A forever home for our “lifer” cats
$5,620 raised
100% of $5.6k goal
64 contributors
45 Days running

4 years ago our vice president Erica purchased her home in Eastern Long Island. On her property stood a separate up-to-code two room cottage. Visions of TNR recovery space danced in her head as she signed contract and made her purchase official. Throughout the lifespan of this rescue we have been lucky enough to have the space to recover cats from their spay and neuter surgeries before putting them back into managed colonies. However at the same time we have also rescued feral cats with injuries and illnesses preventing them from returning back to their life outside.

We are tagged in posts constantly about feral cats with grave injuries that need immediate assistance. We rescue them, have them vetted, treat their wounds, and often times learn that they are not candidates to return back outside.

Cats like Blue, who was severely matted and had a long list of illnesses and injuries, we quickly learned he had a neurological condition that would make it a danger for him to go back to where he came from.

Cats like Yappy, who has a permanent hole in his mouth that has yet to close after numerous vet visits.

Cats like Kahlua who is 15 years old with no teeth and FIV positive.

Cats like Moriches who had gaping holes behind his ears from chronic ear mites who we quickly discovered has some type of neurological condition making him uneasy on his legs.

Cats like Ridge who came to us after he was found lying motionless on a lawn unable to fend for himself. Another cat with neurological symptoms who isn’t capable of living the life of a feral cat.

We have been fortunate to have the cottage but it is not set up for these cats to spend their entire lives inside of.

We have dreamt of making our own feral cat sanctuary so that they can live cage free in an environment suitable to their needs and we are finally hoping to make that dream a reality.

With the help of a contractor we have drawn up plans to convert one of the rooms in the cottage into a cage free permanent home for what we call our “lifers”, the cats who will spend the rest of their time on this earth here on Erica’s property.

The other room will be our medical side. A room with temporary cages to continue to recover feral cats from their spays and neuters.

Both rooms need new floors for easy cleanup, new windows to keep the heat in during the winter and the air conditioner in in the summer (both rooms have electric but it will need to be revamped to ensure the safety of our cats), cat trees, cat walks, and a cat door leading out to an enclosed and safe outdoor kennel where these once wild cats can get a taste of the life they once lived without the threat of danger.

We are hoping to raise enough money to change these cats futures with your help.

Please consider donating towards improving the lives of our “lifer” cats. 

3 sheets of plywood to rip for catwalks

8/ 2x4
40/ brackets for catwalks
2 exterior doors with door knobs
Barn door hardware
Door slab for barn door
Cat door
Pressure treated wood for below perimeter fence outside
Allure flooring 384sq ft.

Material: $2,611
Labor: $3,025

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