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My name is Mariposa!

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

Facts about Mariposa

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Little Mariposa (butterfly in Spanish) had a rough start before she came to Tenth Life. The house in which she had been living was struck by fire, and she (along with some other cats) ended up being boarded up in the house after the fire was extinguished! When City Animal Control learned of the situation, the officers worked diligently to rescue the terrified kitties. They had been without food or water and were severely traumatized. Mariposa would not allow herself to be touched, and spent her time cowering in her litterbox at Animal Control. She also had a burn on her back leg, which has healed nicely.

Mariposa's foster home has been working with her and she has made amazing progress! She now enjoys being petted, and will often roll over for belly rubs when she is especially relaxed. She also loves to play, especially with other cats, so would do best in a home with another feline buddy.

Mariposa is still shy, and startles easily. She needs a special adopter who will continue to help her build trust, and coax out her sweet personality. Could it be YOU?

Approx DOB August 2012

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.

Please visit our website, www.tenthlifecats.org

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.