Ten Lives making an impact

7 June 2023|Community News, Pet talk| Off Comments off on Ten Lives making an impact|

Tasmania’s biggest cat management centre, Ten Lives, has released its 2021-22 impact statement, which saw 1140 cats adopted, 42 lost cats reunited with their families and 410 feral cats humanely euthanised.

Ten Lives Cat Centre also brought 1751 cats into care, and provided 57,567 nights of care and 12,438 vet treatments to cats in need.

“Our Foster Care program saw 288 foster carers involved, providing 42,374 nights of care and 84,748 cat meals – all catered for by Ten Lives,” Ten Lives manager Noel Hunt said.

Mr Hunt said Ten Lives was also heavily involved in community engagement.

“Through 2021-22, we had 191 volunteers at the Centre, providing 23,627 hours of work across our shelter and op shops,” he said.

“We also had 36,630 students through the centre and 105 schools received the Edu. Catprogram in the past five years.”

Mr Hunt said Ten Lives was an open intake centre.

“We accept all cats and kittens regardless of their health or condition. All cats are assessed by our experienced veterinary and animal welfare staff,” he said.

“It is our priority to make sure every cat has the best possible opportunity to live free from suffering or fear.”

The humane euthanising of the feral cats resulted in saving an estimated 476,420 native fauna – birds, mammals, lizards and frogs – according to research data provided by the Science for Saving Species, Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

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