Surrendering Your Cat
Ten Lives is 100% volunteer-powered and does 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.
Please note: We ask that all individuals seeking to surrender their cat(s) to please contact their local shelter first. In the event that we are able to accept your cat into our program, we will ask that a donation be made to help defray the cost of vetting. All owners surrendering cats to Ten Lives must be the legal owners and will be required to complete an owner surrender form.