See the Progress

Community Cat Diversion: How It Works

Bring a community cat to a shelter.
Shelter releases cat to OAR or UCAN

Once spayed/neutered, the cat is ready to be adopted.
Once spayed/neutered, the cat is released back into the community.

More cats are alive, thanks to you.

A difference you can see. And count.

In 2013, we saw a Live-Release Rate (LRR)* of 45 percent. In 2015, that number rose to 67 percent. And in 2016, we had our first ZERO-kill quarter (100 percent LRR). That's great news, and we'd like to see it stay great. Please continue to help and support Ten. We're making a difference — one that is measured in happy and healthy cats.

* LRR measures the percentage of cats that enter Cincinnati shelters and are NOT euthanized. Current Live-Release Rate: 93%. Based on data provided by the SPCA.

Be Kill-Free

The heart and home of the no-kill movement, Ten exists to create a no-kill nation for cats.  

Learn about the movement

Hip Spectacles, No Testicles

Scooter: He’s the suave, neutered cat every Tom wants to be.

Meet Scooter

Happenings in the No-Kill Nation

Get-togethers, adoption fairs, fundraisers and feline shindigs: Get hip to what’s happening. 

Find an event

The No-Kill Nation Needs You

From no-kill shelters and spay/neuter clinics to feline advocacy and welfare groups, the no-kill cat nation needs volunteers like you.

Be a volunteer