safety again.
**Double Adoption** Felix (Adoption #H211342) and Oreo (Adoption #H211345) survived the first few months of their lives on the local streets; now they’re ready to thrive together furever in their first real home. By each other’s sides is how they plan to spend their lives. You’ll find the pair giving each other a boost to their confidence while experiencing the safe indoors for the first time. Exploring new toys and greeting new friends are amongst their favorite pastimes. You’re going to love how much happiness this adorable set of 1-year-old siblings brings to your family!
**Double Adoption** One-year-olds Oscar (Adoption #H211343) and Midnight (Adoption #H211344) don’t miss their past life surviving on the streets together—not one bit! While Oscar is welcoming visitors offering ear rubs, Midnight likes to play it safe by hiding in plain sight until she’s sure you’re looking for friendship. Once she’s sure you’re on her side, you’ll find her in your lap and ready to go home. Such an enchanting duo! Want to make them yours? It’s easy. Just offer them a car ride home!
Fabulous Falcon (Adoption #LA2953) is turning heads in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This adorable 6-month-old kitten loves to purr her gratitude every chance she gets. Someone is about to get very lucky when they choose Falcon as their four-legged friend, so hurry if you want to be on the receiving end of some happy head butts!
**Double Adoption** Safely transported to New York from Puerto Rico, 6-month-olds Kevin (Adoption #PR00129) and Joe (Adoption #PR00131) are already a hit in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. You’ll find these cool cats an awesome choice for any family looking for a good time. Want to join in on the fun? Come by and meet Kevin and Joe, but hurry—they’ve got legions of fans who know happiness begins with their car ride home!
Mr. Hugginkiss’s (Adoption #BF4401) name says it all! This very lucky 2-year-old friend found himself in need of help, and Animal League America was happy to be there for him. He’s left his past behind and has his heart open awaiting the future. He’s looking forward to finding a permanent person to share all of his affection with because this mini house panther deserves to be spoiled furever more!
One-year-old Candy Tulips (Adoption #H211541) had a rough start, rescued locally as an outdoor momma cat. This sensitive calico beauty deserves to be pampered in a real home as the only pet. You’ll find her true purrsonality will shine through once she’s settled into a quiet household (children older than 12, please.) If you’ve had experience helping a bruised heart flourish, please ask about being Candy Tulips’ hero!
For more information about adopting these fabulous felines, visit Animal League America’s Port Washington campus or email [email protected].
As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!