Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"GET A TAT SAVE A CAT" RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR TLC!



Outside line into the parking lot & down the street!

Ten Lives had a TREMENDOUS turnout for the "Tats for Cats" fundraiser on Sunday, September 18 at Seven Seas Tattoo. Over 200+ supporters came out to get tattoos!  The line to this event went all the way outside, into the parking lot and down the street!
Inside line is out the door, into the parking lot & down the street!

TLC raised $6,300 in ONE DAY!  Unfortunately, there were many others who didn't get a chance to get a tattoo by the time the doors closed because SO MANY SUPPORTERS came out for this event! TLC sincerely apologizes and we are planning another "Tat for Cats" event soon! 

Seven Seas Tattoo Owner Ian & TLC Volunteer Diana


A HUGE THANK YOU to Ian, the owner of Seven Seas Tattoo located at 3187 Abbott Rd. in Orchard Park, who made this happen and TLC Volunteer Diana who organized this first time fundraising event!  GREAT JOB DIANA! 

Seven Seas Tattoo Artists!
The Seven Seas Tattoo artists donated their time and talent for NINE HOURS!  All they made were tips for helping Ten Lives raise money for the kitties. THANK YOU ALL at Seven Seas Tattoo! Please refer this shop to all!

The Ten Lives "Tats for Cats" event was featured on WIVB Channel 4 and WKBW Channel 7 on Sunday, September 18.
 
Beautiful new cat tattoo!
  
Thank you too all who came out to support Ten Lives at the "Get a Tat Save a Cat" event!  Without your support, we couldn't continue are life saving mission.

TLC President & Founder Marie Edwards getting her tattoo!


TLC is seeking a tattoo parlor venue for another "Tats for Cats" event.  If you know of one who would want to participate, please call 716-646-5577, Ext. 101!
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ANNUAL TCL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

TEN LIVES CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR & WREATH SALE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
1PM - 5PM

Knights of Columbus
36 Pierce Ave.
Hamburg, NY

Stop by the Ten Lives Club Holiday Bazaar and support the cats!  Lots of items for Silent Auction, Buy It Now & 100's of Theme Baskets to win!  

FRESH DOUGLAS FIR WREATHS 
$20 Each

Food and desserts available for purchase.  
CASH BAR.

Cats for adoption, Vendors and Crafters featuring Holiday items, jewelry, cat & dog themed items, health, beauty, clothing, home decor & art to shop!

Get all of your Holiday shopping done in one stop & support TLC kitties at the same time!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TLC HOLIDAY MEOWY HOUR

Join Ten Lives for a holiday "Meowy Hour"!  Everyone is invited to our cat-loving Happy Hour!

All proceeds benefit Ten Lives Club!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
4:30PM - 7:30PM

Rust Belt Bar & Grill
3720 Lakeshore Rd.
Blasdell, NY  14219

$5 Admission
Includes:  Free ticket for 1 trip to the delicious food buffet available from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.  

CASH BAR, 50/50 & Theme Basket raffle!

BON BON'S BAKERY DELICIOUS EVENT FOR TLC

Bon Bon's Gluten Free Bakery is hosting a fundraising event for Ten Lives Club on Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 3pm.  Bon Bon's will donate 40% of proceeds from sales that Saturday between 10am & 3pm!

Bon Bon's has scrumptious gluten free cakes, cupcakes, cookies, zwinkies and donuts.  ALL 100% GLUTEN FREE without sacrificing taste.


For more information, call the Ten Lives Club shelter at 726-646-5577 & leave a message for Diana!

MEET HARRISON!


My name is Harrison and I am the purrfect cat. I'm young (3 yrs. old), handsome, friendly, and get along with other cats. 

My adoption fee is only $15 this week!

I'm neutered, combo tested, and ready to go in to just about any home. 

A charmer like me won't last long so run down to the shelter and adopt me today!
TO ADOPT HARRISON:
 
 3741 LAKESHORE RD.
BLASDELL,  NY  14219
716-646-5577

Monday, September 12, 2016

ANNUAL TLC HALLOWEEN FISH FRY!

ANNUAL TLC HALLOWEEN FISH FRY!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
3PM - 7:30PM (OR UNTIL SOLD OUT!)
DOORS OPEN AT 3PM
DINNER 4PM - 7:30PM

Knights of Columbus
36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg, NY

 
FREE ADMISSION!

BLACK & ORANGE CATS FOR ADOPTION!
THEME BASKETS
SILENT AUCTION
50/50 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
CALL TEN LIVES CLUB
716-646-5577

 

Friday, September 9, 2016

TLC IS HIRING A PT CLEANER!



Ten Lives is looking to hire a dependable, mature, cat loving individual to clean cat cages and give medications to shelter cats.  

The position is at the TLC Shelter located at 3741 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell.

Must be over 18 and have reliable transportation. 

General housekeeping experience preferred.  Experience with cat handling is helpful but not a must. 

  • HOURS:  9am to 1pm 
  • DAYS:  Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
  • Some Sunday & Holidays are required. 
  • RATE OF PAY: $9 an hour

To apply please send resume to:
tenlivesclub@yahoo.com

BONTON COMMUNITY DAYS TO BENEFIT TLC!


BONTON COMMUNITY DAYS TO BENEFIT TLC!

Beginning Monday, September 12, Ten Lives Club will be selling Bonton Community Days Booklets for $5 each & 100% of the proceeds benefit TLC! 
 
Booklets can be purchased at the TLC Shelter - 3741 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell NY - or the TLC Galleria location.
 

Each booklet contains a $10 coupon good on an item of $10 or more, a 30% off shopping pass, a 30% off Yellow Dot coupon, plus great bonus offers — available during Community Days only (Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12).
 

Coupons are valid on top of already low sale prices! Some exclusions apply; see coupons or store associate for details.
 

The Bon Ton Fall 2016 event takes place Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12.  

QUESTIONS?  
CALL 716-646-5577

ANNUAL TLC ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA DINNER!


ANNUAL TEN LIVES CLUB 
ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA DINNER!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 
DOORS OPEN AT 3PM 
DINNER 4PM - 6PM 

Knights of Columbus 
36 Pierce Ave. 
Hamburg, NY

FREE ADMISSION! 

Adult Dinners $10 
Children 10 & Under $6

All Dinners include a salad, roll & coffee or refreshment.  Choose from a wide variety of delicious sauces including vegetarian!  Desserts available for purchase.  CASH BAR.

BUY TEN LIVES CLUB WINTER RAFFLE TICKETS!


BUY TEN LIVES CLUB WINTER RAFFLE TICKETS!

Ten Lives holds two major raffles each year that help us raise up to $20,000 with each one.  

Winter Raffle tickets are only $5 each with a $250 1st PRIZE up for grabs!  Many chances to win a great selection of cash and prizes!

Each TLC supporter on our mailing list received 4 tickets in the last Ten Lives Club newsletter.  To purchase additional tickets or to SELL TICKETS to friends, family or co-workers, stop by the TLC shelter at 3741 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell.  Tickets can also be mailed out in batches of 10.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR 
TO BUY/SELL TICKETS 
PLEASE CALL 716-646-5577!

HELP PETFINDER & TLC FIND FOREVER HOMES FOR PETS IN BUFFALO!

HELP PETFINDER & TLC FIND FOREVER HOMES FOR PETS IN BUFFALO!
 
Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through nearly 13,000 shelter and rescue organizations – one of which is Ten Lives Club.

To celebrate its two decades of helping pets meet their people, Petfinder is asking animal lovers nationwide to watch the #MetOnPetfinder 20th anniversary video with a goal of reaching one million views. The video shows how adoptable pets have transformed the lives of their adopters. 


If the one million view goal is reached by Oct. 24, Petfinder will donate $200,000 to the Petfinder Foundation, funding twenty $10,000 grants to select shelter and rescue organizations nationwide, and one of those grants could go to Ten Lives Club!

After you watch the video, we’d love to hear about your Petfinder success stories on social media. Just use the hashtag #MetOnPetfinder and be sure to tag @tenlivesclub in your post.

TLC WAREHOUSE UPDATE!




TLC WAREHOUSE UPDATE!

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the warehouse fund!  We are so close to our goal. 

The Ten Lives Club Warehouse is now almost completed and the cement floor is poured. Unfortunately, we are still short $7000.00 to pay the contractor that built the warehouse.


We are in need of a cement approach to our garage door so we can get a fork truck in and out of the building. The approach we need is 10' feet by 12' feet. If anyone could help us with the last part of the cement approach, please call 716-646-5577!


We have already given our 30 days notice and need to be out by Thursday. Sept 15th. Without the approach, we can't move out of our current warehouse space because of the difference between the warehouse and driveway.

CAN YOU HELP?
CALL 716-646-5577

MEET LORENZO!


We have never met, but I love you already. My name is Lorenzo and I am a super sweet, young, FIV positive boy kitty who loves to be pet.

Stop by the Ten Lives Club shelter at 3741 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell and show me some love! 


Better yet, adopt me and you will receive a lifetime of unconditional love!


TO ADOPT LORENZO
CALL 716-646-5577!

2017 TLC CALENDARS ARE HERE!

2017 TLC CALENDARS ARE HERE!
  
Back by popular demand! The 2017 Ten Lives Club calendar is filled with irresistible pictures of TLC cats and kittens.  

Calendars are only $10 each (plus S&H)
All proceeds benefit our TLC kitties! 

Ten Lives Club calendars make great gifts.  
Stock up now for the Holidays!

TLC KITTIES NEED YOU!

TLC KITTIES NEED YOU!

The Ten Lives Club shelter at 3741 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell is seeking volunteers! CALL 716-646-5577, EXT. 101

Help care for our kitties until they find their forever homes! It is also a great way to earn community service hours or for youth organization projects.  Please contact Stephanie at stamoolisfam@yahoo.com for community service guidelines.

DUTIES INCLUDE: cleaning cages, scooping/changing litter boxes, sweeping, mopping, laundry, general cleaning/housekeeping and various odd jobs.
 

DAYS/TIMES: 

MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY TO SATURDAY 
ANYTIME BETWEEN 9AM & 5PM

We have been short a vet tech lately and are way behind on processing incoming cats and performing surgeries. TLC had to take a small break in accepting surrenders. We have NO available cage space!  Every cage is full and we even borrowed more cages.

TLC is a free roaming shelter but new cats are kept in cages until seen by our vet. In our infirmary, we also use cages to keep germs from spreading.

This is only the 4th time in our 15+ year history we have had to stop accepting more cats. However, emergency situations arose and we had to help.


We are slowly catching up but please be patient with us.  Every staff member is overwhelmed and very overworked right now. 


Ten Lives Club staff is very committed and loyal!  Thank goodness for EACH of them! 



Thanks as always for everyone's support!  
We could not do any of this without each of you believing in TLC!

NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEKEND AT TLC PETSMART CHEEKTOWAGA

PETSMART CHARITIES
NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 & 18
10AM - 4PM

TLC at PETSMART
1734 WALDEN AVE.
CHEEKTOWAGA

On average, more than 15,000 pets find homes every time PetSmart Charities hosts a National Adoption Weekend.  Held 4 times a year, these events showcase adoptable pets in every PetSmart store in the United States and Canada.

Come find a new furry, purry family member!
 
CRAFTS & CAT THEMED ITEMS
SPECIAL ADOPTION FEES
 
INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT?
CONTACT MARIANNE at mmcpherson@noco.com

PETFINDER WORKS WONDERS FOR TLC KITTY

Benjamin Stein-d'Lobita and Axel d'Lobita with Winston
Submitted By: Benjamin Stein-d'Lobita and Axel d'Lobita

Several years ago before I had moved to Buffalo from Long Island, NY, a neighborhood black cat that had eye problems disappeared during the spring and was never seen again. He had always followed me home as when I walked around, meowing and insisting on endless belly rubs. I always wondered what had happened to him. I sincerely hoped that wherever he was, he was at peace and somewhere he was loved.

My parents had always firmly believed in “don’t shop, adopt” and took in many rescued animals, leading to my passion for rescuing pets. In December 2015, my then-fiancĂ© (now husband) Ben and I had been mulling over the idea of adding a new furry member to our family. We had left a multi-roommate situation where our three-year-old cat Orion was one of six living in a three level house. He no longer had his best friend (a white Siamese mix named Walter) that he had bonded with over a year and a half. Ben and I had also discussed finding a special needs cat that required extra love and attention. We knew whomever we adopted had to be cat-sibling friendly and able to adapt to a small apartment. I began my search on Petfinder.com daily, scrolling through a plethora of adoptable cats while working overnights at a hotel.

A week before Christmas I had discovered Winston's profile. The Ten Lives Club of the Walden Galleria Mall had a posted a short paragraph on his history. He was a rescue from a high kill shelter that lost one eye but still had all the charm in the world and love to share. I printed out his Petfinder listing and came home the following morning and showed it to Ben. Winston’s story and personality called to me and I knew from that moment I wanted to bring him home. I called the shelter to ask if he was still available after returning from a holiday trip. Kristen, the manager from TLC, confirmed he was still at the shelter.  I asked Ben his opinion on Winston and he agreed that he would be a good fit for us. Every few days I would check the shelter’s Facebook page to see if Winston was still there, and he was. We had to stand by to prepare our home for a new addition and ensure he would have a smooth transition. Ben and I agreed we would not adopt a new family member until everything was ready.

A month before Valentine’s Day, we made the trip to the mall to meet Winston after weeks of patiently waiting for the right time. An hour and a half ride from downtown by bus, we arrived in the afternoon and requested to have a meet and greet. Kristen noted that if he were to go home with us, he must have a slow introduction to Orion. The second stipulation was that he must take his beloved green coil toy home. After the approval was given we asked if we could return the next day with our friend’s car to pick him up. As of January 15th, 2016 Winston came home with us, coil and all. Orion and Winston met nose to nose through the carrier and behind the bathroom door; Orion seemed unfazed but interested in who this new friend could be. After a few days we allowed them to interact with supervision but barrier-free. Winston became a much-loved part of our small family. His similarities to the long-departed neighborhood cat continued to make me wonder daily if this was him in a new body but the same spirit.

Ben now volunteers at TLC’s Galleria shelter, and we have since adopted our third cat and second special needs baby, a deaf cat named Neil. We thank not only the Ten Lives Club for their dedication to rescuing high risk, special needs, FIV+, and senior cats but also Petfinder.com for helping us connect with them and find Winston.

KITTENS STUFFED IN BAG - LEFT OUTSIDE TLC SHELTER

Submitted By:  Stephanie Stamoolis
August 19, 2016

It happened again! Working in a shelter is very emotional work. Days are filled with ups and downs. We rejoice when cats we love find amazing forever homes, and then there are days like today when we are filled with a mix of emotions.

Today someone left a duffle bag filled with 5 kittens on our doorstep. They were left when we were not open. Luckily for us one of of workers showed up early and found them.

They were covered in fleas, feces, urine, hungry, dehydrated and crammed in to a very small bag. Everyone here felt sad, frustrated, helpless, overwhelmed, and mad. We understand that people may feel overwhelmed and need help. What we don't understand is why they felt that they could not call us and ask for help, or stop in when we were open so that the kittens did not have to wait for help. We also understand that the people that do these horrible things are the minority. Our community is filled with kind animal loving people who make what we do possible.

Despite the strong emotions, our dedicated staff got to work caring for these kittens. They were given baths, flea medication, deworming medication, vaccinations, and much needed food and water. The kittens ran to the bowls and hurriedly ate and drank as much as they could. We have no idea how long they had been in that bag. It could have been as long as 12 hours. They were in such a small bag that they could not move and were stacked on top of each other. With this hot summer, they are lucky to be alive.

These sweet babies are now safe with us. They will never again have to go through another experience like this again. We will treat their illnesses and begin to teach them that they can trust humans again. We will find them loving forever homes. All of this comes at a cost. We estimate that it will cost us about $900 to help these kittens. We receive no funding from the government and rely solely on donations from the public.
 

GET A TAT TO SAVE A CAT!

GET A TAT SAVE A CAT
TLC TATTOO FUNDRAISER!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
12PM TO 6PM

7 SEAS TATTOO
3187 ABBOTT RD.
ORCHARD PARK, NY

Choose from a variety of pet themed tattoo designs.  Each tattoo is $40 and 100% of the proceeds benefit animal rescue!  Ten Lives is donating 5% to Buffalo Pug.

The tattoo artists are graciously donating their time and talent for this event.  All tattoos will be done on a first come, first serve basis - no appointments accepted.  PLEASE BE SURE TO TIP YOUR ARTIST!






Read the shelterme.tv article "Tattoos For Charity - Get A Tat, Help A Cat"!

For more information, contact Diana at ziggy0312@yahoo.com 
or call 716-646-5577!

TLC MOURNS LOSS OF BELOVED FRIEND & VOLUNTEER

On Sunday afternoon, September 4th, our dear friend and dedicated TLC Volunteer, Marianne Annibali was hit by a car while jogging.  The accident happened on Walden Ave in Depew and she died instantly.  Her death has left a big hole in all of our hearts and she will be greatly missed.

Several years ago, Marianne and her husband Rich, adopted a TLC Cat named Tucker.  When Marianne saw an opportunity to volunteer at our Pet Supply Plus location on Union Road, she joined our TLC family.  She always brought along her 14 year daughter Marirose.


Marianne then started fostering and was seldom without a Mom and kittens at their home.  As if that was not enough, She also cleaned Friday nights at Petsmart after learning we were very short handed.

Marianne and Rich also volunteered for a Greyhound rescue group. She certainly shared the love and compassion for animals with her family. She ran five miles every day, rain or shine.  On her run, she always stopped by Marianne McPherson’s house to chat about her fosters. Dorine, who also lives in the neighborhood, would frequently see her running down Walden Ave.

Marianne said she needed to run every day so she would stay healthy. She wanted to be around a long time to watch her daughter grow up, get married and maybe someday enjoy a house full of grand kids. 

Marianne worked at Sisters Hospital where she also had many friends. She was married to her husband Rich for 34 years and her daughter Marirose will celebrate her 15th Birthday next week.

This is such a tragedy for her family and ours here at Ten Lives.  We know she is surrounded by numerous animals up at Rainbow Bridge but things will never be the same for those of us she left behind.