On Monday, December 8, 2014 & Tuesday, December 9, 2014, TEN LIVES CLUB took 19 CATS into our program! 12 of them are kittens. This is a typical week for Ten Lives Club. TLC rescues cats & kittens EVERY DAY - 365 DAYS A YEAR!
We rely on donations from our dedicated supporters so we can continue to save all of those who come into our care. Money raised from donations, fundraisers or merchandise sales is used to pay expenses we incur just to keep our shelter up & running! We have utility bills & rental payments, medical supplies, medication, equipment/supplies for surgeries & procedures to buy EVERY MONTH.
We use an enormous amount of cleaning & laundry supplies - as you can imagine! Our shelter has 4 washers & 4 dryers (electric) that are running almost non-stop! Our electric bill alone last month was $540! Our monthly rent is $2,100. These are just a couple of examples we pay in operating expenses alone.
We need a continual supply of cat food, cat litter & clean bedding. Ten Lives Club provides medical treatment & care for every cat that comes through our doors. All cats receive a vet exam, vaccinations, spay/neuter, flea/ear mite treatment & deworming - at the very least. The vet expenses alone for each cat is $250+! Multiply that by the 300+ cats that we have in our care at any given time & that's $75,000! When other medical issues, treatment or additional medications are necessary, the costs go up from there.
Ten Lives Club takes in cats from other organizations due to overcrowding or because of medical conditions that they cannot or will not treat - such as FIV+ cats who would otherwise be euthanized. We have to reimburse that shelter for medical treatment provided for each cat we take back to our shelter.
CONSIDER MAKING A RECURRING DONATION TO TEN LIVES CLUB THAT WILL GIVEBACK ALL YEAR LONG!
A monthly, quarterly or annual donation in any amount is always GREATLY APPRECIATED!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF TEN LIVES CLUB!