Reducing animal suffering by providing housing for homeless cats, sterilizing stray and feral cats to reduce overpopulation and by providing necessary medical treatment for unowned cats.
The house in Oyster Bay is a closed–admission sanctuary for homeless cats that are rescued primarily from Animal Care and Control and The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. It features outdoor enclosed runs and offers a home–like atmosphere where the cats live uncaged (unless illness necessitates temporary caging). Caretakers live on the premises to accommodate daily care for the cats. Our on-site staff veterinarian checks each cat on a regular basis and provides any medical treatment necessary. All cats are vaccinated, tested for FELV/FIV, sterilized and microchipped. New cats are quarantined for 30 days prior to introduction to the resident cats. Due to our small size, we are unable to accept cats from the public. When space allows, we rescue cats slated for euthanasia from overcrowded city shelters or the Mayor's Alliance through the New Hope Program.
PHLF would like to thank Maddie's Fund for their generous grant to our sanctuary.
According to Out of the Cage, in 2014, Maddie's Fund exceeded it's national goal with more than 15,000 adoptions in two days! In New York City alone, the two-day event found homes for 5,500 local dogs and cats and raised an estimated $5,000,000 for local shelters and rescue groups!
At PHLF, in 2014, a staggering number of 58 cats and kittens found their forever homes! Due to the generosity of Maddie's Fund, PHLF received a $58,000 subsidy for offering free adoptions during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days (May/June 2014). Maddie's Fund's generosity allowed us to place 7 senior cats, 35 underage kittens and two older kitties (among others) into loving homes. These underage and senior cats require much more care and diagnostic testing than do older kittens and healthy adults. These funds will continue to allow us to provide premium medical care for the cats and kittens in our care. Our organization is using Maddie's Adoption Subsidy to help us pay for lab work and other costs that are necessary and making our cats as adoptable as possible.