A total of 19 cats were adopted from Ten Lives Cat Rescue in September 2021! Ranging from approximately a few days old to fourteen years old, many of these cats were strays who needed time to decompress and learn how to become beloved family members over the course of several months. Others came to our rescue due to the lack of spay/neuter and cat overpopulation, and some came to our rescue due to unfortunate circumstances that were no fault of their own.
This month, some cats required extensive medical care, some required bottle feeding, and all required 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. One of September’s adopted cats is a graduate of this program. We have also 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. Several of our cats were helped by The Lazzy Fund this month.
Pesto and Chutney are bonded 14-year-old siblings who came to us after their owner lost their home. When they arrived, they were understandably nervous. They also needed a significant amount of medical care, and one of them was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Over time, they became comfortable in their foster home, and began to hang out with their foster mom on the couch. They love to groom each other and play with their favorite toys! After 24 weeks with Ten Lives, Pesto and Chutney found an amazing forever home and will live out their golden years together.
Peanut arrived to the rescue with her siblings Coco, Hazel, and Mac as a result of lack of spay/neuter and overpopulation. They were only a few days old, and were all bottle fed by their dedicated foster family. Over time, Peanut and her siblings grew into healthy, playful cats, and were all adopted into loving forever homes. Peanut has a mild case of Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), which makes her a little wobbly on her feet. CH is a non-progressive, non-contagious, neurological disorder found in cats, which can cause tremors, jerky movements, and uncoordinated movements. CH-diagnosed cats do not experience any pain due to the disorder, and they have very normal life expectancies. These cats, including Peanut, will learn how to do things a little bit differently than “regular” cats, but otherwise will live happy and playful lives.
Oatmeal and his siblings Bagel, Danish, and Hashbrown arrived to the rescue in May. They were all diagnosed and treated for ringworm by their incredible foster family. Despite dealing with his weeks-long ringworm treatment, Oatmeal grew into a sweet boy who is friendly and very calm. He loves nothing more than finding a sunbeam and catching a good snooze, and he loves long pets and being told how handsome he is—all of which he now enjoys in his forever home!
Vesper came through our Community Cats program—before she joined our rescue, she lived outdoors with a colony of cats. When she arrived, Vesper was very under-socialized, and entered our Forgotten Feline Program. She took some time to leave the safety of her igloo bed. Her foster family was extremely patient with her, and did a wonderful job working with Vesper over the course of ten months. Over time, Vesper blossomed into a social cat who became accustomed to the comforts of indoor life—comfy beds, tasty treats, playing with catnip toys, and hanging out on cat condos. Today, Vesper is thriving in her forever home with her new feline brother!
Congratulations to Annie, Ariel, Calida, Coco, Gordon, Hazel, Hunter, Jill, Kai, Kat, Kiki, Kole, Mittens, and Sheeran on also finding their forever homes in September!
Are you interested in adopting a cat from Ten Lives Cat Rescue in October? Take a look at our adoptable cats!