Heart and Hand Society, Inc. is registered as a charity with the IRS, donations are deductible at a 50% rate, as well as with the Attorney General of New York State, Charities Bureau. Our annual report is filed with the NYS Attorney General, and can be viewed by contacting the NYS Attorney General. Our annual reports will also be posted on our website.
Every cat's life is important to us, therefore, we do not distinguish between young and old, sick or healthy, mixed or purebred, friendly or feral. We do not deal solely with cats that would be deemed adoptable. We are also concerned with feral cats and those who are in need of medical care.
Our mission is to eliminate the euthanising of the feral cat overpopulation due to the non spay and neutering of family pets. Also to make it possible for every cat to find a responsible home or, if feral, be able to live out their lives in a managed colony under the care of a caretaker.
Millions of cats in the United States and elsewhere are being euthanized due to lack of homes. The destruction of unwanted animals is inhumane, uncivilized, and a waste of taxpayer money. Spaying and neutering your pets will eliminate this problem and save millions of lives!
Reduce the numbers of homeless cats by adoption, by Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), for feral cats that are not adopted and by educating and providing resources to the public for sterilization of owned cats, so more kittens will not be produced. Overpopulation is reduced through spay-neuter sterilization preventing more births, and finding homes for the cats & kittens already born. Statistics show that spay-neuter sterilization is more effective in reducing overpopulation than adoption, due to the fact that there are very few homes for the number of cats born due to not spaying and neutering. Unsterilized cats reproduce very quickly and have many litters.