LONG ISLAND FELINE ADOPTION CENTER INC Overview
Target demographics: Families to provide loving homes in Suffolk County and Nassau County (New York)
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 cats and kittens adopted out last year
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Provide love and attention at our Smithtown adoption center or otherwise help out there.
Geographic areas served: Long Island, New York (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)
Programs: Smithtown Shelter
The Long Island Feline Adoption Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded exclusively to find adoptive homes for homeless cats and kittens.
We provide an interim loving home and environment conducive to socializing cats and kittens - preparing them to both give and receive love in a new home.
Staffed by loving volunteers, our organization strives to dissolve the fear and mistrust of our guests, through caring, understanding, love and attention. Some of our guests roam cage-free in a simulated home environment 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Others, "not quite ready for 24/7" sleep in their "home" cages at night, but during the day they are free to roam and romp, play and socialize - eliminating the onset of depression from initial captivity and/or prolonged life in a cage - and making them truly and obviously happy. They even have their own TV and DVD changer system, with multiple screens playing videos made for cats - to entertain and guarantee that boredom never need set in - and as they normalize they make the transition to the cage-free area.
Trust and love are nurtured and developed in the felines so that they can then graduate to a truly "at-home" environment and socialize fully with others awaiting adoption. To aid in assimilation on adoption, our domesticated (some originally fully feral) guests enjoy a simulated "at home" environment - socializing with other cats and free to roam "the house" 24 hours per day.
We genuinely are thankful that our approach enriches lives and provides a gateway to a new and even better life in a new and loving home.