WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN A STRAY CAT FINDS ME?
Thank you for asking! Anytime you've found a cat, we highly recommend beginning by having them scanned for a microchip. Most veterinarians will do this for you for free and it can help reunite them with their families in the case that they are lost or stolen and not, in fact, stray. This happens more often that you might imagine and it's the best possible scenario for any cat and their heartbroken family when they can be reunited. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more lost and found pet information.
Below are some additional common help topics.
HELPING BABY KITTENS
If you have found baby kittens who are younger than 6 weeks of age without a mom, please begin here to find out what - and what NOT - to do to ensure their safety while you search for resources and appropriate placement.
REHOMING A PET
If you are seeking help with safely rehoming your pet or helping a friend or family member do so, please begin here.
If you're seeking help with restoring peace to your home and resolving behavior issues with our FREE BEHAVIOR HELP LINE, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-808-2454 to leave a message for us.
HELPING COMMUNITY CATS
If the cat you're trying to help seems to be untrusting of humans, he or she may be a community cat (sometimes referred to as feral) please begin here to decide on the next best steps.
FINDING AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE
If you are searching for affordable health care options to help you care for your pets well, please begin here.
ADMITTING A CAT TO TENTH LIFE. If you're seeking admission for a stray cat at Tenth Life, please click on the "start here" button below to learn about our admissions process and complete our admission form. If, for some reason, you cannot complete this form, please email email@example.com, stop by, or call our resource line. Please note that we cannot accept unscheduled admissions at our Cherokee Street location. Thank you for understanding.
OTHER AREA SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Looking for other area shelters to check in with while you await a reply? You'll find them listed here and we always recommend contacting everyone you can as we cannot guarantee placement.
COLD AND WARM WEATHER TIPS
You'll find information about helping cats during cold weather here and here. For hot weather outdoor care tips, start here.
LOST AND FOUND PETS
Begin here to find 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