Our goal is continue rescuing and finding permanent homes for cats/kitten(s) and expanding our capabilities through the continued growth in our donors, volunteers and partnerships with organizations that support our mission and increased public awareness.
Founded in January 2017, Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue concentrating on reducing Long Island's community cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return and the rehabilitation of homeless cats and kittens for adoption. As a part of this mission, all cats and kittens adopted from Tender Loving Cats, Inc. are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We educate the public on the importance of Trap-Neuter-Return and work with colony caretakers to help them implement Trap-Neuter-Return in their communities. We achieve our mission by operating a Trap-Neuter-Return, Foster Care, and Adoption Programs. All of our cat/kitten(s) are tested for FIV/FeLV, fully vaccinated up to and including rabies, fully de-wormed, spayed/neutered & microchipped.
We operate an adoption center through our partnership with PetSmart Charities in North Babylon and on social media such as Petfinder.com, Facebook and TLC's website. All potential adopters are thoroughly screened including reference checks, veterinary checks and home deliveries.
Tender Loving Cats is able operate our Trap-Neuter-Return, Foster Care and Adoption programs with the support of donors, volunteers and local veterinarians who support our mission.
We measure our progress by the number of cats/kitten(s) Trap-Neuter-Returned, rescued, fostered and adopted to permanent homes.
In 2017 Tender Loving Cats, Inc took in 143 cat/kitten(s) into our program and adopted out 102 of those cats & kittens that were all rescued from the streets of Long Island, NY. All of our cat/kitten(s) are tested for FIV/FeLV, fully vaccinated up to and including rabies, fully de-wormed, spayed/neutered & microchipped.
2017 was TLC's first year. We did not open our physical adoption center until November 2017. We will substantially increase the number of cats/kittens rescued in 2018 and beyond due to the growth in the number of our volunteers, donors, partnerships with organizations that support our mission and increased public awareness.