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Meet Scooter
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What is the Ten Movement?

The Ten Movement is a nonprofit movement funded by The Joanie Bernard Foundation that exists to create a 100 percent no-kill nation for cats. People say that cats have nine lives; together, we can give them one more.

Our Partners include:

Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR), SPCA Cincinnati, and United Coalition for Animals Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic (UCAN).


Volunteer a few hours a month at a shelter or learn about other ways to help!


Give a cat a forever home. Your furry friend is waiting. Begin your search today!


If you love cats but aren’t able to commit to adoption, fostering is a great option!


Make a one-time donation, sponsor a cat monthly, donate supplies, and more!

Scooter the Neutered Cat

Who is Scooter the Neutered Cat?

Scooter is the official mascot of the Ten Movement. Following a meteoric rise to fame in 2013, Scooter has remained an essential and memorable part of our efforts.

See the no-kill progress.

In 2012, the live-release rate (LRR) of shelter cats in Cincinnati was an unsettling 37 percent. That means only one out of three cats that entered a shelter would survive to adoption. Since then, our community live-release rate has improved and is now above 90%.

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