Ten Lives Club New Shelter OPEN HOUSE EVENT!

Come join us in celebration of the NEW TEN LIVES CLUB SHELTER !

TEN LIVES CLUB OPEN HOUSE EVENT

SATURDAY, October 4

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

3741 Lakeshore Drive

Blasdell, NY 14219

LIVE MUSIC & DJ entertainment!

GOOD FOOD

50/50 Raffle

Silent Auction

Theme Basket Raffles

BEER TENT *Sponsored by Mister Goodbar

BAKE SALE 

BOUNCE HOUSE for the kids!

Donate any paper item such as toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, cups, etc. or any item from our shelter wish list & get two free tickets to our theme basket raffle!
Bring your own lawn/folding chair & receive two more raffle tickets!
Don’t miss the fun & visit the kitties too!
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Story of Tommy (Tiger Boy) and Gina (Crystal)

Ten Lives Club received a very heartfelt e-mail from the proud purr-parent of these 2 beautiful babies!

Cara adopted Crystal & Tiger (now named Tommy & Gina) together from our adoption location at Pet Supplies “Plus” in E. Amherst back in February during our “Best Friends – The One” promotion.

The following is Cara’s story:

“On November 21, 2013, I had to take my 12 year old cat to the vet in the middle of the night. It was 2:00am. Angelo was diabetic and was on insulin for about a year. What I thought would be a trip for different medication and then back home to bed turned in to one of the worst times in my life.

Before I could take my jacket off and sit in the exam room while they took Angelo in the back, the vet rushed in and said “we have him on life support, doing CPR. Do you want us to keep going? “.  My first thought was that they had the wrong room. I brought in Angelo. He isn’t that bad. Apparently he got “that bad” real quick. After 8 times of telling them to “keep going”, I asked if he would be ok if he came through. The answer was devastating to me and at 4am, Angelo passed away.  He had diabetes and cancer.

I was taken out of work for three weeks during the month of December, diagnosed with Major Medical Depression. I was on medication and not getting any better. I was truly all alone. My family lived in another state and it has always been just me and Angelo. Now it’s just me. I have never been diagnosed with anything and never on medication so this was all scary to me. My friends and family told me the best thing to do is get another cat.

Get another cat?? How could I do that! There is no way I will ever get another cat! I can’t go through this ever again!  So I thought…

I heard about Ten Lives Club through some friends and in January, just playing on the internet one day, decided to take a look and see what it was all about. I knew I would not get another cat so what’s the harm in looking around their website? After all, how could I do that to my Angelo? Replace him just like that?

I looked at all the cats on the website and cried and cried. One day, I saw a beautiful cat on the TLC website named Carly. She looked sooo much like my Angelo! In the pic, she was “photo bombed” by another cat named Tiger Boy. That made me smile and I kept my eye on Carly, hoping and praying she would get adopted.

After a few days I thought I needed to snap out of this…stop being silly…go see Carly and get over this depression. On a Saturday morning, I got dressed, grabbed my keys, got in the car to go see her and couldn’t leave the garage. I cried and cried. I wasn’t ready.

I kept looking on the website and somehow, Carly and Tiger Boy were just stuck in my heart. Then the day came that Carly was adopted. YAY!! I was soo happy, I cried but this time, tears of joy! I thought, I CAN DO THIS!! So I got dressed the next day and off I went.

When I arrived at the Ten Lives Club in East Amherst, I sat in the car for a few minutes, took a deep breath and in I went! After all, it’s February and it has been 3 months since Angelo had passed. I need to try and help myself get out of this depression.

I walked to the back of the store to the room with big windows. I looked in and there they were! All that I have seen on the website! There was Skye, Crystal and Tiger Boy! I cried, I smiled, I walked away, I walked back, I cried, I smiled…it was a time of all emotions.

I saw a beautiful lady and an adorable boy in the room with the kitties and I thought “I hope they are there to adopt them all!” As it turned out, it was Amy, a TLC Volunteer and her son Matthew. They asked if I wanted to come in and I shook my head yes. I went in and started crying.

I told Amy my story and she and Matthew were just amazing. Listening to my every word…handing me Kleenex…hugging me…then we started talking about the kitties.  Skye was doing her own thing but Tiger Boy and Crystal were playing, running, jumping, having so much fun. I told Amy that I had my eye on Tiger Boy and told her my story of trying to come see Carly.

I then found out Crystal was a stray picked up in October and has been in the shelter ever since. That is a long time! Matthew was telling me funny stories of these two and I finally looked at Amy and I said, “I’ll take them! “She looked at me kind of funny and said “you want BOTH?” I said “YES!”

Amy was so happy that Crystal finally was getting a home and that Tiger Boy was going with her! Amy made the calls and I filled out the papers and I was now a proud owner of two beautiful fur babies!

On my drive home, I was laughing as I thought about how I was saying I would NEVER get another cat again. So what do I do? I get two! Angelo was my only child and he preferred that. I always thought he should have a friend to keep him company while I am at work but he wouldn’t hear of it. So here I go…two kittys in the back seat and me to start a new life with them.

I already had names picked out for them before I even left the store. Crystal, the beautiful 3 year old Calico and Tommy Boy, the 7 month old Orange Tabby had names but that was their shelter names. I wanted them to have “forever home” names. So being a big Bon Jovi fan, I thought about a Bon Jovi song called “Living on a Prayer”. It is about a couple named Tommy and Gina who are living on a prayer getting through life.  I figured all the kitties at the shelters are living on a prayer to find a home and these two are now going to have a new life so I named them Tommy and Gina.

It’s been 5 months since Angelo passed and almost 3 months that I have had Tommy and Gina and I could not be happier! From the first night, the three of us slept in the same bed. Gina at the foot of the bed and Tommy as close to me as he can possibly get, with his face resting on my cheek and paws on my shoulders. I can’t breathe but he is comfortable!

On the very first night as we were sleeping, it was as if Tommy realized they were not in cages any longer so he walks gently over to Gina, gives her a good WHAP!!!! on the head as if to say “we have this whole house to run and play…wake up!! “ And off they go! They run full speed through the house, down in the basement, up the stairs to the main floor, then upstairs to the bedrooms and all the time jumping over furniture, sliding across tables and enjoying life!

Gina is a little more mellow then Tommy.  She was a stray and then in a shelter for 4 months so she did not have much interaction with people, who wanted to hug her, pet her, hold her, love her. Tommy is a playful kitten and loves to get in to everything.

Gina, at first, would let me pet her for about 5 seconds then that was enough for her. That’s all changed. She is coming around now, sleeps closer to me, lets me pet her and even hold her. Not for long but she is made much improvement. No hurry- no pressure! We all have a longgg life ahead of us and in time, she will be 100% confident! I am 100% sure of it!

Tommy is already spoiled more than any cat should be. I bought tons of toys for them (I had gotten rid of everything “Angelo” the day he passed away so I had to start from scratch). His favorite toy is the crinkle balls. But not the big ones! They HAVE to be the little ones. I know this because somehow all the little ones disappeared and he wouldn’t play with other toys as much. I went out and bought more but they were out of the little ones, so I got the bigger ones. He plays with them but it’s not the same so I drove to 4 stores and finally found the smaller ones. When those too disappeared, I tore the house apart and yes…they were under the refrigerator…under the stove…in his water dish…and even in the litter box! He loves those toys! He even plays fetch! For hours, I flick the crinkle ball across the room and he brings it back and drops it at my feet. If I am not paying attention, he puts his paw on my foot so I know he and the crinkle ball are there ready to go!

Now Gina is getting in to the action! She has a favorite lil pink pillow that she will toss in the air and run after!

I can’t say which one is the bully of the two as if one wants to play, that one just walks over to the other, grabs the tail or whaps their head and off they go! The run, they tackle each other, then they run some more!

Many times, I will be sitting downstairs and hear the commotion upstairs of them just running and playing. It is no longer a quiet house, that’s for sure!  It’s just so much fun to see them having so much fun!

They do have some down time too. When the hours of wrestling is over and one calls a truce, they both love sitting in the sun and watching the birds and squirrels in my yard. I even rearranged the furniture in my living room to where they each have their own window to look out of.  I can’t watch TV now without getting a stiff neck but they can watch everything going on outside!

I never thought I would get over the depression of losing my beloved Angelo and I probably never will but with the help of Ten Lives Club, I am definitely doing much better.  Tommy, Gina and I all have a bond that I can’t explain.

It hasn’t even been 3 months since I brought them to their furr-ever home and in that short time we all became best friends!  I am sure this bond will last a lifetime and I only hope I bring them as much joy as they bring me!”   By – Cara A., Cheektowaga, New York

What a beautiful story!  Quite a testament to the value of having a kitty (or kitties!) in your home & as part of your family.

I was so thrilled when I first got the call about these 2 & beyond happy when they found such a wonderful, loving forever home!

Cara posts pics & updates regularly on our Facebook pages.  Thanks so much Cara!  Ten Lives Club volunteers and supporters LOVE to hear  our kitties forever home stories and see pictures of their happy lives!

Bringing purr-parents and their forever furr-babies together is the most rewarding experience EVER!

Ten Lives Club Giveback @ Ruby Tuesday!

Ten Lives Club Giveback @ Ruby Tuesday

ENJOY A TASTY MEAL AT RUBY TUESDAY & 20% OF YOUR PURCHASE HELPS TEN LIVES CLUB KITTIES!

*Dine at Ruby Tuesday in Blasdell, New York on any (or ALL!) of the dates listed below to benefit Ten Lives Club:

Friday, March 21, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

*Be sure to print out the Ruby Tuesday Giveback flyer & present to your server to participate.

Ten Lives Club 12th Annual Fur Ball – Mark Your Calendar!

2014 Fur Ball

Ten Lives Club 12th Annual Fur Ball 2014

TEN LIVES CLUB PRESENTS TWELFTH ANNUAL “FURBALL”

 Join us on Sunday, March 9th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Ten Lives Club Twelfth Annual Fur Ball at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Pierce Avenue in Hamburg!

No admission fee!  The FurBall is a family-friendly event and children are welcome to attend.

All proceeds from the Fur Ball event benefits Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption group.  Ten Lives Club is a non-profit organization with over 350+ cats and kittens in their total program.

  • Live music featuring local talent “The Buffalo 5”
  • Basket raffle with 100+ theme baskets!
  • Vendors displaying their crafts & other goods
  • Raffles
  • 50/50s
  • Delicious homemade food & desserts available for purchase
  • Cash bar with the featured drink of the day called “The Furball”
  • Cats available for adoption at reduced adoption rates!
  •  Feline attire optional that day, casual dress encouraged!

Ten Lives Club is accepting gift certificates or items of any kind & value to be used at this event. 

Tax deductible receipts for anything donated can be provided

Vendor space available!  Interested vendors please contact Joan @ 716-390-7697

For information on the Fur Ball please contact 716-646-5577

Valentine’s Day Adoption Promotion – February 14 to 28!

V-Day Promo

Ten Lives Club will be participating in the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network’s Nation “The One” promotion this February. All adoption locations included!  Find your furry Valentine this weekend – will you be “The One”?

From February 14th – February 28th, we will offer reduced adoption fees for all of our kitties!

Adult cats over 9 months old can be adopted for only $14 (Regular adoption fee is $75)!

Kittens 9 months and under will be $14 off our regular adoption rate (Regular adoption fee is $100)

All of our kitties have been thoroughly examined by our Ten Lives Club shelter vet, spayed/neutered, treated for fleas, ear mites & worms, have had all of their vaccinations up to date and tested for FeLeuk & FIV.

PLUS, we offer a free veterinarian visit certificate with adoption (a $40 value)!  There are many vets on the affiliated vets list all over Buffalo & the surrounding suburbs – your vet is probably on the list!  We provide you with every kitties shelter medical record to take with you on the first vet visit so your vet will have the most recent medical history.

This is a great time to find that special furry Valentine to add to your family!

Stop in to Pet Supplies “Plus” at 9630 Transit Road, East Amherst, New York & visit our kitties waiting to find their forever Valentines!

Carley, Tiger, Frappe, Crystal & Skye say “Will you be THE ONE?”

Pull A Tab, Save A Cat!

Pull A Tab Save A Cat Ten Lives Club Program

Pull A Tab Save A Cat Ten Lives Club Program

Our “Pull A Tab, Save A Cat” is a wonderful program where Ten Lives Club turns in aluminum tabs for recycling.  We receive a donation in return!  The last load we recycled consisted of 468 pounds of aluminum tabs collected from the public!  This amounted to a $234  donation for Ten Lives Club!

KEEP SAVING THOSE TABS EVERYONE!  It really makes a difference and another way for us to raise much needed donations for the 500+ cats and kittens in our care.

In 2013, our “Pull A Tab Save A Cat” program raised $702.40 in donations!  A big Thank You to everyone doing their part for our environment by recycling and raising much needed donations for our shelter cats at the same time!  Your continued support has made this program a huge success for Ten Lives Club.

If you would like to donate and live in the vicinity of the Pet Supplies “Plus” store location in East Amherst, you can drop off donations in our cat room.  We have a large plastic container for collection right by the door!

For more information on how to donate or if you would like to display a professional looking “Pull a Tab” plastic container for your work or business, please call 716-646-5577 & mention the “Pull A Tab” program in your message.

Ten Lives Club Cat Food Drive!

TLC PSP Food Drive

Stop in to any of these Pet Supplies Plus locations this week to make a donation to Ten Lives Club for the 500+ kitties in our care!  Every cat food donation of $3 or more receives a free bag of dog treats! 

Pets Supplies Plus is offering raffle tickets with every donation of $6 or more!

Promotion runs through January 26 so hurry in for free treats & chances to win the Pet Supplies Plus raffle!

Calling All Cooks! Ten Lives Club Needs Your HELP!

Ten Lives Club 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Ten Lives Club 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Ten Lives Club is holding their 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, January 19th from 12:30 to 3:00pm & we desperately need more contestants! The event will take place at West Inn End, 340 Union Street, Hamburg, New York.

This event is a major fundraiser for Ten Lives Club and for it to be a success, we need to fill all 35 available slots for Chili Cook-Off Contestants.  Right now, we only have 13 entrants!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!

All Chili Cook-Off contestants will receive a prize just for entering!  We’ll also award prizes for “Best Chili”, “Best Vegetarian Chili” & “Best Table Display” along with many other categories.  Everyone entering our Chili Cook-Off is a winner! There is no cost to enter your chili!  Cash prizes awarded to the top 3 Best Chilis!

For those attending the event and judging the marvelous chili, there is be a chance to win prizes too!  Those who come to taste test all the chili will be given voting tickets to use when they vote for their favorite chili. Top winners will be decided by the public!

TONS of prizes and chances to win!

Cost is $8 per person.  Children 10 and under are only $5.  This includes all the chili you can eat and unlimited bread!

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle, Theme Basket raffle, Cash Bar and vendors with lots of great items available for sale.

Nothing warms the heart like a nice bowl of chili in this “chillin” weather we are having this winter. Come out for a great cause and to stuff yourself silly with our chili!

All proceeds from the event will help with the cost of running the group’s cat shelter in Hamburg. The organization currently has over 300 cats and kittens in their care that are safe and sound awaiting a forever home.

To enter the Ten Lives Club Chili Cook-Off, please download & complete the application below.  E-mail your application ASAP to tenlivesclub@yahoo.com with “Chili Cook-Off” in the subject line.  You can also leave a message on our hotline at 716-646-5577 to let us know you would like to be a contestant to get your name in the hat as soon as possible.

TLC 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off-APPLICATION-2014

Don’t Miss Ten Lives Club 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest!

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Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Group 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off !

Sunday, January 19, 2013 from 12:30pm until 3pm

West End Inn

340 Union Street

Hamburg, New York

All you can eat chili and bread for only $8

Children 10 and under $5

Cash bar

Theme basket raffle

Only 35 contestants can to enter their chili and spots are filling fast so turn your application in as soon as possible! There is no charge to enter.  Cash prizes and other prizes will be awarded for the best chili and many other categories!

Every person who enters the contest will be able to pick a prize out as well so everyone is a winner! Every contestant will be given table space for their container/crockpot of chili. Contestants should bring their own ladle for serving and a small sign stating the name of their chili. Ten Lives Club will provide the napkins, silverware, and bowls for the event.

Those who come to taste test all the chili will also be given voting tickets upon entering the event which they will use to vote for their favorite chili. Top winners will be decided by the public!

Nothing warms the heart like a nice bowl of chili in this “chillin” weather we are having this winter. Come out for a great cause and to stuff yourself silly with our chili!

All proceeds from the event will help with the cost of running the group’s cat shelter in Hamburg. The organization currently has over 300 cats and kittens in their care that are safe and sound awaiting a forever home.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, adopting a cat or donating to Ten Lives Club:

Please call us at 716-646-5577

View or Download TLC 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off-APPLICATION-2014 to enter!

HURRY!  Applications close on Wednesday, January 16 or as soon as we have our 35 contestants.

View or Download the Ten Lives Club CHILI COOK-OFF FLYER-2014

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