9 Cats & 1 Dog That Will Make Your Summer Complete

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York No, 9 cats and a dog is not the name of a new sitcom (although maybe it should be), it is the  theme for this week’s adoption column. It’s cuteness overload here, so good luck choosing just one to adopt!DillAvailable for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:Dill is a must meet. This little 1-year-old FIV+ positive boy is so sweet, loves other cats and is a total purring machine! He is currently living in the shelter’s FIV cattery with multiple other cats and while he enjoys himself there, everyone knows a forever home is a much better place for a sweet kitty. Don’t let the FIV stand in your way from getting the best cat — cats with FIV live long and happy lives!If you are interested in adopting Dill, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email [email protected] PepeAvailable for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:Pepe is a sweet senior kitty who arrived at the Little Shelter declawed. He is an affectionate cat that walks right up to visitors asking for attention. Pepe has spent his entire life in a home until his owner could no longer take care of him. Pepe likes to cuddle and would be great in a quiet home with someone he can really bond with.Pepe is currently a resident at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter (operated by Little Shelter) located at 104 Deposit Rd. in East Northport. Call 631-651-9788 for more information.PilatosAvailable for adoption at Little Shelter:Pilatos could be the coolest dog you’ll ever meet. He is a 1-year-old Labrador/Chihuahua mix with a lot of spunk! He loves to play with toys and is currently learning how to fetch.He’s a good boy who always wants to be the center of your attention and never leave your side. He is ready to start obedience classes to learn how to always put his best paw forward. Pilatos is a small dog with a big personality who is always ready to go on his next adventure and is never too tired to have some fun. HoneyHoney is an all-around fun cat who always get the staff laughing! She gives the “will you pet me” face, but the funny thing is, when you pet her, she starts to grumble and growl instead of purr!It’s not a threat, she loves getting her chin scratched, it’s just that she’s got the communication thing a little backwards. Honey is a cat that will keep you entertained with silly antics all day long.  She likes other cats and loves older children, making her a good candidate for almost any household!CatrinaCatrina comes from a large family of felines and is used to a home with other animals (preferably cats).She’s a little shy, but once she gets to know you, she’s the ultimate lap cat. She loves to chase the un-catchable laser pointer but also enjoys lounging around for hours in the window sill (and does a very good job of keeping away the bugs). Catrina would make a great addition to any family, so be sure to scoop her up before some else does!For more information about adopting Pilatos, Honey and Catrina, contact Little AnimalRescue Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington, 631-368-8770.RiverAvailable for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:River is one lucky black cat! Found by a local rescue hero, he was scooped up off the streets and brought to North Shore’s Adoption Center, where their medical team discovered a serious heart ailment.But not to worry, River is back on track with a great medical plan! To help build River’s confidence, he is now in a foster home thriving, which means he’s ready to  find a forever home. This young boy does well with other pets and children 12+ in age.Did you know that black pets are the most overlooked at shelters, but the most over-loved at home? I can vouch for that! Treat yourself to a new best friend by adopting sweet River today!Contact [email protected] for more information about adopting River today!Available for adoption at Fur Friends in Need:Yes folks, it’s still kitten season, and there’s no shortage of kitties that are in desperate need of a permanent home. There are four very cute kittens (two boys and two girls) that will be available for adoption in about three weeks. If your looking to open your home to an adorable sweet kitten (or four), contact Fur Friends in Need today at furfriendsinneed.comAs always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

Church of England Pension Board chief executive dies

first_imgBernadette Kenny, chief executive of the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB), has died aged 60.Kenny joined the CEPB as chief executive in February 2011 after a career in the civil service.During her tenure, she saw through significant changes to the CEPB itself and to the National Church Institutions, a group of entities which include The Church Commissioners. A statement from the Church said the changes had ensured these institutions were well-placed to serve it for years to come.Jonathan Spencer, chair, CEPB, said: “We have lost more than a brilliant colleague, we have lost a force for good.” He continued: “The issuance of the £100m housing bond, changes to the retirement housing scheme, and innovative funding arrangements to derisk the pension schemes are just a few examples of the legacy she leaves behind.”Kenny was also a champion of greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace, recently helping to launch a network for black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues.She studied law at the University of Manchester before qualifying as a barrister. She then joined the civil service as a government legal adviser, working in a range of legal, policy and operational management roles, before becoming change director at the then-Department for Constitutional Affairs.Kenny spent four months as interim chief executive of the Royal Parks, before moving to HM Revenue and Customs as director general for personal tax in 2005.Spencer is overseeing interim arrangements for the leadership of the CEPB.The CEPB, which provides pensions for clergy and church workers, currently manages funds totalling £2.3bn (€2.6bn), and its schemes have over 38,000 members.It made a record investment return of 21.1% for the 2016 calendar year.last_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers pick Group stage ticket

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: CAF initiates financial entitlement payments to clubs Enyimba coach hails players over Confederation Cup win CAF Confederation Cup: Dimgba’s hat-trick helps Enyimba to whip Algerian side Seven-time Nigeria league champions and CAF Confederation Cup 2019/2020 hopefuls, Rangers International FC, have qualified for the group stage following the one nil over Togolese ASC Kara in Enugu on Sunday.A Chinonso Eziekwe 18th minute strike helped the Flying Antelopes march past the Togolese side.The return leg fixture, which was settled before a packed Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, saw the former NNL striker race onto an Nnamdi Egbujuo defence splitting cross to hit the back of the net, which sent the crowd into wild jubilations.Expectations for more goals from the Rangers front men failed to materialize not for lack of opportunities created but for some unpardonable misses by Ifeanyi George and Nnamdi Egbujuo in the last 10 minutes of the first stanza.When both sides returned from the break, the visitors took the initiative in the middle of the pack with precise passes that kept the fans at the edge of their seats but they could not make this dominance count as Uche John and Akpos Adubi stood their ground in the heart of Rangers defence line.The introduction of Ikechukwu Ibenegbu for tiring Chiamaka Madu early in the second stanza added little to steady the middle but he brought his experience to bear in the few times he was called upon as he did well to set up the attackers on three occasions that went begging.Ibrahim Olawoyin and Sadick Abbas came close to extending the score for the host at the tail end of the match as Olawoyin’ shot from the edge of the box after dribbling past a sea of legs missed target by inches while Ghanaian born Abbas watched in awe as his well placed shot beat the goalkeeper but not the upright.Coach Benedict Ugwu after the pulsating encounter said: “It was a good match. “We thank God for the win that has taken us to the group stage of the competition.“Our plan was not to concede and the players did well to contain them, especially in the second half. “Yes, we are going into a tougher stage of the competition, but I have the confidence that we shall continue to make good representation for the country.”Rangers qualified for the prestigious group stage of the competition on the away goals rule after aggregate score after both legs stood at 2-2 after losing the first leg 2-1 at Stade de Kegue, Lome. Tags: CAF Confederation Cuplast_img read more