Our Mission

When nine lives are not enough

The purpose of Tenth Life Foundation is to reduce the number of unadoptable community cats that are killed at animal shelters in the five-county San Francisco Bay area.  We accomplish this by adopting the cats into safe, outdoor locations, such as barns, ranches and back yards, where the cats provide  natural rodent control and are fed and sheltered throughout their lives.

The first line of defense to ensure that cats don’t end up in a shelter is to spay and neuter cats and to support both Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts and responsible community cat colony management.  Tenth Life Foundation (TLF) focuses on placing unadoptable cats from Bay Area shelters for which TNR is not an option and all other possibilities for the cats have been exhausted.