In August 2021, 27 cats and kittens in Ten Lives Cat Rescue’s care were adopted! Ranging from approximately three months old to nine years old, some of the kittens were born in our rescue and knew the comforts of a warm bed and delicious food and treats from the beginning. Others were strays that needed time to decompress and learn how to become beloved family members over the course of several months.
The road to adoption isn’t always easy—this month, there were some cases where cats required extensive medical care and extremely dedicated and patient foster families. Our rescue relies heavily on donations from our amazing supporters to help us give the cats in our care the best possible chance at long, healthy lives where they are cherished by their forever families. In response to the cats in our program’s needs, we have created our Forgotten Feline program to help scared and under-socialized cats regain trust and confidence. We have created The Lazzy Fund, which gives a second chance to those cats who have been neglected and forgotten, including cats in need of critical and lifesaving medical care.
This month, both the Forgotten Feline program and The Lazzy Fund helped several of our cats prior to their adoptions:
Sir Lancelot is currently around 17 weeks old, and had a tough beginning. Due to an accident when he was younger, Sir Lancelot suffered a traumatic injury and had to have one of his legs amputated. His surgery cost $3,100, but we knew he was worth every penny. Thanks to our amazing donors, we were able to raise $2,200 towards his surgery. He hasn’t let this setback hold him back one bit, and has made a full recovery. He is a friendly, outgoing boy who loves to meet new people. Sir Lancelot was adopted this month with his sister, Guinevere.
Munchkin arrived at Ten Lives Cat Rescue at approximately nine weeks old, and was very weak and sick. She needed to be bottle fed around the clock by her dedicated foster family. Bottle feeding is no small task; Munchkin’s foster family had to be sure to feed her a certain amount of formula every few hours. To learn more about bottle feeding, the Kitten Lady has an informative video of what it entails. One of our fosters also went live on our Facebook page to discuss bottle feeding and her experiences.
Over time, Munchkin flourished into a beautiful cat who is described as sweet around people, and playful, energetic, social, and outgoing. Now 20 weeks old, Munchkin’s forever home is with one of our adoption coordinators!
Parsnip was born in the rescue, and was the smallest of the five kittens in her litter. Unlike her siblings, she was not thriving and had to be bottle fed around the clock by her foster family. Today, Parsnip is 19 weeks old, and while she’s still small, she is mighty! Parsnip is playful, inquisitive, and affectionate, and she loves climbing, snoozing in the sun, playing with other cats, running around the house, and chasing her tail.
Lady and Teddy came to the rescue from Providence Animal Control after they were rescued from an overcrowding situation in December 2020. Lady and Teddy are both approximately nine years old, and received little to no veterinary care in their lifetimes. Understandably, they were shut down and did not trust humans, and they soon joined our Forgotten Feline program to gain socialization skills. They both required extensive medical care during their time with our rescue, including dental surgeries—their care was expensive, but we truly believed they were worth saving. Over time, Lady and Teddy began to feel safe and learn to trust again, and while they are still working on their confidence, they are blossoming into their true selves. They recently graduated our Forgotten Feline program, and were adopted into a forever home together this month!
Ace arrived at Ten Lives in December 2020 as a terrified older kitten, and became a part of our Forgotten Feline program. With help from his foster mom and his three feline foster siblings, Ace made great progress on his confidence and bravery over the last several months. Ace also learned how much he loves to play with toys, explore boxes, and zoom around his home. Ace is now a little over a year old, and was recently adopted by a patient forever family who love him and appreciate him for who he is.
Congratulations to Ace, Alf, Ava, Baja, Blueberry, Cabbage, Cinnamon, Fisher, Floof, Gingerbread, Greenbean, Guinevere, Lady, Lego, Mama Tigre, Marshmallow, Mia, Munchkin, Nacho, Orangen, Parsnip, Petunia, Sir Lancelot, Teddy, Tiny Tim, Wren, and Zinnia for finding their forever homes!
Are you interested in adopting a cat from Ten Lives Cat Rescue in September? Take a look at our adoptable cats!