The Ladew Cat Sanctuary’s "Clear the Shelters" Adoption Event 

on Saturday August 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

will feature “Seniors for Seniors”

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

 Our “Senior Prom” adoption event in July suffered from very low attendance due to the crushing heat wave that kept most seniors home therefore the Ladew Cat Sanctuary’s "Clear the Shelters" Adoption Event will feature Seniors for Seniors”

 The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Inc., a non-profit cat rescue, sanctuary and adoption organization located in Oyster Bay, NY and more than 100 cats – from kittens to seniors – who are waiting for loving homes. 

WHEN:    Saturday August 17, 2019  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  The Ladew Cat Sanctuary

34 Hamilton Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Inc. provides sanctuary, medical treatment and adoption services to cats who have landed on euthanasia lists in municipal shelters because their owners died or abandoned them. It is truly a “Rescue” mission driven organization. Our Seniors for Seniors program, which matches senior cats (10 or more years old) with potential senior citizen adopters, enables older community members to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership, which can include improved physical and mental health, and longer lives with greater daily enjoyment. 

The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Inc. is a New York State Registered Shelter/Rescue. Our Registration Number is RR321.

Mission Statement

Reducing feline suffering by providing housing for homeless cats rescued from municipal shelters, sterilizing those stray and feral cats to reduce overpopulation and by providing necessary medical treatment.

The house in Oyster Bay is a closed–admission sanctuary for homeless cats that are rescued primarily from Animal Care and Control, Long Island Municipal Shelters 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 and provide medical care for cats slated for euthanasia from overcrowded city shelters or the Mayor's Alliance through the New Hope Fund.  The New Hope Fund was started through a generous donation from Sandra Atlas Bass and has continued with a generous grant from Maddie's Fund.  


Due to the generosity of Maddie's Fund, PHLF received a $29,000 subsidy to help cover the ever-rising costs of medical care.  We were able to place 109 cats in loving homes last year, and continue to pay for medical care for the rest of the cats in our care.  Apart from our New Hope Fund, the subsidy also paid for and continues to pay for cats that are adopted with pre-existing heart murmurs.  Our Have-A-Heart Fund, developed specifically from this grant, pays for costly echocardiograms for any cat that is adopted with a pre-existing heart murmur for the life of the cat.  Since the inception of this program 5 cats with pre-existing heart murmurs were placed into homes.  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.

PHLF would like to thank Maddie's Fund for their generous grant to our sanctuary.    


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