Last month, 24 cats and kittens found their forever homes! The month’s group ranged from approximately 20 weeks to 10 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. 11 of the kittens adopted in September were born while in our rescue and have known the comforts of indoor life and full bellies from the beginning. One of our adopted cats was humanely trapped and re-homed as a barn cat, one cat was adopted by his foster family, and six cats and kittens were a part of double adoptions. Additionally, one senior cat was humanely trapped, was provided extensive medical care, and learned to trust before finding his forever home.
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, two of our Forgotten Feline graduates were adopted!
Lenny, an incredibly sweet senior boy, joined Ten Lives in June 2021 after a Good Samaritan contacted us for help. It was obvious that Lenny was struggling to survive outside and was in desperate need of veterinary care. When he arrived, Lenny was suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection and ringworm. We soon discovered that Lenny was also dealing with dental disease, a heart murmur, was positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Thanks to The Lazzy Fund and his attentive foster, Lenny is now ringworm-free, his respiratory status is under control, and he has been seen by a cardiologist. Despite his many medical challenges, Lenny continued to maintain his sweet disposition, and blossomed while in our care. A Forgotten Feline program graduate, Lenny loves to sleep in the hidey house on the cat tower, which is right next to a window. At night, he gets especially affectionate and curious, and he’s learned to love catnip mice and wands. After a little over a year in foster care, Lenny was adopted by his forever family, who is dedicated to giving him the best life in his golden years.
John Duggan 1 was humanely trapped as part of our Community Cats efforts in July 2022. When possible, cats with adoption potential are moved into a foster home for socialization and eventual adoption. Ten Lives understands that not all cats can be socialized to humans, and we respect their unique needs. In these situations, cats are returned to their outdoor homes so they can continue to thrive; also known as trap-neuter-return (TNR). After evaluating John Duggan 1, it was determined that she is a feral cat and could not be socialized. While waiting for her vet appointment, she decided to surprise her foster family and give birth to kittens! John Duggan 1 also earned the nickname of “Houdini” – she managed to escape her trap and be “on the run” for 29 days before being humanely trapped a second time to be TNR’ed. John Duggan 1 is now living as a barn cat, where she is safe and being cared for by her forever family. John Duggan 1’s kittens have been or are in the process of being adopted by their forever families.
Congratulations to Abyss, Alexa, Angus, Barbeque, Elijah, Fathom, Gabriel, Goose, Hisoka, Jarvis, Jasper, John Duggan 1, Kirtan, Lenny, Maverick, Miss Whiskers, Nugget, Peanut, Precious, Prince William, Princess, Twinkle, Vin, and Zenimal 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.