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1 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Marsha Kerns, Director

2 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center What is The Tenth Life? –Non-profit corporation in Greene County –Operated with volunteers and a full-time veterinarian –Member of Better Business Bureau –No-kill haven for over 400 homeless/unwanted cats –Adoption service to place cats in responsible homes –Education/advisory service for cat care and problems –Provider of life enrichment through pet therapy visits to nursing homes and care facilities

3 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center What is a no-kill facility? – Do not put cats to sleep unless terminally ill to prevent suffering When started –Nov 1984 with one building and 81 cats Why started –Need –Dissatisfaction with other organizations

4 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Purpose –To provide a home environment to adoptable stray and unwanted cats until suitable home can be found –To provide a permanent home to unadoptable cats, ill, feral, leukemia or AIDs positive –To educate people on responsible pet ownership, importance of spaying/neutering, respect of animals, etc. –To reduce the over-population problem of cats

5 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Growth –Facility mortgage free after 15 years –One building to five in twenty years – all connected –All construction with donations – no interest accruing funding –Full-time veterinarian –Fully equipped health care facility –81 to over 400 cats

6 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center How funded –Fundraisers - 8% of funding Entertainment books ( need retail stores - sell books) Mehaffie’s pies – Easter/Thanksgiving/Christmas Flower and vegetable sale $3.00 donation Raffles Penny fund Recycling of aluminum Christmas wreaths, roping, and plants Craft shows, festivals, bazaars

7 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center –Private donations – 30% of funding –CFC/United Way – 46% of funding –Adoption fee – 15% of funding –Sponsor program(187 cats) – 1% of funding –All funding used for care of cats, no paid staff except veterinarian Cost of operation –Nearly $100,000 annually

8 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center How advertise –Word of mouth –Newspaper advertisement –Referrals from veterinarians –Our newsletter Who adopt to –Responsible pet owners –Commit to keep pet for life barring unforeseen circumstances –Provide loving home –Maintain vaccinations –Obtain needed veterinary care

9 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Care provided prior to adoption –All cats enter The Tenth Life through health care facility –Blood tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDs –Spayed/neutered –Vaccinated for distemper, leukemia, and rabies –Treated for internal and external parasites –Socialized if shy or feral –Microchip implanted for identification –Evaluated for adoptability

10 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Services provided –Healthy cats available for adoption –Spay/neuter information –Telephone hotline to handle cat problems –Speaking to groups on responsible pet ownership –Educational tours of the facility –Pet therapy visits to local nursing homes and care facilities –Quarterly newsletter –Educational handbook

11 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Ways to help –Volunteer –Donate funds –Donate supplies - paper towels, bleach, Lysol wipes –Sponsor a cat ($10.00 per month donation) –Save aluminum –Save pennies –Be a responsible pet owner –Encourage all your friends to be responsible pet owners and spay/neuter all pets –Participate in our fund raisers

12 The Tenth Life Cat Care & Adoption Center Thank you - Any questions?

13 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: A Little Bit of Mexico AAA - American Automobile Association AirTran Airways Arby's / Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Barnes & Noble

14 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Beef 'O' Brady's Belmont Catering Ben & Jerry’s Bissell Books & Co

15 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Bradley & Carol Beer Bravo! Buffalo Wild Wings Carrabba's Italian Grill Carrie Ruane

16 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Cassano's Cat Collector's Club of Dayton/Cincinnati Centerville Coin & Jewelry Connection Chicago artist Mark Inskeep Christopher's Restaurant

17 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Cincinnati Bengals Coastal Pet Products Coca Cola Coldwater Creek Columbus Serum Company

18 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Complete Petmart Cookies by Design Cracker Barrel Curves Dan & Julie Finchum

19 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Dayton Dragons Dayton Funny Bone Deb Butler, Columbus artist Deck The Walls Diane Hissong

20 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Dove’s Nest The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum Figlio Fox and Hound English Pub and Grille Furst Florist and Garden Center

21 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Glawe Awning Godfather's Pizza Gordon Food Service GFS Grace Graeter's

22 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Grand Victoria Casino & Resort Grandma's Gardens Griffin's Hallmark Half Price Books Bob & Linda Hobbs

23 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Harmony Ball Company Hills Pet Nutrition House of 10,000 Picture Frames J. Alexander's Nancy Ware

24 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Jaguar Jan Barnett Jennifer Hughes Jessica Roller, artist Kathy Josh

25 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Kayley Campbell Kettering Therapeutic Massage Knollwood Garden Center KONG Company Kroger

26 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Flemings Larry & Pat Stover Laser Web Linguistic Advantage Lisa Marie Weiss

27 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Longhorn Steakhouse Lynda Profitt, Dayton artist Marilyn Hiatt Marion's Piazza Olive Garden

28 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Meadow View Growers, Inc Mehaffie Pie Co Meijer Melissa Trent Midas

29 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Milano's Mimis Café Moosup Valley Designs - artist Rachel Badeau Morgan Linen Motophoto

30 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Nancy Jones, Cincinnati artist Newport Aquarium Northgate Animal Hospital Nutter Center O'Charley's

31 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Papa John’s Pizza PB&J Pet Supplies “Plus” Petland PetSmart

32 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: P.F.Chang’s Pines Pet Cemetery & Crematory Pittsburgh Steelers Puzzles Plus Qdoba Mexican Grill

33 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Red Robin Ron & Sue Hanson Routsong Funeral Home Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Sam's Club

34 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Scott & Becky Weber Samuel Ruder, Florida artist Shannon Silcott-Just Jewelry consultant Snider Pet Crematory Square One Salon & Spa

35 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Starbucks Steck & Stevens Subway Sue Laughlin Super Subby’s

36 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Tanya Popovich Terrressa Knoch, Tastefully Simple Consultant T.G.I. Friday's That photo studio The Cheesecake Factory

37 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: The Original Pancake House The Secret Ingredient Tigerpixie Art Studio Town & Country Shopping Center David B. Uzzel, D.D.S. Inc.

38 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Vickie Howard Victoria Theatre Wild Birds Unlimited Young's Jersey Dairy Zig Zag Gallery

39 We Thank The Generous Contributors To This Event: Cincinnati Reds Red Lobster Shirley Garcia Melissa Miller Deborah L. Cline


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