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Ten lives clubhouse

11275 springville boston road
E. concord, NY 14055

User Reviews (99)

  • 1. great

    by: hisnmb

    it's a great place. my girls enjoy going there.

    Pros

    great

    Cons

    no cons

  • 2. Great Caring Place to Go

    by: Tammey

    I have known and been around this club a long time. Marie founded the group because she truly believes that adoption is a Cat's Tenth Life.

    Pros

    This is a very loving group with one mission Save the Kitties

    Cons

    Hard sometimes to reach the group

  • 3. Volunteers & care of Cats & Kittens

    by: brutus12

    TLC takes very good care of the cats & kittens they are given. they put them up for adoption at different pet places . Many of the cats & kittens get adopted. Thanks to the very good volunteers that take their own time, to take care of the cat & kittens.

    Pros

    Volunteers are very polite and knowledgeable of all aspects of the shelter.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  • 4. Fantastic Feline Friends!!

    by: Catcrzy

    Ten Live Club is wonderful. I adopted my Gracie as an adult kitty in 2001. She was ultra clean and healthy. She is now "princess" Gracie - and knows it! I've done some volunteer work at the clubhouse and everyone is so friendly and appreciative of any donations and assistance. I went just to drop off some food,cleaning supplies,litter, - and ended up staying the rest of the day cleaning and changing litter pans because It felt good to do hands-on work.And I've met other nice people there of all ages helpng out. The cat have free roam in a number of rooms.They have plent of food and clean water.They have adequate number of litter pans in each room which get cleaned daily.And there is plenty of chairs,sofas,tables for the kitties to sleep/climb on. This place is my #1 pet rescue/charity - esp. since I've seen all the good they do with my own eyes. God Bless the Ten Lives Club !

    Pros

    Caring personnel

    Cons

    none

  • 5. Wanted Here, Un-wanted Cats!

    by: remission

    This wonderful shelter was purchased with the idea that the space could be remodeled to suit needs as the feline fellows and females were given triage treatment and temporary quarters. The staff invested all it had in money, time, tenderness, and trembles, when some had to be taken into private homes for health care. The angel of healing must have given them the ideas and resources that only a state of the art shelter can really provide, as many survived and thrived. But this shelter needs to have help so that their buildings are revamped and repaired in order to provide triage and take in documentation in a well organized and efficient way. This coming season means new life, and new needs for the newly born and their beautiful Queens....Wouldn't it be wonderful if the shelter would be as welcoming as a birthing hospital for human Moms. I envision the Mommy cats and their kittens, sitting at a tea table, having catnip drinks in little china saucers. Healthy, happy Queens, who have much work to do when tea time is over, as human Moms well know. No Queen and her kittens, should have to be turned away...but more importantly, none should have to wait in vain for a health check, health care and a spot on a sunny ledge.

    Pros

    Dedicated veterinarians hold things togther

    Cons

    Shelter buildings not as feline friendly as staff that uses them

  • 6. Thankful

    by: fylara

    I am so grateful that Ten Lives took in the stray mommy we found last summer under our porch. We were able to find homes for all the kittens, but we couldnt keep the mommy as she did not get along with our other 3 girls.

    Pros

    They were our last chance

    Cons

    We couldnt keep the little kitty

  • 7. Best Cat Shelter in Town

    by: jplarr

    We adopted our cat from the Ten Lives Club last August, and I have been a Ten Lives Club addict ever since! While they are in desperate need of donations, they do an incredible job of taking care of many cats and kittens. They are very visible in the community trying to find homes for the animals. I have taken several trips there since August to drop of anything I can think of that they might possibly be able to use because the shelter left such an impression on me when I first visited. I would highly recommend them if you're looking for a great pet or pets. They are wonderful to work with.

    Pros

    very caring staff

    Cons

    na

  • 8. Ten Lives is a Great Shelter

    by: steffiejo444

    The Ten Lives Clubhouse is a really nice place for the cats to wait for their new homes. They have lots of room to roam and caring people to watch over them.

    Pros

    Professional, caring staff

    Cons

    None

  • 9. Wonderful place

    by: hynescjh

    Ten Lives is definitely looking out for these cats and kittens. Definitely needs updating but hey, the cats are still in a great, safe place.

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    needs updating

  • 10. THE Best

    by: sllange

    The people working with the shelter really care about the animals, and want to find good homes for them. They're hampered by underfunding, loss of donations of food and supplies, and the need of a renovation. The animals all seem happy and content, not fearful.

    Pros

    caring staff, dedicated volunteers, no kill

    Cons

    underfunded

  • 11. Awesome cat shelter

    by: SueMagoo728

    A wonderful non-kill shelter that truly cares about saving and finding homes for as many cats as possible.

    Pros

    Great staff, great mission

    Cons

    Location isn't great, but nothing you can't handle

  • 12. Known this group for years

    by: lianacummisky22

    I have been to their shelter many times. I am supporter of this group. I donate items for their basket sales and attend some of their events. They are trying hard for the cats.

    Pros

    Good group of cat lovers that really help

    Cons

    bit far for adopting

  • 13. love working there

    by: FERRETMOM5

    I love working at TLC, everyone there is great and has great compassion for cats. Wonderful place to adopt cats and kittens.

    Pros

    cat lovers

    Cons

    non

  • 14. Ten Lives Club review

    by: Stephsbabes

    I got two kittens from Ten Lives club. The volunteers are very friendly and you can tell how much they really do care about cats. They are very knowledgable and helpful. I would definatly recommend anyone who wants to adopt a cat to go there.

    Pros

    They are saving cats lives and finding them good homes.

    Cons

    None

  • 15. They Deserve A New Shelter!

    by: SRobitta

    Ive visited 10LC many times, these are not your average volunteers or you average shelter they truly care about these cats and placing them in the right home.

    Pros

    Wonderful people who care about Cats

    Cons

    Needs Financial Help, Let's See Them Win!

  • 16. It was my pleasure

    by: kbeverlin21

    I just wanted to say it was a pleasure assisting the shelter this week. Everyone seemed friendly and I look forward to doing so again in the future.

    Pros

    Friendly and dedicated staff

    Cons

    Creepy basement

  • 17. Amazing place!!!!

    by: testerwow

    I love this place! They take such good care of their cats. They really set the bar for all adoption agencies and their volunteers really try to be better every day!

    Pros

    They care about cats like no other shelter!!!

    Cons

    NOTHING!

  • 18. Needed in this society

    by: gb923

    This is such a wonderful shelter that is helping so many cats & kittens enjoy a safe live off the streets. But this shelter needs a make over to help update and bring it into the 21st century! Ten Lives Clubhouse is full at all times and they have many cats in their volunteer foster homes. So many of these cats have led horrible lives until TLC stepped in. Some were near death. But TLC gave them all the medical care they needed and put them up for adoption. They stay in rooms with furniture, some with running water falls, large picture windows so they can look into the woods at the birds and plenty of toys to play with. But they need more. This is an absolutely wonderful organization, I just can't say enough. G. Bader

    Pros

    helping to save furry, 4 legged lives

    Cons

    need funding

  • 19. My first cat!

    by: JoshUdy

    I love the 10LC Clubhouse... They truly are the image of what an adoption agency should be like. They treat their cats with the utmost care and if you ever go (you should, just for the experience ;) ) it is obvious from the first step inside. Their help and guidance in adopting my first pet was INVALUABLE and they have a friend, adopter, and supporter for life.

    Pros

    How much they care for thir cats and how great they treat them!

    Cons

    None!!!

  • 20. TLC

    by: blazingbulletsxx

    I have only been to the one in the McKinley mall, since it's closer to my house than the other one. The cats are well taken care of, they get medical care if they need it, the volunteers and staff and very helpful and nice. My family and I spent a good half hour or so talking with the people who worked there. I plan to adopt a cat from there, hopefully some time in the future.

    Pros

    Cats are well taken care of, Staff is always nice and knowledgable.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  • 21. Best place ever

    by: suemhynes

    Incredible place! Shelter Makeover would make this the BEST PLACE EVER! Volunteers and donations can only go so far! If this is the BEST PLACE EVER, imagine what it could be with money to do MORE!

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, friendly, and safe!

    Cons

    Needs updating

  • 22. Ten Lives Clubhouse radiates love

    by: theresamor7

    I recently adopted a cat from Ten Lives Clubhouse and she was in very good health. During the time it took to go through the adoption process I met both employees and volunteers who took the time to warmly greet me while busily engaged in their work. I was also entertained by "Jack" and "Casey", two older residents who roam the shelter and interview prospective adopt-ers. Once Jack and Casey gave their "purrr-rr" of approval, the adoption was granted.

    Pros

    Well-cared for kitties respected and loved

    Cons

    They need a more modern heating system

  • 23. this place is amazing

    by: thechair1960

    my daughters volunteer with Ten Lives Club and they absolutly love it ! i never hear a bad comment out of them

    Pros

    knowledgable ..awesome people

    Cons

    none

  • 24. Awesome Place!

    by: Hilary919

    This place is just wonderful. The way they care for animals is just amazing<3

    Pros

    ...

    Cons

    ....

  • 25. I owe 10 Lives

    by: MacedonDo

    My cat Willis came from 10 Lives Club. My daughter got him for me for Christmas. Willis had been with 10 Lives for a long time although for the life of me I don't know why. He is the most amazing cat. Lovable beyond belief and affectionate to all. I can only assume it was from the tender care and nurturing that he received from the amazing volunteers at the club. You see Willis had been with the club since he was a kitten. Injured and seriously ill with infection, they took him in, had the vets tend to him and tended to him with loving care. He grew into an amazing male cat who is a joy to have in my home. Thank you 10 Lives Club, you deserve a great make-over for all your hard work.

    Pros

    excellent selection of adult cats

    Cons

    I did not see many kittens at McKinley site

  • 26. Ten Lives for cats

    by: maw

    The most caring group of volunteers and staff!

    Pros

    A caring haven

    Cons

    none

  • 27. Ten Lives Club Rocks!!

    by: Hateaol

    A few years ago, my husband adopted a gorgeous black cat from Ten Lives who was in Pet Supplies Plus. She was -- and is -- a joy to us. When we were in the market for another cat this past July, we visited the shelter in North Boston for the first time. It's an amazing place, with huge rooms filled cats, largely living harmoniously. We ended up adopting two beautiful boys as part of their "Two-Fur-One" special, and it worked out beautifully. We've stopped by since for events, and people asked about our adoptees by name!! And this is a shelter that had 300 cats! In November, I began volunteering at Ten Lives. My family was a little less than enthusiastic about that decision at first, since other rescue groups I've worked with devolved into mini-dictatorships where the welfare of the animals was almost an afterthought. But Ten Lives was a revelation. Most of the people I work with are very dedicated to helping the cats, and nothing else. By the way, a fourth Ten Lives cat entered our lives my first day on the job: A lovely little calico with one eye and a gentle soul. I can honestly say that finding Ten Lives Club was a life-changing experience for me, and the change has been for the better.

    Pros

    The cats roam together in huge rooms, making them very social.

    Cons

    It's a little off the beaten path.

  • 28. Saves Lives!!!

    by: KrissyKat

    Ten Lives Club is a great organization devoted to rescuing abandoned and homeless cats and then finds them forever homes. The shelter provides these cats with the best care possible while they are waiting for their forever homes.

    Pros

    Recues stray cats, find homes for them

    Cons

    none

  • 29. I love this place!

    by: caseymywasey

    I am so glad I have become a volunteer for this shelter. It is a great place and they take wonderful care of the animals they have there. It's also a no kill shelter which is fantastic. I am trying my hardest to help them win this makeover and also in doing fundraising at my place of work and now selling raffle tickets for the spring raffle. I hope they get the makeover, but if they don't I hope they can get some kind of help. They deserve the best for all they do for the area animals.

    Pros

    great place and no kill

    Cons

    they need this makeover and more volunteers!

  • 30. Wounderful

    by: fatbuttdog

    This center is such a blessing to all that they taking in and helped

    Pros

    Just a overall go place

    Cons

    Their is none what so ever

  • 31. Thank You Ten Lives Club

    by: MarlenaG

    Ten Lives Club is an amazing organization. I am so glad that I was able to bring home Reggie Magoo (formerly Ms. Pretty) She is so loved and really makes our lives better. She is sitting next to me at this very moment and is very happy.

    Pros

    Loving care to all cats

    Cons

    Not enough forever homes for all the cats

  • 32. Great Place

    by: xpancakes

    If you are a homeless cat this is the place to be. The staff are obviously very caring and want the best for the cats. The place is spacious and very comfortable. There are ouches, kitty-condo's, window perches, beds, toys, lots of food and water. It is a great way to get to know your new kitty friend.

    Pros

    Free roaming, comfortable, friendly staff

    Cons

    none

  • 33. Wonderful Volunteers

    by: CBELLA18

    The Ten Lives Club has volunteers that work day and night to help find families for these cute and adorable cats. When other shelters turn their back on a helpless kitty, Ten Live Club is always there with an open door.

    Pros

    Dedicated Volunteers

    Cons

    Can't think of one!

  • 34. Great Shelter

    by: ky389

    This is a great shelter! The staff is great and answer you questions quickly and willingly. You can walk in and go to any of numerous rooms and just play with the cats at the shelter. Their new building is very clean and down to earth.

    Pros

    They are very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    none really

  • 35. Ten Lives Clubhouse is such a great clubhouse

    by: morgan222

    The ten live clubhouse is sooo sooo great they love all the pets there and care for them as if they were theres . and i think it is such a grea thing they do. i mean all animal shelters are great to me and it is soo nice the way people volenter for these pets . the ten lives clubhouse is such a great place .

    Pros

    they really love the pets there

    Cons

    i dont think there are any cons

  • 36. Wonderfuly Socialised Cats

    by: Tillimare

    2 of my cats came from TLC nearly 3 years ago when they were still in their temporary shelter in Buffalo and the current shelter was still only a dream waiting to happen. Even then the shelter was impressively clean for a free roaming shelter, and owing to the ability of the cats to interact together, nearly all of them were wonderfully suited to a multi-cat home. I brought home Kyo and Areia (then Willow and Chloe) and they quickly became an key part of the family. Not only are these endearing cats social with other animals, but they love to be around people, even new people, in a manner I haven't experienced with cats from traditional shelters. I guarantee you, if there's a party of some sort going on at my place, they'll be in the heart of it! TLC provides an environment that clearly benefits both the cats and those that come to see them, resulting in happy and loving matches. I've been pleased to recommend TLC to friends and family alike, and won't get a cat from anywhere else as long as I'm in the Buffalo area.

    Pros

    Well Socialised Cats, Knowledgeable Volunteers

    Cons

    none

  • 37. a wonderful place for cats

    by: SuzieGoose

    I have nothing but good things to say about 10 lives . they help cats , no matter what. They have so much love and compassion for these cats. Nothing but good things to say ......

    Pros

    wonderful.......

    Cons

    none

  • 38. Ease of adoption

    by: sgastle

    When we adopted Angel (formerly Nicolena) the people at the McKinley Mall location where exceedingly helpful and knowledgable about Angel's former life and made the adoption very easy. They even loaned us a cat carrier to transport her home as we did not intend to adopt a cat that very day--we were just inquiring when we seen Angel and fell in love. Angel is a sweet cat and all kitten. She loves to runs through the house and play with the other cats. She even stands up to our German Shepard! Thanks for all you do for the animals!

    Pros

    Staf very help and made adoption very easy

    Cons

    None

  • 39. my visit

    by: wayne1972

    I visit the Ten Lives Club often to just visit the cats.I have rescued many from outside and the club has helped me find homes.I have three cats , all feral and heathy and I rescued them when they were about 4 weeks old. The club brings alot of awareness to erie county residents on helping animals from being homeless and sick. For the past 8 years I tried to catch female cats from outside and have them neutered so we can reduce the cat population. I came across more than 50 kittens that all have homes. The Ten Lives has also shown students from area schools how important it is for caring about or little creations.

    Pros

    the caring of the animals and great advice on your own pet

    Cons

    they need more room

  • 40. love them

    by: smpsailor

    love my kitty .. loved the people

    Pros

    nice peole ... great cats

    Cons

    none

  • 41. VERY CUTE CATS!

    by: SimpleMan

    The volunteers @ Ten Lives Club were great. They were very helpful in helping my daughter find the right cat for her. She was able to speak with them about what age, gender, breed & personality was the right fit for her lifestyle. She is so happy with her choice and loves her cat! She tells us we NEED to go to Ten Lives Club when we want to adopt.

    Pros

    Knew so much about their cats, made sure the owners were right

    Cons

    Needed more help!

  • 42. Very helpful

    by: Sanheart

    I would recommend this shelter to everyone. They made us feel at home and did not rush us through our decision. This is the place to go if you want to help out an animal. Very nice staff!

    Pros

    Very friendly

    Cons

    More kittens available

  • 43. Perfect Match

    by: WildSpirit

    My fiance & I wanted a cat very much. It was very crowded at the McKinley Mall location when I walked in, but many of the volunteers went out of their way to help us find the right cat for us. We originally wanted a kitten, but once we held Selena (a 3 year old, domestic long haired, female cat) in our arms, we knew she was the perfect cat for us. The staff was so kind, helped guide us in the adoption process. Both of the older ladies in charge helped us pick out what we needed to get started to provide our Selena with a good home. They answered all of our questions, and gave us a background on Selena, so we weren't at a loss of what her life was like before. We love our Selena, and I would recommend Ten Lives Clubs to anyone looking for a cat, and top notch service in finding the perfect match. My parents plan to adopt from them coming soon.

    Pros

    Very caring, loved what they did, and did it well!

    Cons

    Wish they had more cats!!

  • 44. cats cats cats

    by: davidhager

    the ten lives club is a passion of the staff and their desire to provide a healthy enviroment for the cats is the reason i have voted for them to win the makeover. the shelter is in a rural area. it needs some updates the be an affordable rescue provider.

    Pros

    caring and knolageable

    Cons

    needs some rehab to the shelter

  • 45. Very caring

    by: atirma

    So kind and dont try to hide health issues a cat may have

    Pros

    what

    Cons

    huh?

  • 46. ten lives store

    by: sallieann30

    ten lives club is a very cool place to adopt.i personally love tlc it is a gret adoption center.

    Pros

    awesome,very clean

    Cons

    none

  • 47. 10 Lives Clubhouse - Friends in NEED - Friends inDEED!

    by: imaARMYwife

    Nothing but good things can be said about 10 Lives! Thanks for all that YOU do to help our Feline Friends!!

    Pros

    Loving.. Caring.. Sharing.. REAL!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

  • 48. No Kill Cat Rescue Group

    by: rr2439

    Ten Lives is truly a shelter where all the cats count now matter what their temperant is. They are cared and loved by the staff and volunteers that work at the shelter.

    Pros

    No Kill Shelter

    Cons

    Distance

  • 49. Our Ten Lives Clubhouse Visit

    by: ahb

    Today a few of my children and I went to the Ten Lives Clubhouse for the very first time. We were very impressed with the entire setup.\n\nThis is truly a fantastic place for cats. The rooms resemble a "living room" set up in a house. There are couches, chairs, tables, etc. just like in your home, so that provides the cats with a relaxing environment, as well as those who are visiting there looking to adopt a cat.\n\nThey have different rooms there for cats who are newcomers, ready to be adopted, FIV+ kitties, an infirmary, an eye treatment room, etc.\n\nThe rooms are quite spacious with beautifully large windows for the cats to look out of and watch the birds eating at the birdfeeders! There are tons of wall perches/shelves for the cats to lay on as well. They have so many different cat trees/cat furniture, pillows, blankets, beds, etc. so that the cats have plenty of room to "hang out" whether they want to be alone and on their own, or in the company of other kitties.\n\nThe entire place was so clean! I don't for a second think that is an easy task to accomplish either!\n\nMy kids and I really enjoyed visiting with the cats there. It was so much fun to just sit in a chair or a couch and wait to see which cat(s) will come up to you to say hello. I think it is an excellent environment for those looking to adopt. What better way than to wait for the cat to come to you?\n\nIt would be so wonderful if the Ten Lives Clubhouse could win the Shelter Makeover because it would only improve upon the tremendous care they are already providing to so many cats and kittens.

    Pros

    Spacious, excellent home-like setting, various rooms for different purposes

    Cons

    It is a ways out in the country but is close to the 219

  • 50. Should be called Ten Loves Club

    by: ParkMaster

    After dealing with several adoption agencies in Western New York, including the ASPCA, we've come to find that TLC or Ten Lives Club has the best people to take care of the less fortunate cats in the area. We never have any problem calling them for any information and/or suggestions about our pets. \n Although one of our cats did come from another agency, it was she who chose us. The person we had talked to was not very pleasant and gave us an attitude when we had told her we had another cat from Ten Lives Club. We will never go back.\n The staff that provides for the cats during their stay with TLC do the best job we've ever seen. The cats are kept very comfortable with ample room to move about while they are in their cages. The bed is very clean, the cats are well fed, and their boxes never smell when we go to visit. Kudos to them!\n If anyone ever feels the desire to adopt a cat in the Western New York Area, please check out Ten Lives Club first. You won't be disappointed!\n

    Pros

    Brilliant staff, most affectionate we've ever met!

    Cons

    nothing I could think of

  • 51. Tel Lives Club is awesome!

    by: Airbear001

    I found that the Ten Lives Club is run by wonderful very dedicated and caring cat loving people. Marie/founder is fantastic, caring and truly gives The Ten Lives 110%. The only downfall I saw is the lack of $$$. They are so very deserving of a make over and could do wonders if they had the funds to do it. GO TEN LIVES CLUB !

    Pros

    A really great shelter for these kitties until adopted

    Cons

    just not enough money to do whats is needed!

  • 52. TLC Fundraisers are FUN!

    by: terry50

    Fundraisers for TLC are well organized and user friendly. The volunteers are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There is always a variety of items to purchase: crafts, clothing, candy, Ten Lives fashions, cat toys, etc. Food and desserts are always great. There are always a large variety of baskets to raffle and many items are up for Silent Auction. A few cats who are available are there at each fundraiser to make it easy to adopt them. It takes alot of time and work to carry out these fundraisers. The dedicated volunteers seem to have the whole routine down to a science. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    very organized events and friendly volunteers

    Cons

    may have to wait a short time for food at crowded fundraisers

  • 53. WNY IS LUCKY TO HAVE THIS SHELTER!

    by: 7789

    Their shelter was very much needed in the community. Monies are needed though to keep them in business and be able to continue on.

    Pros

    WNY Needs another ten shelters likes this for ALL animals

    Cons

    Need monies desperately to keep them going

  • 54. love this place

    by: jaynaroth

    visited this place with my daughter. was very impressed with the care and love all their cats get... they could use help with volunteers .

    Pros

    clean..loving staff...well cared for cats

    Cons

    could use more space ..

  • 55. love this place

    by: JaymeRose

    this place is a very positive place to be... they take in cats and is a no kill animal shelter. cats have lots of space to roam in and get alot of attention every day...great place to vlounteer

    Pros

    cats roam free and are happy great people are here

    Cons

    in need of supplies

  • 56. Great Organization

    by: MrKucz

    This shelter helps to save the lives of many cats. I like this shelter because the cats are free to roam around the room they are designated too, they are not kept in cages. The animals have climbing towers, furniture, and plenty of toys. I ahte when I go into shelters and cats are kept in small cages. THe downside is that with a lot of cats it tends to be stinky, but if there were more people who were willing to volunteer the place might be kept a little cleaner :)

    Pros

    Help Cats

    Cons

    Messy

  • 57. Ten Lives is a great option

    by: jwade

    I love the idea that the cats are not in cages for their sake and the visitors. When you are adopting you have the oppurtunity to see their personalities more and how they may interact w/ other cats. The fostering is a great help - the foster family can give you honest and insightful information that you may not know. We were offered the oppurtunity to foster a cat before adopting to make sure she would fit with our family of 3 young kids.\r\nThey work very hard at fundraisers to keep this very valuable asset going.\r\nThey would benefit greatly from a makeover - I would love to see that. The shelter is a wonderful asset but not perfect and a makeover would greatly improve the lives of these fabulous felines.

    Pros

    fostering, free roaming

    Cons

    needs updating

  • 58. A nice group of people

    by: ourstaff

    I started doing foster work with this group. My cat Pooka is from the first litter of kittens that I took care of. I will always be grateful to them for helping to save a sick, painfully young mother cat and her ever sicker kittens.

    Pros

    It provides an open shelter

    Cons

    Too far away from my home to viist on a regular bases

  • 59. YAY

    by: Brancato89

    YAY

    Pros

    YAY

    Cons

    YAY

  • 60. Very Outstanding and Caring Organization

    by: ztT4MP66554945

    I adopted 2 cats from your organization almost a year ago. Because of the caring they recieved at your clubhouse they are very well mannered here. Thank you

    Pros

    Very caring about animals

    Cons

    Needs more public awareness

  • 61. heard good things

    by: therapistjjm

    I heard that you have a really nice building with lots of room and separate rooms for FIV, etc.. Sounds nice

    Pros

    good reputation

    Cons

    -

  • 62. Wonderful no-kill cat shelter

    by: Vene

    This is truly a place of love, committment, and care given to homeless cats. I could not find a greater group of people coming together and working for such a wonderful cause. TLC rocks!!!

    Pros

    Great volunteers, wonderful shelter, terrific group of vets

    Cons

    none

  • 63. Best in the area

    by: sabres4321

    Nice shelter, cats are able to freely walk around and not in cramped cages. Great if you have multiple cats at home and want to see how well the prospective cat gets along with others.

    Pros

    Lots of cats to choose from

    Cons

    none

  • 64. A great place!

    by: jenben71

    I think the shelter is a great idea and a great mplace for our poor kitties to go. Marie does an excellent job.

    Pros

    Great location!

    Cons

    none

  • 65. Love this place!

    by: Lani

    This cat shelter is so cool. Great place to find a little feline friend! The volunteers and staff are so busy, but friendly, caring and dedicated. I wish I could think of better words to describe this wonderful cat shelter. Please visit if you're in the area! It's really something to see!

    Pros

    So much freedom for the cats!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

  • 66. Great Place

    by: MEGreen

    TenLives Club has given me 5 wonderful pets in the past 2 1/2 years. I love them all so much and wish we could take more! I commend TenLivesClub personnel for all their hard work and committment to finding permanent homes for the cats that come into the program.

    Pros

    willing to take difficult to place cats; committed volunteers

    Cons

    none

  • 67. Foster care program

    by: kblair2929

    One year ago I became a foster care parent to a pregnant FIV cat. Ten days after arriving into our household, we had 4 kittens. We had to wait until the kittens were six months old before they could be tested for FIV. There is only a 5% chance that the kittens would have FIV. The test came in negative for all the kittens. None of them had HIV.\r\n\r\nIf it weren't for the Ten Lives Club educating people about FIV, those cats would have been put down. We fell in love with all of them so we adopted them all. \r\n\r\nThe joy we get watching them grow into there own personalities is a hoot.\r\n\r\nMy thanks goes out to the Ten Lives club and to Marie for being so dedicated to educating everyone on FIV and a no kill shelter.

    Pros

    Committed, knowledgable

    Cons

    need more volunteers

  • 68. Awesome shelter

    by: DebCarp

    Adoptions happen daily at this shelter. Veterinary care is in the building. Spaying and neutering done every week. In addition to normal healthy cats, FIV+ cats, elderly and hard to adopt cats are available for adoption. Fundraising keeps the facility going, but the building needs updating. Plenty of surrounding acreage with woods and creek outside the window for the felines to watch the birds!

    Pros

    They are very good to their cats

    Cons

    In need of an updated and heated building

  • 69. Very spacious

    by: kitters

    its a great place for the cats if they must be somewhere other than their forever home. the cats get to roam free of cages--this in itself is an amazing aspect that is a must for all cat shelters.

    Pros

    cats get to spaciously roam

    Cons

    spending money

  • 70. We are so lucky to have them in our area!

    by: redhead30

    The cats here are happy cats who roam and play with other cats. The volunteers are hard working and keep this shelter clean. They work tirelessly at caring for all the adorable cats that come to stay.

    Pros

    Free roaming, no kill shelter

    Cons

    None

  • 71. Sweet, adorable, adoptable, I want them all!

    by: RoseMSalisbury

    I love the Ten Lives Club for so many reasons. The staff cares deeply about each and every cat that is brought into the shelter. Finding homes for the cats is very important, but even if a cat is not adoptable, it stays for the remainder of it's life at TLC.

    Pros

    Very caring staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Not enough supplies

  • 72. TLC is all about TLC

    by: Foolie

    Ten Lives Club is based on the philosophy that all cats deserve a good life and should have a great home and love and care, whether they are friendly or feral. Spaying and neutering is the number one priority after the general welfare of the cats in the organization's care. The staff, made up almost entirely of volunteers, is wonderful. They make sure the cats are all accounted for and are thriving in their care. If a cat is not doing well in the shelter setting, they will be sent to a foster home for individual care. No cat is put down unless it is a last resort for health reasons only. The facility has a separate FIV room so FIV positive cats have as much of a chance at getting their forever home as all of the other cats. The love and care that goes into making the facility the best place it can be with very limited funding, the "TLC" given to the cats that are rescued, and the dedication of the volunteers make this place truly unique and wonderful. If I were a cat, I'd hope that TLC is where I would end up if I was in need of rescue.

    Pros

    Free roaming shelter with a great view for the cats

    Cons

    The facility needs a lot of work

  • 73. Happy place

    by: mage42384

    Loved being able to go in and just sit around with the cats, see what they were like, and how they interacted with each other. A very home-like enviroment for them that they really seem to enjoy. Very open, no cages, they just roam their area.

    Pros

    Get to interact with the cats easily

    Cons

    A little far away

  • 74. cool place

    by: chaotixx

    Nice set up, allows you to really interact with the cats they aren't all cooped up in cages...a huge plus!

    Pros

    Lots of cats to choose from, friendly staff.

    Cons

    A bit far away.

  • 75. Free-Roaming

    by: pms

    Ten Lives Club is one of the few free-roaming shelters in the area. There are 15 separate rooms & it's great to see the cats just hanging around on one of the numerous shelves, window sills, condos, etc. We love all the cats & are happy for them when they get a "forever" home.

    Pros

    caring, dedicated staff

    Cons

    not enough money

  • 76. The Best---Cats are lucky to have them!

    by: bluesky1775

    Love them--they do so much for cats. They are willing to put so much time and attention for each and everyone of their sweet kitty babies!

    Pros

    Taking care of so many cats at once to given to only people that can love them all

    Cons

    Shelter needs some TLC

  • 77. Great people make a good shelter!

    by: Jerrylovescats

    All shelters are winners! Wish we all could win this contest! Keep up the good work of caring for the little ones!

    Pros

    shelter, saving animals lives, hard working

    Cons

    need a make-over

  • 78. The Owner of Ten Lives Clubhouse

    by: jtracewell

    Thankfully this shelter is helping save lives and care for animals. I've known the owner for almost 30 years, she LOVES her cats. Marie has poored her heart and sole in to making sure that each and every cat will get the care and the home they deserve.

    Pros

    Loving Place

    Cons

    None

  • 79. This is a great place! Adopt here!

    by: Kmsdancer5

    This place is loving and caring! I wouldnt adopt anywhere else! The people here are great and so are the volunteers! The cats her are loving and friendly! There is not one cat i couldnt take home! I love this place!

    Pros

    A loving place i wouldnt adopt anywhere else!

    Cons

    Nothing!! this place is great!

  • 80. Ten Lives deserves a million dollars!

    by: dth

    All the cats at Ten Lives Club need this money to survive. This is a great organization that deserves to win.\n\n

    Pros

    Great organization

    Cons

    Needs more money to expand

  • 81. Ten Lives Review

    by: krklie

    This shelter has the best in mind for its animals. The philosophy is no kill, spay/neuter and find the best home for the cats. They have people fill out applications to make them aware of the responsibility of owning an animal. It means taking them to the vet, giving the best food and affection.

    Pros

    no kill animal rescue

    Cons

    none I can think of

  • 82. TLC - A Great Hangout for Homeless Cats

    by: mjstarr

    The shelter is a great place for homeless cats to live and play while waiting for adoption. Their no kill policy appeals to the community at large. They are in desperate need of financial assistance to remain viable.

    Pros

    Free roam - no kill shelter

    Cons

    Donations are hard to get

  • 83. Great organization!

    by: pltojek

    I have been volunteering with TLC for over a year now and look forward to my time spent with the cats. Each cat is very well cared for and loved. Volunteers are passionate about their roles in the organization. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    wonderful, caring staff and volunteers

    Cons

    can't think of any!

  • 84. great shelter that is really trying

    by: czekel

    I am one of the vets that helps out at the Ten Lives Clubhouse. These people are doing an amazing job over there. The cats are so well cared for and everything possible is done so that they remain healthy and loved during their time at the shelter. They have gone through some rough times over there and have had some financial setbacks (especially due to the attempted break-in), but have not become discouraged. Keep up the good work. It would be wonderful to see these guys get a reward they so greatly deserve.

    Pros

    doing a great job with the cats

    Cons

    need more money!

  • 85. Never doubt a small group of people can change the world.

    by: cheerleaderm82

    The Ten Lives Club is something completely unique and completely necessary for our area. They never say "no" they always find a way, some way to help any situation. I myself have gotten 3 cats from the group and they have been a joy in my life. The volunteers and amazing and do anything they can to keep the group going. The founder isint someone who just lets people work for her, she does so much work herself. This shelter is her whole life and her biggest dream. The Ten Lives Club has done so much in only a few years. I am sure they will be able to do so much more as time goes on. They would really appreciate this makeover! Thankyou.

    Pros

    Tons of room, lots of caring members & volunteers, founder has a HUGE heart

    Cons

    nothing

  • 86. Wonderful Place

    by: mookinb

    I volunteered for Ten Lives Club for a while and they are a really great organization that really cares about the cats they take in. It's so nice to see them making such a wonderful facility to take care of the cats that isn't a doom and gloom shelter like most places. It's like they want to make the cats feel like they are at home until they get their "forever home". They really deserve a thumbs up for the job they have done over the years and the job they are continuing to do!

    Pros

    Friendly, Caring staff

    Cons

    Too far away from me :(

  • 87. A haven for the homeless

    by: tuxedocat1

    It's so wonderful to know there's a place for cats to go and wait for their forever home without fear of being put down simpy because their time ran out. The shelter has rooms without cages where cats can roam free, eat and drink at thier leisure, and even get away from the crowd if they so chose to. They are well care for and it shows by their behavior. There are also rooms designated for the special needs of cats, i.e. illness or shyness so they are comfortable as well.

    Pros

    Loving and caring volunteers and staff

    Cons

    It's off the beaten path.

  • 88. one unique place

    by: taztiger98

    I have been volunteering now for a while for the ten lives club. I would think that more people would be like me and want to help out this great organization where they can. Ten lives club has giving so many cats good homes and continue to help others. They are just a GREAT organization.

    Pros

    one great place

    Cons

    not enough people are willing to volunteer their time

  • 89. TLC Vets are awesome

    by: swansong82

    My hats off to the vets at Ten Lives Club. Dr. Kelly Czech and Dr. Sharon Fiske are top notch. Without the help of these two vets, Ten Lives Club would be in debt like there's no tomorrow. These ladies are in our shelter two days a week and do everything from running our low cost spay-neutering program to seeing the sick cats that reside in our shelter. Many cats who are adopted from us and then become sick are also treated by Dr.'s Czech and Fiske. The compassion shown by these vets makes me wish that I could take my own two cats to see them! Keep up the great work Dr.'s.

    Pros

    Best vets around

    Cons

    can only treat ten lives cats

  • 90. Greatest friend of homeless cats.

    by: glrmll

    It is so great to have an agency that cares for all the little furry ones who have been lost or abandoned.

    Pros

    Caring, dedicated staff and volunteers.

    Cons

    A little bit far away .

  • 91. awesome place to work

    by: jennifer13

    I have been working at Ten Lives Club for about 4 months and it is a awesome experience. I have learned about different kind of cats. It makes me feel so happy when someone comes in and adopts a kitten or cat. I feel I just accomplitioned a great goul, by helping a animal and ahuman all in one. The people I work with are all very good at what they do there and are all so concerned on the animals health and finding them the home threy desirve...I can't say how much this shelter has over come some awful traggieds in the past few months but we all pull thru. Keep up the good work Ten Lives Club.

    Pros

    saving all cats that come in

    Cons

    need help with heating bill

  • 92. Ten Lives Club is Amazing

    by: jlauria

    Marie Edwards and Ten Lives Club are truly special and unique here in Buffalo. I feel honored to volunteer for such a wonderful and passionate organization. I have never heard of a shelter that will pay for a cat's surgery! Marie is so motivating, she makes her volunteers want to step up for her and the shelter any chance we get.

    Pros

    Save so many cats

    Cons

    How can there be any cons?

  • 93. TLC is the best!

    by: Duffster

    The Ten Lives Club is the most devoted group I have ever been apart of. They have done so much for the animals and the community. I am proud to say I am affiliated with them and will always stand by them.

    Pros

    They have helped SO many!

    Cons

    none!

  • 94. they never say no

    by: jldlvt

    I have never had Marie tell me "NO" I wont take any cat I call her about. If you can help TLC, even in the smallest way, they will help you. Volunteering there has been truly an eye-popper, not just an eye-opener. Marie does a great job of managing a shelter with skill and compassion. Join the club, share in the fun, the ups and downs, and the bask in the warmth of the feeling that you made a difference.\r\n

    Pros

    they never turn a homeless cat away

    Cons

    out of the way for most people to get to

  • 95. dedicated people

    by: berniem

    great group of people that help all the cats of erie county and other states that have kill shelters. the cats have a homelike environment to stay in until adopted. i adopted one cat 3 years ago and he is a sweetie pie. the lastest fund raising event was great fun on sat. keep up the good work

    Pros

    dedicated people, no kill shelter

    Cons

    shelter needs fund for updating

  • 96. Ten Lives Does Great Work!

    by: VickySkipper

    The people at Ten Lives are wonderful. They do so much for the unwanted cats in our area. They give FIV+ cats a chance at a normal, loving life, whereas at other places, these cats may be put down. Through newsletters, they try to educate people about FIV, and encourage spay/neuter. This is a fabulous organization.

    Pros

    These people truly love cats.

    Cons

    Shelter is a bit of a drive.

  • 97. What a great shelter!

    by: BattleCats

    Ten Lives Club is a wonderful shelter in which unwanted cats can find a happily ever after. The fact that they house FIV+ cats is incredible. They need funds update their shelter. Please help make it #1!

    Pros

    NO-KILL SHELTER

    Cons

    They need more money to update!

  • 98. Miraculous Shelter

    by: RobynneK

    I was very impressed with this shelter, from the first time I was ever there.\r\n\r\nMy first experience at this shelter was at the 2007 Christmas Fundraiser. I helped my best friend Sandy with her booth of handmade goods. We got there early and helped clean up a little (emptied litter boxes and put fresh litter in them). There was a good turn out, especially considering the Buffalo Bills were playing the Miami Dolphins that day.\r\n\r\nI had alot of fun playing with the kittens in the kitten room and actually fell in love with one particular kitten. Unfortunately I wasn't able to adopt him in time. He was gone by the time I was able to.\r\n\r\nFinally last week I did adopt a kitten from here and she is absolutely wonderful. She's very loving, curious and playful. Everything I would ever want from a companion like a kitten/cat. I would definitely recommend adopting from this shelter, they really take good care of all the cats and kittens there. They save so many lives. \r\n\r\nThe reasons I chose to adopt from this shelter was because of the good experience there and from the fact my best friend and her boyfriend adopted from there. They have great cats as well. So that is the reason that I do want to help this shelter, they helped bring me and Raven together and that in itself is priceless. Plus it helps that i'm relatively close to the shelter, and definitely wouldn't mind volunteering once in awhile.

    Pros

    completely non-profit, funded by donations

    Cons

    A little bit of a drive from Buffalo,NY

  • 99. Helps all Cats , knowing each one is special.

    by: edwin761

    The Ten Lives Club has come to my aid several times. Without doubt, or hesitation they helped me with cats I found that needed my help. They in no way ever made me feel that the cats had only a chance, that a 50/50 chance of being put down, depending on how busy they were that week. No, the Ten Lives Club provided for the cats I brought in a 100 % chance. I left those cats their knowing no one would hurt them. I do not know if any of you have taken a cat to a shelter, and been told the cat would be put down, I hope not, it’s a panic feeling. You cannot leave the cat there, but what to do if that’s your only option, you feel sick.\r\n\r\nSupporting the Ten Lives Club opens a better option to me. A place where cats can go when there is no other place, a place where people can go to help, and come home with a new, special family member. A place that makes me know that good exists in people, and in our animal friends. So here I wish to say to all at the Ten Lives Club, Thank You, Thank You very much.\r\n\r\nB Marshall\r\n

    Pros

    You Know They Will Do All They Can.

    Cons

    So Much Need, Not Enough Time and Money