Tia Adopted at Last!

Tia has spent more than a year as a Nine Lives Foundation kitty. Although, only a few weeks of that time was actually spent living in the shelter. We first posted about little Tia back in early September of 2007. With a follow up post in October of 2007. Tia won over the hearts of her foster Momma's from the start and although she's likely been healthy enough to go up for adoption for some time, they've held off, "Just to be sure she's healthy." Eh, yeah. That's why she's never at adoption events.
We were all a bit surprised then on Saturday when Tia showed up for her very first adoption event. We were even more surprised when they allowed to to stay over night to meet a prospective couple on Sunday. But the real shocker was Sunday night, telling her foster mommas that she'd been adopted on her 2nd day of being up for adoption. It's easy to see why so many people love this little girl. She's a wee little thing for a 1 year old. If we didn't know her birthday to be in Mid-March of 2007, we'd say she was only 6-7 months old by looking at her. She's spunky, super soft and thinks dogs are pretty cool buddies to hang out with.

We're so happy for you little Tia cat! May you only have happy and healthy days for now on. We'll sure miss you around here.

Story by: LH

Nine Lives wish list

Food for the Kitties

  • Dry Science Diet adult and kitten
  • Dry Pro Plan Chicken/Rice or Salmon/Rice
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Canned Friskies any flavor
  • Canned Fancy Feast any pate' flavor
  • Canned ProPlan, Nutro and/or Natural Choice kitten
  • Baby food (any MEAT flavor like turkey and turkey gravy, beef and beef gravy, etc.) -- please make sure it does not contain onion powder
  • Chicken broth
  • KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer) powder (for our bottle babies)
We also use the following varieties of Prescription Diets that can only be purchased through a vet:
  • Purina UR canned
  • Purina NF canned
  • Hills A/D canned
  • Hills C/D canned and dry
  • Hills K/D canned and dry
  • Hills W/D canned and dry

Medical and Grooming Supplies

  • Slicker brushes, Zoom Groom and flea combs
  • Oster grooming clippers and blades (#10 and #40)
  • Cat friendly pet shampoo
  • Master Grooming Tools cat nail trimmers
  • Heating pads
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Betadine solution
  • Disposable exam gloves (small, medium and large sizes)
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Wooden tongue depressors
  • 3" X 3" gauze squares
  • Adhesive tape
  • Neosporin
  • Bandaids
  • 3" X 4" ouchless Telfa pads
  • Baby wipes
  • 3M Coban Self Adherent Wrap (Vet Wrap), 1" x 5 yds
Gift Cards for Large Purchases (washers, dryers, tools, office equipment, etc.)
  • PetSmart, Pet Club, Pet Food Express and PetCo
  • WalMart
  • Lowe's and Home Depot
  • Best Buy
  • Target
  • Ace Hardware
  • Office Max and Office Depot
Office Supplies
  • Stamps
  • Standard business size envelopes
  • Manila envelopes
  • Copy paper
  • Post it notes
  • 8" X 11" manila file folders
  • Photo quality copy paper
  • Clear plastic sheet protectors for 3 hole punch binders

Other Supplies

  • Clorox bleach (only Clorox brand please)
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet paper
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Powder laundry detergent
  • Cat Country Organic Wheatgrass Litter for Cats
  • Manual can openers
  • "AA" and "AAA" batteries
  • Large lawn size trash bags
  • Kitchen size trash bags
  • 6 inch paper plates
  • 10 inch paper or foam plates
  • Bottled water and soda (for our volunteers)
  • Scratching posts
  • Towels, blankets, pet bedding
  • Cat toys
  • Rubbermaid 72-Inch Five-Shelf Shelving Units
Consider underwriting a portion of our monthly utility, staffing and rent expenses. Our utility bills are $1,200/month and staff are paid $6000/month and rent is $4,500/month. Every dollar helps.


All donations to the Nine Lives Foundation are tax deductible and payable in person at the shelter, on the website through Groundspring.org or by check or credit card by mail.

March Open House and Grand Reopening!

Thank you for joining us at our March 1st Friday event and open house in our new building! Check out a few photos of the event!