The mission of Nine Lives Rescue Mission is to
work with caring people to achieve the reduction feral, and/or abandoned
domestic cats in our neighborhoods through education and the use of a humane
technique known as TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Nine Live Rescue Mission also
takes the friendly cats and kittens and rehomes them. This in turn help cut
down the population of outdoor cats. Nine Lives Rescue Mission also provides
a safe place for the abused and neglected cats and kittens until a forever
home is found.
Our goals include:
A long-term commitment to the reduction of
the local free-roaming cat population.
Improved quality of life for homeless cats
and kittens, humane treatment, and a area understanding that they are
casualties of our society, deserve kindness and compassion, and they
also provide a great asset to the public by keeping the rodent
population under control.
Reduction of the occurrence of nuisance acts
common with mating, including marking their territory, yowling, and
fighting to prove dominance so that people and cats can live in harmony.
An end to the incidence of cats and kittens
euthanized in animal shelters and animal control agencies simply due to
the excessive numbers of cats or a failure to be adopted.
Education and encouragement of participation
from community members, other animal support agencies, veterinarians,
and local government so that there is a clear understanding of the
success that can be achieved by the process of a strong TNR program.
To make Pickens and surrounding counties in
South Carolina a no-kill community.
Reduce the number of unwanted cats through aggressive
Provide for the welfare of underprivileged companion
animals, while staying on course our no-kill tradition and find each a
lifelong, loving home.
Promote the animal-human bond through outreach,
education and therapeutic programming.
And, act as an defender for cats that are in crisis
and as an implementer of their rights and protection.
We are profoundly dedicated to these objectives
while guaranteeing the monetary security and soundness of the association
for future peers.