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A man was determined to get a little tuxedo kitten who was trapped at the bottom a long and narrow pipe out to safety. Thanks to his heroic rescue, the little orphan made it out unscathed.

“A call for help came from a concerned neighbor who worried that there were orphaned kittens under a nearby mobile home. She heard cries emanating from below the home, and the mama cat she had seen a week prior was no longer appearing regularly, as she once had been,” Tenth Life wrote on Facebook.

“Dedicated animal lover and Tenth Life volunteer, Andrew, crawled below the home to investigate and drew closer to the tiny cries with each move. Deep below the trailer, he discovered a one-foot-diameter open pipe, and there at the bottom was sweet tuxedo Tallulah.”

“I don’t do well with spiders, spider webs and closed-in spaces…but I wasn’t leaving without her. I didn’t have enough room to barely roll on my side but somehow by the grace of God I was able to get enough of my rope/pole down to her where she climbed on…I had to pull the rope with my teeth as I had my hands full with my light and my pole. Then I put her in my jacket and I belly-backed out of there about 100 feet into freedom,” Andrew said on Tenth Life’s Facebook.

45 minutes later, little Tallulah was safe in Andrew’s determined and loving arms. She was dehydrated and emaciated, so Andrew took her home and gave her kitten formula, a quick health check, and lots of TLC.

“We’re so grateful to Andrew for his selfless efforts,” Tenth Life added.

An orphan kitten was trapped at the bottom of a long pipe.

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Andrew of Tenth Life was determined to get the little tuxedo out to safety.

kitten rescued from a long pipe by tenth life

After 45 minutes of rescue efforts, this little kitten was safe in Andrew’s determined and loving arms. He took her home and gave her a lot of food, care and love.

kitten rescued from a long pipe by tenth life

They named her Tallulah, and she will be available for adoption through Tenth Life when she is big enough.

Photos by Tenth Life. Follow them on Facebook.

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“Two weeks ago, a local family was picking apples at Eckert’s, a popular nearby orchard, when they heard the unmistakable mews of tiny kittens. Unable to pinpoint the babies’ location, the rescuers sent their cell phones up and inside a large combine that was sitting unused, and took video of the caverns inside. This creative tactic helped them locate and save these four babies, whose mother had mysteriously passed away after finding safe harbor for them inside the farm equipment,” Tenth Life wrote on Facebook.

“When rescued, the orphaned kittens were starving, covered in fleas, and crying for their mama. Broken-hearted but determined, the rescuers brought the kittens home and hand-fed them to sustain their little lives. But the demands of neonates are great, and the kind people realized they needed the skilled help of a rescue.

Affectionately called The Apple Dumplin’ Gang, the kittens now wear the names Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, and Honeycrisp. They are now thriving under the expert care of two amazing foster parents (of Tenth Life).”

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Photo by Tenth Life.

Monet the cat is a little fighter who has been beating the odds against cancer. Thanks to those who never gave up on him, the little guy is not only getting better, he is inspiring many with his story.

“My little foster Monet is only 4 months old but he is already facing a challenge in his kittenhood. Monet has a condition called ‘Cutaneous Mastocytosis’ that is when the mast cells go crazy in the body in a similar way as they do with cancers and immune diseases,” said Monet’s foster mom. But the little guy doesn’t let his condition stop him. “He is a super affectionate little love bug who is always looking for some cuddles.”

“He came to us from a rescue in Columbia, MO after a diagnosis was made and they didn’t feel well equipped enough to handle his needs.” That’s when Tenth Life stepped up for the special needs kitty and made it their mission to help cats and kittens regardless of medical conditions. Monet’s life was forever changed.

Monet started his chemo treatment with medication specially for his age. “The good news is that this medicine works equally well on cats as it does on dogs. There are little to no side effects.”

Monet has been a trooper and doing very well since the treatment started. He is a sweet little patient and has never had problems at the vet’s. He is simply happy for a second chance at life. “As soon as he got home (from the vet), he ran out of the crate and gobbled up his dinner.”

“His oncologist said that he was definitely a little fighter. He’s doing so pawesome and I’m really proud of him!”

Monet the cat is little fighter who has been beating the odds against cancer. He’s a very happy kitty who doesn’t let his condition stop him.

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This is right before Monet left for his first treatment. Lincoln the resident cat gave him a pep talk.

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Monet is getting better and stronger each day. As soon as he gets back from the vet, he runs out of his crate and gobbles up his dinner.

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He is simply happy for a second chance at life.

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Photos by Tenth Life. Follow them on Facebook and Lincoln the cat’s page.

Meet Tino, named for his Tina Turner-esque hair.

Tenth Life found him wandering through an intersection in Imperial, MO, without a mother and didn’t seem to have a home to go to. He was very tiny and dehydrated. When they gently approached the little guy to offer some food, “…he immediately gobbled up whatever we put in front of him,” Tenth Life wrote.

“Tino is sweet, curious and playful, but what we love most of all is his perpetual look of surprise. His wide eyes rarely blink, and that hair is un-tame-able!”

Tino the rescue stray always wears a surprised look on his face

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“I can’t believe I am safe and loved now!”

surprised kitten rescued from intersection by tenth life

Photos via Tenth Life.

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Elsie, the little calico has made an amazing transformation since she was rescued from a plastic bag inside a shopping cart at a parking lot of a big-box store along with her siblings.

It’s hard to believe she’s the same kitten. Volunteers at Tenth Life never gave up on her and the rest of the litter, and it’s changed her life.

“This little calico’s health was tenuous upon entering our care, and when it took a turn for the worse, she had to be whisked to the ER for urgent help. Her body temperature and blood sugar were both dangerously low, and doctors told us she made it just in time,” Tenth Life said.

“She has gained more than a half pound while with us, and she’s getting stronger every day.”

Elsie when she came to Tenth life (left). With help and a lot of love, she started getting better (right)

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Elsie, photo was taken 2 days ago. She is getting stronger and bigger every day.

calico kitten rescued from box transformation tenth life

You can help Elsie and her siblings here.

Photos courtesy of Tenth Life (follow them on Facebook).

Betty is a very special cat mama. “If you look closely (at the picture), you can see a third kitten… a newborn. Sweet Betty accepted, and cared for, two newborns after already caring for her special-needs boys, Niall and Harry,” said Tenth Life on Facebook.

“Then, about a week later, we received a call that three tiny babies were orphaned at an animal control and needed care. We gave the babies to sweet mama Betty, and she didn’t bat an eye – the loving mama nursed and loved those kittens as well!”

“So to all the mamas out there like Betty, we hope you get a well-deserved break and a heap of appreciation today! Whether your babies are furry, scaled, finned… Happy Mother’s Day.” (by Tenth Life)

Betty the cat mama cares for her own 2 special needs kittens and 5 orphan kittens she adopted

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rescue cat mama adopts orphan kittens

Photo courtesy of Tenth Life. Follow them on Facebook.

Tinsel the rescue kitty lost a tail, but gained a second chance at life. Even after what she’s gone through, she is always happy and full of life. Having no tail doesn’t bother her a bit. She doesn’t think she’s any different.

“A kind woman had been caring for strays and was worried about Tinsel when she showed up with a broken tail. She requested help from multiple organizations, but they were unable to help her. The kind people at CATS Cradle Shelter learned of Tinsel and wanted to help, but were too far away to do so. They knew about Tenth Life, so they referred the woman to us,” said Tenth Life.

“Tinsel had a terrible tail/spinal injury and her tail had to be amputated. The injury caused damage to the nerves that control her bladder and bowels as well.”

She is a little fighter.

“Our vets took great care of Tinsel during her tail amputation and immediate recovery. Then, our amazing foster mom, Lori, took over Tinsel’s care and has done an incredible job making this sweet kitty feel loved and safe. Lori attests to Tinsel being one of the most lovable and affectionate cats she’s known,” the shelter added.

“Please don’t feel sorry for Tinsel! She really has no idea that she is any different and is one very happy kitty! She gives me nose rubs and purrs and loves to be held. She is VERY easy to care for. She runs and plays just like any other kitty,” Lori B., the foster mom, said.

Tinsel the rescue lost a tail, but gained a new happy life.

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Tinsel is one of the most lovable and affectionate cats her foster mom’s known

rescue tailless cat gets second chance at tenth life

They gave her these special pants. “They keep her messes at a minimum, and frankly, we think they’re kinda cute.”

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Tinsel doesn’t think she’s any different. She is a happy, lovable, affectionate little girl.

Photos by Tenth Life.