Blind Cat News 1-31-2015
Meet Manxi
Manxi  (named Manxi because she is a Manx cat breed) came to us by way of the Dallas Texas Animal Control. (A county animal control facility and a kill shelter.) Lucky for Manxi some volunteers for the shelter worked hard to find a place for her to go and raised the money to fly her to us. Manxi is blind because of hypertension.  As soon as she arrived we recognized it and she was taken to the vet the next day. She is on medication to control it.  The high blood pressure caused her retinas to detach and became blind. Hypertension  in animals affect many of the same body systems that humans have affected including heart, kidneys, eyes and the nervous system. The cause of primary hypertension in cats is not known. Studies have found that 65% of cats with chronic renal failure and 87% of cats with hyperthyroidism have hypertension.
Some symptoms may be: Sudden blindness,  bleeding from the nose, seizures, circling, disorientation, dilated pupils, detached retinas, hemorrhage of the eye. If your cat goes blind over night RUSH to the vet and insist they check your cats blood pressure.  If caught quick enough and treated, your cat may regain their sight. When you take your cat to the vet for their check up,  insist they check your cats blood pressure  (The majority of vets do not check blood pressure, many do not even have the equipment to do it) Treatment is usually taking a pill twice a day for the rest of the cats life.  The medication is not expensive. Here is a video of Manxi having her blood pressure checked.
Thank you so much to all or our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers who share so generously with the blind cats!  Your donations make a huge difference in the lives of the cats!!  You may see all the wonderful auctions being shared with the cats  HERE
2015 Operation Big Fix
We are committed to spay/neutering 1500 cats in 2015. In Nov. 2014 we started this program and spayed/ neutered 142 homeless cats preventing hundreds of innocent babies being born.  With your help this year,  we can help more cats. Cats entering traditional animal control facilities have only 3 possible outcomes: being adopted, returned to an owner or killed. Homeless cats have no owners to claim them. Feral cats are unsocialized to humans and have no owners to claim them. The kill rate for feral cats in animal control facilities rises to virtually 100% A female cat during her breeding years may give birth to as many as 100 babies or more!  The kind act of spaying her would have a great impact on her life and the over all life of the cat population. We are working with 3 groups to help make this possible and improve the lives of cats.  We hope you will help! Please help us make this possible with your donation. A $50 donation will provide spay/neuter and a rabies shot to an innocent homeless cat.  Your donation will help another innocent kitten from being born to a possible short life of cold, hunger and danger.
A few of the faces YOU helped last year when you supported our fund raisers
This pretty little girl is feral.  She was spayed and returned to her controlled feral colony.
This handsome fellow is feral.  His wounds were treated, he was neutered and returned to his feral colony.
These precious babies were born to a feral mom.  They were socialized, fixed and adopted into homes.  Their mom was spayed and returned to her controlled colony.
These babies were trapped, socialized, fixed and adopted into homes. No more being homeless, scared and hungry.
This baby was trapped, socialized, fixed and adopted into a home.
Do You shop with Schwan’s?
They have a charitable program  that makes a donation to the  cats each time you place an order with them...  You can find out details  here 
Some cute pictures and videos of the cats
A cute video of Carrot
Smudge
Annie
Snicker
Please check out our blog daily to find out what is going on around the rescue  http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com
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Blind Cat News 1-31-2015
              Meet Manxi
Manxi (named Manxi because she is a Manx cat breed) came to us by way of the Dallas Texas Animal Control. (A county animal control facility and a kill shelter.) Lucky for Manxi some volunteers for the shelter worked hard to find a place for her to go and raised the money to fly her to us. Manxi is blind because of hypertension.  As soon as she arrived we recognized it and she was taken to the vet the next day. She is on medication to control it.  The high blood pressure caused her retinas to detach and became blind. Hypertension  in animals affect many of the same body systems that humans have affected including heart, kidneys, eyes and the nervous system. The cause of primary hypertension in cats is not known. Studies have found that 65% of cats with chronic renal failure and 87% of cats with hyperthyroidism have hypertension. Some symptoms may be: Sudden blindness,  bleeding from the nose, seizures, circling, disorientation, dilated pupils, detached retinas, hemorrhage of the eye. If your cat goes blind over night RUSH to the vet and insist they check your cats blood pressure.  If caught quick enough and treated, your cat may regain their sight. When you take your cat to the vet for their check up,  insist they check your cats blood pressure  (The majority of vets do not check blood pressure, many do not even have the equipment to do it) Treatment is usually taking a pill twice a day for the rest of the cats life.  The medication is not expensive. Here is a video of Manxi having her blood pressure checked.
    Thank you eBay sellers and buyers! Thank you so much to all of our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers who share so generously with the blind cats! Your donations make a huge difference in the cats lives! You may see all the wonderful auctions being shared with the cats  HERE
Operation 2015 Big Fix
We are committed to spay/neutering 1500 cats in 2015. In Nov. 2014 we started this program and spayed/ neutered 142 homeless cats preventing hundreds of innocent babies being born.  With your help this year,  we can help more cats. Cats entering traditional animal control facilities have only 3 possible outcomes: being adopted, returned to an owner or killed. Homeless cats have no owners to claim them. Feral cats are unsocialized to humans and have no owners to claim them. The kill rate for feral cats in animal control facilities rises to virtually 100% A female cat during her breeding years may give birth to as many as 100 babies or more!  The kind act of spaying her would have a great impact on her life and the over all life of the cat population. We are working with 3 groups to help make this possible and improve the lives of cats.  We hope you will help! Please help us make this possible with your donation. A $50 donation will provide spay/neuter and a rabies shot to an innocent homeless cat.  Your donation will help another innocent kitten from being born to a possible short life of cold, hunger and danger. These are a few faces YOU helped last year when you supported our fund raisers.
These babies were saved with their feral mom.  They were socialized, fixed and found homes.  Mom is feral and was spayed and released back to her controlled colony.
This pretty girl is feral and was spayed and returned to her controlled colony.
This handsome fellow is feral.  His wounds were treated,  he was neutered and returned to his controlled colony.
These babies were trapped, socialized, fixed and adopted.
They have a charitable program  that makes a donation to the  cats each time you place an order with them...  You can find out details  here 
Do you shop with Schwan’s?
Some random pictures and video of the cats :)
Smudge
Annie
Please check out our blog daily to find out what is going on around the rescue  http://blindcatrescue.blogspot.com
A cute video of Carrot
Snicker
A video of Manxi
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