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Pet Matters… aka Pets Matter





 

Tuesday
Sep112018

Smithtown Pets Of The Week

Smithtown Pets of the Week

LOKI - A MIRACLE STORY

Smithtown NY: The Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is please to announce LOKI is this week’s “Pet of the Week” in a special Foster to Adopt case. After months of around the clock care and TLC, we are thrilled to announce that Loki is back to his usual playful self. This 5 ½ year old, Male/Neutered Lab/Shepherd mix is the world’s most perfect family dog. He will gladly sit and roll over around kids with open bags of snacks in anticipation of a belly rub instead of treats. He loves playing with stuffed animals, burying his favorite toys and wants nothing more than to wake up next to his soulmate for the rest of time.

Loki came back to the shelter a few months ago. This usually very lovable and playful boy was not himself. The resident Vet ran a number of tests and bloodwork and quickly diagnosed Loki with Aspergillosis, a very deadly infection in his nasal canal. Thanks to a quick diagnosis, Loki received the surgical procedure that is 85% curative on the first treatment. He was nursed back to health and hand fed by the Kennel Attendants and has begun to put on the weight he lost before he was returned. Loki’s will to survive tells us that he is meant for greatness. We’re looking to place him in a home where he can truly thrive and be loved by a family all his own.

Loki has a few more check-ups but is on the path to a full recovery. He is fully vaccinated and microchipped. A Foster to Adopt situation, means that the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will work closely with the family that takes Loki in, to ensure he is doing well in his new environment. They will take him to his doctor visits and assist with any medications until Loki has made a full recovery.

If you are interested in meeting Loki or any of the wonderful rescue dogs at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs and our Dog Walk trail.

 

KITTENS: Currently there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from redheads to cobalt blue, calico and tortoiseshell domestic short-hair and long… If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop in at the Smithtown Animal Shelter today and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two! All kittens (and cats) are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam ect) by a board certified Veterinarian. In addition to these two playful brothers, the Animal Shelter has a variety of kittens available for adoption (or to foster) in addition to older, wiser and loving cats.

 

Thinking About Adoption: The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Centers primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself.

 

To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.


Friday
Aug312018

Pets - PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights For Reptile Cages

 

1. PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/PetSmart-Recalls-Strip-Lights-for-Reptile-Cages-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
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 1. PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard: 
Recall Date: August 30, 2018
Recall Number: 18-212
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: Reptile strip light fixtures
  
Hazard: The strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.
 
Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to any PetSmart store for a full refund. 
 
Consumer Contact: 
PetSmart toll-free at 888-839-9638 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.petsmart.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

 
Pictures available here:   

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/PetSmart-Recalls-Strip-Lights-for-Reptile-Cages-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

 
 
Recall Details
 
Units: 
About 23,000 (in addition, about 440 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves 20 inch and 30 inch All Living Things reptile strip light fixtures. These light fixtures simulate natural daylight and are attached to the top of the reptile’s terrarium.  The 20 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773305 and the 30 inch fixture has UPC number 73725773306 printed on the packaging. 
Incidents/Injuries:
PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.


Sold At:
PetSmart stores nationwide from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $35 (20 inch) and $40 (30 inch). 
 
Manufacturer(s):
Tianjin McLanzoo Pet Articles, of Tianjin, China
Importer(s):

PetSmart, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz.

Manufactured In:
China

 

Wednesday
Aug222018

Pet Of The Week - Maple

Smithtown NY: The Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is proud to introduce this week’s Pet of the Week, Maple, a 1 year old spayed pocket pit. She’s as sweet as her name, very well mannered, and impossible to resist. Maple has the most gorgeous eyes and big giant ears that stand straight up. She is a unique character in a class all of her own!

Maple is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal and Adoption CenterMaple is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in meeting Maple or any of the wonderful rescue dogs at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, dog runs, and our Dog Walk trail.

The shelter currently has a whole litter of Polydactyl (aka Hemingway) kittens currently up for adoption! Many are named after ball players because of their mitts. Meet Duke, Earl, and Dutchess!

All kittens (and cats) are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam ect) by a board certified Veterinarian. The Smithtown Animal Shelter has a variety of kittens available for adoption or foster in addition to older, wiser and loving cats. 

Currently there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from redheads to cobalt blue, calico and tortoiseshell domestic short-hair and long… If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop in at the Smithtown Animal Shelter today and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two!

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself. 

 

Summer hours at Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 4:00PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.

Saturday
Aug182018

Success! Record Number Of Endangered Piping Plover 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the County’s 2018 Piping Plover Conservation Program has resulted in a record number of successful piping plover pairs and fledges this summer while retaining recreational opportunities for outer beach enthusiasts at Smith Point County Park.

In prior years, a vast majority of the outer beach area at Smith Point County Park was closed for public access to protect the plover breeding grounds. Realizing the importance of enhancing public access to the popular outer beach, the Department of Parks and Recreation updated its Endangered Species Protection Program with the goal of complying with federal conservation laws while fostering greater public access to the outer beach.

“Through careful planning and enhanced monitoring of the federally-protected plover, we were able to strike a balance to protect the plover while enhancing access to the outer beach for our four-wheel drive enthusiasts,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “I would like to commend all those involved in the protection efforts and also the general public for their cooperation and understanding.”

When first launched in 1997, the Endangered Species Protection Program resulted in 32 pairs of plovers producing 28 fledges. This year’s numbers produced 62 pairs with 100 fledges, the highest number of fledges in the program’s history.Now that the fledglings are grown, the outer beach has been returned to full access to the public and four-wheel drive beach vehicle enthusiasts.

Plover Facts

Once chicks become mobile, the need to protect becomes a greater challenge for the stewards and partial beach closures are necessary. However, with careful daily monitoring, the closures are lifted whenever possible to accommodate greater public access.

The implementation of protective measures such as installing string fencing, barricades and predator enclosures, careful monitoring and Park Ranger enforcement of restricted areas enable the fledging process to progress naturally and undeterred. The loss a nest due to human or predator intervention may result in the plover pairs re-nesting thus re-starting the nest-to-fledge cycle.

 

Tuesday
Aug142018

Pet Of The Week - Lilac

LilacThe Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is proud to introduce this week’s Pet of the Week, Lilac a 4 year old Boxer. Lilac & her brother Rocky lost their home when their owner suffered a stroke. Lilac like any smart gal is a little cautious before she shows you any affection. Once Lilac trusts you, she is as sweet as the flower she’s named after. Lilac is well mannered, obedient, loyal, and so pleasant that you can’t help but fall head over heels in love with her. Lilac gets along with most other dogs, however she is not a fan of cats.

Lilac is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in meeting Lilac or any of the wonderful rescue dogs at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, dog runs, and our Dog Walk trail.

The shelter currently has a whole litter of Polydactyl (aka Hemingway) kittens currently up for adoption! They’re all named after ball players because of their mitts. This adorable little girl is Baby Ruth!

All kittens (and cats) are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam ect) by a board certified Veterinarian. The Smithtown Animal Shelter has a variety of kittens available for adoption or foster in addition to older, wiser and loving cats.

Currently there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from redheads to cobalt blue, calico and tortoiseshell domestic short-hair and long… If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop in at the Smithtown Animal Shelter today and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two!

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself.

Summer hours at Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 4:00PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.

Tuesday
Aug072018

Smithtown Animal And Adoption Center Pet Of The Week

The Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is proud to introduce this week’s Pet of the Week, Hope. This female/spayed 2 year old American Bulldog mix has a huge heart and an even bigger personality. She will keep you laughing all day long and is as sweet as she is comical. We are fairly sure that Hope was not treated very well in her former life, but you would never know it based on her grateful and affectionate demeanor. Adopting Hope means sloppy wet kisses all day long, afternoons filled with playtime and nights sharing the majority of the bed.

Hope is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in meeting Hope or any of the wonderful rescue dogs at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs and our Dog Walk trail.

Meet Sandra and Olivia, two 16 weeks old sisters who have bonded together and would love nothing more than to be adopted together. These sisters are “dogs trapped in cat bodies” full of fun, affection and personality. All kittens (and cats) are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam ect) by a board certified Veterinarian. In addition to these two playful brothers, the Animal Shelter has a variety of kittens available for adoption (or to foster) in addition to older, wiser and loving cats.

Currently there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from redheads to cobalt blue, calico and tortoiseshell domestic short-hair and long… If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop in at the Smithtown Animal Shelter today and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two!

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Centers primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself.

Summer hours at Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 4:00PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.

Thursday
Jul262018

DEC Seeks Volunteers For Summer Wild Turkey Survey

DEC Seeks Participants for 2018 Summer Wild Turkey Survey

 

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys.

“Citizen science efforts like the Summer Turkey Sighting Survey provide DEC’s wildlife managers with invaluable data while giving New Yorkers the opportunity to partner with us and help monitor New York’s wildlife resources,” Commissioner Seggos said. “I encourage residents to take the time to record any observations of turkeys while exploring the forests and fields around their homes or driving through the state’s beautiful landscapes this summer.”

Since 1996, DEC has conducted the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey to track wild turkey populations and estimate the number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide. Weather, predation, and habitat conditions during the breeding and brood-rearing seasons can all significantly impact nest success, hen survival, and poult survival. This index allows DEC to gauge reproductive success and predict fall harvest potential.

During August, survey participants record the sex and age composition of all flocks of wild turkeys observed during normal travel. Those interested in participating can download a Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey form along with instructions and the data sheet from DEC’s website. In addition, survey cards can be obtained by contacting a regional DEC office, calling (518) 402-8883, or e-mailing wildlife@dec.ny.gov (type “Turkey Survey” in the subject line). Participants can also submit observations on-line. Visit the DEC website link above and click “Summer Wild Turkey Sighting On-line Report.”

Additional information is available on the DEC website at the below direct links:

Tuesday
Jul242018

Smithtown's Pet Of The Week

 

Smithtown NY: The Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is proud to introduce this week’s Pet of the Week, named Willow. This two year old Female Pittie mix is spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated and would make a great family pet. She is what we call a “whole body wagger” and will give you the greatest welcome home greeting you have ever experienced. Willow is okay with some dogs but not cats. She would love some kids to call her own, to play with her all summer long!

WillowWillow came to the Shelter as a relocation pup (with Rex and Oreo who have been adopted by loving families) from the Town of Hempstead. She has been with us at the shelter since March, but has yet to lose hope. Willow is very outgoing and curious. She will give anyone a chance to pet behind those big and tall ears. She is young, healthy and full of love to give to one very lucky family.

If you are interested in meeting Willow or one of the wonderful rescue dogs at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs and our Dog Walk trail.

 

Kittens Kittens & More Kittens: Tis the season for kittens and we are certainly in no short supply. Currenly there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from red headed to cobalt blue, calico and turtoise shell domestic short-hair and long… If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop in at the Smithtown Animal Shelter today and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two!

All kittens (and cats) are current on vaccines and have received a full workup (blood work, Feline HIV & Leukemia tested, physical exam ect) by a board certified Veterinarian. In addition to these two playful brothers, the Animal Shelter has a variety of kittens available for adoption (or to foster) in addition to older, wiser and loving cats.

 

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Centers primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself.

Summer hours at Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 4:00PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.