My name is Fantasia!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Fantasia
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Fantasia
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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Facts about Fantasia

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
This petite black panther is Fantasia. On a summer day in 2015, a compassionate social worker was guiding a team of her volunteers to distribute food amongst homeless people in downtown St. Louis. As she did so, the social worker noticed a woman holding a bucket with two kittens inside. When asked about the kittens' mother, the woman replied that she thought the cat had been hit by a car and so she was keeping the kittens in this bucket to care for them the best she could. Knowing that these babies would become increasingly difficult for the woman to care for and recognizing that they needed medical attention for their infected eyes, vaccines, and general care, the social worker offered to get the kittens to safety. The homeless woman gladly agreed and shortly after, the social worker reached out to Tenth Life.

Fantasia and her brother Bastian had the heart of big and fearless explorers in addition to following their foster Momma around the house like little ducklings. It was no surprise that the pair found a home together almost immediately. Unfortunately, in Jan of this year (2017), Fantasia was returned due to no fault of her own. Immediately after she was back in her original foster home, it was obvious that so much of her sweet personality from when she was a kitten remained. Fantasia experienced some medical issues over the past year including stomatitis which led to the removal of all of her teeth. Once that was resolved, it was discovered that Fantasia has an inflammatory disease that affects her skin as well as her digestive system. After trying a mixture of medicine and prescription food, her condition is now being actively and successfully managed. At this time, the only special care that Fantasia requires is a very strict prescription only diet (Royal Canin HP) and lots of cuddles. *Fantasia has had another flare-up with her skin irritation so she is currently back on medication (Prednisolone tablets). It is possible (and probably likely) that this will be a recurring thing throughout her life in terms of flare-ups and medication to treat. Luckily, she is incredibly easy to pill and it is not an expensive medication.

Fantasia is the perfect lap cat and cuddle buddy. She sleeps right up against her foster mommy every night and always lets her rest peacefully (and even sleep in!) until she formally decides to get up. She loves to play fetch with various mice toys and will bring them up to you in her adorable lil toothless muppet mouth. She has tiny chirpy meows that she will greet you with that don’t sound that much different from when she was a kitten. She is still quite petite in stature at only 8 lbs, but her heart is huge and looking for the purrfect furever family to love. Fantasia would prefer to be the only kitty in the home as she has more than enough love to give. Otherwise, she would easily adapt to any size of family or home. Won’t you consider opening your home to your very own house panther to ensure that her “Neverending Story” has the perfect happy ending?

Approx. DOB 5/11/15

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.