Thank you for contacting Ten Lives Cat Rescue about a cat in need. Ten Lives does not have a facility or shelter and does not receive state or city funding. Our foster-based program is 100% volunteer-powered and community funded. Our ability to help cats in our community relies on the availability of foster homes and funding. More than 300 cats enter our foster program annually. Unfortunately, the need for help outweighs our capacity and we ask for your patience during the intake process.
All requests are dealt with on a first-come, first-serve basis with urgent situations (injured/sick cats, pregnant cats, and young kittens) taking priority. At this time, we are unable to accept cats located outside of Rhode Island. If you need help with a cat located in MA, please contact one of the rescues or shelters on this list.
If you have found a friendly cat outside, please take the following steps:
- Contact animal control to determine if the cat has been reported missing.
- Post the cat as found on RI Lost Pets to ensure they are not a missing pet.
- If possible, have the cat scanned for a microchip at a local veterinary clinic or shelter.