Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center
In 2013, our national spokesperson, Beth Stern, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Joanne Yohannan, discussed the issues surrounding feline homelessness and what we could do to address them. Out of that conversation came the idea for an adoption center devoted to the rescue, socialization, care, and adoption of cats and kittens.
Today, Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center or BFF as we affectionately call it, named in memory of Beth and Howard Stern’s dog and the legacy of love she left behind, stands as a 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, addition to the second floor of our Adoption Center. This new facility will help us save even more lives, and not just cats and kittens, but also more dogs and puppies as it frees up space in our existing shelter.
As a cage-free adoption center, BFF allows for maximum socialization, which is crucial in matching cats with potential adopters. In addition, this kind of environment helps felines stave off depression and aggression, which are often the products of stress brought on by living in a cage. BFF will help cats feel calmer and more confident, leading to shorter stays and positive matchmaking experiences for both felines and adopters.
Tour Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center
Take a virtual tour of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center with Catrick, BFF’s resident tour guide, and see how all our cats and kittens — and dogs and puppies — are loving their new space!
Fast Facts on Bianca’s Furry Friends:
- 14,000-square-foot facility
- Cage-free feline surroundings
- Exam Rooms, Feline Behavior Department, Grooming Facilities
- Kitten Adoption Facility
- 24-hour-care Nursery
- Respiratory Ward, Surgical Suite & Recovery Room
Bianca’s Furry Friends will help us:
- Save more lives
- Increase our capacity to provide more adoptable animals to the public
- Enhance our ability to further our no-kill promise
- Continue to be the premiere Rescue & Adoption Organization in the world
Bianca’s Furry Friends Room Naming Opportunities
We are currently offering a limited amount of naming opportunities for the rooms in this beautiful new facility including the new nursery, family room, free roaming rooms, and more. Naming opportunities begin at $50,000. For more information please email [email protected] or call the Gift Planning Office at 516-373-3635.