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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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.

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


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am constantly humbled and amazed by the work if this organization and the dedication of its members. They change lives for animals and humans alike, and they refuse to give up on any creature, regardless of disability or potential challenge. The amount of love, hope, and respect they have for the animals they support surpasses anything I've ever seen. My opinion of Tenth Life is really very simple: these people and this organization make the world a better place, and the world would be a darker place without them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tenth life is one of my favorite charities. I can really see how much time, effort and love they put into caring for their rescues. I loved following Lincoln's(black kitten) story, it puts a smile on my face to watch the video of him playing. Thank you for being wonderful people!!