Sunday, April 15, 2018

Big Things Happen At Little Shelter! - April Digital Newsletter

BIG THINGS HAPPEN AT LITTLE SHELTER!
April, 2018
Stories With Happy Endings Are The Best...
Be Be Has Found Her Furever Home!

Be Be arrived to Little Shelter when her original owner was moving and no one else in the family could care for her. At 14 years old Little Shelter knew we had to do everything we could to find her a home. Our staff and volunteers set to work posting her story and pictures on facebook in hopes to find the right family for her.

Be Be arrived to Little Shelter in August and now it was almost the end of March and the right family had not be found for Be Be. Our staff and volunteers worked very hard over the months to find her a home since senior cat adoptions historically take longer, but Little shelter never gave up! We were determined to find her a home. During a meeting a collaborative campaign was suggested as a new step to help spread Be Be's story and it turned out to be very successful. With the new launch of her story through media we knew someone would come in to adopt Be Be.

Shortly after seeing Be Be's story online, a young woman came in and asked to meet her right away. The two fell in love at first sight and it was decided that Be Be would spend the rest of her golden years with her. Be Be has settled into her new home and couldn't be happier. We've been told she walks around like she has always lived there and loves to snuggle in the bed. Congratulations to her and her new mom!
What's Happening At Little Shelter...
Nina's Incredible Journey - Looking For A Happy Ending

Back in January we introduced you to Nina, our partly paralyzed rescue. We are happy to announce that she is now looking for a loving family to complete her journey here at Little Shelter. We need your help sharing her story so that we can find her the perfect home.

*A home experienced with special needs pets would be awesome for Nina, but a home with willingness and time to learn how to help Nina through everyday situations, like potty breaks, would be just as good.
Click on the video image to watch her rescue and transformation. Her courage is an inspiration for those around her at Little Shelter.

Donate Today To Nina's Continued Care
April Is Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month

As the saying goes: "if you see something, say something..." Nothing changes unless we are the ones to make that change.

Little Shelter would like to remind everyone that if you see or suspect animal cruelty, please contact your local SPCA or law enforcement to report the incident. Our flyer on the right can be printed out and explains what information is needed to make a report. It takes all of us working together to resolve this issue.
Little Shelter's 91st Anniversary

On Sunday, April 29th Little Shelter will be celebrating 91 years of saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats. There will be a public celebration from 3-5pm at Little Shelter.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served and we strongly encourage Little Shelter's supporters to come down and partake in the festivities. The grounds will be open for tours of the facility.
Join Us For A Little Shelter Event!
Town Of Huntington Cat Shelter Holds Re-Grand Opening

On Saturday, May 12th the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter will have its Re-Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from 12pm to 3pm. Little Shelter began managing the facility earlier this year and has already had huge success with our first Kitten Palooza.

We invite all supporters, adopters, volunteers and Huntington residents to join us for this monumental event as a new chapter in rescue begins this day.

The facility is fully operational and has been providing the residents of Huntington township with much needed assistance including adoptions, low cost spay and neuters and much more. The new facility has also strengthen Little Shelter's relationship with the Town Of Huntington Dog Shelter as we continue to work with the town shelter in the interest of reducing the amount of homeless cats and dogs in the area.
This Month's Adoption Spotlight:
 

This sweet girl is only 3 years old. She is a special needs dog and uses a wheel cart to get around. Nina is looking for a home experienced with special needs pets, but a home with willingness and time to learn how to help Nina through everyday situations, like potty breaks, would be just as good. Come by Little Shelter and meet Nina today! 
 
 
This beautiful young lady is Fran Swan, she is a sweet and playful girl who loves affection and playing with a kitty dancer. She is very personable and likes to follow her favorite staff members around. Fran Swan would do well as an only cat or a multi cat household where she could have some playmates. Come meet Fran Swan at Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
Little Shelter Opportunities:

With a second facility up and running, the need for fosters has never been greater. Kitten season is just around the corner and we need dedicated families to join our life-saving foster program. There are so many kittens born every year on Long Island; we can't do it by ourselves. With expectations running high to take in kittens this spring alone, we need families who will raise and socialize them until they are ready for adoption. The more families who join our Foster Family Program, the greater the impact we can make. Remember, for each kitten you foster you are saving two lives - the one you foster and the one who can take it's place. Help us help them by signing up today.
We provide a cage, bedding, food, toys, litter pan and anything else they need - our fosters provide the love, fun and interaction that the kittens need to prepare them for loving homes. Fostering is a volunteer position and a truly rewarding experience. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our Foster Families Program please contact Little Shelter today for more information and to schedule an appointment.