Bianca’s Furry Friends Campaign
UPDATE: May 10, 2019
The exterior of the Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center (BFF), is moving towards completion. The beautiful, two-story, glass entrance is in place. Several walls in the new lobby will hold donor plaques. People can select gifts at different levels to honor a person, animal, occasion, or as a memorial for a loved one.
The 12 free-roaming cat areas are coming together and feature plenty of shelves and perches so that the cats have vertical space to roam. Lots of natural sunlight pours through the exterior windows and visitors can watch cats play, snooze, and interact through the interior curved-glass windows.
The floor also features a food prep room, a grooming room, three adoption counseling areas, a family room, offices, a medical suite, and storage areas. The medical suite includes exam rooms, a surgery suite, and a respiratory/isolation area.
A highlight is the special nursery designed for new mother cats and their litters. Located in a central corridor, the nursery has a large viewing window so the public can watch the moms and kittens as they grow and thrive.
Excitement is mounting as we draw closer to the opening of this state-of-the-art facility this year. It will enable us to save even more animals and continue as a leader in the no-kill movement, which we’ve pioneered since our founding in 1944. What a wonderful way to also celebrate our 75th anniversary!
Continue to check back for more updates on the progress of this exciting new addition to our Long Island campus.
Career & Volunteer Opportunities
As Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center nears completion, we have several new career opportunities and adult volunteer positions in this new feline focused facility. Available career positions include Senior Staff Veterinarian and Front Desk Receptionist. Additional volunteer positions include feline care, socialization, meet and greets, and helping out with adoptions.
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.
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
Please join Beth and Howard Stern and be a lifesaver to animals in need.