If you're seeking placement for a stray cat, especially one with special needs or injuries, including very young or very old cats, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. 

Here's what will happen next...

When you click 'submit' below, you'll receive a confirmation on the screen here followed by quite a bit of information so that we can begin helping you immediately. You can also peruse our website for more helpful information starting here.

If you do NOT receive a confirmation on the screen nor an email once you've clicked the 'SUBMIT' button, please check to see if the form is indicating that you've forgotten a required bit of information. If you don't have an answer to a question, you can simply say so or enter N/A in the answer field. 

Once you've received our standard reply email, please move on to any resources available and reach out to as many places as you can. Our admissions team will triage all requests throughout the day and will respond to each one personally as quickly as possible. Depending on the demand and season, this could be 24 hours or more. For urgent cases, we do our best to reply right away. Please be sure that your phone number and email address are accurate.

You can read more about this and other FAQs here


Found kittens? Start here. Need to find other rescues fast? Start here. Not writing about a stray cat? Read this. Need help affording care? Start here. Need other help? Check out or email us

There are some things we are required by law to collect for every admitted cat. You can learn more about these requirements in advance.  


If you work for a local area animal welfare organization or advocacy group and are interested in transferring over a cat who meets our mission, you can complete the form below or you can simply email When emailing, please include as much of the following information as possible (you can copy and paste this into the email body, if desired): 

- Animal ID number
- Gender and approximate age
- Level of friendliness with people, cats, dogs, children, etc.
- Testing status for FeLV and/or FIV (negative, positive, or untested)
- A list of any special needs 
- The name and contact information for the person responsible for release
- Final date we can pull the cat 

If you work for a local advocacy group which cannot legally transfer a cat on your own, please note that we will need direct contact information to reach the person who has ownership of the cat and is able and willing to legally release them to us via our transfer or individual surrender forms. 


Any questions or concerns about admitting a cat should be sent to 
admissions@tenthlifecats.orgWe answer every call, carrier pigeon, and email and we do so personally and professionally to give you as many resources as possible for your situation.  As a mainly volunteer-run organization, this often takes time. We triage requests and aim to answer all within 24 hours and truly, madly, deeply appreciate your patience. Please note that our social media channels will refer you back here as there's no way to search and track the hundreds of requests we receive on social media each week. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. 

You can also leave us a message at (314) 808-2454, if needed. Please note that messages are returned by volunteers or staff once or more per day and all calls should receive a reply within 24 hours. 

Thank you for being a cat advocate and best of luck!