Blind Cat Rescue 1/13/2015
Did you know........ A blind cat is just like any other cat?  They have no idea they are blind, they know they are cats.  They act like normal cats.  They play and love like a seeing cat.
Questions we are often asked: Why are there so many blind cats?  Sadly because their first owners did not take the cats to the vet and treat a simple upper respiratory infection.  The respiratory infection caused a severe eye infection and that caused them to become blind.  Antibiotics would have prevented a large percentage of cats becoming blind. How do they find the litterbox, food, etc?    A blind cat has no idea they are blind, they know they are cats, they act like cats.  Their other senses are very accurate.  They have no problem finding the litterbox, food, etc.  They will also climb up on kitchen cabinets, knock towels off of shelves and get into the same kind of trouble that a seeing cat will. Do you adopt out your cats?  We are a life time care sanctuary,  we do not adopt.  Many of our cats have had multiple placements.  Many have had very rough lives.  We give them the promise when they come to us,  they finally have forever.  We will take good care of them and love them for the rest of their lives.  May we visit the cats?    The cats love visitors!  We have staff here for visitors  Tuesdays-Saturday  1-4 pm.  If you want to come earlier and help cleaning first,  we start at 8:30 am sharp :)   We have an open house monthly  The next one is 1/17 Noon -4
Cat Updates
Sweet Joy is an FELV+ cat (she has leukmia)  She was very sick when she arrived and has been placed on a feeding tube.  Jake is a super nice FIV+ cat that is a super nice FIV+ cat that is also have a rough time. Thursday  1/8  we took them to a specialist in Raleigh. Joy came to us after being trapped by a rescue at a horse farm.  (She is ear-tipped)  When she tested FELV positive the rescue found someone to foster her. She had at some time been sprayed by a skunk.  She still has a slight hint of skunk smell. Joy has severe anemia.  Her bloodwork indicates that her bone marrow is no longer working.  She also has dry FIP.  Sadly there is no fixing what is wrong with her.  She is actually eating a little bit on her own and seems comfortable.  She will let us know when it is time and then we will hold her as she returns to her maker.  Until then we will keep loving her and keep her comfortable.  If you read our blog, we have her blood tests etc on there and more info. http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com    She is on 1/9 & 12/31 You will see her x-rays on 12/31  She also has 2 gun pellets showing up in the x-rays.  Poor little girl has  had a rough life.  She is such a sweet cat. Today 1/13 her condition deteriorated and the sad decision was made to hold her and send her back to her maker.   She was such a sweet soul and will be missed.
  JAKE
Jake is a super sweet senior FIV+ cat.   He has been having some trouble for the last month and has been to the vet numerous times for blood work x-rays, sonagrams, etc.   He also has a feeding tube.  The internal medicine vet did more blood work, x-rays and ultrasounds on him.   He either has inflammatory bowel disease (that would be good) verses small cell intestinal lymphoma  (bad)  We are waiting for different blood panels to come back from the lab.  All in all he is doing pretty good,  he is eating on his  own and maintaining his weight.    You may read more about him on  1/9 on our blog.  Oh,  his X-rays show 3 bullet pellets.  He has only been with us for 3 years.  Who knows what happened to him before he came to us.
Contests News
Thank you so much to everyone that voted for us in the Eagle Rare Life contest!  We had a record 467,722 votes!! You all ROCK!!! Thank you so much for sharing so generously of your time voting! According to the rules the voting is only part of the criteria to win the $50,000   6 others will win $5,000 for their charity.  They will announce the winner  the week of 3/2   You all will be the first to know :)
                 Animal Rescue Site Contest We are no longer in this contest.   They take the rescues from the Petfinder.com database.   Petfinder requires you to be an adoption agency.   We are a forever home for our cats so we do not qualify to be on their site.  They asked if we adopted and we replied we do not.  We have been removed from their database.   We hope you will pick your local county animal shelter to vote for, they always need help :)
Catification
Thanks to all your hard work voting and sharing, we also won the catification contest by Jackson Galaxy.  Due to Jackson’s book tour and show production schedule it will be done sometime this year.  We do not have an exact date at this time.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!!  You may see all of the auctions being shared with the cats at:  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/ blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/ 
Open House Schedule
The cats love visitors!   We have staff here for visitors Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 pm  Open house Schedule Saturday’s 1/17  2/14  3/14  4/18  noon-4 If you would like to help clean in the mornings and then play with the cats we start at 8:30 am.  Please email me  ( alana@blindcatrescue.com) if you need directions.
Jake
Joy
We post a blog 4 or 5 days a week.  We hope you will drop in and see what is going on :) http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com
Watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day!
You may watch cats live 24 hours a day on ROKU & http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   We move the camera each day to see each group of cats.  In 7 days you will have seen all the rooms.  We also do a live tour on all days (except Sunday) at Noon.  We do 3 pm  tour 7 days a week  and a 10 pm tour Thursday - Monday .   We also do chat at 6 pm and boxes at 6:30 Thursday - Monday     All on Eastern Time zone.  The room above is Saturdays group.  We hope you will drop in and watch :)
** Please let us know what you would like to see in our newsletters, blog, or questions we can answer for you :) email me alana@blindcatrescue.com Please follow us on Facebook,  TwitterInstagram & Pinterest
If you would like to come visit and stay for a few days and help work, etc.  We do have a guest house available for you to stay.  It is a large 3 bedroom, 2 bath house right on the edge of the property.   Email us if you would like more info    alana@blindcatrescue.com
Journey, Sheila & Treasure (FELV+) Kitties cuddling.
Socks - FIV+
Little Jellybean
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Blind Cat Rescue 1/12/2015
Did you know..... A blind cat is just like any other cat? They have no idea they are blind, they know they are cats.  They act like “normal” cats. They play and love like a seeing cat :)
Questions we are often asked: Why are there so many blind cats?
Sadly because their first owners did not take them to the vet and treat a simple upper respiratory infection.  The respiratory infection caused a severe eye infection and that caused them to become blind.  Antibiotics would have prevented a large percentage of cats becoming blind. A blind cat has no idea they are blind, they know they are cats, they act like cats.  Their other senses are very accurate. They have no problem finding the litterbox, food, etc.  They will also climb up on kitchen cabinets, knock towels off of shelves and get into the same kind of trouble that a seeing cat will.
How do they find the litterbox, food, etc?
Do you adopt out your cats?    We are a kufe time care sanctuary, we do not adopt.  Many of    our cats have had multiple placements.  Many have had very    rough lives.  We give them the promise when they come to us    they finally have forever.  We will take good care of them and    love them for the rest of their lives. May we visit the cats?     The cats love visitors!  We have staff here for visitors     Tuesday - Saturdays 1-4 pm. If you want to come earlier     and help cleaning first, we start at 8:30 am sharp :)  We    have an open house monthly.   The next one is 1/17  noon-4                                                                       Cat Updates
JOY
Sweet Joy is an FELV+ cat.  (She has leukemia)  She was very sick when she arrived and has been placed on a feeding tube. We took her to see a specialist in Raleigh on Thursday 1/8. Joy came to us after being trapped by a rescue at a horse farm in Virginia.  (She is ear-tipped) When she tested FELV+ the rescue found someone to foster her.    She had at some time been sprayed by a skunk.  She still has a slight hint of skunk smell. Joy has severe anemia.  Her bloodwork indicates that her bone marrow is no longer working.  She also has dry FIP.   Sadly there is no fixing what is wrong with her.   She is actually eating a little bit on her own and seems comfortable. She will let us know when it is time and then we will hold her as she returns to her maker.  Until then we will keep loving her and keeping her comfortable. If you read our blog, we have her blood tests on there and more info.  http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com  She is on 1/9 & 12/31.  You will see her x-rays on 12/31  She also has 2 gun pellets showing up in the x-rays.  Poor little girl has had a very rough life.  She is such a sweet cat.                                            JAKE
Jake is a super sweet senior FIV+ cat.  He has been having some trouble for the last month and has been to the vet numerous times for blood work, sonagrams, etc.  He also has a feeding tube. We took him also to Raleigh on Thursday with Joy.  The internal medicine vet did more blood work, x-rays and ultrasounds on him.  He either has inflammatory bowel disease (that would be good) verses small cell intestinal lymphoma (bad). We are waiting for different blood panels to come back from the lab. All in allhe is doing pretty good.  He is eating on his own and maintaining his weight.  You may read more about him on our blog on 1/9 Oh, his x-rays show 3 bullet pellets.  He has only been with us for 3 years.  Wh oknows what happened to him before he came to us.
Contest News
Thank you so much to everyone that voted for us in the Eagle Rare Life contest!  We had a record 467,722 votes! You all Rock!!   Thank you so much for sharing so generously of your time voting!!  According to the rules, the voting is only part of the criteria to win the $50,000   6 others will win $5,000 for their charity.  They will announce the winner the week of 3/2  You all will be the first to know  :)
Animal Rescue Site
We are no longer in this contest.  They take the rescues from the petfinder.com database.  Petfinder requires you to be an adoption agency.  We are a forever home for our cats so we do not qualify to be on their site.  They asked if we adopt out and we replied we do not.  We have been removed from their database. We hope you will pick your local county animal shelter to vote for, they always need help.  :)                             Catification Contest
Thanks to all your hard work voting and sharing, we also won the catification contest by Jackson Galaxy.  Due to Jackson’s book tour and show production schedule it will be done sometime this year.  We do not have an exact date at this time.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!!  You may see all of the auctions being shared with the cats at:  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/ blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/ 
We post a blog 4 or 5 days a week.  We hope you will drop in and see what is going on :) http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com
The cats love visitors!   We have staff here for visitors Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 pm  Open house Schedule Saturday’s 1/17  2/14  3/14  4/18  noon-4 If you would like to help clean in the mornings and then play with the cats we start at 8:30 am.  Please email me  ( alana@blindcatrescue.com) if you need directions.                 Watch the cats live 24 hours a day!!
You may watch cats live 24 hours a day on ROKU & http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   We move the camera each day to see each group of cats.  In 7 days you will have seen all the rooms.  We also do a live tour on all days (except Sunday) at Noon.  We do 3 pm  tour 7 days a week  and a 10 pm tour Thursday - Monday .   We also do chat at 6 pm and boxes at 6:30 Thursday - Monday     All on Eastern Time zone.  The room above is Saturdays group.  We hope you will drop in and watch :) If you would like to come visit and stay for a few days and help work, etc.  We do have a guest house available for you to stay.  It is a large 3 bedroom, 2 bath house right on the edge of the property.   Email us if you would like more info    alana@blindcatrescue.com ** Please let us know what you would like to see in our newsletters, blog, or questions we can answer for you :)  email me alana@blindcatrescue.com Please follow us on Facebook,  twitter,  pinterest & instagram
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