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Snuggle Up With An Adopted Pet in This Cold Winter

Rosie

Let’s be honest- it’s freezing outside, and nothing warms you up like a furry friend to spend these cold days with. Contact any one of these local shelters and rescues to find out more about how to bring home a new cuddle buddy today!

First Up: A Special Request to Help A Neighbor

Oliver

Can you help the victim of a recent house fire find her missing cat, Oliver? Oliver ran out of his home located on Nostrand Ave in Port Jefferson Station on January 5th and has still not been found.  Witnesses say he ran down Rodney Street. The owner advises there are 2 other cats in the neighborhood that resemble Oliver, but with different markings on their legs and nose. Please help find Oliver by sharing his picture and story. If you find him, please contact his owner immediately at 631-202-8548 or email beatlesbabe2484@gmail.com

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Rosie

Rosie is a 6-year-old grey Shorthair Mix, brought to the Animal Shelter when her previous owner moved and could no longer care for her. Rosie loves to get and give affection and attention! She has both a sweet side and a spicy side to her. Rosie has anxiety when she is around other animals, causing her to self-groom, so she would be best suited to a quiet home without children where she can be the only pet and the sole recipient of your love.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats & 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! All of the felines at the Shelter are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam, etc.) by a board-certified Veterinarian.

If you are interested in meeting Rosie or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Marie

Marie is a beautiful 4-year-old lady who was surrendered because her human sister has severe cat allergies. Her mom was heartbroken but had no choice but to surrender her. Marie is very friendly, loves to be pet and held, and she LOVES belly rubs! Marie is just the purrfect kitty ready for her furever home. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 to bring this little lady home today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Shelter

Princess
Prince

Would you have a heart for Last Hope’s Heartworm Positive Foxhounds, Price and Princess? Last Hope will pay all veterinary expenses until they are treated for heartworm & test negative. Prince and Princess need not be adopted together, and Last Hope is seeking separate Foster-to-Adopt homes because dogs undergoing heartworm treatment must remain quiet & low key for weeks after each immiticide injection. Prince and Princess come from a Virginia shelter and are both 2.5 years old. They are both sweet and loving and energetic! They would do best in a home without kids or with kids 10+ because they like to jump up when they get excited.

To meet Prince and/or Princess by appointment at Last Hope in Wantagh, please complete and submit a dog adoption application found on the Last Hope websitehttps://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Quincy and Jones

**Double Adoption**Why are Quincy (Adoption #BF1452) and Jones (Adoption #BF1455) so special to us? Just look at them! This very bonded pair of 4-year-old brothers need each other for support as they view every new adventure with trepidation at first. But trusted humans help ease their troubled brows and with encouragement, they overcome every obstacle together. Quincy and Jones are being treated for asthma and will require a family with children 16 years and older who have experience with fearful cats to successfully ease their transition into their first real home. They love all of their feline friends and have wonderful feline manners—they’re everyone’s best buddies! If you’d like to make a significant difference in two charming brothers’ lives, Quincy and Jones would love to entertain you!

Ava

4-year-old Ava (Adoption #BF3234) has taken her sweet time gathering her courage after a life spent outdoors fending for herself. Lately, our patience has been rewarded with appreciative head bumps and rolling purrs for trusted companions. NSALA is certain these will continue in the loving home of patient, experienced humans willing to give Ava the tranquility she has always craved. A predictable setting with children 12 years old and older will lead Ava all the way out of her reticence and into life as an adored family member.

Burundi

Although Burundi (Adoption #D48077) can’t tell us what led to his needing our help, he’s making it clear he prefers freedom in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center’s cage-free rooms and sun-drenched windows to the life he left behind. NSALA is committed to helping Burundi find his purrfect setting, one where he will be the only pet, in a quiet home with children aged 16 and older and patient cat-experienced adults. This stunning 4-year-old boy has graciously accepted NSALA’s help to find you. If you have a home for Burundi to enjoy his new-found freedom, he’d love to meet you!

When a local rescue hero discovered 2-year-old Gabriel (Adoption #BF1714) fending for himself outside, she brought him in for a chance at a safer life. His time outside left him FIV+ but now he is guaranteed a healthy future inside a loving home. Gabriel benefitted from a consistent foster home before being promoting to NSALA’s adoption floor in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center.  Because this tender tabby can be shy, we are seeking a home with children 12 years and older and cat-experienced adults to help him continue to gain trust in a quiet, consistent place. Gabriel would benefit from a confident cat to help him navigate the biggest step in his life’s journey: his very first real home.

Tiger Lily and Jack

**Senior Alert** **Double Adoption**8-year-old Tiger Lily (Adoption #BF3649) and her 13-year-old beau Jack (Adoption #BF3650) had shared their lives together in a peaceful home until suddenly they lost all they had known but each other. Like the resilient seniors they are, this dynamic duo has taken this disruption in stride, and have loads of stories to share about their epic romance and the promise of a golden future in a safe, loving home. While Jack has seasoned his enthusiasm with guarded optimism, Tiger Lily has taken it upon herself to enchant all visitors in the hopes that with our help, she will land them the greatest home they’ve ever known. NSALA vets have discovered that Tiger Lily has Crystalluria, a condition easily managed through a savory special diet the two devour with gusto. This food can be purchased at cost through our Pet Health Centers. If you’re a fan of storybook happy endings, please offer these lovebugs a place in your heart so they can lavish you with the kind of gratitude only a pair of seniors can share.

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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

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Meet Some of The Cats and Dogs For Adoption On Long Island

Shelters and rescues across Long Island are still feeling the pandemic crunch, so if you’re looking for a new best friend, please be patient with staff and volunteers. Many suggest visiting their websites and filling out adoption applications as a first step. Be purrsistant and you’ll have a new forever pet at your side before you know it.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Sweet Bandit has a sad story to share. He was left at the Babylon Animal Shelter by the only family he’s ever known. This 3-year-old fella is described as a sweet and loving guy who loves to run and play fetch more than anything in the whole world! He is housetrained, knows a ton of commands, and just can’t wait to find a home of his own. It takes Bandit time to get comfortable with new people so he would do best in a quiet, low traffic home with older kids and no other pets. Please take the time to meet Bandit. All he needs is a new “leash” on life.

If you are interested in adopting this sweet soul, please contact the shelter’s placement team at (516)785-5220 or email Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Petra

Staff and volunteers are so proud of how far Petra (Adoption #BF2630) has come along on her journey at North Shore Animal League America. When she first arrived, rescued from the local streets, she was very unsure of the rapid changes coming at her in her new, safer environment. NSALA 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 2-year-old 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 children 16+ in age and cat-experienced adults who will know by instinct that a gentle hand and a loving heart is all she needs to win her over.

Sasha

Shy Sasha (Adoption #BF3036) has been shedding some of her trepidation and showing everyone who she truly is: a lovely lady looking for lots of human attention. After her chaotic start to life, it’s understandable why a little time and reassurance was in order to get this 8-year-old beauty back on her paws again. A special diet has helped ease her tummy tensions with great success. If you have a peaceful home with children 12 and over who can help her settle into her new space, she promises to fill it up with gratitude. Sasha is ready to show you all she learned from her Animal League America family!

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Top: Batman & Joker. Bottom: Penguin & Wonder Woman

Batman, Joker, Penguin, and Wonder Woman are 6-month-old super siblings named after some super characters! These kittens are shy when meeting strangers, so they are often overlooked by potential adopters. With a little time and patience to get to know them, they show just how sweet, playful and loving they can all be. Shy kittens need a little extra work to get them to come out of their shells, but they are always worth the effort once you earn their trust.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats & 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! All of the felines at the Shelter are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam, etc.) by a board-certified Veterinarian.

If you are interested in meeting the Super Cats or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Wally

Wally is an adorably sweet 3-year-old, 55 lb Terrier mix who has been at the shelter since July 2019- way too long! Wally came in as a stray with old wounds/scarring covering his ears, face, and legs. No one is sure as to what happened to Wally, but he is now safe and loved by volunteers and staff. This guy is understandably a bit nervous with new people so he’s looking for an adult-only home with dog experience to help him through his nerves and to continue with training. He is also being recommended as a solo pet, but don’t worry – Wally has more than enough love to give to his perfect match! If you are interested in learning more, please email adoption@tohmail.org or call 516-785-5220 for more information today!

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

These Cats and Dogs Are For Adoption on Long Island

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Wally

How about a new best friend for the new year? Check out some of the cutest cats and dogs just waiting to go home with their new forever family today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Dean is a 2-year-old Male Domestic Shorthair Mix that was found as a stray. He is affectionate and outgoing with people and other cats. He is large in his stature and large in his ability to love! Dean has a chronic condition that causes his eyes to run, and this needs to be wiped away regularly, but he enjoys the attention and never gives you a hard time about it. He is otherwise a completely healthy and low-key mush.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats & 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! All of the felines at the Shelter are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam, etc.) by a board-certified Veterinarian.

If you are interested in meeting Dean or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Daisie

Meet Daisie.  Her foster mom described her as “the most amazing dog I have ever had in my entire life”.  She is smart, happy, and very affectionate.  She likes to hug and is good with kids.  Daisie knows basic commands and will even give her paw.  She only weighs about 30lbs, but she is a loyal protector of her people.  She needs a new loving and affectionate forever home.

Gatsby

**Senior Alert** Gatsby is an 11-year-old handsome male tabby whose senior mom recently passed away.  Gatsby is very affectionate with people, other cats, and small dogs.  He is front declawed, healthy, and up to date on all of his shots.  In other words, he is ready to go home with you today!

Nisa

Nisa is a 5-year-old purebred German Shepard who is in need of a new home due to her owner’s personal reasons, not because of anything she did.  She’s been around a child since it was an infant, so she’s a gentle girl who loves to lick faces and gives kisses.  It is unknown how she is with other dogs and cats so likely best if she is the only pet in the house.  Nisa loves to run around and play so a fully fenced yard is a must. She is spayed and fully vetted.

For more information about adopting or fostering Daisie, Gatsby, or Nisa, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at http://www.paws-li.org

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Sammy

This handsome boy is Sammy! He is 1-year-old and extremely sweet. Sammy is a little shy but once he gets to know you, he warms up! He gets along well with other cats and enjoys being pet.

For more information about adopting this cutie patootie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 to bring this little lady home today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Wally

Wally is an adorably sweet 3-year-old, 55 lb Terrier mix who has been at the shelter since July 2019 – way too long! Wally came in as a stray with old wounds/scarring covering his ears, face, and legs. No one is sure as to what happened to Wally, but he is now safe and loved by volunteers and staff. This guy is understandably a bit nervous with new people so he’s looking for an adult-only home with dog experience to help him through his nerves and to continue with training. He is also being recommended as a solo pet, but don’t worry – Wally has more than enough love to give to his perfect match! If you are interested in learning more, please email adoption@tohmail.org or call 516-785-5220 for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Franny

When local heroes found Franny (Adoption #L80612) abandoned, they leaped into action to secure her a safe place in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. NSALA has given this frightened little lady all the loving care she needs to gain confidence and has discovered she’s a delightful playmate when given the opportunity to settle into new situations. They’d love for one-year-old Franny to continue growing more confident in a quiet home with kids 16+ in age. She’ll feel safest as the only pet in the household where she’ll have nothing distracting her from offering all of her gratitude to her heroes—the humans who make her a part of their family.

Kathy Bates

**Senior Alert** Kathy Bates (Adoption #BF3643)is as delighted to meet you as you are to meet her! This dainty 9-year-old beauty was rescued locally and just can’t believe her good fortune by landing in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where the promise of a more peaceful life awaits her. Kathy can’t tell us everything she’s been through to get to this moment, but she is eager to let us know she’s filled with gratitude for the chance at a fresh start. If you’d like to offer her nothing but happiness for the rest of her life, she’s waiting for you; just thinking about going home to a forever home has her purring again!

Max Headroom

**Senior Alert** Don’t tell Max Headroom (Adoption #H202020) he could use to shed a few pounds. This big-boned, 8-year-old friend thinks he can still fit into his skinny jeans! He also thinks there’s a place for him in your heart so be prepared to fall in love when you say hello. It’s all part of his endless charm. He may seem tentative at first, but with just a little encouragement, Max Headroom is all set to make a big comeback—right in the middle of your heart!

Stormy

Yes, Stormy (Adoption #H210223)is stunning! Who doesn’t appreciate a dilute tortie without tortitude? But her demands for attention will precede her beauty. One-year-old Stormy isn’t about to sit around and wait for someone to notice her. This attention-grabbing gal is ready to go home right now, so if you’d like to help a local rescue complete her rags-to-riches story, please stop by and listen to what Stormy has to say.

**Double Adoption** Although staff and volunteers at North Shore Animal League America are quite smitten with one-year-olds Margie (Adoption #BF2509) and Marjorie (Adoption #BF2511), we’ve yet to find a home that befits their shy dispositions. All this bonded set of sisters asks for is some patience, a predictable home to settle into, and purrhaps some treats to sweeten the deal. A home with children 8+ in age and cat-experienced adults will reassure them that they can safely overcome their trepidation and enjoy the playtime and ear rubs they’ve come to cherish from their trusted Animal League America team.

Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir

**Double Adoption** When a pair of shy, seven-month-old bonded brothers needed help finding a permanent place, Animal League America happily got involved. While Bob Weir (Adoption #H210229) is nervous about the whole change in his life, his slightly more comfortable partner Jerry Garcia (Adoption #H210228) is trucking along, hoping our promises of a safe future together is indeed on its way for these touch of grey tabbies. Bob and Jerry will do more than get by. Thanks to heroes like their rescuers and adopters; these grateful boys will survive and thrive in their safest home!

Gracie Mansion and Sadie Hawkins

**Double Adoption** Gracie Mansion (Adoption #H210230)and Sadie Hawkins (Adoption #H210231)recently lost their first home due to owners’ allergies. That’s okay because their best lives are ahead for these sweet, bonded 16-month-old ladies. While Sadie prefers hiding safely behind her extroverted sister, Gracie is committed to putting her best paw forward and helping us find this pair a fresh start with a new, devoted family. With just a little bit of tenderness, you could be welcoming the sweetest pair of sisters into your home by the end of the day!

Ricky Bobby

4-year old Ricky Bobby (Adoption #H210222) was on a great adventure in Staten Island when his hero discovered him and told him about a better life awaiting him in the great indoors.  His solo experiences have left him FIV+ but with a very positive disposition! This agreeable boy is always game for new adventures, and although the change in environment has left him somewhat mystified, a home with children 10+ in age will help him figure out how great his life is now that he’s safe and cared for. You’ll find Ricky Bobby racing to meet you when you rally to his side (if you’re not first, you’re last!)  NSALA is hoping the real winner is you when you cross the finish line and make Ricky Bobby part of your family!

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

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Tips For Making Pet Health Resolutions in 2021

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Don’t forget fido when making resolutions. (Getty Images)

The start of a new year often brings our attention to health and nutrition. But as we consider making positive changes to our own lifestyles, we should be thinking about our furry friends as well. 

With so many choices out there, it’s difficult to decide what brand and type of food may be best for your pet. Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter Supervisor Leigh Wixson, LVT, advises that first and foremost, consult with your veterinarian before drastically changing your pet’s diet.  

“As a general rule, if a brand has a prescription diet line, they are likely a reputable choice.  Companies such as Purina, Iams, Hills Science Diet and Royal Canin employ teams of nutrition specialists and invest millions in studying what is best for your pet’s health and well-being,” says Wixson.  

Avoid companies that spend a fortune on advertising and instead go with the ones that spend money on research. Once you have identified a favorite brand, it’s time to narrow down the type of food.   

“Don’t fall for fads,” notes Wixson. “Grain-free addresses celiac disease, which is a human issue, not an animal issue. Dogs are rarely allergic to grain but are often allergic to the proteins, so if you think your pet has a food allergy, try a different protein: venison, salmon, duck, or rabbit. But take caution: It’s not recommended to supplement extra meat in your pet’s diet, as you can inadvertently harm their kidneys.”

Additional recommendations for optimal pet health include safe usage of supplements. Consult with your veterinarian before adding any to your pet’s diet as some may not be absorbable or digestible if used incorrectly.  

If you’re still not sold on any store-bought pet food, you may consider making your own, but do so after consulting a nutritionists’ cookbook. Without it, you are likely missing vital ingredients.  

Once you have your pet’s menu complete, be sure to keep a close eye on its weight. 

“Weight gain can creep up slowly, so know your pet’s weight and check it every once in a while,” says Wixson. 

A big thing to watch for is treat intake.  

“Giving your dog a few snacks a day can be the caloric equivalent of doling out scoops of ice cream,” she adds. “Recipes that include peanut butter, banana, sweet potato, and pumpkin are always a big hit and nutritional. Limit sugar and salt and watch your ingredients for things that can be harmful, such as grapes, xylitol, onions, or garlic.”

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Adopt a Pet in Need This New Year 2021

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Zero

If your New Year’s resolution is to save a life, look no further. Any one of these adorable cats and dogs would love nothing more than to make your home their home in 2021!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Munchie

Munchie is a beautiful 7-month-old tuxedo who is a bit on the shy side and will need a patient, loving home to help her come out of her shell. She is great with other cats but still nervous around humans.

Nico

Nico is a 4-year-old black beauty who is as sweet as he is cute! Nico comes from a hoarding situation and was found living in a dark rusty basement, so when you arrive at Almost Home’s cattery you will most likely find him lying on a cat tree in the sun! Nico loves to be pet and purrs all the time.

For more information about adopting Munchie or Nico, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 to bring this little lady home today!

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Devin

Devin is a lovable, goofy, playful 2-year-old Pit Mix who was rescued from a high kill shelter in South Carolina. He’s a real cuddle bug and he’ll happily hang out with his head in your lap while you work at your computer. He’s also fond of sleeping next to you. He’s got a great disposition and is friendly to everyone he meets. He loves going on walks and he would make a great hiking companion (and he’s good in the car). Devin is a smart cookie who knows his basic commands and really wants to please. He’s also quite content to hang out on the couch and nibble at his chew toys. Devin is a super sweet dog and would make a great family dog. He’s a big guy (65 lbs) and he is active so he would probably do best in an active home with older kids.

For more information about adopting or fostering Devin, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at paws-li.org

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Bruiser

**Special Request** 7-year-old Bruiser deserves the chance to become cherished & hopefully healthier…this big 17 -pound friendly tabby just happened to walk into someone’s Hicksville home. It was his feline way of saying: “I am not feral. I enjoy the company of people and would really like a warm home & family to call my own.” Upon arrival at Last Hope and during his vet intake, it was discovered that not only is Bruiser FIV positive, but he also has a pretty severe heart murmur. He is safe with Last Hope but will need further cardiac evaluation. In the meantime, Last Hope is looking for a home where Bruiser can be warm, comfy & loved.

To meet Bruiser by appointment at Last Hope in Wantagh, call 631-425-1884 or fill out an adoption application on Last Hope’s webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

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Zero

Named after a rather famous celebrity pooch, Zero is a 10-year-old sweetie that recently found her way to the shelter with her right eye half-closed, which the staff believes is the result of an entropion that will be fixed when they spay her soon. Zero is a blast to be with, loves to play, and loves a good game of fetch. She is friendly with people, is a little jumpy too and likes other dogs!! This girl is not to be missed! If you can open your heart and home to her, please email adoption@tohmail.org or call 516-785-5220 for more information today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Mia

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, the playful Mia! Mia is a loving and energetic 2-year-old Pit/Lab Mix who is equal parts goofy and affectionate. Mia came to the shelter as a stray after being hit by a car and fortunately sustaining only minor injuries. She loves to whip around her rope toys and chase after balls. Mia thinks she is a lap dog and will crawl in your lap and shower you with kisses. Mia was a yard dog, so she is protective of her space when it comes to strangers, and she will require a home that can properly introduce her to new people. Once she meets a new friend, she loves them unconditionally. Mia would be best as the only pet in the home. If you are interested in meeting Mia, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

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

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Adorable Cats And Dogs Up For Adoption on Long Island

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Ingrid

We asked all of these adorable cats and dogs what they would most like for the holidays and sure enough, the top answer was a home of their own. If you can make wishes come true this holiday season, contact your local animal shelter or rescue today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Lizzy

This sad-faced little girl named Lizzy came to the shelter as a stray this December with extremely engorged mammary glands. She was dirty, wounds healing on her chin and ear, with long nails and underweight. Very clearly, Lizzy has not been loved and cared for, and obviously had recently given birth, but her babies were nowhere to be found. Everyone is so heartbroken for Lizzy and her babies who clearly still needed their mamma. Lizzy is friendly with people, and social with dogs but may be a little controlling of her playmate. Lizzy deserves a loving home this holiday season. If you can open your heart and home to her, please email adoption@tohmail.org or call 516-785-5220 for more information today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Blossom

Blossom has blossomed since she was surrendered to a Georgia shelter by her previous owner, and now she’s ready to find her forever home. Sometimes when a dog comes from an abusive or neglectful home, it can be a blessing to be owner-surrendered.  This 3-year-old pit mix and her sister (recently adopted) were lucky enough to find their way to Last Hope and through the love they were shown from staff and volunteers, Blossom has made great progress coming out of her shell.  This shy gal would thrive with an adopter who can continue to bolster her confidence. If that someone is you, please call 631-425-1884 or fill out an adoption application on Last Hope’s webpage at https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Matty, Motor, and Sid

Matty, Motor, and Sid are all 1-year-old boys who are likely overlooked at the shelter because they tend to be a little on the shy side. All three kitties grew up in the shelter and watched their more outgoing siblings get happy homes. They may take some time to learn to trust new humans, but once their trust is earned, they are loving, playful, and sweet! These three boys are friends but are not bonded. They would love to be in a furrever home together but will adjust if they aren’t. Shy cats need quiet homes with patience and lots of love to give. If you are interested Matty, Motor, and Sid, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America

Franny and Tessi

**Double Adoption** When 9-month-olds Franny (Adoption #BF3274) and Tessi (Adoption #BF3275) arrived as kittens, the NSALA team determined they would benefit from a foster home setting to help them overcome their fear of humans. The time they’ve shared in a calm, nurturing environment has brought out their best selves, and their foster mom is proud to share their accomplishments with a worthy family. They’re seeking a cat experienced home with older children who will continue to nurture them as they transition into a new and permanent place. The more confident, treat-loving Tessi has grown to love receiving lots of attention and playing with wand toys. Shyer Franny is working on overcoming more of her fear, but gains confidence by watching Tessi’s success, and is joining in on some of the fun. Both sisters are doing a fabulous job with clicker training, which can be shared in their new home. All we need to complete Franny and Tessi’s adoption story is a big-hearted human—and treats!

Sage

Sage (Adoption #L80797) has proven to be a very resourceful girl! First, she purrsuaded a local rescuer to scoop her up off the streets, then this witty 4-year-old managed to find her way to Animal League America’s vets who took a look at her frequent colds. With a successful treatment plan for chronic rhinitis covered at cost through our Pet Health Centers for life, Sage has moved up to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where her wide-eyes and wondrous ears are no match for her enormous heart and insatiable curiosity! Looking for a determined partner to discover your home by your side? Look no further than Sage!

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Ingrid

Sweet Mama Ingrid (Adoption #L80611) got to care for her kittens in a peaceful foster home before she joined Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Locally rescued from the city streets, this lovely one year old will never have to worry about her safety again. You’ll find her basking in a sunny room as she delights in all the wonders of her new and improved life. You’ll complete her story by carrying her off to a well-deserved life as a beloved family member. Photo by Ted Lim

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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Adopt A Pet And Keep All Animals Safe From The Cold This Winter

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Sprite

Winter has unofficially arrived, and we always want to make sure animals stay safe and protected in cold and unpredictable weather. The Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone that pets left outside in extreme temperatures, especially without food or shelter, are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite, and even death. If you see an animal in danger, become informed, and make a report by calling 516-THE-SPCA. Their lives depend on us!

Available for adoption at All About Spay Neuter

Victoria

Victoria is a beautiful grey and white cat who is about a year old.  She is a little shy at the shelter but when she was home with one of our volunteers she showed her true colors.  She will follow you around the house and wait for her favorite salmon treats or sit and watch TV with you.  Please think about giving this young lady her forever home.  If interested, please text Alicia at 516-510-6738.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

It doesn’t take a detective to figure out how Piglet got his name…just look at this cute snout!

Piglet

Piglet found his way to the shelter when he was brought in as a stray, although, sadly, staff believes the person claiming to be the finder was in fact his owner.  But you know what they say – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Piglet is absolutely adorable.  He’s a tiny, 47-pound cutie with the most adorable eyes. Piglet likes other dogs and becomes playful with them. He knows a bunch of commands and also thinks he’s a lap dog. He does seem to have issues with strangers and is more comfortable with women than men, so a savvy, patient owner would be best for this little meatball. If you are interested in adopting this sweetie,  please contact the shelter’s placement team at (516)785-5220 or email Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Spencer

Meet Spencer. This strong, handsome boy found himself on the euthanasia list due to nothing more than overcrowding.  He is 4-years old weighs about 70 pounds, but don’t let his size fool you, he is a really sweet and gentle guy.  He’s a big mush who loves his people. He is dog selective, so he should be the dog only in the home and due to his size, would do best in a home without young children. Spencer loves to play and also loves his downtime- he would make a great tv buddy or book reading pal.  He loves walks but is fine just playing in his own yard as well.

If you are interested in being Spencer’s forever home and best buddy, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call (631) 306-4616 today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Cali

**Senior Alert** Cali is a 12-14-year-old Cattle Dog Mix in need of a forever home. Cali and her siblings Rocky and Suzie were brought to the Animal Shelter when their dad sadly passed away. Staff and volunteers would love for Cali to spend her golden years showered with endless affection. She needs an adult-only home, and she gets along well with calm dogs. Cali is losing her hearing due to chronic ear infections and has severe arthritis, so she needs a home that can help her navigate these challenges and provide her with the love and care she deserves. If you are interested in meeting Cali, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America

Sprite

When Sprite (Adoption #G25517)arrived from his overcrowded municipal shelter in the south, two things were evident: he was really gorgeous and really scared. A few months spent in the quietest space has relieved him from most of his fear, but he’s still every bit as handsome as the day we met him. Given time and space to acclimate to his new setting, 1-year-old Sprite has taken on some of the confidence of his feline friends and is eager to join in on the fun—sometimes too eager! The female friends of his playgroup find him overbearing, but he’s a welcome member of the boys’ club. NSALA is seeking experienced adults and children 16+ in age to help him overcome some of his reticence, and a confident male cat in the household will be a great ally as he navigates his first real home. You may fall in love with Sprite based on his dashing good looks, but it’s his delight in the little things he discovers as he explores his surroundings that makes him all the more endearing!

Flick

A good Samaritan rushed 8-month-old Flick (Adoption #H210935)to NSALA’s Pet Health Center for help with an injury to his mouth. Although fully repaired, the experience left our little friend a bit shaken. They placed Flick in a quiet place to fully recover and learn to enjoy human company. Now we can happily say this tenacious tiny tuxedo is literally climbing the walls with excitement over making so many great friends—both human and feline—while waiting to be ready for his family. NSALA is looking for a home with children 12+ and experienced adults who will give Flick all the gentle encouragement he needs to gain confidence in his first home. Flick enjoys his feline friends so much that we’re looking to find him a family with a confident cat to make his transition to a beloved family member as seamless as possible. With just a little patience, you could be looking at the piece that is missing from your heart!

Fran and Val

**Double Adoption and Senior Alert** Fran (Adoption #H204283) and Val (Adoption #H204284) have lived their whole lives together. Now these devoted 9-year-old sisters are looking for a fresh start, and we think their chances are fantastic. While Val is content to let her more outgoing sister take center stage, Fran is ready to be the life of the party in any room she’s in. You’ll find the balance between them is part of their charm, and soon see that offering them a place to resume their content lives was just the thing missing in yours. Adopting a senior is the greatest experience you can give yourself; adopting a bonded pair is the easiest way to become a hero!

Nike

**Senior Alert** Nike (Adoption #H210972) never thought he’d be looking for a new nest to settle into at this point in his life, but he’s very grateful to his North Shore Animal League America friends for comforting him while we search together for a fresh start. What this stunning 18-year old lacks in kitten energy he makes up for in ample servings of gratitude, making him a wonderful choice for a big-hearted family seeking the senior experience. A quiet home and a comfy, warm lap is all he asks for in his golden years.  If your lap could use a little warming this season, please ask about offering yours to Nike.

Fiona

When fabulous Fiona (Adoption #H204813) needed a safe place to start over, Animal League America was ready. From the moment she arrived, this stunning lady lost no time enchanting her new friends in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. With fur as soft as a bunny, bright green eyes searching for a soulmate, and a belly that tells us she’s enjoyed a kibble or two, 7-year- old Fiona is pulling out all the stops to grab hold of her fresh start. Just scratch her head and see how easily she melts into you. Fiona has a heart condition that is covered through our Pet Health Centers so loving her is as simple as receiving a head butt. With the NSALA team, and her delightful purrsonality, you’ll find her care simple and worth it. You may not realize this yet, but you’ve been missing Fiona your whole life; don’t let another moment pass without Fiona by your side!

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

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Adopt A Pet or Donate to “Operation Santa Paws” To Help These Animals

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Elijah

Pet adoption is the best way to save a life, but there are other ways to help too. “Operation Santa Paws” encourages animal lovers to share the gift of giving at shelters everywhere from Dec. 1 to 24.

The campaign goal of Operation Santa Paws is to stock the shelters with much-needed supplies. Unfortunately, about 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters around the country yearly. Although many get adopted, the majority spend much of their lives in cages. December is a time to donate a new blanket, toy, or even some treats for a shelter animal to enjoy during the holidays. Contact your local shelter or rescue and see how you can help today!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Cub

Cub is a 7-month-old kitten who comes across as very shy and will need a pet parent with patience to give him the time he needs to come out of his shell. Cub is great with other cats and would do well in a home with other animals.

Renee

Who’s that peeking out from behind the corner? Why that cutie-patootie is Renee! Renee came to Almost Home from a hoarding house in Mineola. She is doing well in the rescues open cattery.  She is still a little nervous around humans but is improving everyday.

For more information about adopting Cub or Renee, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Cookie

**Senior Alert** Of all the dogs in all the shelters, there is no other who is more deserving of a loving family than Cookie. This loving and happy 9-years-young pittie mixadores every human she meets, can play for hours and gives the BEST snuggles. She would be ideal for families with kids 8 years and up and should be the only pet in the home. Cookie is very healthy and athletic. She needs a big yard where she can play fetch with her family. If you are interested in meeting Cookie,please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America

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Elijah

Elijah’s (Adoption #H205482)heroes rushed him to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers for lifesaving treatment for pneumonia. HIs illness left him with a collapsed lung which may make him prone to more respiratory needs in his life, but this determined little 5-month- old isn’t letting anything hold him back from expressing all the gratitude for his humans while in our care. Elijah enjoyed recovering in a loving foster home where he got to pay with other cat friends. Now he’s ready to plant himself in a permanent lap and celebrate the joy his second chance will offer. If you’d like to stroke his soft fur furever, Elijah is ready to go home to you day!

**Double Adoption**Edgar (Adoption #L80708)and Estelle (Adoption #L80709)are sharing an epic love affair! After being delivered to safety from the cold, busy local streets, these 5-month old kittens are depending on each other to get through the perils of life.  We’ve promised a bright future awaits them in a quiet home.  If you’d like to nurture their gentle spirits, they’ll reward you with the tenderness of gratitude only a rescue cat can share, knowing they are at last safe and completely loved.

Bradie

Bradie(Adoption #BF3607) doesn’t know it yet, but she’s a very lucky little girl who gets to begin her search for a home with her friends at Animal League America. Shy and reserved at first, all this tender 7-month-old tabby needs is a comfortable, quiet place to learn that being loved by a family is the life she deserves. An experienced family with children 12+ in age and a feline friend to guide her into the wonders of her first home will settle her into her new life. Start with gentle ear rubs and see where her gratitude takes you!

Katy Purry (Adoption #NCR707) isn’t exactly a firework and she’s not going to roar to get your attention. The truth is she’s come a long way to be discovered by you—all the way from North Carolina. Someone as lovely as she shouldn’t be waiting very long to be swept off her paws and carried home. This 3-year-old southern beauty would enjoy a quiet, cat-experienced home with children 12+ in age where she can have all the freedom she’s been missing lately.  As the only pet, she promises to fill up your home with all the love and affection stored in her heart that she’s waiting to share.  Please give superstar Katy Purry the ride home she deserves.

**Double Adoption**Rio (Adoption #NCR5873) and Dublin (Adoption #NCR5883) took a long trip to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center from their shelter in North Carolina in hopes of landing a family of their own to share forever. Rio had his doubts at first, but he’s warming up to the cag- free life and steady flow of treats and ear rubs. His best friend Dublin is still unsure about his human friends but derives a lot of comfort in seeing his brother’s confidence grow. We’ve no doubt a quiet, cat-experienced home with patient children 12+ in age will give Rio and Dublin all the time and space they need to grow into being members of a family.

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Belle

Little Miss Belle needs a home.  She’s approximately 1 yrs old and weighs roughly 10lbs.  We think she may have been hit by car as she has a wobbly walk, but she gets around just fine.  She is spayed, UTD and otherwise very healthy.  She must have been loved at one time because she’s very sweet and loves belly rubs.

If you’re interested in giving Miss Belle the forever home she needs and deserves, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at http://www.paws-li.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Bandit

Sweet Bandit has a sad story to share. He was left at the Babylon Animal Shelter by the only family he’s ever known. This 3-year-old fella is described as a sweet and loving guy who loves to run and play fetch more than anything in the whole world! He is housetrained, knows a ton of commands and just can’t wait to find a home of his own. It takes Bandit time to get comfortable with new people so he would do best in a quiet, low traffic home with older kids and no other pets. Please take the time to meet Bandit. All he needs is a new “leash” on life.

If you are interested in adopting this sweet soul, please contact the shelter’s placement teamat (516)785-5220 or email Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org.

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

Gift A Loving Pet Their Forever Home This Holiday

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Rocky

The holiday countdown has officially begun and bringing home a new pet this time of year is always a popular choice for many animal lovers. Please remember that adoption is a lifetime commitment, and the best gift you can give any one of these cats or dogs is a new forever home of their own.

Available through private adoption.

Missy

**Senior Alert** A good Samaritan found herself with a neighbor’s cat when the owner recently passed away. Missy is described as a very sweet kitty, around 12-13 years old that is ready to begin the next chapter in her life. If you or someone you know can make your home Missy’s new forever home, please contact Debbie Lee-Leone at 516 749-1074 for more information.

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America

Wolfie

When Wolfie (Adoption #MA4404) greets you, she bounces across the room with such robust enthusiasm you’ll forget that she survived a recent fall from a high-rise window. This 1-year old daredevil lives her life to the fullest. From enjoying window views from the highest perch in her room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, to climbing down those shelves to meet you at the door, Wolfie’s determination to explore new spaces and friendships makes her a delightful choice for any home setting. Be prepared to be inspired by her gleeful energy. Once you tuck Wolfie into your heart, you’ll never look at life the same again!

Mali

Marvelous momma Mali (Adoption #WV0531) is ready to squish herself right into the empty spaces of your heart and quiet all the questions you ever had about adding a cat to your home. Relieved of her maternal duties, this robust 4-year old southern rescue is setting her sights on a future that includes a family to adore her and a home to explore. Mali could use some help losing the added weight she’s collected along her life’s journey, but she’s so attentive to visitors, we have a feeling she’ll exercise the lbs. right off with some voracious head bumps! Want to be the someone Mali’s been hoping for?

Jigsaw and Crossword

*Double Adoption* 6-month olds Jigsaw (Adoption #H210896) and Crossword (Adoption #H210897) were puzzled when they first arrived in our care after fending for themselves on the local streets. Now settled into the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, they’re working out a solution to their problem by people-watching and learning to trust. Crossword is already showing just how much ear rubs are appreciated while Jigsaw watches his buddy with avid interest. Together these two sleuths will solve their greatest puzzle: finding their way home—with you!

Corazon

Hola, Corazon (Adoption #PR00004)! This 1-year old’s heart is set on being the only pet in your home. That way, you can focus all of your attention on him! After traveling all the way from Puerto Rico, he’s earned himself a home that will spoil him rotten (which he makes so very easy to do.) You’ll be rubbing his enormous ears while he enthusiastically thanks you for being his hero. If your quiet home has children 8 years and older ready to follow this bubbly friend’s lead, Corazon will be the piece missing from your heart!

Magic

Magic (Adoption #H209189) knows what it’s like to have once been someone’s pet, so he’s not hesitating a moment on finding his way into a home again. This enchanting 4-year-old boy is giving everything he’s got to bowl you over and plant himself into your heart—as if that very boopable pink nose isn’t enough to make you want to grab hold of him and carry him home. If you’re looking to add a spark of enchantment to your household, Magic is the cat to cast a spell on your heart!

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

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Rocky

**Senior Alert** Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Rocky. This 12-14- year old sweetheart and his two siblings have recently lost their home when their dad sadly passed away. This sweet old fella deserves the chance to live out his days in a warm home with a loving family.  Rocky has significant arthritis and hearing loss. While Rocky does get along with his siblings, he should be the only pet in the house (if adopted without them). He adores being the object of attention and being around people. Everyone would love to see Rocky adopted or in a permanent foster home in time for the holidays. If you can help save Rocky, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Calvin

**Special Request** Look into Calvin’s eyes — does your heart just break for him? You can just tell how sad and confused he must be. This sweet, 2-year old boy came to the shelter as a stray in November 2020, after being found by the police. He is a nervous dog, seemingly not knowing what to do with toys or attention. If staff had to guess, he probably spent most of his time alone, perhaps outside, and under-socialized with people. Calvin is friendly with other dogs and enjoys meeting them, although he probably doesn’t know how to play yet. Sadly, Calvin was adopted and after one day, not nearly enough time to adjust to his new environment with new people, he ended up being stabbed by the male of the home. It’s unfathomable as to what he did to warrant this, as there was no bite recorded. This truly baffles and saddens everyone, but thankfully he is recovered and is ready for his actually true, forever, loving home. If you are interested in adopting this sweet soul, please contact the shelter’s placement team at (516)785-5220 or email Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org.

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

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Give These Adoptable Pets A Reason to Be Thankful

Let’s give these adorable adoptables something to be thankful for…head down to your local shelter or rescue and save a life today!

The Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone that while it can be tempting to give your pets a taste of your Thanksgiving meal, common festive dishes are full of ingredients that are toxic to dogs and cats or can cause digestive upset.  Reminders:

  • Dogs can gulp down bones without chewing and choke; bones can splinter and puncture the digestive tract. 
  • Other ingredients to avoid; garlic, onions, leaks, chives, unbaked dough containing yeast and desserts.
  • Be sure the trash is out of reach.
  • It can get a bit hectic as guests arrive and a full house can overstimulate and stress your pets. Be mindful of open doors and make sure your pets are wearing collars and updated tags.
  • Set rules for kid visitors on how to play and interact with your pet.
  • Be sure your pet has a safe and quiet place to retire to. 

And please remember, to report animal abuse call 516-THE-SPCA and visit www.nassaucountyspca.org for more information. 

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter 

Suzie

**Senior Alert** Suzie is a 12-14-year old female Border Collie who sadly lost her dad recently and is now looking to live out her golden years showered with love.  Suzie does have significant arthritis and chronic skin disease but that doesn’t stop her from being an amazing companion.   She has a young and playful spirit, even if her body isn’t always up to it.  She loves to be pet, being outside exploring and food!!  She can live with another calm dog and children 12+.  

In honor of November being Adopt-A-Senior Pet month, we’d like to remind everyone that seniors are often already trained and definitely more calm than younger pooches. Suzie is available for adoption or forever foster in a home that can manage her medication. If you can help save Suzie, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through Last Hope Animal Rescue

Timothy

Meet Timothy, Last Hope’s little social butterfly.  This handsome tuxedo loves nothing more than to fly out of his cage & gently land on your shoulder so he can make his feline heart flutter to show you how much he loves you.  Timothy was rescued in Medford 3 months ago…all by himself – no Mom or littermates…and he was already quite friendly.  Now just 7-months old, Timothy is looking for a forever shoulder to perch on. If that shoulder is yours, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America

Kandila

Now that Kandila (Adoption #H210823) is safely settled in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center awaiting her big day, she is lighting up the place with gratitude! This delightful dilute one-year-old female tortie is warming up to the idea that being part of a family is a fabulous way to spend her days. Invite her home and watch how eager she is to let you know she’s proud to be part of your family!

Namibia

Namibia (Adoption #E3713) sure is lucky to find herself transported to our Port Washington Adoption Center where NSALA’s vets discovered she would need surgery to remove her enlarged kidney. Now fully recovered, and with a plan for success, Namibia is sparkling like a diamond with her new lease on life. This sleek three-year-old beauty has returned to good health and has an abundance of gratitude to share with her next hero—a family of her own. Her ideal one is with children 6+ in age who will help her feel welcomed but not overwhelmed to a life as a cherished family member.

Ross and Rachael

Ross (Adoption #BF3573) and Rachael (Adoption #BF3574) aren’t taking a break from each other! This bonded set of 5-month-old tabbies leans on each other as they figure out a safer alternative to life on the local streets. While Rachael purrs in gratitude for the comfy bed she’s snuggling into in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, Ross is watching her to gain more confidence. If you have a quiet home, you have what these friends need to spend forever together with you! Photo by Roe Johnson

Domino

If you’re looking for a soulmate who earnestly wants to thank you for high bright new future every chance he gets, Domino (Adoption #NCR5709) is the cat for you! This grateful male four-month-old tuxedo left his overcrowded municipal shelter in North Carolina with the promise of a safe life as a devoted family member. He’s an ideal choice for first time cat adopters or families with children looking to pamper a very worthy new friend. You’ll find Domino right behind you, following you all the way home!

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz (Adoption #NCR5710) is a young starlet rescued from an overcrowded municipal shelter in North Carolina and looking for her a permanent role in your family.  She may seem a bit shy upon greeting her, but that just makes her all the more charming when she bows for an ear rub. Couldn’t you just see yourself featuring this sweet four-month-old in the peace and quiet of your heart and home? 

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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes (Adoption #R166977) is all that! This precocious young lady is thrilled for the opportunity to find her family now that she’s safely greeting friends in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Staff and volunteers describe this four-year-old as a real playful boredom-buster! If you’d enjoy someone who’ll plant herself in the middle of everything just to be part of your world, Amanda Bynes is the feline friend you’ve been waiting for!

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Zena

It’s so hard to follow Zena’s back story, but it seems as though her owner was evicted and left her behind, tied up to a tree with no food or water. Everyone is just so heartbroken for this sweet girl, but there are high hopes that this lady’s life is about to turn itself around. Zena is friendly with people and is being recommended for a home with kids 15 and up. This 5-year old baby is very petite, weighing in at 52 itty bitty pounds. She is house trained and knows “sit”, “down” and “touch”. Zena is looking for an active household as she is energetic and loves to play. Zena is recommended to go as a solo pet. If you are interested in our girl, please contact our placement team at (516)785-5220, Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv

Waldo and Kerri

**Double Adoption** This dynamic duo is known as Waldo and Kerri.  Waldo is a 5-year old fella (FIV+ but remember, that’s only spread from the mom in utero or from a deep bite, so living amongst non-FIV+ cats is completely acceptable).  Kerri is approximately 10-years old.  This bonded pair was trapped, vetted and tested by Pets4Luv and are both ready to find their forever homes.  They are a little on the shy side when they first meet people, but they love to be pet and love each other!!!! 

For more information about adopting Waldo and Kerri, please contact Pets4Luv at 516-860-7057 or email info@pets4luv.org today. 

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Audrey and Black Panther

Audrey and Black Panther were abandoned ferals rescued from a dangerous location.  Tiny 4-month old Audrey is always ready to eat and Black Panther likes to act as the protector of all kittens.  Both are understandably skittish but with time, will become wonderful additions to any household.  

Maximus is a stunningly handsome 3-month old kitten with his all black paws and sweet demeanor.  He is very affectionate, loves to cuddle has the cutest little baby purr.  He gets along well with other cats and children.   Maximus had been part of a feral colony. He suffered some kind of impact trauma; maybe have been hit by a car.  He was hospitalized, treated and is well on the mend. He holds his head at a tilt but is capable of turning it regularly. He runs with a bit of an impaired gait but is capable of using all four limbs independently. He loves to play with toys and is learning how to wrestle with his foster brother.

For more information about adopting Audrey, Black Panther or Maximus, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at http://www.paws-li.org

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

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