Ten Lives Manager Noel Hunt recognising Tammy Eastley’s 35 years’ of service at the
Cat Centre during her celebratory morning tea.

President’s Preview

Welcome to the Winter 2021 edition of the Scratching Post. I would like to start out by congratulating Tammy Eastley who recently celebrated 35 years at the Cat Centre. What an amazing achievement this is with so many dedicated years of service.

After having read this issue of the Scratching Post, I feel so very proud of all the passionate people who make Ten Lives the organisation that it is today. All of our volunteer team, whether it be animal attendants at the Centre, the retail and sorting teams at our Op Shops, the education team delivering Edu.Cat to schools, the trainee nurses in the vet room or our creative team flooding social media with cute kitty photos, the core reason they all do what they do so well is their dedication to animal welfare and the cats who come to us in need.

I hope you enjoy this issue and finding out more about the people behind the pussycats!

– David Rees, President

Ten Lives Building Project Update

The ongoing story of our vital Building Project so far.

Old Bruisey Bum: The People’s Cat

The ups and downs of the health journey of this senior sweetie.

Sisters are doin’ it for Ten Lives!

Being part of the Ten Lives team feels like being part of one big family.

Veterinary Nursing: Incredibly Rewarding

Our vet team assisting those interested in Veterinary Nursing.

Fiona’s Fantastic Facebook Friends

The generosity of our Facebook friends in helping Fiona with her surgery.

The Richmond Project Continues

Our community pilot program exploring cat management options.

More Hats than the Op Shop!

Volunteer Jeanette and the different ways she has helped Ten Lives.

Lovely Little Lelu the Survivor!

Orphaned Neonatal Kitten Overcomes the Odds.

Sachi: Helping Find a Happy Home

Volunteering with Ten Lives for nearly two years.

Remembering Catbury Through Helping Quinette

Frank Bingham’s promise to Catbury’s family that he would be remembered.

Minella: Creative for a Cute Cause

Volunteering at Ten Lives is a great way to mingle with the floofs!

Charlie’s Home Away From Home

Charlie is one of the many kitties who call our boarding facility their second home.