LIVE on MESHARE - 5 cameras and 5 rooms! Watch on your phone, laptops, tablets and desktop Download the MeShare app from the app store for your phone & tablets.  Email alana@blindcatrescue.com and I will send you the links to each camera.  (Make sure you give me the email address that you set up for meshare) After I send them to you, you just log into meshare and all the camera’s  will be there. For your Laptop and Desktop, go to www.meshare.com   and sign up for an account (it is free) Email alana@blindcatrescue.com and I will send you the links to each camera.  (Make sure you give me the email address that you set up for meshare) After I send them to you, you just log into your Meshare account and all the camera’s  will be there.
Also Live on Ustream.tv/blindcatrescue
For your phone or tablet,  download the ustream app from your app store.  Log into the app and put blind cat rescue in the search box,  you will find us there :) On your desktop or lap top, log into http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   and you will be there. You may chat with us live there also. This camera changes rooms each day,  you will see a different group each day.  We also do live chat and boxes on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday nights at 6:15 pm EST   You may tune in and talk to us.
Live On Facebook On your phone or tablet,  download the Facebook app. Log into your account on the app and search for Blind Cat Rescue. We Do several Live tours of the shelter each day. Monday - Saturday  noon Eastern time Monday - Sunday    3 pm EST Thursday - Monday  we add 6:15 pm & 10 pm Est On your Desktop and laptop log into your facebook account and visit our Facebook page
6-8-2017
Meet Kendra
Kendra came from out of town to stay for a week and volunteer.   
We asked her to write a few paragraphs for us about her stay. “I’ve been following Blind Cat Rescue And Sanctuary since July of last year, but it wasn’t until late March that I actually got a chance to visit. From the tours and newsletters, I was already familiar with the great job that the staff and volunteers do to make a difference in the cats’ lives. But talking to the staff and seeing in person the love and care that they have for these cats truly touched me. It was then that I was sure I had to help give back with my time and energy!   I spent a week volunteering at BCR. Helping out with the daily chores and some of the tours helped me gain an even deeper appreciation of all the hard work that goes into making this place a true sanctuary for the cats. In between work I was able to spend a lot of time with the cats. It was so heartwarming to see how much they loved getting attention from me and all the other visitors.   I have so many great memories of the time I spent at BCR. Most of all, I’m glad I got the opportunity to help BCR continue their work to provide a safe haven for cats who would otherwise have nowhere to call home. More than ever I want to continue to support their work, and I definitely plan to come back and help again! “
Thank you Kendra for all your hard work and sharing your time so generously with the cats!
If you live out of town,  You are welcome to come visit :)  We have a guest house for our of town visitors to stay.  The only requirement is you help clean in the mornings :)   Please email me if you would like more info  alana@blindcatrescue.com
Would you like to win $5,000?
You may win $5,000 and $5,000 for the cats at Blind Cat Rescue!
Bonus fresh step points!
CODE  LOVESHELTERCATS   - 100 points                    Location - Other CODE  SHELTERBONUS116 - 50 points!
  If you do not use your points, please consider donating them to the blind cats.  Freshstep lets us cash the points in for a free pallet of litter!  We use over 60 boxes each month.  A pallet is $1000 we can use for medical care for the cats! Link to donate points ==>  http://ow.ly/lPoF302ojhP or you can just email them to me :)    alana@blindcatrescue.com Thank you for your generosity!
Please pick Blind Cat Rescue We are in zip code 28384 - if it ask you   (also set it to 2 miles away and we come right up) One entry per person/email address
RIP Noel
6/1/2017  Sadly Noel lost her battle with leukemia.   We knew that morning that the time had come.  Her abdomen began filling with fluid.  We believe it is better to go on a good day verses a bad day.  Waiting another day or 2 she would have been suffering. She spent her last day sunning on the patio, getting loved on, shared some good bye head bonks with the other cats.  She was in my arms purring to her last breath.   We were blessed to have had her in our lives for a year and half.  She was a double positive. She was really dealt a bad set of cards.
HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW CAT
By Diane M. Boyle
OK...So you read someplace that having 2 cats is no more trouble when you already have one.   And, because you already have one you realize the benefits...double the licks, hugs, lap time,  and ever so vocal chats...far outweigh any extra bit of added responsibility. While this all may be true, cats are very territorial and introducing your resident cat to the pending newcomer is a completely different story. A good start to the 'nose to nose' meet involves keeping the cats separated (by a door is preferable) while placing a blanket or toy used by one cat in the other cats territory. Try rubbing a clean sock along the facial pheromones of one cat and place it with the other cat. This allows them to get used to the scent of each other. Feeding the cats by the closed door will allow them to smell and hear each other while eating 'together'...getting them acclimated by using a positive activity. Do this for a couple of days and if there's no aggression (growling or hissing) and they are playing a paw-game under the door, then you know you are heading for a quick and successful intro! If they seem comfortable and no more than curious, it's ok to move ahead by opening the door. Continue to keep them separated by using a tall window screen, pet gate, or something with holes in it that they can't jump over. This allows them to see each other and have more interaction. Feed them 'together' and supervise the visits for a few more days. Try playing with both of them under the screen or gate to encourage them to be friendly and associate the other cat with fun and play-time. If it goes well and they seem anxious (not agitated) to meet each other, then you can try removing the gate and slowly let them interact while still supervising. If you encounter any aggression, don't be discouraged. Just go back a few steps in the intro process and proceed more slowly. Sometimes they just need to feel a little more secure in their environment before the actual nose to nose meeting. The entire process should take about a week, so be patient. A proper introduction will create lifelong pals and give you two happy, healthy companions in a stress free environment!
MEETING NOSE TO NOSE:
Thank you so much to our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing your auctions so generously with the cats!!!
We hope you will check out all their wonderful auctions  HERE    Your generosity this month raised $4,179.10 !! Thank you so much!!! 
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Did You Know You can watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day?
Watch on all your devices, streaming devices and Roku! On every device download the YOUTUBE app Install and open the app. In the search box, type blind cat rescue
Meet Taffy
Taffy is a sweet leukemia positive cat who came to live with us 5 years ago. She was found living as a stray begging for meals around the neighborhood. Finally someone decided to help her and took her to the vet to make sure she was fixed etc.  Sadly she found that she also tested leukemia positive. She knew she could not put her back outside and started trying to find a place for her to go.   Taffy was blessed to have an angel on her side.
Taffy loves to play,  she will play “basketball” with toys with you. You throw them to her, she will smack them back to you.
Taffy’s nickname should be Houdini.   When she first arrived she really disliked cats.  We were going to try her out as a lobby cat.  Her first night out of a cage we had a severe thunderstorm.  After hearing a very loud clap of lightening striking a tree close by,  Taffy tore the plastic spacer out next to a window air conditioner and escaped! We saw sightings of her a few times but she would not let us catch her.  We have many out buildings on the farm, there were plenty of places for her to hide.  We kept putting food out at night for her.  We tried traps but she was not going for them. After not seeing her for a month we felt like she had maybe moved on and stopped putting food out.  (We were having a horrible problem with raccoons!) Open house weekend an employee was standing outside talking on the phone and who comes out from under the shed?  Yeap Taffy.  I guess she was hungry and hoping for a meal.  She was scooped up and back inside a safe cage she went!   She moved into a secure room a few weeks later.   She has never made another attempt to go outside again.
Now Taffy is entering the end of her stay with us.  The leukemia has awoken and she is fighting intestinal cancer.  We are spending extra time loving on her for the time she has left.   She thanks you for all the caring and support you have given the cats that allows her to be in a loving environment and cared for. 
6-8-2017
Meet Taffy
Taffy is a sweet leukemia positive cat who came to live with us 5 years ago. She was found living as a stray begging for meals around the neighborhood. Finally someone decided to help her and took her to the vet to make sure she was fixed etc.  Sadly she found that she also tested leukemia positive. She knew she could not put her back outside and started trying to find a place for her to go. Taffy was blessed to have an angel on her side.
Taffy loves to play,  she will play “basketball” with toys with you. You throw them to her, she will smack them back to you.
Taffy’s nickname should be Houdini.   When she first arrived she really disliked cats.  We were going to try her out as a lobby cat.  Her first night out of a cage we had a severe thunderstorm.  After hearing a very loud clap of lightening striking a tree close by,  Taffy tore the plastic spacer out next to a window air conditioner and escaped! We saw sightings of her a few times but she would not let us catch her.  We have many out buildings on the farm, there were plenty of places for her to hide.  We kept putting food out at night for her.  We tried traps but she was not going for them. After not seeing her for a month we felt like she had maybe moved on and stopped putting food out.  (We were having a horrible problem with raccoons!) Open house weekend an employee was standing outside talking on the phone and who comes out from under the shed?  Yeap Taffy.  I guess she was hungry and hoping for a meal.  She was scooped up and back inside a safe cage she went!   She moved into a secure room a few weeks later.   She has never made another attempt to go outside again.
Now Taffy is entering the end of her stay with us.  The  leukemia has awoken and she is fighting intestinal cancer.  We are spending extra time loving on her for the time she has left.   She thanks you for all the caring and support you have given the cats that allows her to be in a loving environment and cared for. 
Would you like to win $5,000?
You may win $5,000 and $5,000 for the cats at Blind Cat Rescue!
Please pick Blind Cat Rescue We are in zip code 28384 - if it ask you   (also set it to 2 miles away and we come right up) One entry per person/email address
Bonus fresh step points!
CODE  LOVESHELTERCATS   - 100 points                    Location - Other CODE  SHELTERBONUS116 - 50 points!
  If you do not use your points, please consider donating them to the blind cats.  Freshstep lets us cash the points in for a free pallet of litter!  We use over 60 boxes each month.  A pallet is $1000 we can use for medical care for the cats! Link to donate points http://ow.ly/lPoF302ojhP or you can just email them to me :)    alana@blindcatrescue.com Thank you for your generosity!
Did You Know You can watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day?
Watch on all your devices, streaming devices and Roku!
On every device download the YOUTUBE app Install and open the app. In the search box, type blind cat rescue
LIVE on MESHARE - 5 cameras and 5 rooms! Watch on your phone, laptops, tablets and desktop Download the MeShare app from the app store for your phone & tablets.  Email alana@blindcatrescue.com and I will send you the links to each camera.  (Make sure you give me the email address that you set up for meshare) After I send them to you, you just log into meshare and all the camera’s  will be there. For your Laptop and Desktop, go to www.meshare.com   and sign up for an account (it is free) Email alana@blindcatrescue.com and I will send you the links to each camera.  (Make sure you give me the email address that you set up for meshare) After I send them to you, you just log into your Meshare account and all the camera’s  will be there.
Also Live on Ustream.tv/blindcatrescue
For your phone or tablet,  download the ustream app from your app store.  Log into the app and put blind cat rescue in the search box,  you will find us there :) On your desktop or lap top, log into http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   and you will be there. You may chat with us live there also. This camera changes rooms each day,  you will see a different group each day.  We also do live chat and boxes on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday nights at 6:15 pm EST   You may tune in and talk to us.
Live On Facebook On your phone or tablet,  download the Facebook app. Log into your account on the app and search for Blind Cat Rescue. We Do several Live tours of the shelter each day. Monday - Saturday  noon Eastern time Monday - Sunday    3 pm EST Thursday - Monday  we add 6:15 pm & 10 pm Est On your Desktop and laptop log into your facebook account and visit our Facebook page
Meet Kendra
Kendra came from out of town to stay for a week and volunteer.   
We asked her to write a few paragraphs for us about her stay. “I’ve been following Blind Cat Rescue And Sanctuary since July of last year, but it wasn’t until late March that I actually got a chance to visit. From the tours and newsletters, I was already familiar with the great job that the staff and volunteers do to make a difference in the cats’ lives. But talking to the staff and seeing in person the love and care that they have for these cats truly touched me. It was then that I was sure I had to help give back with my time and energy!   I spent a week volunteering at BCR. Helping out with the daily chores and some of the tours helped me gain an even deeper appreciation of all the hard work that goes into making this place a true sanctuary for the cats. In between work I was able to spend a lot of time with the cats. It was so heartwarming to see how much they loved getting attention from me and all the other visitors.   I have so many great memories of the time I spent at BCR. Most of all, I’m glad I got the opportunity to help BCR continue their work to provide a safe haven for cats who would otherwise have nowhere to call home. More than ever I want to continue to support their work, and I definitely plan to come back and help again! “
If you live out of town,  You are welcome to come visit :)  We have a guest house for our of town visitors to stay.  The only requirement is you help clean in the mornings :)   Please email me if you would like more info  alana@blindcatrescue.com
RIP Noel
6/1/2017  Sadly Noel lost her battle with leukemia.   We knew that morning that the time had come.  Her abdomen began filling with fluid.  We believe it is better to go on a good day verses a bad day.  Waiting another day or 2 she would have been suffering. She spent her last day sunning on the patio, getting loved on, shared some good bye head bonks with the other cats.  She was in my arms purring to her last breath.   We were blessed to have had her in our lives for a year and half.  She was a double positive. She was really dealt a bad set of cards.
HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW CAT
By Diane M. Boyle
MEETING NOSE TO NOSE:
OK...So you read someplace that having 2 cats is no more trouble when you already have one.   And, because you already have one you realize the benefits...double the licks, hugs, lap time,  and ever so vocal chats...far outweigh any extra bit of added responsibility. While this all may be true, cats are very territorial and introducing your resident cat to the pending newcomer is a completely different story. A good start to the 'nose to nose' meet involves keeping the cats separated (by a door is preferable) while placing a blanket or toy used by one cat in the other cats territory. Try rubbing a clean sock along the facial pheromones of one cat and place it with the other cat. This allows them to get used to the scent of each other. Feeding the cats by the closed door will allow them to smell and hear each other while eating 'together'...getting them acclimated by using a positive activity. Do this for a couple of days and  if there's no aggression (growling or hissing) and they are playing a paw-game under the door, then you know you are heading for a quick and successful intro! If they seem comfortable and no more than curious, it's ok to move ahead by opening the door. Continue to keep them separated by using a tall window screen, pet gate, or something with holes in it that they can't jump over. This allows them to see each other and have more interaction. Feed them 'together' and supervise the visits for a few more days. Try playing with both of them under the screen or gate to encourage them to be friendly and associate the other cat with fun and play-time. If it goes well and they seem anxious (not agitated) to meet each other, then you can try removing the gate and slowly let them interact while still supervising. If you encounter any aggression, don't be discouraged. Just go back a few steps in the intro process and proceed more slowly. Sometimes they just need to feel a little more secure in their environment before the actual nose to nose meeting. The entire process should take about a week, so be patient. A proper introduction will create lifelong pals and give you two happy, healthy companions in a stress free environment!
Thank you for reading!
Did you know that if you click the previous button,  you may read older copies of the newsletters?
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