Dog & Cat Rescue & Adoption Center on Long Island
Please help us in our mission to save as many wonderful pets as we can and find them their deserving furever homes. Your donations are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes to support the animals. We are a completely volunteer based organization. There are no paid staff or board members.
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Thank you for all of your continued support!
Any donation you can give, whether it is $1 or $100, is greatly appreciated! 100% of all donations go to the care and keeping of our animals
We are always looking for some animal lovers to volunteer with us. It takes a lot of work to keep our animals clean, healthy & happy. There are all hours, days and positions to fill, so no matter how much or how little, time you can give; we have a place for you.
If you are interested in becoming a part of Pets4Luv's family please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-832-8200.
The Mall at the Source
1504 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Please note our current hours:
Monday: 11:00am - 12:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 12:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Come down & see all of the wonderful cats & dogs that are waiting for their forever homes
FIV positive cats are one of the most overlooked adoptable pets. Please do a little homework and see what an FIV positive cat really means instead of just passing them by. We have several at Pets4Luv that are looking for a family, some have been with us for several years! So if you are looking to expand you family please look at them as individuals instead of the FIV diagnosis.
Pets4Luv and Road to Home teamed up to save Toby, Bagel & Chloe. They have been named the “Islip 3”. They were living outside, deathly ill, starved and neglected for years before a good samaritan became aware of their plight and reached out for help. Bagel, a 13 year old Chow mix, Chloe, a 8-9 year old German Shepherd and Toby, a 5 year old cat were living together in neglect for years. They have been suffering in silence while their owners had watched on and did nothing to help them. It takes a village to save these animals and we can’t continue to do this work without the support of the community.
Working together, we were able to pick the three of them up the morning of March 26th and immediately taken to the vet. Bagel and Chloe are both suffering from severe malnutrition (they are about 20+lbs underweight), worms and severe skin and ear infections. The yeast infections have been untreated for so long that their skin has blackened & hardened and it is unknown at this time if they will require surgery to remove the damaged skin. Chloe might need extensive dental work as well and is unsprayed. Once she is healthy it will be determined if she can safely be spayed. Toby is the only one that was allowed in the house sometimes and sad to say he is in the best shape. He was originally thought to have partial paralysis of his hindquarters but further testing showed he actually has Medial Patella Luxation in both knees and will require surgery to correct. This is very painful for him.
After years of neglect all 3 are in a safe place but in desperate need extensive medical attention and TLC. Toby, Bagel & Chloe’s initial medical services were generously donated by 3 veterinarians that we work with. Unfortunately, we have no idea what their total medical costs will be and are asking for your help. Our goal is to get them all healthy, free of infection and back up to normal weight. Eventually they will be ready to go into a loving home, but right now our goal is to get them healthy.
We will update everyone as we get more information on their conditions.
Please continue to share and donate as we can’t do this without your support! If you can donate towards their care please CLICK HERE to go to our YouCaring page we have set up for them.
Bagel, Chloe & Toby need your help!
Toby came to Pets43Luv with Bagel & Chloe. While he was close to a healthy weight, had no infections or worms he needs surgeries to help him on his road to recovery. Poor Toby could barely walk and it was thought he might have partial paralysis of his hind quarters.After a trip to the vet & tests later it was found he did not have any type of paralysis but the bones that hold the kneecap in place weren't there! He had surgery on one leg to repaired/rebuilt his left kneecap and repaired the cruciate ligament. Once that leg is fully healed he will go in for the same surgery on his other leg. While it is an expensive surgery once his recovery is done he will be pain free for the first time in years.
Bagel is a 13 year old neutered male Chow Mix. Bagel came to Pets4Luv a very sick boy. He was about 20lbs underweight, severe skin infection that was left untreated for so long that he lost most of his hair and his skin turned hard & black. Poor Bagel had lost his hearing due to the severity of his ear infections. After 2 months of medications, medicated baths and regular meals he is close to his goal weight, has gotten a little of his hearing back, the majority of skin damage has healed and his hair has started to grow back. Soon he will be healthy enough to have his teeth checked. Now that Bagel has gained strength he LOVES going for walks and his favorite past time now is to try to chase the birds! He is not 100% yet but it is heartening to see all of the volunteers love & hard work is making a difference.
Chloe is a 9 year old female German Shepherd,who loves nothing more then laying in the sunshine with the volunteers. Like Bagel, her skin had hardened & blackened from the skin infection, she did not lose any of her hearing from the ear infections, and she was closer to 30 lbs underweight. She has made great strides in her road to recovery but still has a ways to go. She needs another 3 lbs of muscle weight before her teeth, hips and front shoulder joints can be assessed. The vet believes she has hip displacement and arthritis but needs further testing to be sure. While her skin is much improved there are still sections that have not healed and she might need to have a surgery to repair those sections.
After being with us almost 2 months Bagel and Chole's skin is close to being healed. We are so pleased that they are both HW negative and negative of any tick borne illnesses! The levels from their senior panels were in normal range. Their white blood cell counts are high but this is to be expected given their severe skin and ear infections. They have completed treatment for whipworms. Toby has been diagnosed with Medial Patella Luxation and will require surgery on both knees. This is painful and he has probably had this for a long while. He will require surgery on both knees (the first having been done) and the estimate for him is $3,700.00. The recovery is long but he will be so happy once he is pain free. They all are seeing the vet regularly to assess their progress and we are doing everything they need to get healthy again. They will require extensive, continued care but thankfully all is very promising. Their spirits are much better and they are feeling loved!
Please donate help us to keep up with the medical costs for these babies.
Become a part of our Shelter Buddy Reading Program!
Does your child like to read? Maybe not? Maybe needs practice reading? Come and join the shelter buddy reading program where reading to a shelter dog or cat is cool.
Dr. Katherine Iovino, who is a Veterinarian and specializes in animal behavior, will be giving children a 1 hour class on animal body language and how to interpret a cat or a dog’s behavior. Kids will then sit with a dog or a cat and read a book to them. Once orientation is completed kids’ can come to the rescue at the times listed below and read to a dog or a cat.
The next Shelter Buddy Reading Program orientation is July 1st at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in signing up, please call Bonnie Radafshar at 516 876-0253. When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a form authorizing your child to participate. Children should bring a book with them to orientation.
The program is for children 6 & up and children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you are an adult who would enjoy sitting and reading to the animals please call us at 516-832-8200 to set up a time for you to come down.
For those that have completed the orientation the schedule for reading times are:
Monday: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: no openings available at this time
Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm