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Adopt One of These Purr-fectly Adorable Cats on Long Island

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Olaf

Feline fans, pull out your scratching pads and catnip because this week’s lineup is for you! Head down to your local rescue or shelter to meet a paw-fectly purrfect cat or kitten today!

Available for adoption at AlleyKattz Rescue

Mama Ruthie and Baby Billy

Everyone loves a Baby Ruth candy bar, right? Well, how about mom Ruthie and baby Billy?  These two bonded felines would bring great sweetness and love into your heart and your home. Mama Ruthie is just one year old and needs time to get used to people. She allows petting but is not yet trusting enough to be picked up. With time and patience, you can win her trust. Her baby Billy is 3 months old and like most kittens, he is curious, friendly, and playful. Mom and Baby are bonded to each other and must be adopted together. They are good with other cats but not good with kids so they need a child-free home. An older person or couple with a quiet home would be a great fit for them.

Minnie and Kiara

Looking for the purrfect pair of felines for your family? Minnie and Kiara are 9-month-old sisters that are good with kids, dogs, and other cats! They are bonded, sweet girls that need a home together where they can share their love with you. If you would like to adopt these two sweeties, please go to Alleykattz rescue and fill out an application today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Yoo-Hoo

**Senior Alert** Yoo-Hoo!! Yes, we’re calling you over to check out Yoo-Hoo! You-Hoo is a gorgeous gal estimated to be 10-to-12 years old. Sweet Yoo-Hoo was found abandoned, thin, and matted as part of a feral cat colony. Her unique coloring and stunning green eyes are hard to resist. Yoo-Hoo loves to snuggle and hang out in the sun. She has a hyperthyroid condition, but this can be managed through a prescription diet and vet visits twice a year. Yoo-Hoo would do well in a home with children and other animals that respect her personal space. If you are interested in meeting You-Hoo, please call 631-360-7575.

Currently, there’s 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!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Ava

Four-year-old Ava (Adoption #BF3234) has taken her sweet time gathering her courage after a life spent outdoors fending for herself. Lately, staff and volunteer’s patience has been rewarded with appreciative head bumps and rolling purrs for trusted companions they’re certain will continue in the loving home of patient, experienced humans willing to give her the tranquility she has always craved. A predictable setting with children age 16 and older will lead Ava all the way out of her reticence and into the hands of her adoring human.

Olaf

A local rescuer reached out for our help in placing a cat who needed to learn to trust again. Time in a quiet space was exactly what five-year-old Olaf (Adoption #L80529) needed. NSALA has discovered the key to his success would be in a home with an experienced adult with no other pets. Predictable days with no children in the home will provide him with a smooth transition into the next step on his journey. As the sole object of your attention, you’ll discover an exceedingly charming and loyal friend who wants to be your shadow but has clear body language when he needs time for himself. Olaf has overcome the difficulties he encountered in his life before arriving to safety; he’s ready to be the great love of your life!

Hunter and Audi

**Double Adoption** NSALA loves playing matchmaker between pets and families, but they take particular delight in introducing best friends to kittens who need a boost to their confidence. When Audi (Adoption #BF3813) was discovered in a rescuer’s backyard, he got the star treatment in a foster home to work out his feelings about humans. Locally rescued Hunter (Adoption #L80579) was delivered to us for safety with a similar feeling about hands. Our foster mom offered to put the boys together to see if magic could happen—and it most certainly did! Shy kittens are always going to benefit from having a feline friend at their side, and Audi’s playful energy has been a wonderful complement to Hunter’s shyer personality while Hunter’s love of lap time is something that intrigues Audi. They’ll always find time to recharge in a cuddle pile. Put them in a calm, consistent, cat-experienced home with older children and watch them explore new opportunities at each other’s side. Want to join along on the successful journey of these two wonderful five-month-old best friends?

**Double Adoption** At first glance, you might think five-month-olds Amber (Adoption #BF3805) and Atticus (Adoption #BF3806) are a bit shy, but pull out a feather toy and watch their true purrsonalities emerge! These locally rescued kittens are the best of what kittens have to offer: contented nap time companions, and fierce feather warriors! You’ll be enchanted by their determination to overcome their shyness for a good time. Amber and Atticus are a delightful choice for first time kitten adopters. Come by and meet them, and don’t forget to bring an empty heart because they have a knack for filling it up! And remember, when you adopt, you’re saving two lives: the animal you take home and the animal we now have room to rescue.  So, if you adopt Amber and Atticus, you’re saving four lives!

Amelia

Marvelous Momma Amelia (Adoption #BF2042) is free from her responsibilities to her kittens and ready to devote more time to grabbing attention for herself. After a rough start to life, this one-year-old tender tabby has put the past behind her and has her heart set on a future of freedom and safety in a loving home. Start with rubbing her magnificent ears and see where that takes you. You’ll be treated to some very enthusiastic belly rolls just to show you she thinks you’re pretty awesome too. We predict a very happy life between Amelia and her fortunate family, and NSALA is rooting for you to be the people she chooses to love furever!

Abigail

Dear Abigail (Adoption #BF2048) deserves a loving home after completing her time as a nurturing momma cat to her kittens in our nursery. Although Abigail is fortunate to have had a safe place to recuperate from motherhood, this shy local rescue needs a bit of reassurance that the hard work is behind her, and the happiest days are ahead as a treasured member of a family. To help two-year-old Abigail transition into her first home, NSALA is seeking a quiet one with children age six and older and nurturing adults willing to offer ear rubs on demand. They predict she’ll be purring her gratitude to you in no time!

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

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

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Help Find A Missing Cat, Plus Meet These Pets for Adoption

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Money

There’s always a wide variety of special animals available for adoption on Long Island, and this week is no different. Please read about some of the adorable adoptables looking to make your house their new forever home.

But first, please help find Ettore, a cat who recently escaped baggage handlers at JFK, by sharing his information:

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Pogo

**Special Request** Meet Pogo! This handsome 5-year-old found his way to the TOS Animal Shelter as a stray. Pogo is a rear leg amputee and a bit on the shy side. This sweet boy would thrive best in a quiet home with a warm lap to curl up in. If you are interested in meeting Pogo, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Harrison

**Special Request** Harrison was brought to the TOH Animal Shelter as a stray by the police in August. He was found alone in a park. He can’t see out of one of his eyes, he is thin, anxious and he is incontinent. He is also really sweet, loving, calm, and enjoys a good game of fetch. He is dog friendly too and would absolutely love nothing more than to make his way into a loving home where he could live out the rest of his life with someone who can love and care for him. If you are interested in learning more and getting the most up-to-date information on Harrison, please contact the shelter’s placement team at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Sugar

**Special Request and Senior Alert** From looking at Sugar, you get the strong feeling she hasn’t had an easy life in Virginia. It appears she’s had litter after litter and was owned by folks who only wanted to use her for breeding. Sugar was spayed by Last Hope last week and the vet also removed a small mammary tumor which is the result of having so many litters, so she has stitches to come out. Sugar doesn’t act like a senior at all, lots of pep in her step. She shares a kennel with a Lab with vision problems & they are BFFs! Last Hope can’t undo the life Sugar had before they met her…but they are trying to make her as healthy as possible so the last chapter of her life has many, many happy pages.

To meet Sugar by appointment, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website homepage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Sassafras and Sam Hill

**Double Adoption** When Sam Hill (Adoption #H210920) arrived with his sister Sassafras (Adoption #H210919) last year as kittens, he felt pretty great about his prospects for a safer life indoors. Sassafras, on the other hand, was not won over by her human companions—yet. Sam is so devoted he offered all of his support and joined his sister in a wonderful foster home to help them relearn how to trust the humans who adore them. Now these adorable 1-year-old bonded siblings are looking for an experienced, quiet home (with children age 10 and older) that will help reinforce all the good things they’ve learned from the Animal League America team of supporters. Sam Hill is just about as purrfect as mini-house panthers go, and Sassafras watches his every move to gain confidence. Treats are the way to both their hearts! If you’ve had experience nurturing the fear out of felines, you’re exactly the hero Sassafras and Sam Hill are looking for!

Taylor and Money

**Double Adoption** It was a very lucky day last winter when heroes discovered 2-year-olds Taylor (Adoption #BF3683) and Monkey (Adoption #BF3684), dumped outside to fend for themselves. All that changed when they were delivered to the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where they were given a comfortable place to adjust … but first their vets took exceptional care of them. Monkey was diagnosed with hyper cardiomyopathy which is a covered medical condition through NSALA Pet Health Centers. With a successful plan in place, these boys are set on getting to know gentle humans who visit them and are enjoying treat parties and chin rubs in their sunny room. Once quite shy, Taylor has opened up his heart to the possibility that humans are the heroes who have given him and his brother a safe place to land when they needed it most. After all they’ve been through together, these besties have earned a chance to find a quiet home with older kids to spend furever in together. If that sounds like your home, please ask to meet Taylor and Monkey today!

Dipsy Doodle

It’s hard to resist Dipsy Doodle’s (Adoption #G26622) adorable face! This splendid 5-year-old tabby needed help settling into her sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center when she first arrived from a Georgia shelter. Although she shares that room with other cats, she prefers to be the only cat hogging her human’s lap. Her vision impairment can cause her to startle easily, so a home with children 12 years old and older who can help her learn the predictable patterns of the household will give her the smooth transition into being part of the family she deserves. You’re going to find the key to Dipsy’s heart is treats — she can’t resist a tasty morsel, especially if she gets to enjoy them in the comfort of your lap!

Frosty

Frosty (Adoption #BF3763) may not have felt very fortunate when she lost her home recently, but her admission into the NSALA shelter family saved her life. This 2-year-old beauty can add cancer survivor to her list of accomplishments, and although she may feel shy about receiving praise and attention, she deserves all these accolades and more. Frosty is looking for a loving hero who can provide a quiet life so that she can live every day to the fullest.  A family with children age 6 and above will give her the security she craves to settle into her new life. She’ll receive care through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers at cost should she have any future issues pertaining to her cancer history. Offer her your lap, and you’ll find that’s where she’s always belonged. One look into Frosty’s grateful, green eyes is all you’ll need to know she’s meant to be part of your heart furever.

Money

Two-year-old Money (Adoption #BF2824) fell on hard times when he lost his home recently, and has needed some loving encouragement to feel optimistic about his future. This tender tabby’s wide eyes are wondering when he’ll be able to cash in on some peace and quiet, and NSALA is assuring him his next home will be all that and more because Money deserves the very best. Want to invest in being his hero?

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

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

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WagMore Dog Training Offers Learning For Both Pet and Pet Owner

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Melanie Hanan, founder/owner of WagMore Dog Training, LLC, and Brody.

We already know Long Island is home to the best human schools in the nation, but there are also a wide variety of excellent dog training schools and programs. Whether you have a new puppy at home or an older dog with a behavioral issue, dog training is a necessity for both dogs and their owners.   

With so many programs to choose from, it can be hard to decide which learning experience would work best for your pup. Melanie Hanan, founder/owner of WagMore Dog Training, LLC, has been in the dog training business for more than 10 years and provides two of the most popular types of dog training services for her clients: board-and-train programs and in-home training. “Since dog training is 50 percent human training, the best training experience depends on the owner’s lifestyle and needs,” says Hanan.  

“Board-and-train is a great option for owners who may not have the time to work with their pet in the trainer’s absence. It’s also beneficial for dogs with behavioral or aggression issues. A board-and train program typically runs from one to four weeks and when the dog is ready to go home, the training continues for the owner, as this is a key element in the program’s success. Program length and elements are customized based on owner goals,” says Hanan. Board-and-train is also a great alternative to boarding a dog when pet owners go on vacation.  

If you prefer to keep your pooch at home, there’s always an option for private lessons.  Lessons are tailored to meet the dog’s needs and the owner’s goals, and may be held at home, at the park, or any number of locations to facilitate a well-rounded training program. “Daily practice by the family is necessary for effective learning as well as follow-up maintenance to ensure good results in the future,” says Hanan.

Whether you choose in-house or out of the house training, when weighing options, Hanan suggests doing your homework.  “Be sure to read reviews and ask for references.  Dog training is an unregulated profession, which means that anyone can claim to be a trainer. Be sure to check certifications and conduct thorough research before moving forward.  It’s very important to use trainers that do not teach using fear, submission, and/or intimidation tactics.  Positive reinforcement techniques help solidify the bond between you and your dog,” says Hanan. 

Remember, every dog learns differently based on genetics, breed, and the presence or absence of early training/socialization, so be patient with your pup. Before you know it, you’ll both be at the head of your class!  

For more information about WagMore Dog Training, visit the website at wagmore.dog.

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Cats and Dogs Available For Adoption on Long Island

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Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Jason

Start racin’ to meet Jason! This friendly tuxedo was rescued from a Port Jefferson feral colony last spring, and patiently waits for his forever home at Last Hope where he likes to show off his silly side to folks that walk by. At just 2.5 years old, this adorable fellow would simply love the chance to become someone’s cherished pet. To meet Jason by appointment, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website homepage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

** North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Bear and Simba

**Double Adoption and Senior Alert** 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 after losing the only home he’d ever known. These very different boys found themselves needing the same nurturing and support they felt in a very quiet, cage-free room they shared. Over time, NSALA’s team discovered this friendship gives them each the courage to push through their fears and learn together how to navigate through their new lives. A peaceful, cat-experienced home with children twelve and older is our 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.

Felicity

Looking for a lovely new love of your life? Search no further than Felicity (Adoption #L80574)! This five-month-old terrific tabico is going to catch someone’s eye very quickly. NSALA is hoping that a lucky someone scoops her up and reassures her the next phase of her life will be the best one. Why? Because she gets to become a member of your family!

Piper and Dexter

**Double Adoption** Need a pair of kittens to put a smile on your face? Five-month-olds Piper (Adoption #NCI2251) and Dexter (Adoption #NCI2252) are the purrfect choice for you. These bonded siblings were born with smiles on their faces and have everything you could be hoping for wrapped up in little tuxedo coats! Two is more fun than one — and a lot less work for the humans. Just show them your home and watch them fill it up with laughter and love!  And remember, when you adopt an animal, you’re saving two lives: the one you adopt and the one we now have room to rescue … so adopting two kittens means you’re saving four lives.

Jesse and Dusty

**Double Adoption** Five-year-olds Jesse (Adoption #H208030) and Dusty (Adoption #H208031) recently lost the only home they’d ever known due to allergies, so the NSALA team welcomed them back into our care, promising them better days are ahead. While Jesse’s heart is full of gratitude, his less courageous brother is watching close by to figure out who he can trust. Together, they are helping each other face uncertainty, and NSALA is here to assure them they’ll soon be cherished again as the heart of a family. If you’d like to give these chunky brothers the home they’ve been missing, please ask about meeting them today.

Taco and Burrita

**Double Adoption** This pair of shy four-month-old kittens clung to each other as they settled into the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Taco (Adoption #NCI2357) and Burrita traveled all the way from NSALA’s sister shelter in Glen Falls, hopeful for an opportunity to be discovered by their family. You may have to speak up when talking to Burrita with those impressive ear tufts, but Taco knows what she needs to do to win you over. Those slow blinks are mesmerizing! If you have a quiet, predictable home with children ten and older, we have a pair of devoted sisters who would love to make it their own!

Meadow

Can you believe tiny Meadow (Adoption #SCR3136) was a momma cat? She’s practically a kitten herself! We’re thrilled to offer this one-year-old South Carolina rescue the opportunity to spend the rest of her life indoors as a member of a loving family, perhaps her first! No more babies for this baby; it’s time for her to blossom. If your heart is set on someone young, fun, stunning, and grateful, please swing by and meet Meadow today

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

Available for Adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

If you’re looking for a new furry feline family member, Almost Home has a bunch of amazing kittens for you to consider. Visit their website AlmostHomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 and come meet some awesome kitties! You won’t be disappointed!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Blaze

**Senior Alert** Blaze is an 8-to-9-year-old male pit mix who was rescued by Smithtown Animal Control Officers when he was found abandoned and left in a cage at Blydenburgh Park. Blaze is an extremely loyal guy who is very protective of the people he trusts. He is energetic, playful, and loving. His favorite activities include swimming in the kiddie pool, going on walks, and playing with toys. He is also a big eater and a big kisser! Blaze should be the only pet in an adult-only home, and any potential owners should have experience with his breed.

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

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Hela
Thor

Thor, Baldur, and Hela found their way to the TOH Animal Shelter after animal control removed them from the yard of an abandoned home that was supposedly lived in by squatters. There was no sign of food or water, and when staff and volunteers fed them for the first time, they ate very fast.

Thor is very sweet, very playful, very puppy-like, loves playing with toys, and absolutely LOVES attention. He is slightly cautious when meeting new people but warms up very quickly and will roll over for belly rubs. Thor is dog friendly and recommended for a home with kids 13 and up with a family with Mastiff experience.

Baldur is very sweet, calmer than his sweet brother Thor and very playful. Baldur enjoys meeting new people, and is dog friendly, although a bit more cautious than his bro, Thor. Baldur is the smaller of the two as well and is on the search for a home with kids 13 and over.

Hela was a little nervous on intake, but now that she’s come out of her shell, she’s very affectionate and will solicit attention from you.  She loves running around in the yard and loves treats. She is also pretty easy to walk on a leash. Once she makes her way into a loving home, she will thrive and flourish. Hela was interested in meeting the shelter’s helper dog during her dog test, but seemed a little unsure, and is on the search for a home with kids 17 and up due to her general nervousness.

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Thor, Baldur, or Hela, please contact the shelters placement team at 516.785.5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption through Remember Me Rescue

Skylar

Sky is a beautiful 6-year-old, blue-eyed husky purchased at a pet store by first-time dog owners. With no exercise and little structure, Sky began to run the house, as any typical husky would. She began to guard small items and the family didn’t know what to do, especially after their baby was born, so instead of investing in training, they gated her off in the hallway for a year and a half. Sky is a lovely girl who craves a leader. She is funny and happy. She loves to go on walks and hikes and if you have another active male who doesn’t mind a pretty lady taking charge … they would be great friends. Sky is currently in Albany in an awesome board and train who is addressing her guarding issues which can be easily managed with structure. Anyone who adopts Sky will get two free sessions from her trainer.

Rosebud

As beautiful as her name, Rosebud is a 5-year-old, 50-pound herding dog mix who can be a bit shy at first but she gets to know you, she loves you without question! Rosebud was an owner surrender who was locked in a bedroom most of her life (which explains the shyness). She would do best without other dogs in her new home.

If you or someone you know would like to adopt Sky or Rosebud, please email Rmrescueny@gmail.com

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

Pets Available for Adoption on Long Island

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Betty Boop

From cats to dogs and young to seniors, whatever type of best friend you’re looking for, we got ‘em right here!

Available for adoption through Remember Me Rescue

Kramer

**Senior Alert and Special Request** Ten-year-old Kramer is the sweetest fella you may ever meet. Having been surrendered by his owner, Kramer was in bad shape, likely used for breeding and neglected. At the shelter, Kramer was given much-needed medical treatment for an untreated mass on his face and was pulled out of the shelter by Remember Me Rescue for placement. Kramer is still in need of a forever home, preferably an older family who will just let him chill on their couch, take a stroll (he walks well on a leash), and share a snack. You’ll love his playful yet gentle personality (he loves playing fetch).  He is described by volunteers as the perfect companion! If you or someone you know would like to help Kramer find the loving home he truly deserves, please email Rmrescueny@gmail.com.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Betty Boop

**Senior Alert and Special Request** Betty Boop is a 9- to 10-year-old female pit bull terrier mix who is a total sweetheart! She is a very calm and low-key couch potato who absolutely loves people and attaches to them very easily. She would love nothing more than to spend her golden years snuggled up with her favorite person, lulling them to sleep with her adorable snore. Betty has significant arthritis in her hips and knees and will need a home that can help her manage this issue by giving her medications twice a day. Her ideal home will be an adult-only home without any other dogs or cats.

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

Available for adoption through Allykatz

Bear

Tabitha and Bear are 4-month-old kittens that are simply sweet and loving bundles of fun. They love to play and would love their forever home as soon as possible.

Valerie

Melody and Valerie are a bonded pair of 12-week-old kittens described as very affectionate and playful. Do you have room in your heart and home for double-the-fun?

Jack and Jill

Also a bonded pair, Jack and Jill are about 1-year-old and must be adopted together.  Jack is a social butterfly and seeks out attention while Jill is more laid back. They both get along well with dogs.

For more information about adopting Allykatz cuties, visit alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is waiving all adoption feline (cats/kitten) adoption fees for approved adopters throughout the month of August. Adoption Centers are open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary.

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, NSALA invited them to a quiet, safe place to relearn how to trust humans. Magic (Adoption #BF1617) and her shyer brother Midnight (Adoption #BF1615) learned to shed their trepidation and enthusiastically entered into playtime with friends. Everyone is so proud of how far this sweet pair has come in such a short time, and the staff has promoted them to a more visible room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. While Midnight might want to spend his time tucked into a loving embrace with Magic, Magic is ready to accept new friendships, enjoying full body rubs and yummy treats. Their ideal home is one with children 16 years and older, and adults experienced in helping fearful cats settle into the new routines of a family household. Time, patience, love, and treats make the recipe for success for Magic and Midnight.

Bonnie and Clyde

**Double Adoption** If being adorable is a crime, then Bonnie (Adoption #H210322) and Clyde (Adoption #H210321) are guilty as charged! This purrfectly imperfect 4-month-old duo survived the great outdoors before being rescued locally and doted upon NSALA’s veterinarians. Bonnie arrived with an infected eye (a souvenir of that outdoor lifestyle) which needed to be enucleated. Clyde is being treated for chronic rhinitis, a covered medical condition through our Pet Health Centers. These minor imperfections add to their charm, and despite any adversity, they faced in the past, Bonnie and Clyde are partners in cuteness. You’ll find them crawling up visitors’ shoulders to get a better look at their hopeful heroes. You’re going to be swept away by their kitten antics and triumph over adversity. All it takes to be their superhero is a ride over to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center!

State Farm Jake (Adoption #BF3792) isn’t looking for benefits — just a great home! This 1-year-old old 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 who is now quite the charmer who begs for long petting sessions. Jake is seeking a calm household (with children 12 years old and above) 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!

In a short time, one-year-old Nacho (Adoption #BF3797) has endured a lot of changes, but NSALA knows the next change is the one worth waiting for. This bashful boy needs someone with gentle hands and experience coaxing shy cats to trust the humans who love them. Offering him treats is how you open his heart to the possibility that you may be the one for him. Children (10 years and older) are going to learn a lot about loving someone who didn’t know he needed to be loved. Want to be Nacho’s hero? Make him part of your family today!

Claude

When Claude’s (Adoption #R165189) family moved away, Animal League America moved in and offered him the opportunity of a brighter future! It’s clear Claude has known love before because he’s diligently working his way into all of the hearts of everyone he meets! This gentle four-year-old has lived with children, making him a wonderful choice for families. NSALA veterinarians discovered a minor liver condition easily managed by medication (given once each day which he devours up in his food.) This condition is covered through our Pet Health Centers, making it very easy to provide Claude the home he deserves. If you’ve been thinking about bringing someone special into your family, please let us introduce you to Claude today!

Lou

Lou (Adoption #BF3839) is a terrific 5-month-old tabby who was rescued locally and has nothing holding him back from living his best life with his first family. Be prepared to be entertained by his zeal for discovering new places. Your home will make a great new destination for him to explore. If you think you can keep up with Lou’s antics, he’s looking to make you his very best friend!

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

Available for Adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Pets for adoption at Almost Home.

If you’re looking for a new furry feline family member, Almost Home has a bunch of amazing kittens for you to consider. Visit their website almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 and come meet some awesome kitties! You won’t be disappointed!

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

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12 Pets Available for Adoption on Long Island

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Wouldn’t it be fun to spend the dog days of summer with a new dog? And we’re not leaving cats out — they would be more than happy to join your family as well. Head down to your local animal shelter or rescue today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Mia

Mia is a 3-year-old female Mastiff and Lab mix with a heartbreaking story, arriving at the animal shelter after she was hit by a car. Fortunately, she ended up with only minor scrapes and fractures in her foot. However, her owner could not afford medical treatments, and she was surrendered to the shelter as a result. Mia grew up as a yard dog, where she lived a life where she didn’t get much exposure to others. Her time in the shelter has helped her come out of her shell, and she has shown how goofy, affectionate, and loving she can be. Mia’s favorite activities include walks and playing with toys! It takes her some time to get used to strangers, but once you become friends with her, she’ll reward you with snuggles and kisses. Mia would do well in homes with non-dominant dogs that are her size and with children 14 and older.

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

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is waiving all adoption feline (cats/kitten) adoption fees for approved adopters throughout the month of August.  Adoption Centers are open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  No appointment necessary.

Owen Hunt

Five-year-old Owen Hunt (Adoption #BF3725) had a rocky start to life and needed heroes to help him find a new beginning. After spending time with NSALA’s medical team who helped him overcome his sensitive tummy, Owen is enjoying a tranquil spot where he’s quietly hoping the next hero he meets is the family who takes him home. You’re going to have a hard time leaving without this cheeky boy. Offer him the peace and quiet he’s always dreamed of and watch how quickly he serves up his gratitude!

Felix

**Senior Alert** Friendly Felix (Adoption #E00550) wasn’t thrilled to lose his lifelong home recently, but with a little reassurance, this 11-year-old senior decided to look at this as an opportunity to make new friends in the hopes they lead him to a place where he can retire. This sweet, older gentleman is always dressed for the occasion in his fancy edo coat, and you may have to excuse him as he explores new surroundings before coming back for that head rub you’re offering. Doesn’t he sound dreamy?

Kerianne

If Kerianne (Adoption #MA4195) seems to have trouble focusing all of her attention on you it’s because she’s used to multi-tasking — she just completed raising eight kittens! NSALA calls her their superhero mom! Her hard work is about to pay off because this amazing momma has earned herself a place in someone special’s heart and home where she will receive all the love and attention she gave her babies. Kerianne’s meager beginning at a local municipal shelter (they had taken her in from the city streets) is past history; this 3-year-old is ready for a beautiful future filled with crunch treats, ear rubs, and you. Swing by to meet your new best friend — and don’t forget to bring the treats!

Figgy

Figgy (Adoption #BF3825) has put a lifetime of outdoor adventure behind him and is relishing the quiet safety of his beautiful room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, thanks to the help of his local rescuer. This exceedingly grateful 5-year-old fellow doesn’t miss the chaos of his past; he’s seeking someone he can count on with whom he’ll spend his future. Wouldn’t you like to share his appreciation for the simple things in life?

Diamond

Motherhood took a toll on 2-year-old Diamond (Adoption #WV0576), who devoted several weeks to caring for her five kittens before she had the opportunity to be doted upon herself. NSALA discovered that under her very shy exterior is a loving heart open to new possibilities in a quiet home. As the only pet in her new household, she’ll find getting to know the humans in her life a lot easier. With only a little gentle guidance, she’ll soon discover that being part of a family is worth all the hardships she’d endured before she arrived to safety. Wouldn’t you love to be on the receiving end of her appreciation?

Poppy

Ten-month-old Poppy (Adoption #NCI2273) is popping up with ideas on how to win your heart! This gorgeous young lady may not be much of a fan of fellow felines, but she’s very excited about making friends with every human she meets. Poppy is a purrfect choice for families looking for an easy way to be a hero. Adopt Poppy and discover how easy it is to be loved by her!

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

Available for adoption at Ruff House Rescue

Winston
Carla
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Winston, Carla, and Sabrina are all 2-year-old pooches looking for their forever homes. Already house and crate-trained, these doggies would be a great addition to any household. If you are interested in learning more, please visit Ruff House’s website to fill out an adoption application: ruffhouserescue.org/apply-to-adopt

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Cassie

Cassie is an adorable 1-year-old little girl with a super sweet personality to match! She’s a pretty calm, relaxed girl who enjoys getting attention when it’s given to her and doesn’t fight with the other cats for the spotlight.

Jellie

Jellie is the cutest 4-year-old lady! She enjoys getting attention from every single volunteer and staff member she meets. She is a super sweet gal looking for her furrrrrrever people!

If you’d like to meet Cassie or Jellie, please visit Almost Home’s website to fill out an adoption application: almosthomeli.org

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These Kittens, Puppies, And Senior Pets Want to Be Adopted By Loving Owners

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When looking for a new best friend, it’s understandable why you might want a kitten or puppy, but there are lots of benefits associated with adopting a senior cat or dog. Senior animals often require less training, have calmer temperaments, and quite honestly, are truly in need of a forever home as older animals get adopted at a much lower rate than younger ones. Senior animals find themselves in shelters and rescues for reasons outside of their control and really thrive when given a safe, loving home to call their own. Please consider adopting one today!

Available for Adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Jack

**Senior Alert** Jack is a 12-year-young senior in need of a home. Jack came to Last Hope from a shelter in Georgia as he was recently picked up as a stray. When he was found, he was eaten up by fleas and his skin was in pretty bad shape. It’s said that Jack’s owner likely passed away and somehow Jack wound up on his own. Thankfully Jack found his way into foster care and was able to recover — he looks amazing now and is ready for his actual forever home! If you can open your heart and home to Jack, please contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at Allykatz

Gary

**Senior Alert** Sweetheart Gary is a senior kitty in need of a home where he can retire with his person.  Gary is missing quite a few teeth so he will need to eat soft food, but that’s easy enough! He would make a great companion for a fellow senior citizen.

Foxy
Roxy

Foxy and Roxy’s names not only rhyme, but they are an adorable, bonded pair of 4-month-old kitties that need to be adopted together. They love people and would prefer to live in a dog-free home.

Lolita

Lolita is a bit of a shy 2-year-old who gets along well with other kitties. She will need a patient person that will give her the time she needs to adjust to a new home.  She would do well with a quiet home, perhaps with an older person that can give her the time, space, and eventually lots of affection.

Scarlet

Scarlet is a 1-year-old cutie who loves to play and can flip the switch from shy to energetic and playful! She loves toys and would also do best with a human who can help her out of her shell.

For more information about adopting Allykatz cuties, visit https://www.alleykattz.org/

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

The Avenger Pups

The Avenger Pups are a litter of adorable mushes that are all named after some of the unsung Avengers. Bucky, Falcon, Rhodie, and Barton (7-month-old male Staffordshire/pit mixes), while Shuri and Wanda are 7-month-old female Staffordshire/pit Mixes. Every single one of these pups has an incredibly happy, friendly, and affectionate personality. They’re very active, and love to run and play. They give the best kisses and snuggles! The Avenger Pups can be adopted as singles or in pairs, and they would do well in homes with children or large dogs.

If you are interested in meeting any of the Avenger Pups, call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Murray

**Senior Alert** Meet Mr. Murray! He is one of Almost Home’s sweet seniors. He’s 7 years young and ready for his forever home. Murray is a chill dude who enjoys snoozing most of the day. He gets along with just about every roommate he has.

Vachel

Vachel comes all the way from South Carolina. He is a sweet, friendly, and social boy who loves to play with toys. He’d chase them around all day if you let him. He is looking for his forever family and wondering if that could be you!

For more information about adopting Murray or Vachel, please visit almosthomeli.org to fill out an adoption application.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is waiving all adoption feline (cats/kitten) adoption fees for approved adopters throughout the month of August.  Adoption Centers are open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  No appointment necessary.

Apollonia

**Senior Alert** Beautiful, 10-year-old friend Apollonia (Adoption #R166247) was returned to NSALA recently when her family could no longer care for her. They are saddened to be reunited with her as we had hoped this sweet senior had found a home to spend her life in after a perilous beginning. She’s already greeting everyone with enthusiastic pigeon purrs, grateful for the peaceful space NSALA has provided. Because Apollonia is a member of their Sponsor Program, all of the costs for her Irritable Bowel Disease are completely covered through their Pet Health Centers in Port Washington. Apollonia would appreciate being the only pet in her home. Although the reunion is bittersweet, they see the same regal beauty they remember her to be, and they look forward to introducing her to a new family committed to devoting their whole hearts to her.

Subway and Rune

**Double Adoption** Although Subway (Adoption #BF3505) and Rune (Adoption #BF3059) came from very different local rescue situations, their journeys intersected at Animal League America when they needed each other the most. Each needed intensive support from NSALA’s team to help them face the hesitance they had towards humans, which both overcame with time, patience, and dedication. The missing piece was the comfort and confidence they’ve each gained from the brotherhood they’ve developed in our care. Rune (just over a year old) looks to his older friend Subway (6 years old) for cues that they are safe. Subway’s confidence is buoyed by being so cherished by his little friend. Now, these best buddies are ready to set off for their new adventure together in a quiet, cat-experienced home with older children who will continue to support them as they settle into family life.

Shere Khan and Bhageera

**Double Adoption and Senior Alert** When 12-year-old, orange tabby Shere Khan (Adoption #BF3566) and 8-year-old black mini-panther Bhageera (Adoption #BF3567) lost their home recently, they stuck together to help each other through their crisis. Bhageera is already braving it and showing her brother new friends are worth snuggling. She’s an established lap warmer who wastes no time proving the wonders of senior adoption and gratitude. Although Shere Khan is more tentative than his sister, he can’t help but drop his guard for the chance at some ear rubs and treats. Other than being FIV+, the duo have a clean bill of health and are ready for their next steps. Love is the bare necessity missing in Shere Khan and Bhageera’s lives. Open your heart to some senior love and start a new chapter in their book!

Simone

**Senior Alert** Eleven-year-old Simone (Adoption #G23365) traveled all the way from Georgia to find the help needed to put her health back on track. While in the care of NSALA’s medical team for food allergies, this glamorous full-breed Birman stole every heart with whom she came into contact. Now on a special diet that has restored her to robust health, Simone is in search of a permanent lap to keep warm. You’re not going to want to leave her for a moment and that works just fine for her. Simone feels like she’s waited long enough for her special human.

Courage

**Senior Alert** When super 16-year-old Courage (Adoption #R106903) lost the only home he’d ever known, he was bereft realizing what he’d lost and wondered where he’d go next. The Animal League America vets provided him with a thorough health check and diagnosed him with previously untreated chronic renal disease. Their team has created a plan to maximize his health while minimizing the costs involved (through our Pet Health Centers) for his new family. 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.

Jewel

The NSALA Medical Team was called in immediately when 1-year-old Jewel (Adoption #T105343) arrived from her overcrowded municipal shelter in Tennessee. Her injuries were extensive, but thanks to donors in their Help Me Heal program and the wonderful care she received in their Pet Health Centers, Jewel is back on all four paws and ready to meet her bright future. This sleek mini-panther is enthusiastically making new friends. You won’t believe she ever had a worrisome day in her life. Her sparkling disposition makes her a jewel worth discovering!

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

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Vet Offers Advice For Keeping Pets Cool in the Dog Days of Summer

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Keep Fido cool this summer. (Getty Images)

Summer can take a toll on our furry friends in unexpected ways. We’ve asked Leigh Wixson, Licensed Veterinary Technician and Animal Shelter Supervisor at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter, to weigh in on some common questions.

Do pets’ appetites decrease in hot weather? If your pet won’t eat at all, call your vet, but a decrease is perfectly normal in extreme heat. Fun frozen treats made with watermelon, banana and peanut butter treats can help your pet feel more comfortable and entice a little eating, or blend canned food and water and freeze.  Some pets (cats included) enjoy ice cubes too.

How much time outside is safe? If there is plenty of shade and water, they may do well for hours, with observation. Unattended pets should never be left more than 10 minutes in extreme heat. The highest risk pets are the very young, the very old, short nosed or brachycephalic breeds (pugs, bulldogs, etc.), obese pets and those with respiratory or cardiac problems. Watch for excessive panting or drooling, bright gums, or skin that is hot to the touch.

What should people do for an animal in distress? Get to the vet immediately. Gently cool the pet by putting them in shade or in an air-conditioned environment and try to get them to drink cool water but do not force it. Put cool water on their body and feet but do not use extreme cold as you can shock their bodies (aim for about 70 degrees at first).

Other than onions, chocolate, or grapes, what summer foods should people avoid giving their pets?  If your dog is the type to steal food, lock them up when you have company. If they investigate everything by putting it in their mouth, make sure you are with them when they interact with new things in their environment. Sand, when eaten, can cause significant damage to the lining of the GI tract and some dogs may try to drink salt water so be sure to keep an eye out.

Any other recommendations? Mosquitoes can carry heartworm disease so make sure your pet is on heartworm prevention. Dogs are susceptible to all insect bites, flies, ants and the like. Bee stings and spider bites can cause facial swelling and hives in your pets just as they can in humans. Also, your pet should have a life vest and/or be with you in and around the pool. And do not walk/run your dog when temps are over 80 or humidity is high. Their feet are their only source of sweat and they use panting to cool down. If they damage their feet with burns, they compromise their ability to cool down.

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Adopt One of These Precious Cats on Long Island

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With so many cats available for adoption this week, it’s hard to choose just one. But the good news is most enjoy the company of other cats, so why not head down to your local rescue/shelter and bring at least one new best friend home today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Wabbit

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Wabbit. This 5-year-old fella guy was found abandoned in a feral cat colony where he was being picked on by more dominant cats. He has a crinkled ear from either a chronic ear issue or an ear injury, and this will require a little bit of extra care and cleaning on occasion. Wabbit is a timid and calm cat who can be shy around people, but when nobody’s looking, he loves to play with toys. When he’s shown a little bit of love, he’ll make sure to give a lot of love back! Wabbit’s ideal life will be with a quiet home and a patient family.

For more information about adopting Wabbit, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Allykatz

Biscuit

Biscuit is quite the active kitty, so active that he prefers to play with other cats and dogs but not so much with little kids. He is up to date on all his shots, neutered, and ready to become your next best friend today!

Mae

If your house has a few kids running around then Mae is the gal for you! This friendly lady is up to date on her shots, in great health, and is seeking her forever home. Could that home be yours?

Maggie

Check out Maggie and her cute little slippers! This friendly cat gets along with everyone- cats, dogs, humans- you name! Maggie is fully vetted and ready to head home with you today!

Buttercup is as sweet as her name. This 2-3-year-old sweetheart gets along great with cats and kids too so what are you waiting for, scoop this buttercup up asap!

Braveheart

Braveheart needs a very special foster or adopter.  He is a sweet cat but is very skittish.  He is affectionate with other cats and likes to be near people but is in need of socialization help him become comfortable with petting and cuddling.  If you have the patience to help this little fella, he’s sure to warm up to you and return the favor with affection.

For more information about adopting Allykatz cuties, visit alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is waiving all adoption feline (cats/kitten) adoption fees for approved adopters throughout the month of August. Adoption Centers are open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  No appointment necessary.

Tux

You might find 2-year-old Tux (Adoption #G26627) chillaxing in a cubby like any other ordinary cat. Look a little closer and you’ll discover something extra about this rescue from Georgia. No, we’re not talking about his low-key personality, although his appreciation of attention is quite charming. Take a look at those extra toes—27 in total! That’s a pretty purrfect polydactyl! There’s no extra charge for those bonus digits, so don’t let Tux get away with asking for more treats. But do let him have all the ear rubs he wants because he’s extra worthy of all the attention. Although Tux can be shy at first, an experienced cat owner will easily soothe him. Tux is seeking a quiet home (with children eight and older and no other pets) to assure him he’s finally where he’s belonged all along!

Cali Bleu

Seven-year-old Cali Bleu (Adoption #BF3723) spent the first part of her life fighting for her fair share in a tumultuous setting; NSALA is guaranteeing the rest of her life will be nothing but luxuriating in sun patches in a safe home as the only pet. Offer her a place to call her own and you’ll find a deeply grateful lady ready to lavish you with all the love she has been bottling up inside. This happy girl loves a good rub down from the tip of her ears to the bottom of her tail! Cali is a lovely choice for quiet homes with children twelve years old and older. She’s so ready to claim your heart today!

Archie

Arriving all the way from Oman, 1-year-old Archie (Adoption #IR1332) would love to chat with you about his adventures! This very vocal boy has plenty to say about the wild ride he’s lived so far, but most importantly, he’d like to make sure you treasure him as much as he’ll treasure the pleasure of being your one and only. Because of his sensitivity to adjusting to new situations, Archie is seeking a home as the only pet (with children 12 years old and older ) so he can focus all of his attention on settling into the comfortable life he deserves. He feels he’s fought hard enough to get to where he is today and wants the rest of his life to be smooth sailing—and ear rubs. How could you resist with ears as incredible as his! NSALA hopes he never grows into his ears, but they know he’ll never get tired of you whispering in them that you’ll love him furever!

Lily

Lovely Lily (Adoption #NCI0298) isn’t letting a little setback in living arrangements keep her from turning frowns upside down. This plucky four-year-old gal lives to put smiles on the faces of her admirers, and she’s quite good at that too! She’s saving herself for a human companion because she’s craves being the center of attention—so no other pets, please! Offer her an ear rub and you’ll find she’s ready to commit to a lifetime of purrs with you.

Although Maddie (Adoption #NCR5924) is only 2 years old, she feels like she’s been searching for her furever home … well, forever. She lost her original home in North Carolina when her family moved away and left her behind in a shelter. Her foster family sang high praises about what a delightful lap cat she was when she felt safe and loved. Now Maddie has been welcomed in NY with a brand-new chance at a happy, new beginning. This lovely lady has helped narrow the scope of homes that will work best for her by telling us she’s ready to be the sole object of affection to a devoted human, in a peaceful home with older, understanding children— eight years old and above. Craving peace and quiet, Maddie dreams of being loved by someone who understands that her journey has left her a little dubious. Your kindness and encouragement are all she needs to overcome her trepidation and roll right into receiving the chin rubs she craves.

Franny

When local heroes found 2-year-old Franny (Adoption #L80612) abandoned, they leaped into action and secured 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. NSALA would love for Franny to continue growing her confidence in a quiet home with kids age 16 and older. She’ll feel safest as the only pet in her home which means she’ll have nothing keeping her from expressing all of her gratitude for her ultimate hero—the one who makes gives her all of their heart.

Harley

Three-year-old Harley (Adoption #NCR7207) traveled a long way to be discovered in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This North Carolina rescue doesn’t want to waste any time getting to know the other felines sharing her space. She wants an experienced human to call her own. Provide her with a tranquil, sunny space and she’ll reward you with enthusiastic conversation and attentive admiration. If you have a calm, predictable environment (with children 10 years old and above) that can give her the stability she craves, Harley is the tender tabby for you!

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

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

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Adopt a Rescued Animal From a Long Island Shelter

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Often times the actual birthday of a rescued animal is unknown but grab your party hats because thanks to North Shore Animal League America, Aug. 1 has been declared the universal birthday of rescue dogs (and those in shelters awaiting their forever homes)!   Don’t have a dog to celebrate with? Head down to your local shelter/rescue and bring one home today (P.S. Cats like to celebrate too … probably minus the hat).

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Nazir

**Senior Alert and Special Request** Say hello to Nazir! This handsome sweet boy is 13 1/2 years old and came to the shelter as an owner surrender. He came in twice as a stray in a very short amount of time, and ultimately, the owner wasn’t able to reclaim him. Nazir is friendly with people and friendly with dogs and is super affectionate and chill. He would make an amazing companion in most homes! If you love seniors, or you love Rotties, or you love senior Rotties, this dude is for you! For more information, call 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at Allykatz

Nacho

Are you a nacho lover? Well, we have the perfect cuddly nacho for you. Nacho is a 2-year-old, sweet and loving kittie. He is good with other cats and would make a great addition to your family. He is FIV+ but don’t let that stop you from adopting him. FIV+ cats can be with other cats and can live long healthy lives. Give this sweetheart a chance.

Gary

**Senior Alert** If you love big cats, at 17 pounds, Gary is your man. This poor boy finds himself alone and homeless as a senior citizen. He is 11 years old and toothless so he needs soft food. Gary doesn’t like other cats or dogs, but get this — he loves bunnies and guinea pigs. Get your applications in for this big boy today!

Cleopatra

Cleo is an Egyptian Queen in search of her castle. This 2-year-old beauty would prefer to be the only pet in the household.

Sage and Clove

What’s more fun than a 12-week-old kitten? Why of course, two 12-week-old kittens! Sage and Clove are bonded kittens that must be adopted together. They are playful and energetic and will keep you entertained with their antics. If you would like two tiny furballs to purr on your lap, consider adopting Clove and Sage.

Gracie

Gracie has endured more hardship in her young life than anyone should have to in a long life. Gracie was pregnant when she was rescued from the street, giving birth shortly thereafter. Due to complications, she lost all her babies. Though she had a rough start in life, 1-year-old Gracie is still sweet and loving once she gets to know you. Please consider giving Gracie the life of a spoiled pet and help her forget her terrible first year.

For more information about adopting Allykatz cuties, visit alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**Reminder** North Shore Animal League America is waiving all feline adoption fees (for cats & kittens) for approved adopters continuing through the end of July.

Two-year-old Mama Rosie (Adoption #L80613) was found pregnant and wandering the local streets by a hero who promised her the rest of her life would be far safer than how it started. This stunning dilute tortie is a lucky mama indeed because she got to care for her kittens in the safety of our nursery before moving to a comfortable place to wait for a family to discover her. It’s hard to believe this young lady was a mama cat; she’s such a kitten herself! Rosie would do best in a peaceful home (one with children age six and older) where she can be the only pet and fully relish her newfound bliss.

Blaquee

Four-year-old Blaquee (Adoption #H208247) recently lost his home and is seeking a fresh start. This devoted best friend wants to make a lasting impression upon you. You’ll find him belly up and bunny paws out waiting to receive a good, long chin scratch from you. Blaquee is used to being the solo pet in his home, so he’s looking for the kind of home that offers the peace and quiet of being the only furry friend. A quiet household (with children age eight and above) will give him the welcome he needs to settle in for success. He’ll be endlessly grateful and devoted to the one who chooses to make him part of the family!

Batman

Batman (Adoption# H208970) is seeking a superhero to rescue him. This sweet four-year-old tabby recently lost his home and would love to find a peaceful one to replace it. He’s not terribly interested in caped-crusades, preferring cozy naps near trusted friends. Batman is successfully being treated for FLUTD, a covered medical condition through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers. A quiet, predictable routine will soothe his worried brow and you’ll get to share the legend of how you rescued each other when you needed it most.

Costello

Costello (Adoption #H204188) fell upon some hard times when he fell ill recently. NSALA vets took great care of him and created a simple plan to restore him back to good health after being diagnosed with FLUTD. Losing the only home he’s ever known was a fresh obstacle for him to hurdle past, but this endearing eight-year-old gentleman takes comfort in making new friends and getting all the scratches he craves. His soft fur is just beckoning you to pet him! Costello is quietly waiting for an introduction to his next hero; could that be you?

Sport

When six-year-old Sport (Adoption #G26343) was diagnosed with FLUTD, he lost his home but found new friends to rely upon at Animal League America. Now that their vets have put a great plan into action, he’s already feeling a lot better physically. His spirits have begun to rise as well as he receives lots of loving attention from his caring fans. After all the changes he’s been through recently, we’re not surprised to find Sport needing a little time to warm up to new situations, but NSALA is predicting this team player is going to be the MVP of his new family once he’s given the time he needs to settle into your home.

Gary Pepper

Garry Pepper (Adoption #BF3722) has a style all his own. This distinguished six-year-old FIV+ tuxedo looks elegant at any social gathering but prefers intimate ones where your hands are at his disposal for frequent ear rubs. Gary is very grateful for the opportunity to live the rest of his life indoors as the only pet where he will be safe forever. Locally rescued, he knows he’s in the best hands and looks forward to chatting with you more about how lucky he feels to be chosen by you.

Josie

When NSALA’s rescue team was notified of a tabby damsel in distress, they quickly delivered her to safety. Six-year-old Josie has a lot to adjust to after the hardship of losing her home, but time and patience are our specialties at Animal League America. Josie is looking for a human with a heart bursting with love who will provide her the safety she craves and the time she needs to reacclimatize to home living. A cat-experienced home (with children ages six and above, with no other pets) will have this timid beauty craving even more attention.

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

Available for adoption through PAWS

Oliver

Meet Oliver! This beautiful ginger tabby needs rehoming. Oliver is a 4 1/2-year-old neutered male cat whose owner is a senior citizen unable to manage Oliver at this time. This cutie is shy but very friendly once he warms up. He does well with other cats, is very sweet, and loves head rubs.

Rambo

Rambo is an 8-year-old, neutered male black lab/shepherd mix who has found himself in need of a new home. He gets along and plays well with other dogs, big and small. It is unknown how he is with cats. He is very complacent and keeps to himself. He’s the type of dog who will happily greet you with his big, beautiful, brown eyes when you come home and then go somewhere to settle down. He is more of a couch potato than an active dog but enjoys long walks and walks well on a short leash. He needs love and affection and loves belly rubs!

If you are interested in adopting Oliver or Rambo, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call go to our FB page or call 631-306-4616.

Available for adoption at All About Spay Neuter

Franklin is a 4-year-old, rather handsome fella who recently lost his home.  He is very affectionate, but he is having trouble adjusting to life in the shelter and he would love to be back in a home with a loving family.  If you are interested in meeting Franklin, please contact Alicia at 516-984-4525.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Smithtown kittens

Kitten season is here! The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pets of the Week are all of our lovely kittens.

The Animal Shelter has several kittens available for adoption, ranging in age from ten weeks old to sixteen weeks old. These adorable little beauties are very friendly and playful, and they would love nothing more than to grow up in a loving furrever home. All kittens adopted from us are spay/neutered, parasite tested, microchipped, tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, and started on their kitten vaccine series.   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.

For more information about adopting these super cute kitties, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

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

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