SMITHTOWN, NY — Peggy, nicknamed “the perfect pal,” was named the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week. She is a 7-month-old female domestic shorthair looking for a caring home.
Peggy came to the shelter as part of the Trap-Neuter-Release program, and she instantly started looking for affection, according to shelter staff.
“Peggy is gentle, and sometimes can be a little shy, but she loves to be loved by people!,” the shelter wrote in a release. “She’s great with children, and would do well in a home with other feline friends.”
In the past, she had to deal with a ruptured ear drum, but she has since improved her condition and is now feeling much better and happier. She recently learned to come out of her shell, and she would love the opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Her perfect home would be a quiet place where she can cuddle, lounge around, and play all day, the shelter said.
There are currently a variety of male and female cats & kittens available to adopt or foster.
“If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two,” the shelter stated.
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.
Due to the new coronavirus, the Smithtown Animal Shelter has had to restrict public access to confirmed adoption appointments and animal/wildlife rescue. Hours are currently Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings are by appointment only.
To inquire about the Pet of the Week or to meet your potential soulmate, call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.
The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to it. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal Shelter 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 they can set up an at-home meet & greet to see how your prospective new addition does with other family members, pets or the household itself.
The shelter is also seeking foster volunteers. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens and dogs in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for extended time.
If interested, download the Foster Application here.
This article originally appeared on the Smithtown Patch