Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Agency is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Western New York that is made up of volunteers and staff all devoted to the club’s mission, “to promote, further and enhance all cat life”. We rely on donations to help us feed, medicate, and house over 500+ cats in our program – including our cats in foster care & satellite adoption locations.
Ten Lives Club began in January 2001 with a dream to be able to save as many cats as possible. Since 2001 Ten Lives Club has touched the lives of 15,000+ cats and kittens whether through adoptions, spay/neuter or other assistance.
In 2012, Ten Lives Club adopted out 1,369 cats and kittens to forever homes! From January 2013 to September 2013, Ten Lives Club took in 1,230 cats who were strays, abandoned, surrendered or came in from other animal control agencies. Out of those 1,230 cats and kittens, 1,028 were adopted into new homes!
We also take in kitties who are FIV positive and currently have 57+ FIV positive cats in our care. Since 2001, Ten Lives has found forever homes for 450+ FIV positive cats. Many times cats with FIV cannot be accommodated in shelters, but TLC has a room designed for FIV+ cats. Our local SPCA believes that healthy and friendly FIV+ cats are adoptable and support our efforts by giving us their FIV+ cats. What a great team effort – TLC and the SPCA working together to save these special cats!
All cats matter to us no matter if it is a stray, personal pet, or a sick cat. Once a cat is surrendered to our group a thorough evaluation is done by our shelter vet and all the necessary testing and vaccinations are given. Most importantly, they are spayed and neutered. TLC believes strongly that the answer to the serious pet over-population problem is to spay and neuter!
We run solely on grants and donations and rely on the generosity of others to continue the great work that we do.
This blog is mostly devoted to the Ten Lives Club East Amherst, NY Pet Supplies “Plus” store location and the cats available for adoption.
Since becoming The Ten Lives Club Store Coordinator beginning in April 2013, our location found forever home for 29 cats and kittens!
The kitties available for adoption at our location have a wonderful enclosed area in the store where our volunteers can let them out to play, roam & visit with potential new purr parents! Our location can house up to 5 cats or kittens at any given time. Volunteers are scheduled to visit the kitties 3 times a day in order to maintain their cages, bedding, litter boxes, food & water supplies. They also provide loving attention & play time with the kitties. The cat cages are very spacious with several platforms at various levels so when they are caged, they have plenty of room to eat, sleep & play!
We are always looking for volunteers who could dedicate just 1 hour of their time during any one of our shifts while the store is open. To volunteer or if you would like additional information on volunteering at our location, please visit our Volunteer page. We would love to hear from you!