Pets to adopt, and how to protect them from the summer heat
The Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone that the summer heat can quickly become dangerous, even fatal, for your pet. With temperatures soaring, it’s time to rethink ways to protect your four-legged family members.
- Protect your pets from direct sunlight and keep them hydrated.
- Your car’s interior can reach 120 degrees in minutes.
- If it’s too hot for bare feet, it’s too hot for bare paws.
- Don’t let playful pets overwork themselves in the heat.
- And keep pets indoors where it’s cool.
To report animal abuse, call 516-THE-SPCA or email nassaucountyspca.org immediately.
Last week, an extremely malnourished dog was thrown into a rescue organization, Bobbi and the Strays. Although she is eating now, she only took 2 oz. After being starved for so long and suffering from severe anemia, gaining weight will be a slow process, but that’s normal. She must be quite strong and have a certain weight before she can have operations for all her wounds. A donation fund has been set up because she will have to spend at least 2 months at the vet. Donations can be made here: givinggrid.com/vuzpwm.
Available for adoption through Tender Loving Cats
Gorgeous one-year-old Daphne has the slender build of a ballerina and six toes on her front paws, making her a polydactyl! Daphne is a calm and graceful girl. She loves to play and uses her big paws to her advantage to grab toys! Daphne’s tuxedo coat is particularly shiny, adding to her marvelous beauty. He is a gentle soul who would likely thrive with proper introductions with well-behaved dogs, cats, and children. Daphne is looking for her forever home! If this home is yours, complete an adoption application here-tenderlovingcats.org/adoption-application.html or schedule an email meetup [email protected].
Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Zachary was found on the street in early May 2022, injured, after being shot with a BB gun. Thanks to the efforts of a good Samaritan to find him the veterinary care he needed, Zachary has made a full recovery and is now on a mission to find a forever family. This handsome 5 year old boy is FIV positive, so if you already have an FIV cat he will make a wonderful feline companion. If you’re looking to adopt just one super friendly feline, you can’t go wrong with Zachary. This social butterfly loves to be a pet, to be picked up, to relax and loves other cats. It is recommended for a home with children aged 2-3 years.
**Senior Alert** Marv is a pint-sized prince who really meows like a cat. He arrived at the shelter in early May with an open wound on his foot; he is all healed and ready to find a forever home. It was during his routine veterinary care that he was diagnosed with diabetes. It responds well to medication and is recommended for a home with children between the ages of two, where it won’t be mistaken for a stuffy animal. Although he craves attention, he can also easily stretch out on a cat tree and watch the world from the safety of the interior. Marv is 8 years old and is looking for a low traffic home. If you are looking for company, please consider this guy.
**Senior Alert** You can’t find a better dog than Creed. Aside from his handsome physique, Creed is the best friend you could wish for. He is neutered, loves to play but is just as happy to be near his family. He enjoys meeting new people (social butterfly is his profession by choice). He’s sweet when taking treats, loves all treats including carrots, and knows lots of tricks to keep you engaged. He’s a great partner on the trails or a light jog and will let you know when it’s time to step out for a walk or just a romp in the yard. He will shoot if he sees a rabbit or squirrel, so you need to be on your guard when walking him. He is best suited to be a solitary dog as he prefers humans over canines. This senior has a heart of gold – he loves to rub his belly, his ears and loves to give kisses! It would be best matched to a family with children aged 2-3 (or no children) and no other pets.
For more information on adopting Zachary, Marv or Creed, please contact the shelter at [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]or call 516-785-5220.
Available for adoption at Smithtown Animal Shelter
**Senior Double Adoption** Rosie (Tortoiseshell) and Tabitha (Calico) are a 12-13 year old pair of Female Domestic Shorthair sisters who came to the animal shelter after their mother passed away. They enjoy each other’s company, and while it would be wonderful if they were adopted together, they can be separated for the perfect home. Rosie is sweet and outgoing and will let you pet her for hours. Tabitha is more reserved and shy, but in a nice, calm home, we think she’ll start to open up and come out of her shell. Rosie and Tabitha live with other cats, but not with dogs.
Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats and kittens available to adopt or adopt. If you’re looking for a fun loving ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two, or call 631-360- 7575 for more information.
Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America
**Double adoption** Despite the difficult life they shared before being rescued, Chance (adoption #BF3948) and her sister Spots (adoption #BF3949) have vowed to support each other. You’ll find them comforting each other as they navigate all the new firsts in their lives. Seeing them discover the ordinary experiences that cats generally enjoy fills us with joy! Chasing balls and bathing in catnip are just a few of their favorite activities. These beautiful girls have never experienced so much freedom – or love – before. They are ready to share this joy with you.
Look who’s turning one! What a year it’s been for Aloha Adoption #T103654). She traveled to us from Tennessee and one of Animal League America’s wonderful foster homes as their veterinary team worked to create the healthy plan needed to treat Aloha’s heart disease. Now, this green-eyed beauty has graduated to a sunny room at Bianca’s Furry Friends feline adoption center, where she’s drug-free and having fun with catnip parties. There’s no stopping our little one’s fun, but she’s ready to party at your house and celebrate all her future birthdays with you! Photo by Ted Lim
**Senior Alert** 12-year-old Isabel (Adoption #H194441) needed help restoring her faith in human beings. Animal League America was alerted to her desperate need for safety when her neighbors reported her abandoned in her home. Their rescue, medical and feline teams have risen to the occasion, giving her a clean bill of health and a quiet space to breathe easy, knowing she can count on them. This gorgeous senior has never lived with other cats and would prefer to be the only pet in a quiet home with understanding children over 12 and adults who have been patient with their cats before. New situations frighten her, but she sees how sweet and loving her guardians are, giving her something she hasn’t had in a very long time: someone to trust. If you want to give Isabel a sweet place to land after a tough time in her life, you could be the hero we’ve been hoping for to give her the golden years she deserves as a beloved pet.
It was Juniper’s (Adoption #T103907) lucky day when she was delivered from her southern rescue to safety with Animal League America to comfortably raise her kittens before focusing on her own care. Their vets took wonderful care of this lovely 6 year old lady, and now she is ready for a permanent place to spend the rest of her life. Although she thinks Bianca’s Furry Friends feline adoption center can’t be beat, there’s nothing better than a forever home. Want to be the one to show her what it means to be part of a family? Come see us and introduce yourself to the new love of your life!
Little mom Midnight Star (Adoption #BF3976) lost some of her shine while caring for her kittens at Animal League America’s nursery. Luckily for this 1-year-old, she looks after her babies in the safe inside. She is getting used to this more reliable way of life and with a little sweetness she will soon be enjoying all the benefits of being freed from maternal responsibilities and bringing joy to your household as she discovers how to be a kitten again herself. . To help this mini-panther house settle into family life, she is looking for a quiet home (with kids over 10) that will offer her the predictability she has come to appreciate. In no time, Midnight Star will be glowing with all the love and gratitude she can offer in thanks for providing her with a loving home.
Cassie (Adoption #H211398) is tart cute – pure and simple! Give her a scratch on the chin and watch the gratitude flow from her heart into your hands. This local rescue has been extremely grateful to receive loving care as she settles into a shelter, and you’ll no doubt be cooing Cassie’s praises when she joins your family!
**Double Adoption** Two-year-old Gingerbread (Adoption #NCI2003) and Cranberry (Adoption #NCI2013) haven’t been feeling very celebratory since returning to Animal League America’s care when their family moved. Do not worry! They’ve found treats and catnip that open them up to new paws! Although they may be slightly apprehensive about exploring new surroundings, Gingerbread (male) and Cranberry (female) gain confidence by sharing life’s ups and downs with each other. You will find these two very happy to host the ear rubs that will open the door to a whole new world for all of you!
Momma Goldie (Adoption #NCI2611) returned to Animal League America after a very successful stay with a family who unfortunately could no longer care for her due to allergies. Her bright and bright personality has given her the prospect that her next family will be for good. This lovely 3 year old lady was originally rescued from their sister’s shelter in Glen Falls, NY and was given a new lease on life when our vets treated her for heartworm. They will continue to care for her if she ever needs more support from their pet health centers, and her heartworm will be covered at cost, paving the way for her next (and for always) family to cherish it completely, knowing that they will always have the Animal League America family to cheer them on.
E-mail [email protected] for more information on adopting one of these adorable adoptables!
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