1/19/2017
Thank you so much to everyone who shared their time so generously and come to play with the cats for open house.
Abbey enjoying some attention.
Angie with Stitch
Bear likes Amy Jo’s jacket string.
Frankie playing with a friend.
Cole with a friend
Shhhh, don’t tell Scotty that Glen is cheating on him with Sterling
Jill has her lap full
Stevie thinks he is a scarf
Pregnancy, Toxoplasmosis, and the Proper Precautions The fear of a pregnant woman’s contracting toxoplasmosis should never be a reason to relinquish the family’s cherished feline companion. In fact, people are more likely to become infected with toxoplasmosis by eating unwashed vegetables from their garden or by ingesting undercooked meat than from their pet. If yours is an indoor cat and neither hunts nor eats raw meat, the risk of her contracting toxoplasmosis is slim. But that said, simple common sense and the proper precautions will keep you and your family safe from potential harm. What then, IS toxoplasmosis? It’s a disease caused by a one-celled parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii that can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with an infected cat’s feces. When an expectant mother becomes infected with toxoplasmosis, her unborn child can also become infected by way of the placenta. The dangers posed to this unborn child include birth defects and fetal death. A woman infected with the parasite PRIOR to becoming pregnant, however, poses NO threat to her unborn child. Most cats infected with toxoplasmosis show no symptoms whatsoever and shed oocysts (the infective stage in the life cycle of the Toxoplasma organism) in their feces for only a few days. Since it takes a minimum of 48 hours for the oocysts to become infectious, scrupulous cleaning of your cat’s litter box DAILY will prevent its transmission. But the cornerstone to true protection is  to practice good hygiene. And that means donning a pair of disposable gloves, using a plastic or metal poop scoop, properly disposing of the feces, and then thoroughly washing your hands. Or a pregnant woman can avoid cleaning and changing the family cat’s litter box altogether by having another household member do it instead. To further err on the side of caution, pregnant women should wash their hands thoroughly before handling or eating any food. They should avoid handling or eating raw meat. Wearing gloves while preparing meat and washing their hands afterwards will also help avoid infection. Pregnant women should wear gloves when gardening since both sand and soil may contain the infected feces of neighborhood cats. All fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden should be washed thoroughly before being eaten. Any outdoor cats should be kept inside and never fed raw meat while a woman is pregnant. And so, by taking these simple, but basic, precautions, all loving cat guardians can be assured of keeping their cats precisely where they belong – at home. Credit: Nomi Berger is the best selling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her adopted Maltese, Mini, and volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.
Now I get to put in my 2 cents :)  The bottom line is, you use a litter scoop not your hands to scoop a litterbox.  If you are concerned, put on gloves, put on a mask and wash your hands when you are done and you will be fine.
We are often asked who is the oldest kitty we have. According to our paperwork Abbey is our oldest at 18.  Keller, Holly and Ginny are a close second; all being in the 16 year range.
Meet Abbey
Abbey came to us when her family of 14 years dropped her off at animal control because they were caught having a cat against their lease. So instead of finding another place to live they dropped her off at a kill shelter. Abbey was lucky the facility called us. She was only a few hours away so I was able to go get her.  When she arrived she was very depressed after losing everything she had ever known.  I truly believe a cat can handle losing their home so long as they don’t lose their people.  Or they can handle losing their people so long as they don’t lose their house. But to lose everything is often devastating.  If you lost everything you ever knew, your family and your home all gone in a second how would you feel? I suspect severely depressed. Abbey stopped eating so we had a feeding tube put in and had her awful eyes removed.  
After surgery and with a feeding tube .
Abbey went a week without eating.  This is a video of her when  she actually started eating.
She is also a catnip - aholic.  We opened the box to let her pick out some catnip toys.  You see in this video she choose the whole box.
You may watch her 24 hours a day LIVE on her Meshare camera  HERE
Meet Matthew
Matthew was found during hurricane Matthew and taken to our vets office.  He was very sick and in need of serious help.  Tests show he most likely has pancreatic cancer.  He is also FIV+. We had a situation with a stray cat that had been dumped on our property. He was a friendly seeing negative/negative kitty and needed a home. Our vet had not been able to find a home for Mathew and did not want him to spend his life in a cage.  We took Mathew and she found a home for the stray. Win Win for everyone. He is super nice and has gotten along with the other cats from the start.  We are so glad to get to know him. You may watch him 24 hours a day live on his MeShare camera  HERE
We are very grateful to our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously of their auctions with the cats.  We hope you will check out all their wonderful auctions  HERE
Thank you so much to everyone who generously donates their Freshstep Paw Points to the cats! You donated another pallet!  That is 85 boxes! We use 60+ boxes each month so that is enough for approx. 5 weeks.
 Did you know you can donate your Freshstep points to the blind, FIV & FELV+ cats?? Your points help us get free litter for the cats!! Here is the link:==> http://ow.ly/qded306ocWs  Thank you for helping!
Thank you so much to everyone that sends gifts to the cats from our Amazon wish list!  Did you know when you shop at http://smile.amazon.com and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity their foundation makes a  donation to the cats?
Amazon does not always put packing slips in the boxes so we often do not have a clue who sent them.  They never give us your contact info.  We are so grateful for your generosity!  We think you are all the most generous people in the world! Thank you so much for always making sure the cats have everything they need! You may watch us open the boxes LIVE on facebook, Ustream.tv,  and Roku on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 6:15 pm EST
Thank you for reading!
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1/19/2017
Thank you so much to everyone who shared their time so generously and come to play with the cats for open house.
Abbey enjoying some attention.
Shhhh, don’t tell Scotty that Glen is cheating on him with Sterling
Angie with Stitch
Jill has her lap full
Bear likes Amy Jo’s jacket string.
Stevie thinks he is a scarf
Frankie playing with a friend.
Cole with a friend
Scotty is washing himself to get ready for visitors.
Pregnancy, Toxoplasmosis, and the Proper Precautions The fear of a pregnant woman’s contracting toxoplasmosis should never be a reason to relinquish the family’s cherished feline companion. In fact, people are more likely to become infected with toxoplasmosis by eating unwashed vegetables from their garden or by ingesting undercooked meat than from their pet. If yours is an indoor cat and neither hunts nor eats raw meat, the risk of her contracting toxoplasmosis is slim. But that said, simple common sense and the proper precautions will keep you and your family safe from potential harm. What then, IS toxoplasmosis? It’s a disease caused by a one-celled parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii that can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with an infected cat’s feces. When an expectant mother becomes infected with toxoplasmosis, her unborn child can also become infected by way of the placenta. The dangers posed to this unborn child include birth defects and fetal death. A woman infected with the parasite PRIOR to becoming pregnant, however, poses NO threat to her unborn child. Most cats infected with toxoplasmosis show no symptoms whatsoever and shed oocysts (the infective stage in the life cycle of the Toxoplasma organism) in their feces for only a few days. Since it takes a minimum of 48 hours for the oocysts to become infectious, scrupulous cleaning of your cat’s litter box DAILY will prevent its transmission. But the cornerstone to true protection is  to practice good hygiene. And that means donning a pair of disposable gloves, using a plastic or metal poop scoop, properly disposing of the feces, and then thoroughly washing your hands. Or a pregnant woman can avoid cleaning and changing the family cat’s litter box altogether by having another household member do it instead. To further err on the side of caution, pregnant women should wash their hands thoroughly before handling or eating any food. They should avoid handling or eating raw meat. Wearing gloves while preparing meat and washing their hands afterwards will also help avoid infection. Pregnant women should wear gloves when gardening since both sand and soil may contain the infected feces of neighborhood cats. All fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden should be washed thoroughly before being eaten. Any outdoor cats should be kept inside and never fed raw meat while a woman is pregnant. And so, by taking these simple, but basic, precautions, all loving cat guardians can be assured of keeping their cats precisely where they belong – at home. Credit: Nomi Berger is the best selling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her adopted Maltese, Mini, and volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.
Meet Abbey
We are often asked who is the oldest kitty we have. According to our paperwork Abbey is our oldest at 18.  Keller, Holly and Ginny are a close second; all being in the 16 year range.
Abbey came to us when her family of 14 years dropped her off at animal control because they were caught having a cat against their lease. So instead of finding another place to live they dropped her off at a kill shelter. Abbey was lucky the facility called us. She was only a few hours away so I was able to go get her.  When she arrived she was very depressed after losing everything she had ever known.  I truly believe a cat can handle losing their home so long as they don’t lose their people.  Or they can handle losing their people so long as they don’t lose their house. But to lose everything is often devastating.  If you lost everything you ever knew, your family and your home all gone in a second how would you feel? I suspect severely depressed. Abbey stopped eating so we had a feeding tube put in and had her awful eyes removed.  
After surgery and with a feeding tube .
Abbey went a week without eating.  This is a video of her when  she actually started eating.
She is also a catnip - aholic.  We opened the box to let her pick out some catnip toys.  You see in this video she choose the whole box.
You may watch her 24 hours a day LIVE on her Meshare camera  HERE
Now I get to put in my 2 cents :)  The bottom line is, you use a litter scoop not your hands to scoop a litterbox.  If you are concerned, put on gloves, put on a mask and wash your hands when you are done and you will be fine.
Meet Matthew
Matthew was found during hurricane Matthew and taken to our vets office.  He was very sick and in need of serious help.  Tests show he most likely has pancreatic cancer.  He is also FIV+. We had a situation with a stray cat that had been dumped on our property. He was a friendly seeing negative/negative kitty and needed a home. Our vet had not been able to find a home for Mathew and did not want him to spend his life in a cage.  We took Mathew and she found a home for the stray. Win Win for everyone. He is super nice and has gotten along with the other cats from the start.  We are so glad to get to know him. You may watch him 24 hours a day live on  his MeShare camera  HERE
Thank you so much to everyone who generously donates their Freshstep Paw Points to the cats! You donated another pallet!  That is 85 boxes! We use 60+ boxes each month so that is enough for approx. 5 weeks.
 Did you know you can donate your Freshstep points to the blind, FIV & FELV+ cats?? Your points help us get free litter for the cats!! Here is the link:==> http://ow.ly/qded306ocWs  Thank you for helping!
Thank you so much to everyone that sends gifts to the cats from our Amazon wish list!  Did you know when you shop at http://smile.amazon.com and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity their foundation makes a  donation to the cats?
We are very grateful to our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously of their auctions with the cats.  We hope you will check out all their wonderful auctions  HERE
Amazon does not always put packing slips in the boxes so we often do not have a clue who sent them.  They never give us your contact info.  We are so grateful for your generosity!  We think you are all the most generous people in the world! Thank you so much for always making sure the cats have everything they need! You may watch us open the boxes LIVE on facebook, Ustream.tv,  and Roku on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 6:15 pm EST
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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