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The purring 6-month-old kitten with black fur and yen for attention at Long Beach Animal Care Services shelter appeared to have a good chance at being adopted, but not every sheltered feline will find its way to a home.

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Only short stays are in store for Long Beach's strays because the animal shelter, which celebrated its reopening Saturday with a blues band and festivities, aims to swiftly find foster families."We rotate them out of here," said Linda Vetrano, 65, of Manhattan, who in 2001 founded Posh Pets Rescue, the Long Beach shelter's new operator. "A shelter is no place for an animal."About 80...

Fewer animals euthanized at Long Beach shelter last year

The City of Long Beach is proud to announce the grand re-opening of the Long Beach Animal Shelter Long Beach’s City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a plan intended to continue the reduction of the euthanasia rate for shelter cats in Long Beach. The one-year plan involves a pair of nonprofits, The and . The groups would expand Animal Care’s current efforts to nurture stray kittens in order to prepare them for adoption, as well as the spaying and neutering of other felines that would then be allowed to live their lives outside of a shelter.

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City officials in Long Beach reported euthanasia of animals brought to the city shelter was down significantly in 2016 compared to the prior year.

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Long Beach Animal Care Services has a unique agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (spcaLA). Through our partnership the spcaLA has the first right to select adoptable animals from our shelter. If you are interested in adopting one of our guests, please go to the Adoptions counter on the day the animal is legally available. We recommend arriving at 10am as some animals are particularly popular. In just over three years, the number of animals taken into our local shelter in Long Beach have been reduced, and the number of animals being euthanized has been drastically reduced.The City By the Sea has welcomed Posh Pets Rescue as the new operator of the shelter, located at 770 Park Place, Long Beach NY 11561. Posh Pets of Long Beach will continue to serve the city's needs with taking in Long Beach animals. The city has been dedicated to hosting a "no-kill" shelter, and we will continue that mission wholeheartedly. is Long Beach’s most venerable animal advocacy organization. FOLBA isn’t a rescue, but they do help ACS in its effort to do so and uses its funds for the medical needs of shelter animals and, most importantly, to provide low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to residents served by the shelter. They always could use help with theater events, Walks and other activities. Check their website for events or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..