My name is Carina!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Carina
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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Facts about Carina

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Carina is best friends with Gemini. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Found wandering in a fellow foster's backyard in search for food, Carina and her sister Gemini were following their mother back and forth from an abandoned building in South City, Missouri. Brought into Tenth Life's loving care, Gemini & Carina, now approximately 1.5 years old, had a rough road early in life but have since found some peace and happiness.

Gemini and Carina are bonded sisters. For the sake of their peace of mind it is essential that these two stay together. These girls are beautiful, sweet, fun-loving cats to one another and need each other for comfort and security. What is needed now, more than anything else, is a forever home filled with love, quiet, calmness, patience and understanding. Neither cat is a cuddler and both need time to get to know their new surroundings, smells, sights and adopters. Winning the trust of these beautiful girls will take time, but it is a geuninely rewarding experience once it happens.

Carina is a green-eyed, grey beauty who relies are her sister's bravery and gets her confidence by watching how Gemini interacts with her foster mother. Carina is extremely shy and skittish and likes to stay hidden most times. But don't let this trouble you, as she loves her sister very much and can be found side by side with Gemini, giving her sister lots of cuddles. Carina will eventually make the softest, cutest little mew sounds ever heard, endearing her to any human. Once she trusts you and your hand is offered to her for affection, she will lower her head right under that hand, waiting patiently for every single stroke of her soft fur. Carina enjoys perching up high on closet shelves or floating shelves so as to have a better view of all things human. Most of all Carina needs your understanding that her affection is worth the time it will take before she will open up and respond most graciously to human attention and affection.

In December of 2015, Carina’s sister Gemini, needed to be separated from her sister due to an eye infection. Her foster worried for her, fearing anxiety and depression would settle into Carina’s heart. But something else happened… shockingly, surprisingly, wonderfully, Carina asked for and received loving amounts of affection! Her foster mama was able to sit down right next to her and give her all the affection Carina could possibly want. Not since arriving in February of the same year had Carina ever asked for this amount of affection or acted as though she wanted it. It was an amazing day. Today, she purrs, flops down on the floor, rolls onto her back for belly rubs, begs for countless chin and cheek rubs, scratches and strokes. Concerned this amount of affection would cease once the girls were reunited these concerns were needless as this kitty continues to sweetly ask for, and receives, as much affection as she can handle.

It is believed that both Gemini and Carini need a quiet home without other pets or children. Both girls have been spayed and are up to date on all vaccinations.

Approx. DOB August 2013

About Tenth Life Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tenth Life is an animal welfare organization that provides another chance at life to injured and abused stray cats. Our focus is on felines with extreme medical needs or ongoing conditions that make it difficult for typical shelters to afford their care.

Stage one of our mission is getting needy cats off the streets of St. Louis and into caring Foster Homes, where they await their forever homes. Stage two´s goal is to open a shelter building that will house special-needs kitties in a cage-free, no-kill setting until they can be carefully placed in their forever homes.

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Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters are required to complete a comprehensive application and interview, and will need to supply proper identification, as well as personal and veterinary references. Our adoption fee is $125 for kittens 6 months or younger, and $100 for any cat over six months of age. Our fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines to-date of adoption, and a microchip. Once approved, all adopters are required to sign an adoption contract.