To Our Community:
As we navigate through uncharted territory and figure out our new normal, we can certainly understand that cat rescue may not be at the forefront of your mind. We are determining how to safely continue our life-saving mission while keeping volunteers and our community safe. As such, we have cancelled all events in March and will be evaluating April events over the coming weeks. Though events are critical to our adoption and fundraising efforts, the safety of our community is more important. During this challenging time that we are all facing, there are still ways you can support our cats!
- Become a foster. There are still cats to save and they make perfect companions as you work from home and practice social distancing. You just need a little space and we are happy to provide the supplies needed through Chewy and Amazon delivery services!
- Volunteer to help with administrative tasks that can be done at home or events after we’ve made it past COVID-19. Once it’s safe to do so, we will be expanding our in-store presence throughout RI and need volunteers to help!
- Share and like our posts on Facebook & Instagram! We will still be active online and hope to bring you lots of cute photos & videos to fill your time.
- Donate funds or supplies to help care for the 55 cats in our program. Your donations help defray the cost of their care!
We are a volunteer-powered organization that relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to complete our life-saving work. We do not receive state or city funding and every dollar that arrives to Ten Lives through donations and adoption fees allows us to provide veterinary care and supplies to cats in need.
How will we continue our work?
- We will continue to accept adoption applications and process them in the same manner that we always have. We are strongly urging fosters and potential adopters to have virtual meet & greets if possible. We ask that anyone who feels ill or has been around someone who has been ill to wait until they have been symptom free for two weeks before having a meet & greet.
- We will continue to accept requests to help cats in our community. We ask for extra patience during this time as we navigate the best way to interact with our community while keeping our volunteers safe.
- Our foster families will still provide the excellent care and socialization that they have always provided to the cats in their home!
With 55 cats in our program our dedicated volunteers are working over time despite the current situation! We are currently providing care for 5 cats with ringworm, 2 Mama cats and their 5 kittens each, 3 diabetic cats, 7 cats in our Forgotten Feline Program, and a number of cats patiently waiting for specialty consults and veterinary care.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing lots of stories, photos, and videos so that you know what we’re up to during this period of social distancing.
Be sure to join us on Friday, 3/20, for a Facebook Live Q&A session with our foster super star Sarah! She’s going to be chatting about the 4 neonatal kittens she has been bottle feeding and answering your questions.
We know this incredible community can get through this with compassion and grace. We look forward to seeing you in-person once it’s safe to do so! Stay healthy!