Animal related

Tender Loving Cats Inc

Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.

aka TLC

Melville, NY

Mission

Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue, concentrating on reducing Long Island's community cat population through trap-neuter-return and rehabilitation of homeless cats and kittens for adoption. All cats and kittens adopted from Tender Loving Cats, Inc. are spayed/neutered prior to adoption as a part of our mission to reduce the numbers of homeless cats and kittens on Long Island, NY. Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.

Ruling Year

2017

President

Rebecca Caro

Main Address

P.O. Box 827

Melville, NY 11747 USA

Keywords

Animal Protection and Wlfare, Pet Adoption Organization, Cat Rescue and Rehabilitation

EIN

81-5228818

 Number

1764981259

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Through its many programs, Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is attempting to educate the public about the feline overpopulation problem on Long Island and encourage responsible pet ownership. 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. Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.
All cats and kittens adopted from Tender Loving Cats, Inc. are spayed/neutered prior to adoption as a part of our mission to reduce the numbers of homeless cats and kittens on Long Island.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Adoption

Trap-Neuter-Return

Education

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No