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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

6 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

Donor

Rating: 5

Two of my cats came from Tenth Life and I know that they use donated money well. Tenth Life is one of the best organizations I have ever donated too.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Tenth Life Cat Rescue is especially dedicated and devoted to rescuing and, in most cases, providing the medical care for special needs kittens and cats. After volunteering and participating in cat rescue in three other states, Tenth Life Cat Rescue in St. Louis MO as an organization is the most caring and conscientious. I am donating to them, even while living across the country, for their courage, compassion and LOVE they provide to special needs rescue cats, in order for Tenth Life to have their kitties receive the best possible veterinary medical care .

Donor

Rating: 5

We love Tenth Life! This organization helps out so many needy cats with special needs--cats that other organizations either would not take, or would put down because of the amount of work needed. Not Tenth Life! As parents of a special needs kitty ourselves, we love to donate to this awesome organization!

Shannon29

Donor

Rating: 5

Tenth Life does great things for the homeless cats of the St. Louis area.