Last month, 13 cats and kittens found their forever homes! The month’s group ranged from approximately six months to six years old – several of these cats and kittens arrived to our rescue due to unfortunate circumstances that were no fault of their own, while others were humanely trapped as strays thanks to our community cats efforts.
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 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. The Forgotten Feline program and The Lazzy Fund help many of our cats during their time in our rescue, and this month, three cats benefited from The Lazzy Fund, and one of our Forgotten Feline graduates was adopted!
If you follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts, you may recognize Mowgli. Originally known as Pumpkin, we received a request in April to help a five-month-old kitten who had been attacked by a dog and was in need of urgent medical care. Mowgli was suffering from significant injuries on both of his rear legs and needed extensive surgery to repair his mobility. Specialty care like this can be incredibly costly—in Mowgli’s case, his vet bill was estimated to be over $5,000. However, the alternative option simply wasn’t a choice for an otherwise healthy kitten with a great prognosis. The Lazzy Fund helped Mowgli get the urgent care he needed, and through the help of our supporters, we were able to raise the necessary funds for Mowgli’s surgery and rehab. Despite his significant injuries, Mowgli recovered and thrived, and resilience and personality captured the hearts of the vet staff caring for him. This month, Mowgli was adopted by one of the vet techs who assisted with his recovery!
Jo was previously featured as another recipient of The Lazzy Fund, and is a Forgotten Feline program graduate. Jo lived his whole life on the streets and was in bad shape when Ten Lives rescued him in early 2021. During his time in our rescue, he was diagnosed with FIV, feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), and had severe dental issues. All of his teeth required extraction, and he was prescribed a urinary friendly prescription diet. During his first vet visit in early 2021, Jo was so feral, the vet couldn’t get within three feet of him. For months, Jo hid in his litter box and under beds. Thanks to the patience of both of his foster families, Jo began to trust humans, and his catfidence increased by the day. Today, Jo loves to be pet and has begun to purr, and began to sleep on his foster mom’s feet every night. After fostering Jo for over eight months, his foster mom officially adopted him, and has renamed him Jonah. To follow Jonah’s adventures in his forever home, check out his Instagram!
This month, one of the cats in our Foster to Adopt program also found her forever home! At two-years-old, Cayenne was rescued from a burned-out house in Marks, Mississippi, where abandoned and homeless cats congregate to try and find shelter. She joined an incredible rescue in Tennessee and was later transferred to our rescue in Rhode Island to find her forever home. Cayenne is a fun, playful, feisty cat who prefers the company of humans to that of other cats. True to her calico roots, Cayenne can be both sassy and sweet, and is an adventurer who wants to check everything out before settling down on her human’s lap. Cayenne also loves wand toys, and she loves to show off her hunting skills by jumping, leaping, and catching whatever is at the end of the wand. Cayenne joined our foster-to-adopt program and began her trial adoption in mid-May. Within a week, Cayenne’s adopters had fallen in love with her sassy and sweet personality, decided they couldn’t say goodbye, and chose to finalize her adoption!
Congratulations to Alex, Amherst, Binx, Cayenne, Daisy, Gillespie, Gus, Jo, Lakelyn, Lucy, Mowgli, Phantom, and Thelma for finding their forever homes!
Are you interested in adopting a cat from Ten Lives Cat Rescue? Take a look at our adoptable cats!
How can you help the cats currently in Ten Lives’ care? Sponsor a Forgotten Feline, become a foster, apply for one of our volunteer opportunities, donate to The Lazzy Fund, or purchase a needed item on our Wishlist.