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Pet Matters… aka Pets Matter





 

Tuesday
Feb192019

Animal Shelter Pets Of The Week

 

SMITHTOWN, NY: Introducing Oreo, the Smithtown Animal Shelter Pet of the Week, a 1-year-old Male Great Dane/Terrier Mix. Oreo is a playful, energetic pup who doesn’t realize his own size. He is good with older kids (Ages 10 and up) but not a fan of other animals. He would do best in a home with a big open yard to run around in.

OreoOreo is Neutered, microchipped, and is up-to-date on his vaccines. All dogs and cats at the shelter are up-to-date on current vaccines and have received full workups by a board certified Veterinarian.

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers and Kennel Attendants at the Smithtown Animal Shelter will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another.

Residents who have other pets, can arrange to bring your four-legged family member to the shelter or set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets and the household itself. Please allow yourself an hour minimum to meet with your potential new family member. 

Mandy, the Tuxedo Kitten

Mandy was brought to the shelter in August when she literally ran into a woman’s home. This affectionate nine month old kitten lives in our nursery where she socializes with other cats. Mandy is great with kids, other cats and secretly believes she’s really a lap dog.  

Currently there are a variety of male and female kittens available to adopt or foster, from red headed 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 by the Kitten Nursery at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find your PURR-fect soulmate or two!

MandyAll 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

Hours at Smithtown Animal Shelter are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 3:30PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal Shelter at 631-360-7575.

Sunday
Feb172019

Senator John Flanagan Joins Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge


Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is once again joining with Long Island Cares to support their annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge.  This event helps restock their pet pantry to assist struggling Long Island families care for their pets.

Baxter’s Pet Pantry, which was created by Long Island Cares in partnership with the Animal Relief Fund Inc. (ARF) in 2009, strives to provide pet owners throughout Long Island with access to the supplies their animals need.  The pantry collects pet food, toys, pet clothes and other supplies for all types of family pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds and others.

As part of the pet food drive, Senator Flanagan’s office will serve as a collection site for Long Island Cares through Tuesday, April 30th.  Pet supply donations can be dropped off at Senator Flanagan’s Smithtown district office, which is located at 260 Middle Country Road, during normal business hours.

According to Long Island Cares, the most needed items are:

    · 5 or 10 pound bags of dog and cat food – though they do accept larger bags as well
    · Canned food for dogs and cats
    · Kitty Litter
    · Dog and Cat Treats
    · Collars and Leashes
    · Food for all pets – including reptiles, fish, ferrets, hamsters and more
    · Fish Food
    · New Pet Toys


Long Island Cares requests that all pet food be unopened and in its original packaging.



“Every year, it is our great privilege to join with Long Island Cares in their effort to help families protect their pets.  In many homes in our community, pets are a crucial part of the family that brings love and friendship and they must be protected when tough times hit.  It is our hope that everyone who is able will join us in the effort to help those in need this year,” stated Senator Flanagan.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Cindy - Smithtown Shelter Pet Of The Week

SMITHTOWN, NY: Introducing Cindy, the Smithtown Animal Shelter Pet of the Week, an 11-year-old female Beagle Mix. Cindy arrived at the shelter after her former owner passed away. Cindy is an affectionate, loyal dog who loves to run and play outside or cuddle up with you after a long day. She is good around cats, other dogs, and children. Cindy is truly the perfect family dog.

She has been spayed, microchipped, and is up-to-date on her vaccines. All dogs and cats at the shelter are up-to-date on current vaccines and have received full workups by a board certified Veterinarian.

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers and Kennel Attendants at the Smithtown Animal Shelter will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another.

Residents who have other pets, can arrange to bring your four-legged family member to the shelter or set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets and the household itself. Please allow yourself an hour minimum to meet with your potential new family member.


Hours at Smithtown Animal Shelter are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM and Saturday 8AM - 3:30PM. (Sunday’s: by appointment only). To Inquire about the pet of the week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal Shelter at 631-360-7575.

Wednesday
Feb062019

SMITHTOWN ANIMAL SHELTER PET OF THE WEEK BRUCE THE BULL TERRIER

 
SMITHTOWN ANIMAL SHELTER PET OF THE WEEK
BRUCE THE BULL TERRIER

SMITHTOWN, NY: ​The Smithtown Animal Shelter introduces this week’s Pet of the Week, Bruce, a 14-year-old male Special Needs Bull Terrier. Bruce arrived at the shelter after a house fire destroyed his home. He is a gentle, laid back fella who loves to cuddle.

Note to Potential Soulmates​: Bruce taps his back leg when you give him a good scratch behind the ear.

Bruce is a Special Needs Adoption. With proper medication and management, his quality of life and comfort is exceptional. He has been neutered, microchipped, and is up-to-date on his vaccines. All dogs at the shelter are up-to-date on current vaccines and have received full workups by a board certified veterinarian.

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.

Hours at Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center are currently Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM 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.

Monday
Jan282019

Town Of Smithtown Announces Online Dog License Renewal

Online Dog License Renewal Now Available

The Town of Smithtown Town Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that residents can now renew their dogs’ license from any internet device. Residents can log onto The Town of Smithtown’s Online Dog License Renewal System follow the simple instructions and securely pay with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Debit or Electronic Check.

“We’re working towards convenience. Our plan is to allow residents the ease of access we all expect in this digital age. It is my hope that we will be able to offer additional licenses and permits online in the near future.” - Vincent Puleo, Town Clerk

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets requires that all dogs four months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. In addition to filling out the application, the owner must submit proof of a current rabies vaccination and a certificate or affidavit that the dog has been spayed or neutered if applicable..

Certified copies of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates can be ordered online by using VitalChek.com. All other applications for permits, licenses and forms are available for download at smithtownny.gov.

Saturday
Dec292018

Dog In Distress Rescued From Great South Bay

L- R Ary McCarthy, Police Officer Ryan McAdam, and Beth HigbieSuffolk County Police officers and good Samaritans rescued a dog that was in distress in the Great South Bay in West Sayville this morning.

Fifth Precinct Police Officers Ryan McAdam and Dave Verrelli responded to the dock on West Avenue after Ary McCarthy observed a dog struggling in the water and called 911 at approximately 8:15 a.m. While officers were responding to the scene, McCarthy, along with Good Samaritan Beth Higbie, entered the water to rescue the dog that was clinging to floating debris. With the assistance of the officers, the dog was brought to safety and wrapped in towels.

Wilbur, a hound mix, was transported to Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville. Wilbur had wandered from his yard on Atlantic Avenue in West Sayville. He has been reunited with his owner and is expected to make a full recovery.

 

 

Sunday
Dec022018

December 2nd Is National Mutt Day

NATIONAL MUTT DAY

Brothers Murphy and Hunter (No Kill Project)National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd.

Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters across the United States are waiting for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides an excellent opportunity to find the perfect canine companion. Despite the name, a mutt learns, obeys and trains much like purebred animals. While their lineage cannot be traced and their features a bit murky, their companionship will be faithful.  (National Calendar Day)

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