Newsletter 5/23/2015
Cat Updates
Casey is improving,  she has regained almost a pound.  She goes 
back for X-rays and blood work in 3 weeks.
Wendy was back at the vet again this week.  She is losing weight again,  she is eating and does not behave as she is in any pain.  She is active.   Blood work is not great but not awful.  X-rays are not giving us a clear picture of anything going on inside  She is very frail.  
If you follow us on Facebook you may have seen the post about Noah passing away.  We were stunned!  He had been to the vet in April for his annual check up.  Blood work/UA was completely normal.  Xrays may have shown the lung cancer. We will now automatically do chest x-rays for the FELV cats when we do their check ups.   Cats will compensate for as long as they can and then they go down hill quickly.  He went into respiratory distress, the x-rays clearly showed us why and the decision was made to return him to his maker.  Noah was a sweet shy fellow who will be missed.
Ernest (FIP) is hanging in there,  eating,  for the most part holding his weight.  We will go back to the vet in a few weeks for new blood work and x-rays to see what the FIP is doing.
We weigh the FIV & FELV+ cats every week. The blind cats are weighed every few weeks. Nicky’s weight alerted us that he was having a problem.
He has lost 2 pounds in a month,  even though we do see him eating.  He is active and acting normal.  Off to the vet we go.  Blood work is not encouraging at all. High protein, high globulin, low albumin  ...  those are never things you want to see on blood work.  They typically mean FIP or cancer or something else ugly. X-rays show things concerning.  We sent out blood for another test that will help us rule out FIP.  He is having a ultrasound on Tuesday,  The Radiologist at state hopefully will be able to tell us what we are seeing in the x-rays. Right now we are starting him on the same medicines that Ernest is on for FIP.  It will not hurt him regardless of what is going on.  Once we have more information we will make decisions on what we are going to do.
Autumn (Cancer) is hanging in there.  Eating, active, still losing weight but very slowly.
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FREE ways to Help the Cats! Click every day:   http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4 Do you shop with Schawns?  Use our link and it helps the cats: http://schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care Do you shop with Amazon?  Shop through  http://smile.amazon.com  and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity and their foundation will make a donation to the cats Make your own fundraiser for the cats.  Share your birthday, anniversary or anything else you would like.     http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/Members?cards=1 Do you like to run, walk, jog?  Download the resqwalk app, pick Blind Cat rescue and then will donate to us for every mile you walk.  Apple and droids :)    http://resqwalk.com
Introducing Journey
Sweet Journey was found as a stray in Memphis, Tennessee.  The people that found her thought she was blind and deaf.  Why? I have no clue. Nothing wrong with either.  She does not like to use a litter box to have a bowel movement. I suspect that is why she was living on the streets.
She is a super sweet friendly little girl. You will find her often sleeping curled up with the other cats.   She is also our only double positive.  She is both FIV+ & FELV+ Journey is one of our original 12 FELV cats. She and Liza are the only ones still alive.
A cute video of Journey playing
FELV+ cats are killed so often by rescues, shelters and vet’s offices because there are just not enough reputable rescues to help them.   We are full and can not accept any more FELV+ cats at this time. We are raising money to help build another building to help same more lives of cats unfairly euthanized because they test positive for a virus.  The new building will include our own lab for running blood work,  and exam room, hiring a part time vet to come in to examine the cats  (we will still go to the vets office with emergencies) and  a full time vet tech to help provide quality care for the cats. We hope you will help us make this possible,  just click the picture of Pepper  (who is blind & FELV+) below
Some pictures of the kitties that are so grateful to you for your caring and support!
Little Pebbles - Blind.  You can see her on Thursday on Ustream & Roku
Felix & Poppy
Snicker
Cookie - Felv +
Watch the cats LIVE on Ustream & ROKU
http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   Live tours at noon, 3 pm,  chat at 6 pm, Boxes at 6:30pm Tours at 10 pm Thursday - Monday
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Newsletter 5/23/2015
Happy Memorial Day!
We made a special smilebox for you,  I hope you enjoy it
Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Another free digital scrapbook by Smilebox
Cat Updates
If you follow us on Facebook you may have seen the post about Noah passing away.  We were stunned!  He had been to the vet in April for his annual check up.  Blood work/UA was completely normal.  Xrays may have shown the lung cancer. We will now automatically do chest x-rays for the FELV cats when we do their check ups.   Cats will compensate for as long as they can and then they go down hill quickly.  He went into respiratory distress, the x-rays clearly showed us why and the decision was made to return him to his maker.  Noah was a sweet shy fellow who will be missed.
Casey is improving,  she has regained almost a pound.  She goes back for X-rays and blood work in 3 weeks
Wendy was back at the vet again this week.  She is losing weight again,  she is eating and does not behave as she is in any pain.  She is active.   Blood work is not great but not awful.  X-rays are not giving us a clear picture of anything going on inside  She is very frail.
Ernest (FIP) is hanging in there,  eating,  for the most part holding his weight.  We will go back to the vet in a few weeks for new blood work and x-rays to see what the FIP is doing.
We weigh the FIV & FELV+ cats every week. The blind cats are weighed every few weeks. Nicky’s weight alerted us that he was having a problem.
He has lost 2 pounds in a month,  even though we do see him eating.  He is active and acting normal.  Off to the vet we go.  Blood work is not encouraging at all. High protein, high globulin, low albumin  ...  those are never things you want to see on blood work.  They typically mean FIP or cancer or something else ugly. X-rays show things concerning.  We sent out blood for another test that will help us rule out FIP.  He is having a ultrasound on Tuesday,  The Radiologist at state hopefully will be able to tell us what we are seeing in the x-rays. Right now we are starting him on the same medicines that Ernest is on for FIP.  It will not hurt him regardless of what is going on.  Once we have more information we will make decisions on what we are going to do.
Autumn (Cancer) is hanging in there.  Eating, active, still losing weight but very slowly.
Introducing Journey
Sweet Journey was found as a stray in Memphis, Tennessee.  The people that found her thought she was blind and deaf.  Why? I have no clue. Nothing wrong with either.  She does not like to use a litter box to have a bowel movement. I suspect that is why she was living on the streets.
She is a super sweet friendly little girl. You will find her often sleeping curled up with the other cats.   She is also our only double positive.  She is both FIV+ & FELV+ Journey is one of our original 12 FELV cats. She and Liza are the only ones still alive.
A cute video of Journey playing
FELV+ cats are killed so often by rescues, shelters and vet’s offices because there are just not enough reputable rescues to help them.   We are full and can not accept any more FELV+ cats at this time. We are raising money to help build another building to help same more lives of cats unfairly euthanized because they test positive for a virus.  The new building will include our own lab for running blood work,  and exam room, hiring a part time vet to come in to examine the cats  (we will still go to the vets office with emergencies) and  a full time vet tech to help provide quality care for the cats. We hope you will help us make this possible,  just click the picture of Pepper  (who is blind & FELV+) below
Watch the cats LIVE on Ustream & ROKU
http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   Live tours at noon, 3 pm,  chat at 6 pm, Boxes at 6:30pm Tours at 10 pm Thursday - Monday
FREE ways to Help the Cats! Click every day:   http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4 Do you shop with Schawns?  Use our link and it helps the cats: http://schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care Do you shop with Amazon?  Shop through  http://smile.amazon.com  and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity and their foundation will make a donation to the cats Make your own fundraiser for the cats.  Share your birthday, anniversary or anything else you would like.     http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/Members?cards=1 Do you like to run, walk, jog?  Download the resqwalk app, pick Blind Cat rescue and then will donate to us for every mile you walk.  Apple and droids :)    http://resqwalk.com
Little Pebbles - Blind.  You can see her on Thursday on Ustream & Roku
Thank you for reading,  Hope you enjoyed
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