A Home for the Holidays:
As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, we wanted to reflect on some of our incredible and happy “tails” from our first year.
In August we rescued Heidi, an extremely anemic, flea infested, extremely underweight kitty (only 4lbs), who had she been left outside may not have lived much longer. A amazing foster stepped up for Heidi and after 3 months she had doubled her weight and was healthy enough to undergo her dental surgery and spay but Heidi’s real present came when her foster decided to love Heidi forever and adopt her! Heidi spent the first 5yrs of her life outdoors, not spayed and barely fed. Heidi is now a cherished part of a family her horrible past is now just a distant memory.
Oreo was found with horrible injuries, as a tiny 6-week old kitten by a Good Samaritan who stopped to pick her up from the left-hand lane of the Long Island Expressway, after surgery to repair her broken hip, months of recovery and physical therapy at Dix Hills Animal Hospital she was able to heal completely.
After fully healed, and just a few days before Christmas, Oreo received an early gift when she went to her forever home! They say a picture is worth 1,000 words well this picture says it all... Pictured is Oreo looking upon the harsh life she left outdoors and now in her new home, with lots of warm snuggy beds and arms to lay in!
Fiona was found outdoors dumped in a feral colony on LI. Sadly, the other cats knew she was not feral and chased her away from the food. Fiona is one of the most amazing cats you’ll ever meet. She’s estimated to have been born in May 2017. Fiona is a gentle, sweet and loving girl, who is also absolutely stunningly beautiful. She loves attention, loves to lay on laps and is very outgoing. Fiona will be the first to greet you at the door when you get home and this long haired beauty loves to be brushed. Fiona has lived with other cats, small quiet dogs and children.
Hi, my name is Tessa. If you have stopped by the North Babylon PetSmart, you may have seen me. Although I am enjoying a comfortable life now, this is not always the way it has been. My brother and I were rescued from a hard life outside. The women feeding us in her yard had allowed the population to explode, feeding us but having no guidance or help regarding controlling our cat colony population through spaying and neutering. Luckily for us, Tender Loving Cats stepped in to help spay and neuter all the cats and take my brother and me into their adoption program!
Can you help you help improve the lives of homeless cats on Long Island by making a contribution of $10, $20, or $50, today?
I know that I am one of the lucky ones, but there are so many cats still out there that need the help of organizations, such as Tender Loving Cats! The road to ending cat homelessness on Long Island is long, but I know with the help of people, like you, we can make an impact.
Your donation today will help cats like me get off the streets, receive the medical treatment, including spaying and neutering, we need, as well as cover our day-to-day needs. Since Tender Loving Cats, Inc. is an all-volunteer run organization, you can rest assured knowing that all donated funds are going to cats and kittens, like my friends and myself.
I hope you will join me in changing the lives of a cat by contributing $10, $20, $50 or whatever you can afford. Contributions can be made on our GivingGrid to recieve a “Live, Love, Meow Magnet” https://www.givinggrid.com/help-homeless-cats, via our PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2396031 or by mailing a check made out to: Tender Loving Cats, Inc. P.O. Box 827 Melville, NY 11747.
We are counting on you to make sure cats and kittens on Long Island get the care and love they deserve, so please consider helping us start the year off on the right paw by making a contribution TODAY!
Purrs and kisses of gratitude,
Paint Your Pet Night Fundraiser!
Paint Your Pet Night
872 East Jericho Tpke.
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Friday Feb 8th
7pm - 9pm
$55 (Includes soda & dessert)
Come and paint a custom picture of your pet that you can keep forever! This is the perfect gift for someone special or just yourself. You do not need to be an artist because it’s pre-drawn on the canvas and all the picture come out amazing!
Just take a look at some of last years pictures at https://www.tenderlovingcats.org/paint-your-pet-night-fundraiser.html