Frequently Asked Questions about GPS
Where does GPS get their cats from?
Golden Paw Society rescues cats who have been surrendered to municipal animal shelters across Long Island and the tri-state area. We focus our attention on those cats who have been either sitting there the longest or who are not adjusting well to shelter living, and therefore at-risk of being euthanized. We prioritize adult and senior cats, as well as cats and kittens who are purrfectly-imperfect, maybe missing an eye or a leg, or being blind or deaf. We specialize in making these sensitive and desperate cats feel comfortable and nurtured in our home-away-from home cozy Adoption Center as we prepare them for adoption into their forever homes.
I have a cat I can't keep.
What should I do?
Our Mission is to change the plight of shelter cats by saving those shelter cats who are at risk of being euthanized. Because we have limited space, and because at every minute of every single day there are distressed cats sitting in shelter cages waiting for us to save them, we are unable to take cats from individuals. Please understand and respect our need to use our limited space and resources toward the fulfillment of our Mission. To place a cat you cannot keep, please refer to our lists of private no-kill organizations and public town shelters under the "RESOURCES" tab of our website.
Are the cats of Golden Paw Society healthy?
All of Golden Paw Society's cats are examined and tested for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia, spayed/neutered, given all of their required shots, and dewormed prior to adoption. Adopters receive the paperwork stating such. We fully disclose all we know about the health and condition of each cat prior to adoption.
Are all of your cats and kittens spayed/neutered?
Yes. Golden Paw Society spay/neuters all of our cats and kittens so that NO GPS cat will ever contribute to the cat overpopulation problem on Long Island.
What is the adoption fee?
The adoption fee is $150 per cat.
Does GPS accept donations?
YES. Golden Paw Society operates solely on private donations and from funds raised through various fundraising events
held throughout the year. We would literally not exist without donations and the support of others. Since our inception in 2012, we proudly remain an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization, so that every single dollar of every donation goes to the CATS! We have no paid staff and no administrative overhead; JUST CATS! We are a 501c3 Not-for-profit organization in New York State and your donation to us is tax-deductible. Our Federal tax-id # is 46-0868998.