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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son found a kitten on tenth lifes website and fell in love with her. I got in touch with them and everything was so easy. We found out they adopt in pairs under 6 months of age so my son saw that she had two brothers so we had an idea that we may want to see Brock also while we were there. We made an appt to meet with the foster mom who had her and her brothers. Well as soon as we saw all three of them we fell in love with all of them! Decided we would adopt all three siblings because we didnt want to split them up. They were almost four months old by then. We have had them since aug.4th and on oct. 20th (tomorrow) they will be 6 months old. We couldnt be happier with the experience we have had with tenth life and their foster moms. I keep in touch with both of them, have gotten their full background and pictures from when they first arrived! They have the kittens up to date on shots, spayed and/or neutered, and chipped before we get them! I cannot praise them enough for the love and joy we have with our three little babies! To preface this we had a cat who passed away in June who was twenty years old, older than my son who is fifteen. We were devastated even though he was sick it was still hard to deal with. My son never experienced the kitten stage and that is what brought us to tenth lifes website.i would reccommend anyone to go to them and rescue a kitten or cat or two.. or three! I have included pictures of my babies.. Brock who is in the basket and is our most vocal one. Ozzie, the little girl who is still tiny and we call her little sissy. And Gibbs (Gibson is his full name) who is a cuddler. When they were brought in they were named for former Cardinals players

2 Melissa332

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my little kitty, Aurora, from Tenth Life this May. They were very helpful with new kitten information and referred me to a wonderful vet office, the adoption fee even covered Aurora's first visit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tenth Life goes above and beyond for cats in the St. Louis area, particularly those with special needs. The staff and volunteers rally when there is a cat found in a dangerous situation and they work until that cat is rescued and safe. But they also save many, many perfectly healthy cats and find them homes with a very detailed vetting process. At this time, TL relies on a devoted network of foster homes and could always use more help. I have adopted two TL cats and my life would be sad without them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Katheryn W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Bonnie28

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been taking care of the neighborhood strays for the past year. In that time we noticed that one female was having litter after litter. I contacted St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach to do a TNR. The women who came to take care of our kitties were very compassionate and professional. I was impressed with the level of dedication and self sacrifice that these women put into their work. They also follow up with any unfinished cases. I have posted on Facebook about them for those who are in a similar situation.

Kerry R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tenth life is a wonderful organization that gives kittys a second chance at life. My rescue cat that I adopted Duchess is so precious to me and I couldn't imagine not having her around. If it wasn't for tenth life I would have never even met her.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tenth Life is an amazing nonprofit that cares for special needs kitties. While they also take in regular cats, Tenth Life focuses its efforts on finding homes for cats who would otherwise be overlooked. It can be scary to adopt someone that may need more help, but Tenth Life has a range of kitties with easy-to-care-for disabilities as well as more challenging ones for those who are dedicated to giving one of these precious lives a second chance. I adopted a kitty with cerebullar hyoplasia, and my sister adopted one with a mild form of the disorder or spinal cord injury. The kitties are wonderful, and the group gives you all the support you need to care for your new family member. No regrets!

Janice13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tenth Life Cat Rescue is great. They have answered several questions I've had about my "special needs" kitty. They take in cats that would be deemed "unadoptable" elsewhere and find them homes.