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.
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.
How can I ensure your cats are 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 all 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 $100 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.
What is a foster parent?
A foster parent is an individual who is willing to take a cat or kitten into their home temporarily and in preparation for adoption. Some cats or kittens require special attention that cannot be adequately provided in the Center setting, or have special needs that can only be met in a home setting. This is ideal for those who do not want to commit to a lifetime of care but who want to make a huge difference in the lives of cats who need them.