Cat Fanciers, Inc. (LICF) is a not-for-profit organization.
Founded in 1991, we are one of the nation's largest, and the only
Long Island cat club dedicated exclusively to feline health and
education. At our monthly meetings, members are privileged to hear
a veterinarian lecture concerning different aspects of feline health
and well being. Our lectures cover topics such as oncology (cancer),
infectious diseases, geriatrics, diabetes, opthamology, kidney disorder,
flea control, your cat's annual exam, nutrition, cat massage and
tips on grooming, as well as other health issues. All lectures are
interesting, easy to understand, and beneficial to everyone who
loves their cat.
Long Island Cat Fanciers serves the Long Island community
by distributing material which promotes responsible pet ownership
and educates the public. We participate in many annual events. "Cats,
Cats, Cats" is a feline information program for children
and adults, presented by our club at public libraries. Our members,
with their cats, promote pet therapy and bring cheer to
the senior residents at adult care centers. The breeder members
present their pure-bred cats in a "mini-parade of breeds,"
describing each breed to the public at various pet fairs throughout
the year. We provide an opportunity to attend the Feline Health
Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary
Medicine, and also tour this world renowned facility. Our club reaches
the public through its information booths at the Long Island
Pet Expo in November at the Nassau Coliseum.
Club members and their families enjoy our social events, such as
the end of summer picnic, the December holiday party, and fund raising
garage sales. At the September anniversary party and lecture, Long
Island Cat Fanciers present the prestigious "Veterinarian
of the Year" award. This deserving recipient is chosen
by the membership, for outstanding service and extraordinary care.
Long Island Cat Fanciers is supported by more then one hundred
veterinarians who have lectured at our club meetings. We
have received awards of recognition from Nassau and Suffolk County
Executives, as well as the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association
for being an outstanding organization, providing significant contributions
to the health and well being of all cats, and for our efforts to
enhance the education of the cat owners of Long Island.
The goal of Long Island Cat Fanciers is to have our members sharing
the knowledge of our veterinary lectures in order to preserve their
cats' good health. Our club is for all cat owners. Whether you have
a cherished household pet or you are a serious feline fancier, we
welcome you to join us.
Like an owner's manual for your cat, Long Island Cat Fanciers may
be the most important and beneficial organization for you and your