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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Giving cats the lives they deserve. Tenth Life. When nine aren't enough.

aka Tenth Life Cat Rescue   |   Saint Louis, MO   |  http://www.tenthlifecats.org

Mission

Giving cats the lives they deserve.

Tenth Life provides veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to stray cats and kittens, prioritizing those with special needs. We work to end unnecessary euthanasia and cat homelessness through educational outreach, community programs, and collaborative partnerships.

Notes from the nonprofit

As a small nonprofit with only two staff members, we focus our funding on programs, especially our veterinary program which comprises a large percentage of our annual budget. We continue to strive for best practices every day and improve our strategies and processes. We invite any and all questions. Thank you for reading.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Megan Fogliano

Main address

PO Box 63187

Saint Louis, MO 63163 USA

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EIN

26-4014748

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe that every cat, regardless of emotional or physical limitations, deserves the chance at a fulfilling and happy life. It is our goal to ensure that all cats receive a chance regardless of any special needs or injuries which may be too challenging or expensive for another rescue to take on. We aim to also put an end to unnecessary euthanasia and cat homelessness while spreading education about the importance of spaying and neutering to help bring shelter overcrowding to an end.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rescue & Adoption

A majority of the cats we save are pulled from animal control facilities and humane societies in Saint Louis. In addition, when citizens contact us to help vulnerable strays, we first assist them in reuniting them with their families whenever possible. In cases where the cat is unsafe, injured, or has special needs, we admit the stray feline in need. We admit the neediest cats, provide them excellent veterinary care, and then find them forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In July of 2013, Tenth Life Cat Rescue kicked off a brand new outreach program called Tenth Life Cat Companions. This free service engages trained volunteers who take temperament-tested cats to clients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community support organizations to provide therapeutic petting and play time with the cats. Response to the program has been incredible!

More than 3000 clients have been served by around 45 dedicated volunteers and approximately 12-15 cats. This adds up to more than 1000 "man hours" of visiting! Residents report feeling calmer, happier, and more content during and after our volunteers' visits. We are so grateful to be able to give back to the very community that has supported Tenth Life over the years! This program is currently paused until we can establish it safely once again.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Sometimes, cats' quirks are charming or endearing. Other times, their habits can be downright confusing. We at Tenth Life hope to demystify some of the odd things cats may do when they're confused, scared, ill, etc. Our goal is to help people better understand their feline friends and their behaviors while offering strategies for resolving unsavory behaviors. By looking at things from a cat's point of view, we hope to deepen people's relationships with their feline family members in the hope of maintaining or restoring peace to their homes.

To that end, we provide a completely free phone and email line to trained volunteer Behavior Counselors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue & Adoption

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue & Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 was an exceptionally good year. We have increased adoptions year over year and are steadily increasing outcomes of adoption as we increase intake.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to see a world in which unnecessary euthanasia and cat homelessness are a thing of the past and organizations like ours can focus on helping humans care for their pets.

Tenth Life feels strongly that all pets should be spayed and neutered. An unbelievable number of companion animals are euthanized each year simply because there are not enough homes for them and a paucity of resources to help pets remain with their families. We strive to support and assist our community and the wider public by offering a behavior resource line and through community outreach. We also ensure that all pets who pass through our doors are neutered or spayed. Our deeper goals include helping by providing financial assistance.

We provide veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to stray cats and kittens, prioritizing those with special needs which can be more expensive and more challenging. We also facilitate humane education and outreach to meet the goals of illuminating the importance of spaying and neutering in an effort to eliminate shelter overcrowding while providing safe judgment-free space for our community to come together toward a common goal. We believe judgment is separation and we work to remove barriers wherever they may exist.

Through collaborative partnerships with local animal control facilities and humane societies, we have continued to increase our ability to decrease euthanasia by pulling cats out of often overcrowded shelters and providing them excellent medical care and comfortable placement in a foster home or in our home-like adoption lounge until they are adopted.

With more than 100 dedicated volunteers and nearly 2,000 active donors, Tenth life is capable of setting and achieving impactful goals each year. Using data, we can be intentional about our capacity for care and we're able to measure our impacts and modify our goals and tactics as needed.

By December 31, 2022, we'd increased our intake by 11% over last year. As we expand, we will build our capacity and ability save lives and help people.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allison Price

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Term: 2017 -

Kathy Jarowicz

No Affiliation

Jennifer Nitchman

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Laurel Siffring

Edgewell

Will Becker

Becker Media

Kelley Molitor

Town & Country Veterinarians

Meghan Endicott

Compassion in World Farming

Allison Price

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Fawn Duve

Thompson Coburn LLP

Benjamin Trujillo

Moneta Group Investment Advisors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data