My name is Forte!

Manx Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Forte
Photo 1 - Manx Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Forte
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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Facts about Forte

  • Breed: Manx
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Medium
Forte is one special little lady. She got her name because, even as a tiny kitten, her foster mom reports that she was incredibly LOUD. She wanted her demands known from a very young age ;)

She is known as a Manx kitty because she has no tail. Not only does this adorable trait make her cute to look at, but the nerve damage she has causes her to hop like a bunny. But that doesn't slow her down - Forte loves to romp and play even though she bunny-hops when doing so. Even though Forte cannot jump, boy, can she climb! This beautiful long-haired tabby has no trouble whatsoever getting on the bed and climbing a 5-foot cat tree! She is able to jump off of these perches, sometimes landing squarely, and sometimes... less so. We all have our clumsy moments though :) Because of her special needs, Forte would do best living in a mostly-carpeted house so she that her landings can be well-cushioned.

This perky girl loves toys and laser lights! Though she wasn't convinced initially, Forte has learned that dogs can be friends. She LOVES to eat Fancy Feast! Forte is also special in that she requires help using the litter box a couple of times a day. Expressing a kitty is something that is relatively easy to learn, and she handles it very well. If you're someone who works from home, has a flexible schedule, or otherwise has the time to devote to a very special kitty, Forte will make your dedication and assistance completely worth your while. Kitties like her are exactly why Tenth Life exists, to give those with extra needs the chance they deserve for a happy, long life.

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Approx DOB April 2014

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.