10/11/15
Thank you to those of you that wrote with some ideas of what you would like to see in the newsletter!  We will be posting some of your ideas :)   Please tell me what you want to see in the newsletter,  email me  alana@blindcatrescue.com
Meet Stephanie
For you that watch us live on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue and Roku, this is the face of the voice who does most of your noon & 3 pm tours Tuesday - Saturday.   She is one of our extraordinary cat caretakers.  She has been with us Full time for over 3 years.  She is single, has an adorable son  and is also in college full time to become an RN.
Thank you so much to you that have rated us! Your ratings will help us with future grants! We hope you will take a minute to rate us if you have not done so yet :) 
Please rate us !
If you are a federal employee, we hope you will pick us as your CFC charity.  Your donations will help us safe lives and provide care and sanctuary for 95 blind, FIV & Leukemia positive cats.
Cat Update
Snicker is going in this week for his lung lobectomy. He should be home for open house
Pepper is having his eye surgery this week.  It is same day surgery.
Major:  We took him to our vet Monday because he had started losing weight.  Our vet did blood work and X-rays and then called me.  He has a tumor close to the size of my fist wrapped around his intestines.  OY!!  Off to Raleigh we go to find out is this cancer or not.  It is.  :(  After careful consideration and thought, he was immediately started on chemo and steroids.  We know this will not buy him a cure but we hope it will buy him quality time.  We are completely about quality of life.  He is eating, active and gives us no reason to think he is in any distress. The oncologist does not want try to remove the tumor until after having chemo.  We need to kill the cancer cells first.  Does no good to cut the tumor out and sew the ends of his intestines back together if there are cancer cells there. How Chemotherapy works. Treatment options for cats are almost varied as treatment options for human cancers and depends on the type of cancer. Chemotherapy uses drugs with the objective to kill cancer cells with the least possible amount of danger to normal healthy cells.  In cats, chemo is aimed at controlling the disease and achieving a period of remission for the cat. (Like we have had with Autumn) Lymphoma is the most common form of feline cancer that is treated with chemo.  (That is the kind Major has.)  The drugs used in veterinary chemo is frequently the same drugs used in human medicine. Most cats tolerate chemotherapy well.  Some may experience side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea or poor appetite, but these side effects are usually mild and can be managed with supportive care. Major came home from the vet and ate a big bowl of food. Autumn tolerated the chemo much better than the radiation. Unlike humans,  cats will not lose all their hair. Most will lose their whiskers and shaved hair will be slow to grow back, but substantial hair loss is uncommon. Major is getting steroids to help shrink the tumor, chemo, peptide and probiotics.        Major’s Story  Major was rescued by a rescue from an Animal Control Facility.  They took him to a spay/neuter clinic to be fixed.  He tested FIV+.  The “rescue” told the spay/neuter clinic to euthanize him.  The clinic said he is awake and very friendly and they just could not bring themselves to murder him.  They talk to other groups that came in that day and no one would take him.  They ended up taking him to their local county animal control and asked them to please try to find someone that would take him.  That is how he came to be with us.  He is a very friendly talkative cat. 
RAFFLE TICKETS  FOR SALE!
Our 3rd annual raffle has begun!
Lots of great prizes!!  Smart TV’s, Climber, scratchers, Toys, jewelry and more!
Raffle rules  HERE
CONTEST
The shelter Challenge has us puzzled.  The first 2 days we were neck-n-neck for first/second place with another group.  Day 3 we disappeared.  So did the other group. We have already taken first place this year and so had the other group so my suspicion is both of us are not eligible this time. I personally will continue voting in case we are eligible for some thing.
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/21909-blind-cat-kitty-care    NEW LINK! 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 fund raiser 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
Check out our Benefit wines! Great Gift for you & the wine lovers in your life.  Here is link: http://www.benefitwines.com/BCRS
Your Jibjab,  Hope you enjoy Thank you for reading this far!
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10/11/15
Meet Stephanie
For you that watch us live on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue and Roku, this is the face of the voice who does most of your noon & 3 pm tours Tuesday - Saturday.   She is one of our extraordinary cat caretakers.  She has been with us Full time for over 3 years.  She is single, has an adorable son  and is also in college full time to become an RN.
Cat Update
Snicker is going in this week for his lung lobectomy. He should be home for open house
Pepper is having his eye surgery this week.  It is same day surgery.
Major:  We took him to our vet Monday because he had started losing weight.  Our vet did blood work and X-rays and then called me.  He has a tumor close to the size of my fist wrapped around his intestines.  OY!!  Off to Raleigh we go to find out is this cancer or not.  It is.  :(  After careful consideration and thought, he was immediately started on chemo and steroids.  We know this will not buy him a cure but we hope it will buy him quality time.  We are completely about quality of life.  He is eating, active and gives us no reason to think he is in any distress. The oncologist does not want try to remove the tumor until after having chemo.  We need to kill the cancer cells first.  Does no good to cut the tumor out and sew the ends of his intestines back together if there are cancer cells there. How Chemotherapy works. Treatment options for cats are almost varied as treatment options for human cancers and depends on the type of cancer. Chemotherapy uses drugs with the objective to kill cancer cells with the least possible amount of danger to normal healthy cells.  In cats, chemo is aimed at controlling the disease and achieving a period of remission for the cat. (Like we have had with Autumn) Lymphoma is the most common form of feline cancer that is treated with chemo.  (That is the kind Major has.)  The drugs used in veterinary chemo is frequently the same drugs used in human medicine. Most cats tolerate chemotherapy well.  Some may experience side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea or poor appetite, but these side effects are usually mild and can be managed with supportive care. Major came home from the vet and ate a big bowl of food. Autumn tolerated the chemo much better than the radiation. Unlike humans,  cats will not lose all their hair. Most will lose their whiskers and shaved hair will be slow to grow back, but substantial hair loss is uncommon. Major is getting steroids to help shrink the tumor, chemo, peptide and probiotics.        Major’s Story  Major was rescued by a rescue from an Animal Control Facility.  They took him to a spay/neuter clinic to be fixed.  He tested FIV+.  The “rescue” told the spay/neuter clinic to euthanize him.  The clinic said he is awake and very friendly and they just could not bring themselves to murder him.  They talk to other groups that came in that day and no one would take him.  They ended up taking him to their local county animal control and asked them to please try to find someone that would take him.  That is how he came to be with us.  He is a very friendly talkative cat. 
Thank you to those of you that wrote with some ideas of what you would like to see in the newsletter!  We will be posting some of your ideas :)   Please tell me what you want to see in the newsletter,  email me  alana@blindcatrescue.com
Thank you so much to you that have rated us! Your ratings will help us with future grants! We hope you will take a minute to rate us if you have not done so yet :) 
Please rate us !
If you are a federal employee, we hope you will pick us as your CFC charity.  Your donations will help us safe lives and provide care and sanctuary for 95 blind, FIV & Leukemia positive cats.
RAFFLE TICKETS  FOR SALE!
Lots of great prizes!!  Smart TV’s, Climber, scratchers, Toys, jewelry and more!
Raffle rules  HERE
CONTEST
The shelter Challenge has us puzzled.  The first 2 days we were neck-n-neck for first/second place with another group.  Day 3 we disappeared.  So did the other group. We have already taken first place this year and so had the other group so my suspicion is both of us are not eligible this time. I personally will continue voting in case we are eligible for some thing.
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/21909-blind-cat-kitty-care    NEW LINK! 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 fund raiser 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
Your Jibjab,  Hope you enjoy Thank you for reading this far!
Check out our Benefit wines! Great Gift for you & the wine lovers in your life.  Here is link: http://www.benefitwines.com/BCRS
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