Long Island Cat Kitten Solution (LICKS) is a high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and kittens, operated by a group of caring veterinary professionals and volunteers, passionate about making a difference and ensuring that all animals have loving, caring forever homes. We are all proud cat parents and will care for your cat as though it were our own.
All cats and kittens are welcome, including feral kittens/cats and community cats. We recommend kittens be about four months of age. In addition, cats over the age of five years are considered at higher risk in terms of surgical procedures and should be spayed or neutered by a full-service veterinary clinic. LICKS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Nassau County. Our clinics are staffed by a licensed veterinarian and veterinary technicians, as well as committed volunteers. Appointments can be made by calling or texting (516) 431-8794.
LICKS is a same-day spay/neuter clinic. We do not offer additional veterinary services, overnight stays or post-surgical after-care treatment. Cost per cat is $95 and includes: spay/neuter surgery, distemper and rabies vaccines, antibiotics and pain medications. In addition, all cats are given a topical flea preventative, ear cleaning and nail trimming (for indoor cats only
LICKS Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony, September 17, 2008, Island Park, NY
LICKS is dedicated to ending the overpopulation and suffering of unwanted cats and kittens by offering low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services to owned and community cats. Our hope is that by ending the cycle of unwanted litters, we can help make every cat a cared for cat.
LICKS opened its doors in 2008 and in the ensuing years, has spayed or neutered more than 10,000 cats and kittens. We were conceived by a passionate group of volunteers committed to making a difference in helping end the huge problem of pain and suffering endured by the untold number of unwanted kittens born each year. That commitment continues today.
We opened our doors to the public just by the train station in Island Park.
2014 saw us in our second location, right behind All About Cats on Sunrise Highway in Freeport.
In 2017, LICKS moved to the Long Beach Humane Society in Island Park, NY.
2020 has us on the move again, as we look for our next - and permanent home.
We are proud of the affiliations we have created with all of our rescue group hosts, and wish them continued success in their fostering and adoption programs.