Thank you for contacting Ten Lives Cat Rescue about a cat in need. We are 100% volunteer-powered and do not have any paid staff or employees. We rely on the generosity of volunteers, donors, and the community to carry out our lifesaving mission. Ten Lives does not have a facility and does not receive any state or federal funding.
Ten Lives is a foster-based program; as such, our ability to help relies on the availability of a foster home. Our small group of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to help end the needless suffering of cats and kittens, but with an estimated 75,000 homeless cats in the state of RI, the need for help far outweighs our capacity. Because of this, we ask for your patience with 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. In the event that Ten Lives is unable to help, we will provide you with referrals to organizations that may be able to provide assistance.
- Per DEM guidelines, all stray cats must be reported to animal control. As such, we ask that you please contact your local ACO/shelter prior to contacting Ten Lives and document the outcome.
- Cats must be posted as FOUND on RI Lost Pets to ensure they are not a missing pet. If accepted into the Ten Lives program, we will ask that you provide confirmation that this has been completed.