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Tia is available for adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington

Welcome to the ninth edition of Paw Prints, a monthly column for animal lovers dedicated to helping shelter pets find their furever home!

Tia is available for adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington

Meet Tia

 

A twelve-year-old Yorkie mix, this little spitfire is Tia, currently up for adoption at Little Shelter in Huntington. Confident and outgoing, she is the self-appointed boss of her kennel area, priding herself on keeping the staff in line and everything running smoothly. Preferring to be the only four-legged member of your household, Tia is quite certain she can fulfill all your requirements for an energetic, age-defying, best friend and companion. Yorkies are known to be loving and loyal, and as part of Little Shelter’s Silver Paw Connection, Tia has many years of experience in the fine art of friendship. Take the time to meet the one who could be perfect for you…her name is Tia. 631-368-8770, ext. 21

Jenna

Meet Jenna

Sweet Jenna is a young 60-pound black and white husky who recently arrived at the Smithtown Animal Shelter after being  abandoned in a park when her owner moved. Jenna just wants someone to love and trust. Playful and loving, this pup still needs to work on her manners, so she should be placed in a home with no small children or dogs as she is too rough for them. Make an appointment to see her today! 631-360-7575

Olivia

Meet Olivia

This pretty girl is Olivia, a 1 1/2 year old Red Heeler/Border Collie mix rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas and now safe at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton waiting for her furever home. Olivia has a lot of energy, and a lot of love to give. Come meet her today! 631-727-5731, ext. 1

Foxy

Meet Foxy

A perfect gentleman with impeccable manners, this is Foxy, a nine-year-old Shih Tzu mix at Little Shelter in Huntington. Always dapper and well-groomed, he makes a great first impression and within a few minutes, you’ll find yourself falling for his charm. Gregarious and friendly, he’s become the mayor of the small dog area, fulfilling his campaign promise of garnering sufficient treats for all his kennel mates. With his popularity through the “woof,” everyone is cheering him on in his search for a forever home. Senior dogs have so much to offer and make great additions to your family. Stop by Little Shelter to meet Foxy and see for yourself. 631-368-8770, ext. 21

Happy

Meet Happy

This handsome boy was picked up as a stray by a Good Samaritan and dropped off at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter. Sadly no one has come in looking for him. Approximately one year old and 47 pounds, Happy is full of life with tons of energy and happiness to share with you. He enjoys going for a walk/run and saying hi to everyone along the way. He loves his treats and playing with toys and balls. He is very sweet and eager to please you, affectionate and looking for a second chance. He will do best with kids over 10 years old as he is a bit of a jumper and very curious. Happy is ready to meet his soul mate. Will that be you? 631-451-6950

Allie Cat

Meet Allie Cat

This sweet and affectionate 9-year-old girl is waiting at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter for someone to share her world with. She is playful and hoping that her stay at the Shelter will be a short one. So do we. 631-451-6950

Check out the next Paw Prints in the issue of. Oct. 13.

Paw Prints is generously sponsored by Mark T. Freeley, Esq.

 

Photo courtesy of Kent Animal Shelter

MEET HAPPI!

Photo courtesy of Kent Animal Shelter

What a smile! Meet the happiest dog ever, Happi! Rescued from a dire situation in Caymen Islands, this playful and sweet 3-year-old potcake has landed at Kent Animal Shelter and is now waiting for a loving home to play and relax for the rest of her days. Could that be with you? Happi comes spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her vaccinations.

Kent Animal Shelter is located at 2259 River Road in Calverton. The adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. For more information on Happi and other adoptable pets at Kent, visit www.kentanimalshelter.com or call 631-727-5731. 

Update: Happi has been adopted!

 

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A Zippia.com survey ranked Setauket and East Setauket as the fourth happiest spot in New York State, beating out all other Long Island communities on the list. File photo

The pursuit of happiness is alive and well in Setauket.

Zippia.com gathered data for 341 different places in New York with more than 2,000 people and ranked them based on overall happiness, placing Setauket and East Setauket as the fourth happiest place in New York State, beating out all other Long Island communities in the top-10, including North Wantagh in fifth, North Merrick in ninth and Cold Spring Harbor, ranked 10th overall. The career research website considered various topics, like education, employment, commute times and home ownership in its search for the state’s biggest smiles, and Setauket natives stood in support of the findings.

“I like Setauket’s sense of place,” said George Hoffman, a Setauket mover and shaker who heads the region’s environmental watchdog, the Setauket Harbor Task Force. “[I enjoy] its authentic architecture and revolutionary war roots, the beauty of its coastal waters and its links to the shipbuilding and seafaring days.”

The North Shore native said he enjoyed interacting with Setauket’s “highly educated and close community of interesting and engaging residents” and compared it to the kind of small town found in areas like New England.

“Nothing is perfect, but living in Setauket is pretty darn close,” he said.

Beverly Tyler, the Three Village historian, said the Setauket area is one of beauty, variety and history that is backed up by its array of historic structures, schools, public buildings, parks, trails and green spaces.

“The residents here have, over the years, formed groups and organizations that have not only preserved our history and our culture, but have expanded our understanding and concern for each other,” Tyler said. “From the first English settlers who came here 361 years ago and accepted Quakers and other religious settlers looking for safety and community, to the European immigrants who came here in large numbers in the 19th century and initially faced uncertain and conditional acceptance, we have often led the way to an understanding that our differences make us stronger and help vitalize our community.”

Ted Gutmann, director of Setauket’s own Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, said his front-row seat to the greater Setauket and East Setauket community has proven to him how unique the area is. After years at the helm of the community’s library, Gutmann said his patrons often share stories of visitors from afar loving Setauket’s character and pride.

“There are other nice towns on Long Island. There are other historic towns on Long Island. But I think what sets Setauket (and all of the Three Villages) apart is the true sense of community here,” he said. “Having worked at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library in different positions for virtually my entire career, I have experienced firsthand the sense of pride and neighborliness that exists here.”

Lisa DeVerna, who works in the library’s community outreach and special projects department, echoed her director’s sentiments.

“I think Setauket has such a rich history, from the Spy Ring during the American Revolution to people like William Sidney Mount, who grew up here,” she said. “Combine this with the excellent Three Village school district and our proximity to major roads, which makes it easy for people to get to work and travel, it’s no wonder Setauket is such a great place to live.”

Also making the list were Niskayuna in first, Westvale in second, Harris Hill in third, North Hills in sixth, Tappan in seventh and West Hills in eighth.