If you are considering purchasing Food to donate – please consider that we feed specific veterinary grade food for all our cats and as such donations of Hills Science Diet is preferred and can be purchased directly from our shop!


If you are considering purchasing items such as Toys for donation – please consider shopping at our Ten Lives Shop. All profits stay right here at Ten Lives.


Please note we are unable to accept donations which are not of use. If you are unsure please consider calling first on 6278 2111.


We cannot accept the following items:

  • Broken/soiled items, eg Scratching Posts, beds
  • Rolled Newspapers
  • Pillows
  • Doonas/Filled bedding
  • Sheets, Pillow Cases, Tea Towels, Face Washers
  • Opened food
  • Clothing


How can I help?


We are a self-funded not for profit cat welfare organisation. We do not receive government funding, and we rely on funds generated from our own operations and the support of the general community.


As we move into our fifth decade of operation, it is heartening to note that our support base is ever growing and that the community as a whole is working together to improve the lives of animals in general across the state.


The Centre is always grateful to receive donations of old newspapers, beds, blankets and towels which ensure our kitties stay warm, especially during our chilly Hobart winters.


Practical items too like copy paper, toilet tissue, dish liquid, washing powder, hand wash, paper towels, garbage bags and stationery products may be very dull but are extremely necessary in the running of the Centre.


Financial donations also provide ongoing care for cats and kittens as well as the maintenance of our facilities. Donations of over $2 are tax-deductible and donations can be made via our website, over the phone or in person at the Centre.


We have a band of loyal and generous supporters that make regular donations. To make a donation via credit card please click our PayPal donate button below.  You will automatically be emailed a tax invoice after you have donated.  Tick the box "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" to start a regular donation (desktop only).










If you are unable to adopt a cat, but would like to have a cat in your life, why not subscribe to the Ten Lives Cat Centre’s sponsorship programme!  From just $20 per month your sponsorship will help us feed and house kitty and you’ll receive a sponsor passport featuring your sponsored cat.  You can indicate a preference* of the cat you would like to sponsor (ie a tabby cat, male/female, oldest or longest resident) and if your sponsor kitty gets adopted we will send you a new one the next month!


* If we don't have a kitty that matches your preference we will allocate you another sponsor cat until we have a match.

Sponsorship Options
Sponsor Cat Preferences*


For our kitties:

  • Blankets/Towels
  • Heat Packs
  • Pet Beds/Caves
  • Carriers’


Office Supplies:

  • Copy Paper (A4 & A3)
  • Laminating Pouches (A4 & A3)
  • Pens
  • Permanent/Whiteboard markers
  • Post-it notes
  • Blu Tac
  • Tape
  • Staples
  • Tissues


Cleaning Supplies:

  • Paper Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Soap/Sanitiser
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Disposable Gloves - pref. medical grade & latex-free
  • Sponges/Scourers






Monday - Wednesday:  10.00 - 4.00

Thursday - Friday:  10.00 - 6.00

Saturday: 10.00 - 4.00

Sunday:  10.00 - 2.30

Animal portraiture by:
Rachael Daniels





About us

Ten Lives Cat Centre

12 Selfs Point Road  New Town   7008

PO Box 309   Lenah Valley   7008

6278 2111