According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.2 million cats enter shelters and rescues every year. Of these, most come in as strays or feral cats. With so many families adopting puppies during the holiday season, we feel it’s important to remember all the cats awaiting their forever homes in shelters and rescues across the St. Louis Area. That’s why our Shelter of the Month is Tenth Life Cat Rescue!
Tenth Life Cat Rescue was founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Frick. She started out with no money, a handful of supporters, and one cat in her own home. Over the years, Tenth Life grew to support over 50 foster homes around St. Louis and more than 100 cats. Their mission is to provide care to stray cats and kittens, especially those with special needs, in the hope of finding them adoptive homes while ending cat homelessness and unnecessary euthanasia.
Instead of a traditional shelter environment, Tenth Life Cat Rescue operates mostly through fosters. They also feature about 10 to 15 of their adoptable felines in their storefront on Cherokee Street. In opening their storefront, Tenth Life works towards their goal of creating a cat haven instead of the standard shelter space. They even encourage cat-lovers in their area to visit on their lunch break just to play with and snuggle their adoptable cats.
Tenth Life Cat Rescue believes that special needs cats are just as deserving of loving homes as any other, so they make it their mission to seek out and provide care for special needs strays in the St. Louis Area. Visit their website to meet their adoptable cats.