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WHAT TO DO WHEN A STRAY CAT FINDS YOU.

If you've found a cat, we recommend beginning by having them scanned for a microchip. Most veterinarians will do this for you for free and this can help you reunite them with their families in the case that they are lost and not stray.

If you have found baby kittens, please begin here to find out what - and what not - to do to ensure their safety. 

We are a rescue but we do not have a traditional shelter. Most of our cats are in foster homes. Only temperament-tested, healthy cats reside at our storefront until they are adopted. Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to accept new admissions at Tenth Life on Cherokee Street as we must protect the health of the cats who reside there.

Please note that we are not an emergency clinic and we do not currently have a veterinarian on staff. While we will reply as quickly as possible and do whatever we can to help, it is impossible for us to help every cat.  Please do not wait to hear from us or any rescue before seeking help for a cat who is in need of emergency medical attention. We believe they found you for a reason and you are the best person to make sure that they get the help they need. If necessary, you can find some wonderful local resources here including links to low-cost care options and additional local rescue organizations which may be able to help when you, or we, cannot. 

Any and all questions about admitting a cat should be sent to 
admissions@tenthlifecats.org.
You can also call (314) 808-2454.  As a mainly volunteer-run organization, we aim to answer all requests within 24-48 hours and appreciate your patience. Our website has lots of nooks and crannies for finding ways to get help in the meantime. 


Below you will find St. Louis area rescues, shelters, and spay/neuter organizations that may be able to help you in the meantime or in the case that we at Tenth Life cannot.




BEHAVIOR ASSISTANCE
If you need behavior help, we're here for you! You can find many of the answers to your questions here and please feel free to email behavior@tenthlifecats.org or call us anytime.  


 
TEMPORARY FOSTER CARE

Pact For Animals 
(National)
PACT for Animals 
is a champion of the Human-Animal Bond. PACT gives peace of mind to hospital patients and military personnel by placing their pets in temporary foster homes until their owners can be reunited with the companion animals they love.  Find more information at pactforanimals.org

Phone: 610-581-4141

Email: info@pactforanimals.org
Mail: P.O. Box 590, Gladwyne, PA 19035



LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER


Carol House Quick Fix Clinic - 314-771-7387
BARC 
Operation Spot - 314-995-8678
Pound Pals - 314-776-7729
SNIP Alliance - 618-488-2656  
St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach (help with feral/community cats and TNR) 314-669-5228
Hartz Second Chance
(Collinsville, IL) - once monthly $20 feline spay/neuter - 618-975-4434



LOW COST VETERINARY CARE


Carol House Quick Fix Clinic
Humane Society of Missouri 
Red Rover
St. Louis County




ST. LOUIS AREA LIMITED-ADMISSION (aka NO-KILL) SHELTERS & RESCUES

Open Door Animal Sanctuary - 636-671-3643
All About Paws Rescue - 636-724-6014
Alton Area Animal Aid Association - 618-466-3702 
Angel Acres Animal Rescue - limarc@sbcglobal.net
Animal House - 314-531-4626
Animal Welfare Association - 636-297-0486
Heartland Humane Society - 636-922-0569
Stray Rescue - 314-771-6121
Five Acres Animal Shelter- 636-949-9918
Felines Forever - 314-707-0795
Mutts-N-Stuff (aka, Phoenix Pack) - 314-306-6888 
St. Louis Pet Rescue - 314-827-5543
Country Acres Rescue - 636-227-1919
Frisky Whiskers Cat Rescue - 636-343-7106
Coalition for Animal Rescue & Education - 636-208-6267
The Cat Network - 636-386-7877 
4 Paws 4 Rescue
- 314-420-7930




AREA OPEN ADMISSION SHELTERS & RESCUES

APA (Animal Protective Association of MO) - 314-645-4610
Humane Society of MO Headquarters - 314-647-8800
St. Louis County Department of Health, Animal Care & Control - 314-615-0650
St. Charles County Pet Adoption Services - 636-949-PETS



EMERGENCY SERVICES

Veterinary Specialty Services (VSS) 
AVS (Associated Veterinary Specialists)
St. Louis Animal Emergency Center (multiple locations)
Midwest Veterinary Referral Center (MVRC)



METRO EAST RESOURCES

Community Animal Resource, Education and Safety, Inc. (CARES) Swansea, IL caresinc@yahoo.com

Humane Society of MO314-647-8800
Belleville Area Humane Society - 618-235-3712
Gateway Pet Guardians - 314-664-7398
Humane Society of Monroe County - 618-282-7387
Partners for Pets Humane Society
- 618-540-7387



DOG-FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS

River City Chihuahua Rescue - rivercityrescue@gmail.com
Senior Dogs for Seniors - 636-458-1892
Canines in Crisis(636) 208-9037
St. Louis Senior Dog Project - 636-671-7223
Mostly Mutts - 314-607-5852
Come Bye Border Collie Rescue - 618-532-7289
Love A Golden Rescue - 314-963-5232
Pet's Second Chance
- 314-422-2350 (Corgi Rescue Only)



FINDING LOW-COST CARE, GRANTS, OR LINES OF CREDIT

Care Credit
Red Rover
Feline Outreach
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
P.H.A.R.A.H. (People Helping Animals Remain at Home)
Local: Carol House Quick Fix Clinic




AFFORDING FOOD TO OFFSET MEDICAL COSTS

Local: Bi-State Pet Food Pantry
Jefferson County: Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry
Troy, MO: Lucky Paws Pet Food Pantry



HELP WITH COMMUNITY (FERAL) CATS

Local: St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach
National: Alley Cat Allies



FUNDRAISING FOR CARE (NATIONAL)

YouCaring
GoFundMe



MOVING AND RENTING
 

Pet Resume for Apartment Renters here: http://www.rentlingo.com/pet-resume  
Safe travels when moving with your cats: http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/moving-to-a-new-home-with-your-cat/



SAFELY FINDING A NEW LOVING HOME
You can find some excellent advice on safely rehoming here and we're here if you have any questions.



LOST AND FOUND

Look here for Tenth Life's tips on recovering and preventing lost cats and check out the other helpful links below. Tenth Life is a proud member of Bissell Partners For Pets which helps reunite families with their pets through  LostPetUSA.net. You can visit them on Facebook and check out LostPetUSA.net to learn more. 


STL Lost Pets
Lost Your Pet
LostPetUSA.net