2/18 I know everyone in the north has been having horrible weather, but I am going to whine about our ice storm  :) Hello weather??!!!  This is the North Carolina,  it is not supposed to look like this!  Our power went out approx 1 am and did not come back on until 10:30 am.  The staff was cleaning by lantern light and if we do not have power, we also do not have water.  I went with some large containers to a friend that had power and filled them with water for the cats. We lost lots of tree limbs but at least did not end up with broken pipes.  2/24  More whinning,  It is snowing... we are not talking tiny cute little bit of snow,  we are talking icky, cold wet snow... they are calling for 4-8 inches..   Helloooooo weather???  This is NC,  it is not supposed to look like this!
Cat updates:  I was supposed to take the cats (Carrot and Jake) to Raleigh today.   Note the key word,  supposed to??? It takes typically 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours (depending on how bad the morning traffic is) to get to the vet in Raleigh,  I added another 30 minutes for weather.  I was outside feeding the horses and pigs at 6:30 and heading out the drive way with the cats at 7 am.  Almost an hour later I had made it a huge 25 miles and had counted 9 accidents.  NINE!   The roads were not that bad,  but drivers ... oy vay!!!   I lived in Kansas City for 25 years,  driving in snow is something I am very familiar with.  I know up north you laugh at us with snow in the south.  Believe me, I laugh too...   I think our road department was surprised by the weather.  The roads had not been brined.  We do not have the snow removal equipment that they have up north.   I stopped at a gas station, called and canceled  our appointment,   the cats and my life are worth more than putting us in danger.  It took me over an hour to get back home.   Jake’s next appointment is next Tuesday,  Carrot we can not get back in for another month.  On the good side,  Mack had his radiation treatment yesterday and is doing well.  He will be coming home today. I talked to the vets office because the weather is supposed to be icky tomorrow but it is not a problem because he is coming home today. Boarding for 2 weeks is built in the price because many people do not want to have to go to the extra work with his litter box that is involved.   The first 4 days he is home, you have to put use gloves and double bag the poop, that poop has to be put into a closed container.  After 30 days you throw it (the poop) and the container away) (Apparently there is still so much radiation in it that you have to wait 30 days before throwing it away)  The next 10 days you continue using gloves and double bag but you can throw it away normally)  The first 4 days you can only handle him for a maximum of 20 minutes, no one under the age of 16 should be handling the cat and so on and so on...  No one can sleep with him for the first 2 weeks..  You can see why some would board their cat for the whole 2 weeks
A huge thank you to everyone that picks Blind Cat Rescue when you shop from http://smile.amazon.com   You raised $1891.70  last quarter.  Thank you so much!!
Another easy free way to help the cats go to http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate click on Blind Cat Rescue click on  Click it is free They pay us each day that you click and is free to you :)   Thank you for sharing your time!
Blind Cat News 2/25/2015
Ok,  thank you for listening to my whine :)   The weather is supposed to be much better tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone that came to open house on 2/14!  Here are a few pictures of the cats enjoying cuddling with the humans.
A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful ebay Sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!!  Ebay does not give us the contact info for the majority of our donors so we can not personally say thank you.  Please know how grateful we are to you!!! You may see all the wonderful treasures at http://tinyurl.com/bcrebay 
Licorice ended up not losing his eye.  He still has a small ulcer on his eye but it appears to have healed.  He will just need eye drops for the rest of his life.
               Keep a Kitty Warm This Winter Making a shelter for feral cats takes about ten minutes and provides warmth, safety, and protection from the cold weather months. Now that’s what we call a simple way to make a difference! Watch the video for straight forward instructions–supervised by Marmalade the cat, of course!   Click here to read more: http://greatergood.me/1GpqcIh 
Thank you to everyone that got a spay neuter shirt!!  You raised $6,815.41 !!  You helped change the lives of 136 cats!!    Your shirt should be on the way! I got notice mine was shipped today.
You can now set up your very own fundraiser to help the cats!  Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to commemorate an important milestone? Honor the special pet lover in your life? Celebrate the important events, people and pets in your life by helping us help the homeless cats. It is quick and easy to create your own personal fundraising page to generate donations for Blind Cat Rescue and help us save the lives of homeless cats.   By inviting your friends, family and social network to donate to the animals in your honor instead of buying unneeded gifts, you will help change the future for homeless cats. No Matter what the occasion is - birthday, holiday, wedding, anniversary, honoring a pet, or just wanting to help, creating your own personal fundraising page will help save lives and spread the word about how working together we can help save lives.   Here is the link:   http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm
Check out Operation Bald for the cats http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/operationbald
Jill,  Fiona & I are going to shave our heads to help raise money for the cats.   This fundraiser will help 50 homeless cats be spayed/neutered.  We hope you will help us reach our goal :)
A video of Richey & Charity.    Hope you enjoy :)
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2/18  I know everyone in the north has been having horrible weather, but I am going to whine about our ice storm  :)  Helloooooo weather????!!!  This is  NC it is not supposed to look like this!!  Our power went out approx 1 am and did not come back on until approx 10:30 am.  The staff was cleaning by lantern lights.  If we do not have power, we also do not have water. I took some large containers to a friend that had power and filled them with water for the cats. We lost lots of tree limbs but at least did not end up with broken pipes. 2/24  More whining,  It is snowing... we are not talking tiny cute little bit of snow,  we are talking icky, cold wet snow. They are calling for 4-8 inches.  Hellooooo weather??? This is NC,  it is not supposed to look like this!!
Cat updates:  I was supposed to take the cats (Carrot and Jake) to Raleigh today.   Note the key word,  supposed to??? It takes typically 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours (depending on how bad the morning traffic is) to get to the vet in Raleigh,  I added another 30 minutes for weather.  I was outside feeding the horses and pigs at 6:30 and heading out the drive way with the cats at 7 am.  Almost an hour later I had made it a huge 25 miles and had counted 9 accidents.  NINE!   The roads were not that bad,  but drivers ... oy vay!!!   I lived in Kansas City for 25 years,  driving in snow is something I am very familiar with.  I know up north you laugh at us with snow in the south. Believe me, I laugh too...   I think our road department was surprised by the weather.  The roads had not been brined.  We do not have the snow removal equipment that they have up north.   I stopped at a gas station, called and canceled  our appointment,   the cats and my life are worth more than putting us in danger.  It took me over an hour to get back home.   Jake’s next appointment is next Tuesday,  Carrot we can not get back in for another month.  On the good side,  Mack had his radiation treatment yesterday and is doing well.  He will come home when the geiger counter clears him.  We are hoping for Thursday except we are supposed to get more snow on Thursday (groan)  I talk to the vets office and boarding for 2 weeks is built in the price because many people do not want to have to go to the extra work with his litter box that is involved. The first 4 days he is home, you have to put use gloves and double bag the poop, that poop has to be put into a closed container.  After 30 days you throw it (the poop) and the container away) (Apparently there is still so much radiation in it, that you have to wait 30 days before throwing it away) The next 10 days you continue using gloves and double bag but you can throw it away normally)  The first 4 days you can only handle him for a maximum of 20 minutes, no one under the age of 16 should be handling the cat and so on and so on...  No one can sleep with him for the first 2 weeks..  You can see why some would board their cat for the whole 2 weeks
Another easy free way to help the cats go to http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate click on Blind Cat Rescue click on  Click it is free They pay us each day that you click and is free to you :)   Thank you for sharing your time!
A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful ebay Sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!!  Ebay does not give us the contact info for the majority of our generous donors so we can not personally say thank you.  Please know how grateful we are to you!!!  You may see all the wonderful treasures at http://tinyurl.com/bcrebay 
Licorice ended up not losing his eye.  He still has a small ulcer on his eye but it appears to have healed.  He will just need eye drops for the rest of his life.
Thank you to everyone that picks Blind Cat Rescue when you shop from http://smile.amazon.com   You raised $1891.70  last quarter.  Thank you so much!!
Keep a Kitty Warm This Winter Making a shelter for feral cats takes about ten minutes and provides warmth, safety, and protection from the cold weather months. Now that’s what we call a simple way to make a difference! Watch the video for straight forward instructions–supervised by Marmalade the cat, of course!   Click here to read more: http://greatergood.me/1GpqcIh 
Thank you to everyone that got a spay neuter shirt!!  You raised $6,815.41 !!  You helped change the lives of $136 cats!!    Your shirt should be on the way! I got notice mine was shipped today.
You can now set up your very own fundraiser to help the cats!  Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to commemorate an important milestone? Honor the special pet lover in your life?
Celebrate the important events, people and pets in your life by helping us help the homeless cats. It is quick and easy to create your own personal fundraising page to generate donations for Blind Cat Rescue and help us save the lives of homeless cats.   By inviting your friends, family and social network to donate to the animals in your honor instead of buying unneeded gifts, you will help change the future for homeless cats. No Matter what the occasion is - birthday, holiday, wedding, anniversary, honoring a pet, or just wanting to help, creating your own personal fundraising page will help save lives and spread the word about how working together we can help save lives.   Here is the link:   http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm
Check out Operation Bald for the cats http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/operationbald
Jill,  Fiona & I are going to shave our heads to help raise money for the cats.   This fundraiser will help 50 homeless cats be spayed/neutered.  We hope you will help us reach our goal :)
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Newsletter 2-24-2015
A video of Richey & Charity.  Hope you enjoy :)