Prevent A Litter (P.A.L.) Program -Suspended 6/4/21
Effective Immediately 6/4/21: The Prevent-A-Litter program for Trap-Neuter-Return is suspended until funds can be raised. Since January of 2021 Tender Loving Cats, Inc. has spayed & neutered 250 feral cats through our Prevent-A-Litter program and we’ve rescued 250 cats & kittens from the streets of Long Island. Sadly, after all the medical emergencies this year, we had to close this widely used and beneficial program. We have spent $75,000 in medical bills alone since January 1st. This financial drain on our rescue has forced us to suspend the PAL/TNR program and stop intake the until of any new cats/kittens until we can raise funds to ensure the cats we’ve committed to in our care will always have the best medical care we can provide. We would love nothing more than to keep helping cats but we can’t do it without your support, we just can’t. Our volunteers and fosters are running themselves ragged, they are the backbone of this incredible organization but we are nothing without our donors and supporters, like YOU! 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.
TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and Spay/Neuter is by far the most effect and humane way to address the feral cat epidemic facing Long Island, NY. Feral cats are not indigenous to our area therefore this epidemic starts with owned pets. By spaying just one female cat we will have prevented upwards of 370,092 cats in only 7 years. It is difficult to put a number as to how many feral cats reside on Long Island, it is fair to say that sheer volume of feral cats on Long Island is overwhelming and we are in a state of crisis. It is incredibly difficult to keep up with the calls that come in daily from those needing help placing kittens found in backyards to the daily calls from owners who need/want to rehome their pets. The Prevent A Litter (P.A.L) Program aims to provide a low-cost spay/neuter program for feral cats and owned cats of low-income individuals residing on Long Island, NY in an attempt to curb the numbers of homeless cats & kittens born on Long Island’s streets every year. Individuals who qualify will pay a discounted rate of $25/cat or kitten at a local participating veterinarian. Please submit the application below. Before trapping a feral cat please read & follow our trapping information and instructions. Tender Loving Cats. Inc. (TLC) rents humane animal traps to the public for a refundable $65 deposit. We offer one-on-one TNR training when you rent a trap from TLC. Trapping feral cats is one of the easiest things to do as long as you have the will, you have a way. Contact us to rent a humane animal trap. Complete the application below to qualify for the PAL Program. Questions and/or supporting documents can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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If your having trouble submitting our online PAL Application you can download the pdf version below then email the completed copy to email@example.com or print and fax to (866) 458-8228 (ILUVCATS)