This is the Petfinder web site of The Grateful Paw Cat Shelter & Adoption Center. Grateful Paw is operated and funded by the League for Animal Protection of Huntington, Inc.
"WE CATS CAN'T DO EVERYTHING! " ROCKY SAYS WE ALWAYS NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS.
Rocky really did sit down on that chair at our front desk during one of his visits with his owner, a volunteer. No trick photography was needed.
The League for Animal Protection of Huntington, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, all volunteer organization based in Huntington, NY. Cats are housed in The Grateful Paw Cat Shelter staffed by volunteers. Our volunteers also work with dogs, many at Huntington Animal Shelter.
First Annual Tree Lighting of LAP's Giving Tree on Sunday Dec 8 at 4pm
All the money donated for the ornaments to honor or remember cats and dogs will help our homeless cats and dogs. The trees were donated by Ft.Hill Nursery in Huntington.
"Raindrops on roses" "Whiskers on kittens"
Are these a few of your "Favorite Things"?
We've got the whiskers right here! Here's a few of our two dozen kittens!
LOOK INTO MY EYES!
You will come to this shelter and you will fall in love with one of us.
The Grateful Paw Cat Shelter is open TUESDAY through FRIDAY 12:30 to 4:30 pm, SATURDAY and SUNDAY 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Call 631-757-4517 during those hours.
Here's some of our adult cats to visit.
Adele, Alfonso, Arka, Baby, Brie, Callista, Candy
Our cats and kittens are not in cages. Our shelter is so nice. It's a Bed & Breakfast for cats. You can walk around the main rooms and have a seat on one of our benches. You won't be alone for long! Our cats are already spayed or neutered, checked by a vet, had all inoculations. (if over 4 months old), and tested for FIV and FELV.
Who says you can't buy love?
We collect $100, either cash or check, for each cat. Think about how much more money you'd spend for spay/neuter, blood tests and inoculations at the vet. A two week health warranty is included. Some special breeds may be more than $100. Sorry we cannot take credit cards or give refunds.
. And here's more adult cats to visit
Cassie, Darcy, Dunlop, Elliot, Freege, Gizmo, Gypsy, India
GRATEFUL PAW CAT SHELTER LOCATION 104 Deposit Road in East Northport, NY (off Pulaski Rd. between Old Bridge Rd.& Townline Rd.) DIRECTIONS
You can reach us by either LIE exit 53 or N.St. Pky. exit 45 to Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Pky North Exit SM-4W for Pulaski Rd. After 1.3 miles, make a left at 2nd traffic light (past Richter's Apple Orchard), onto Deposit Rd. After passing the school bus depot, we'll be the first house at the end of that road. If you're west of us on Pulaski Rd., after crossing Larkfield Rd & Old Bridge Rd, bear right at the fork by the next traffic light onto Deposit Rd.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE
A labor of love If you're over 18, you can become an office receptionist, pet socializer, foster Mom for baby kittens, transporter, fund-raising events, or a cleaner/feeder at the shelter. All very rewarding, and also very good for your blood pressure! Come in for an application or Email www.volunteers@LAPHuntington.org
THIS IS WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT HERE as told by two dear cats who crossed over "the rainbow bridge"
"I just wanted everyone to know how grateful I was for all your attention and love. I was rescued in early 2013 from someone's backyard when I was very sick. The doctor and the volunteers did everything to make me look and feel better. Special food was made for me by a dear volunteer who adopted me and visited me every day here to see if I'd put on a few pounds. Nothing helped. The volunteers kept me comfortable. I wanted you all to know how much I loved you for caring for me.".
"All dressed up in my tuxedo, and a real sweetheart. I loved you so very much. I was so grateful to have been rescued from that box left outside in 2006. I was scratched up. I wast feeling awful. I didn't want to eat. Everybody watched over me, making sure I got my medicine. When I got better, I was afraid of being in the room with so many other cats, so I lived in the hall and kitchen. As you can see I was very patient about wearing costumes! I loved you humans when you so often kissed the top of my head. And I had a special feeling for "Miss Pig". We spent lots of time together. In the summer of 2013, I got a sickenss that couldn't be cured. You kissed the top of my head even more than ever. You helped to always keep me comfortable. Thank you so much for loving me."
Since there are many people who want to adopt but can't for various reasons, we offer a sponsorship program. Look at the photos above for Tricia with Zane,Tamara, Sadie, Calcutta, Connie & Harley. These cats have been with us for many years. Some are not likely to ever be adopted, so Grateful Paw is their home. Zane is an angel now looking down on his dear buddies whom he loved so much. For only $30 per year, you can sponsor a cat. Your donation goes directly to the medical care of cats at our shelter. You get a picture of the cat you are helping, and you are welcome to visit your cat. A great gift idea and a very meaningful gift given in someone's memory.
DONATIONS of course are always welcome Items such as Fancy Feast, Deli Cat dry food, catnip & treats, paper towels, small paper plates, large kitchen or lawn bags, bleach & detergent are always needed here.
SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC
1. Our volunteers answering the phone can offer advice and/or additional phone numbers to assist you with cat issues. Call 631-757-4517 during office hours.
2. We lend HUMANE TRAPS to private citizens wishing to trap feral cats. Special TNR (trap/neuter/return) advice is available to Town of Huntington residents. Call 631-424-4495 or contact TNR@LAPHuntington.org for more information. 3. For cruelty complaintscontact the Suffolk County SPCA.
4. Call us if you've found a lost cat, or if you've lost your pet cat. We will list the cat in our lost & found book. Post signs & call all the nearby shelters, too.
SCOUT TROOPS GET INVOLVED Thank you girls! . . Your scouts can arrange a visit to our shelter on Fridays. Your troop can work on a project to raise money or advertise our shelter. This can involve working towards your animal care badge. Or how about building cat condos for your Eagle Project!
And how about these awesome murals a troop painted on our shelter wall & on the town shelter's too!!
Tex made sure we'd sell lots of what your cat needs, like stylish collars here at our gift store. Even if your pet stays in your house, you'd never want him to accidentally scoot out un-tagged! Please tag (include phone number) or microchip your pets. Of course, only one collar with a tag is needed for each pet.
The League for Animal Protection of Huntington, Inc. PO Box 390 Huntington, New York 11743
And here's more adults to visit:
Olivia, Perry, Willy, Sophia, Sylvester, Tara, Tasha, Tom
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Okay, the roof's not hot, & it's not tin. But don't we two look adorable sitting on it!
CREDITS Thanks to PetFinder for hosting us since July 1997. This page is maintained by Debbi Larkin and Linda Waslin. The home pet lists and all photos/videos are maintained by Linda Waslin