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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews 944

Address:

3202 Cherokee Street Saint Louis MO 63118 USA

Mission:

Giving cats the lives they deserve. Tenth Life provides veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to stray cats and kittens, prioritizing those with special needs. We work to end unnecessary euthanasia and cat homelessness through educational outreach, community programs, and collaborative partnerships. We believe that every cat, regardless of emotional or physical limitations, deserves the chance at a fulfilling and happy life. If a veterinarian determines that a cat is in a state of incurable suffering, Tenth Life relieves them of their pain through gentle and humane euthanasia. This decision is never made because of a lack of space, preventing negative behaviors, or because a cat's medical needs are difficult or expensive. Tenth Life feels strongly that all pets should be spayed and neutered. An unbelievable number of companion animals are euthanized each day because there are not enough homes for them. The only way to make a difference in this tragedy is education. To learn more about the importance of spaying and neutering, please read our reasons for promoting it on our website.

Target demographics:

Stray cats in St. Louis and beyond and our beloved community.

Geographic areas served:

St. Louis, Missouri

Programs:

Tenth Life Cat Companions and Humane Education, among others. Read more here: http://tenthlifecats.org/in-the-community

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314-808-2454
www.tenthlifecats.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Tenth Life Cat Rescue for over a year now. Not only have I had the honor of helping dozens of cats find lives they deserve, I have also acquired a beautiful group of friends who share the same passion. Sometimes you don't know what you were missing until that thing enters your life. Well, I had no idea I was missing Tenth Life and I am thrilled to be part of the team. I started volunteering to fulfill my desire to give back to the community and I have stayed because it fulfills so much more. I had no idea that my heart could contain so much love for so many cats and people. From helping with special events, to educating the public, to teaching children how to use "gentle hands" all the way to helping potential adopters find "the one," I fall further in love with Tenth Life.

 
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Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Paige. We're so glad you found us and the feeling is very much mutual. - Megan

Rating: 5 stars  

Tenth Life is an incredible group of volunteers that not only educate people about the care and responsibilities of cat ownership, but they help hundreds of cats every year that would otherwise be euthanized. If you haven't visited the Tenth Life shelter/office you must come by for a visit. I promise you a very relaxing, peaceful and playful time with all the kitties that are at the storefront. You can lounge, sleep, read a book and in no time you will find all your cares and worries gone, it is that peaceful (except when the kitties are all awake and running around!). You can play with the kitties in a safe environment and possibly meet your forever kitty! Absolutely wonderful place and wonderful people! Here are photo's of my two Tenth Life kitties, Biscuit and Crumpet. I can only get photo's when they sleep as they are like a herd of elephants when they are awake!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I wanted to add a pet to our little family. I was looking for a bonded pair of special needs cats to adopt toward the end of the year in 2014 and came accross Tenth Life on Petfinder. We adopted a Jerry and Curly, a bonded pair of FIV+ boys. We fell in love as soon as we met them and brought them home the same day (8 hours after) we closed on our new house because we were too excited to get them and didn't want to wait until after the holidays.
A few months after we adopted Jerry and Curly, my husband and his co worker came accross a special kitty with an injured leg who really needed loving care and medical help. Luckily, Tenth Life was able to help this special girl, named Goose, and my husband and I inquired about her and got to see her after her much needed surgery to have her leg removed. We kept in contact with her wonderful foster mom and quickly became friends. As much as we would have loved to adopt Goose, we felt she would do best in a home with less rambunctious cats. Thankfully, she was adopted by an amazing couple and we couldn't be happier for Goose, her humans, and their furry family.
Seeing the need for more people to foster these incredible and deserving cats, my husband and I had been discussing the idea of fostering ourselves. Goose's lovely foster mom had just the nudge we needed to start fostering when she sent us a picture of a FIV+ boy, Rayford, on the waitlist for a foster. Once we heard his story, we had to help him. We applied to be a foster home, met with some volunteers at our home, and we were approved. Fast forward several months, after getting Rayford back to health and feeling better, and it turns out that he was meant to be ours all along, so we adopted him.
We also fostered another FIV+ boy, Elvis, who is a little shy, but such a momma's boy. Ultimately, we adopted him as well.
I know, clearly we are not so good at the whole fostering idea. But, hey, if they get a loving forever home, I still consider it a success.
We have fostered a handful of other cats, some just temp fostering while other fosters are out of town, and we cannot thank Tenth Life enough for their dedication to helping cats in need. With this organization, we have found a group of people who are so kind, eager to help, and dedicated to helping incredibly deserving cats. We look forward to the future and how many more cats Tenth Life can help. They are making a great impact on the feline community in the St. Louis area and beyond right now. Although we have many wonderful fosters, volunteers, adopters, and supporters, we would always welcome additianal support so that we can help even more cats.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I now have 4 amazing cats that I've adopted through Tenth Life, and it breaks my heart to think that most likely none of these fluffy balls of love would be alive without this incredible rescue organization. Fortunately, they don't require volunteers to have any special skills or knowledge, so I have been welcomed and enabled to have the chance to help save other kitties, which allows me to pay back for my furbabies.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I got two beautiful babies from them last year and after learning of the wonderful things they do, I have nothing but positive things to say about them. They work with animals that have no one else to help them. They work hard to help every kitten, cat or sometimes even a doggie that once came across their path needing some TLC and a place to call home. The babies that I got from them altered my life in a profound and positive way and I can never thank them enough for saving my Diamond and Topaz from a terrible life on the streets.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Tenth Life cats focuses its efforts on kittens and cats that are injured or have special needs that other rescues or shelters may not have the time or money to approach. That is why I volunteer for Tenth Life Cat Rescue. TL cares GREATLY for its cats, and cares for its wonderful foster parents and volunteer base. A small organization with huge goals!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been reading about Tenth life for some time now on facebook and I can honestly say that they do care for the little, lost, formerly unloved creatures that they take into their hearts. I have read of many success stories and also felt the heartbreak when one or the other didn't make it. If I could, I would like to start a chapter here in Canada, however, right now it is not possible. Please keep up the good work and I will be sending you the contributions as soon as I receive them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tenth Life is dedicated to giving a chance to those who desperately need it and are unlikely to get it anywhere else - special needs cats that have been injured or abused to within a whisker of their lives, or just born unlucky. Those turned away by shelters and other rescue organizations as lost causes are lovingly taken in by the special volunteers at Tenth Life who foster them, treat and socialize them, provide therapeutic care and generally give them back their self-respect. Supporters get to know these lovely cats, spread the word and sooner or later a good home is found. Quiet, caring, dedicated, selfless, passionate and true - the story of Tenth Life!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an animal advocate my whole life and learned of Tenth Life through Facebook. They are amazing and tireless advocates for cats. They rescue and rehabilitate cats regardless of their condition. They care for them until they find the perfect loving home for them!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I watch update after update from TenthLifeCats, and I am continually amazed by the miraculous work they do. Because of TenthLife and their amazing foster families, kitties like Lincoln not only get to stay alive, but to really LIVE. Lincoln was completely paralyzed, and now he can run and play like other kitties. I don't live in the area, but when I saw the call for donations to help with Spanky and Alfalfa vet bills, I donated fifty dollars--I'd donate fifty thousand if I could, but it was all I could manage. I hope it helped, even if not with those kitties specifically then somewhere along the line. Tenth Life warms my heart with their work, and saves the lives of very special kitties who deserve as much a chance at life and happiness as any other cat.

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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