Hiss & Spit, Inc. is a Charitable Organization with Not-for-Profit
status in NYS. Hiss & Spit was named after two very spirited feral kittens that
later became sweet as sugar. We are seeking to help low income animal caretakers in danger of losing their
pets because of lack of resources, in areas related to spay/neuter, and available veterinary services. Low
cost spay/neuter and TNR (trap/neuter/release) as options to reduce the numbers of stray cats are only now getting the attention
they deserve. We want to get the word and the services out to those who most need them.
We are also available for the individual who has to find another home for their
pet and needs information and guidance to help them screen a potential new family. Usually, pet owners don't know how
to screen people who want to adopt their pet. We at Hiss & Spit can be a link between these two groups for a proper screening,
after introducing them to each other.
After working with animal rescue groups, whose focus was on adoptions and intake, we realized
something different was needed. We realized that a big area that was not addressed was the individual who just wanted to keep
their cat, and needed a little help from time to time, such as information regarding cat care and veterinary intervention
as well as occasional food supplementation.
Our combined experience has been working with rescuers, non profits, feral cat colonies, abandoned and abused pets
and individuals who because of low income are unable to properly care for their animals. In order for this work to be
done correctly, the cracks will have to be filled in, the ignored will have to be met with. A different
approach to the problems of feral colonies, throwaway animals and animals abandoned through bad breaks in life is necessary.
One volunteer is a board certified vet tech who has a big heart and is savvy about the communities that most need the services
of Hiss & Spit, Inc.
Hiss & Spit hopes to set an example of what can happen when the community receives proper leadership,
resources and understanding and joins in to proactively raise the level of empathy and compassion of the entire neighborhood.
Our current programs include:
Low cost spay/neuter; TNR; Supplemental food and Veterinary care support for low income pet owners.