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Ten Lives Club

Ten Lives Club is looking to start manufacturing paper based litter, which is used on a daily basis. This is very environmentally friendly.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2001
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

Ten Lives Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 cat rescue and adoption group located in Western New York We started as an organization in 2001 and since have adopted out, rescued, or spayed/neutered over 20,000 cats. Yearly we manage to adopt out approximately 1300-1400 cats with all our efforts including our shelter, our off site adoption locations, and our foster network. We rely totally on grants, fundraising, and donations to keep us running.


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    Marie Edwards
    President and Founder

    Marie started Ten Lives Club in 2001 on her home property with her husband building a small cat shelter inside their garage. After 3 year they moved to a bigger location and now work out of an office/warehouse shelter facility which is over 3000 square feet. Marie has her masters degree from UB and left the corporate professional world to run Ten Lives Club full time on a limited staff and budget.

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    Brenda Rasinski
    Director of Operations

    Brenda has worked as the Community Pet Care Hospital office manager for over 20 years. This vet hospital has been our major vet supporter since Ten Lives Club opened. Brenda recently left Community Pet Care to take on the role of Director of Operations knowing our philosophy and our resuce mission mindset. Brenda brings a wealth of vet/office management experience to our organization.

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    Dan Falkenhagen
    Professional Fundraiser

    Dan recently joined Ten Lives Club as the organization's first ever professional fundraiser. Dan graduated from Canisius College in 2011 with his bachelors degree in marketing. Since joining Ten Lives Club Dan has coordinated fundraising events, written and submitted grants for the organization, and has also given Ten Lives Club a larger social media presence. Dan's salary is fully funded by the Maddie Grant Rescue Project.

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    Sharon Fisk, DVM
    Shelter Vet

    Dr. Sharon Fisk, DVM graduated from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fisk has worked as our shelter vet for 5+ years and is very compassionate and knowledgable onshelter management and rescue work.

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    Valerie Strassheim, LVT
    Licensed Vet Tech

    Val graduated from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY as an LVT. Val is a dedicated technician who is responsible for the health care of our 85+ cats in the shelter and our foster network.