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 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. Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescues the mistreated, saves the injured and loves the abandoned.
2023 Spring Plant Sale
Order Deadline: Sunday, April 9th
Order a Flat = Save a Cat! Order spring plants, and help us continue our mission to rescue cats & kittens from the streets of Long Island!
Our annual spring plant sale fundraiser starts NOW! We are once again working with a Long Island Local specialty nursery to bring back plenty of beautiful high quality favorites - and adding some new stars this Spring!
Order your annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, deck pots, tropical foliage & more by April 9th, and then pick them up in Dix Hills on Friday Evening & Saturday Daytime, May 5th & 6th, just in time for Mother’s Day! It's that simple to help us continue to rescue, save, love homeless cats & kittens on Long Island, NY.
**All proceeds to benefit Tender Loving Cats, Inc. rescue efforts
We’ve been nominated!!!! READY, SET, VOTE! 🏁 🗳 Best of Long Island 2023 voting is now open through December 15th! Cast your ballot for Tender Loving Cats as your favorite Rescue & Shelter on Long Island, NY.
VOTE for us for the Best Animal Rescue & Shelter on Long Island under the Pets Category by VOTING HERE!
You can VOTE once a day from now until December 15th!!
We are so proud & thankful to be nominated 3 years in a row. Founded in 2017, we have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Thank to everyone who nominated us!!
🥁🥁🥁… The final end of 2021 numbers are in and we could not be more proud of this team of volunteers, foster parents, donors and veterinarians!!! Thank you all for making this happen for Long Island’s cats! . . . #tenderlovingcats #rescuecats #savecats #lovecats #longisland #adoptcats🐈🐾 #tnr #trapneuterreturn #fosteringsaveslives #foster #volunteer #donate #dixhillsanimalhospital #longislandspayandneuter #southshoreanimalhospital #lindenhurstveterinaryhospital
Help us ring in 2022 by remembering all the incredible rescues from 2021!
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In 2021 we will have rescued over 650 cats & kittens from the streets and spayed/neutered and funded close to 400 feral cats for Trap-Neuter-Return through our Prevent-A-Litter (PAL) Program. We could not have achieved this without our supporters, team of trappers & rescuers and dedicated foster parents & volunteers. Domestic cats are not indigenous Long Island, they don’t belong suffering on our streets, starving, cold and alone. Each cat & kitten rescued has a unique story that involves countless volunteers who selflessly give of their time & energy so that they can have a better life. TLC has so much to be proud of, we are more then a group of volunteers, we are a family. We listen to each other, learn from each other, respect one another and because of that we can accomplish things we never thought possible… together!
You can help us continue to rescue the mistreated, save the injured, love the abandoned and homeless cats & kittens living in our very own backyard. Take a look at some of the cats & kittens we rescued in 2021… (warning: get the tissues ready)
Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) grants Tender Loving Cats, Inc. $2,000 to support our lifesaving efforts in April 2021
Tender Loving Cats, Inc. (TLC) is proud to announce that we have received a lifesaving $2,000 grant from Petco Love. We would like to thank Petco Love for investing $2,000 in our grass roots, foster-based and all-volunteer run organization. In 2020, TLC rescued. saved & loved 800 cats & kittens from the streets of Long Island, NY many of those cats & kittens needing extensive lifesaving medical treatment. Our goal is to meet or exceed that in 2021! We could not attempt to attain this goal without the generosity of the public who made this grant possible by donating to Petco Love.
Pet Peeves grants Tender Loving Cats, Inc. $10,000 to fund spay/neuter, veterinary & medical care, food & supplies in December 2020
Tender Loving Cats, Inc. (TLC) would like to thank Pet Peeves, Inc., in association with the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Wholly Charitable Trust, who has provided us with a grant in the amount of $10,000 to be used for spay/neuter, veterinary & medical care, food and supplies. The Lewyt's mission was to save countless animals from euthanasia and TLC intends to honor that mission by using this grant to impact the lives of upwards of 200 cat/kitten(s) currently living on the streets of Long Island. TLC programs such as our Prevent-A-Litter (PAL) Program, Senior Owners Assistance Program (SOAP), Campus Cats Initiative and more!
ASPCA grants Tender Loving Cats, Inc. $3,500 to fund our Prevent-A-Litter Program to spay/neuter owned cats of low-income individuals on Long Island in December 2020
Tender Loving Cats, Inc. would like to thank the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (the “ASPCA”) for helping us save continue to lives by issuing a $3,500 grant that will allow us to spay/neuter over 70 owned cats of low-income individuals through our Prevent-A-Litter (PAL) Program.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation awards Tender Loving Cats, Inc. with a $5,000 grant towards PAL and SOAP Programs in 2020.
Thanks to a generous $3,000 grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) the Prevent-A-Litter (PAL) Program has been reopened! This grant will allow TLC to spay/neuter almost 40 cats living on the streets of Long Island. The Doris Day Foundation has also issued a $2,000 for our Senior Owners Assistance Program (SOAP) to assist a severally disabled paralyzed woman with food and litter for her indoor & outdoor cats. Thanks to DDAF we will be able to assist her another year!
Tender Loving Cats, Inc. receive a $1,000 cat enrichment grant from the Petfinder Foundation for 2020.
Thanks to a $1,000 enrichment grant that Tender Loving Cats, Inc. was awarded by the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to purchase many different cat enrichment toy favorites: like the One Fast Cat exercise wheel, Go Cat Wand Teasers, Tunnels, easily disinfected wooden scratching post by Designer Pet Products & Catit Vespar with replacement pads and Stretch & Scratch disposable scratchers for all our kitties in Suites at the adoption centers. These items have helped to stimulate their minds and teach them where it’s appropriate scratch in a home, making them more adoptable and more prepared to enter their forever homes. In a shelter-like environment it’s important to have items that can be easily washed and disinfected in communal play areas. This grant has enabled our grass roots shelter to provide such items to our cats & kittens that we otherwise would not have been able to.
Tender Loving Cats, Inc. opens its second adoption location within Petsmart W. Babylon.
We are so excited and proud to announce the opening of our second Petsmart Charities Adoption Center within the Petsmart West Babylon, 535 Montauk Hwy. Our volunteers worked very hard and fast to everything is purrfect in just 3 weeks! Over that time we scrubbed, disinfected, decorated recruited to tried to fill every shift but we are still in desperate need of volunteers to fill two hour shifts each week. If your interested in volunteering please complete out Volunteer Application. Community Service Hours are offered for children 14 years of age. and up with an adult over 18 year of age. We put a lot of blood, sweat and often tears to give our homeless cats & pet parents a great place to find love and companionship. #tenderlovingcats #petsmartwestbabylon #rescue #save #love #cats #kittens