Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Chips.
Chips, also affectionately known as One-Eyed Jack, is a one and a half year-old Male Domestic Shorthair Mix. It’s hard to find a cat who is more outgoing, loving, and friendly than Chips! Chips had severe respiratory problems as a kitten, and this caused him to lose one eye and have significant scarring in the other. He will likely continue to suffer from chronic respiratory issues, and a potential home will need to help manage that when caring for him. This little guy does not let his health problems get in his way, and he remains a bright light in the face of adversity. Chips came from a home where he lived with children and other pets, so he will be a perfect fit for any home!
Currently, there are 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!
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.
If you have no other pets or young children at home, and are looking for a way to serve your community in this time of crisis, please consider signing up to be a foster. 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 periods of time.
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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, pets and the household itself. Please allow yourself an hour minimum to meet with your potential new family member.
Hours at the Smithtown Animal Shelter are currently Monday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings: by appointment only).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are open to the public, however, we continue to practice social distancing in our facility and indoor mask guidelines. To inquire about the Pet of the Week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal Shelter at 631-360-7575.