4-13-2015  Newsletter
Snicker in a box with a red blanket smiling and reaching up
Snicker says THANK YOU! so much for voting for him in the Tournament of Tails contest!  Snicker held first place until 11:30 pm.  At one point the voting website even crashed there were so many votes being put in.  Petplan Insurance (the company sponsoring the contest) told me that over 10,000 votes had been cast by noon when their site crashed.  At 11:30 pm Grannies (our competition) pulled into first and beat us by 900 votes. Petplan contacted Grannie to congratulate them and they offered to share the prize with us.  Petplan was so touched by that offer they decided to award the $5,000 to both groups.  How cool is that!!  We are very grateful to you that worked so hard voting and sharing, grateful to Petplan Insurance for giving us the opportunity to win the money and to Grannies for the kindness offering to share the money.
Picture with several colored frames (blue & gold) Teddy bear with gift box and roses that says Thank you for making my Birthday a day to remember, a heart with the word, HUGS, and below that  With Love!
Thank you so so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes, candy and help raising $512. for the spay/neuter program!!  You helped another 10 cats be fixed!
Did You know you can watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day?
Here is the direct link: http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue The camera moves each day to a different room If you go to the actual channel you can chat with the regulars and the schedule of the rooms are below the screen.    We are also LIVE on ROKU,  you can find us under the Streaming Channels,  Special Interest
Cat Updates
A colorful picture with 3 pictures of  Garfield, and the words RIP 4/8/15
For you that follow us on Facebook you know of the sudden death of Garfield.  We had taken him to the vet the day before because he had lost considerable weight (they are weighed every single week) The next morning the vet’s office called me that he was spiking a fever of 107 and asked me if I wanted to take him to Raleigh or have them handle it.  107 is not something to mess around with.  I said get him hooked up on fluids and medication and try to get the fever down, and do in house blood so we know now what we are dealing with (they had sent the bloodwork out to an outside lab but it was not back yet) I would decide then if I wanted to take him to Raleigh or not. She also did abdominal x-rays.   She called a couple hours later, his fever was coming down,  blood work was completely normal. ( I saw it later and just shook my head,  it showed a completely healthy cat according to the blood work except for the fact that he had just died) She called an hour later and said he had been sitting in the cage, fluids hooked up, acting pretty normal, grooming himself, had given a sudden scream and fell over dead.  They started immediate CPR, put him through the whole routine, epi, etc but never got a heart beat back.  I told her to do a necropsy and let me know what she finds.  He had thrown a clot.   Just like humans will sometimes throw a clot, so do animals.   He also had the early start of FIP,  the loss of weight and fever were the starting symptoms,  it just had not affected his blood work yet.  He was such a big friendly fellow.  I am glad I had time to play with him during boxes Monday Night. You may read his story and see more pictures of him at http://blindcats.org/garfield.htm
Ernest
Ernest started on the Polyprenyl immunostimulant and interferon and is actually doing well.  He has regained a little bit of weight.  We are going to do another blood test this week to compare it to the last one to see how the FIP is progressing.  So long as it stays dry he could do well on the PI for months.   You can watch him live on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue on Monday’s.
Treasure
Treasure is a very nice FELV+ cat that came in with horrible mouth problems. He has had 2 dentals, one a few weeks ago.  The dentist vet wanted to do his dental in 2 parts because he had his under for so long.  He gets part 2 this week.  You may read his story here:  http://blindcats.org/treasure.htm
Natalie
Natalie, another sweet FELV+ cat.  She is getting a dental this week. http://blindcats.org/natalie.htm
Candy
Candy ( a little orange tabby ) being cuddle by Ginny ( a supporter)
Candy is also having a dental this week.   You may read her story at http://blindcats.org/candy.htm
Meet Micky
Mickey is a white kitty with a few black spots and the pinkest ears
You may see lots of pictures of Mickey including baby pictures and a video of him when he was little on his page http://blindcats.org/mickey.htm Mickey came to us as a very sick kitty from the Scotland County humane society.  The humane society has a drop off box for people to leave their animals in after hours.  (They are on a busy street and pepole would just turn them loose and they were getting hit by cars etc.  The drop off pen is horrible but it is what it is)  The director told me when she pulled into the parking lot she saw a body that she figured was a dead animal because it had been raining and very cold during the night.  She was very surprised when the animal stood up and walked to the end of the cage and mewed at her.  She told me that any one that had that strong of a will to live deserved a chance.  In North Carolina that law states that animal control  (this humane society is also the county animal control) may euthanize an animal immediately if they are sick (he was very sick) injured or blind.  Yes blind is actually in there. and he was absolutely blind.   She got him dried off and warmed up and contacted us.  She could release him immediately to us instead of holding him for stray hold because he was sick.  And as she put it,  no one was going to come looking for him. Mickey was a very sick kitten.  I immedately got him on antibiotics and started syringe feeding him.  He was a super loving fellow and I think so grateful to be alive, warm and fed.  It took about 4 days for the antibiotics to kick in before he started eating on his own.  Once he was stronger we of course got him all vetted out. He loves to play, is an ornery fellow who loves to run the door into the lobby on the staff and thinks humans are actually trees and likes to climb peoples legs.  Take a few minutes on his webpage you will see what a friendly little fellow he is. We are blessed to have him as part of our family.  He owes his life to kind people like you that are reading this that help support BCR.
Only a few more days to get your World’s Best Cat Mom Shirt
This will help support our spay/neuter program Get yours here:  http://booster.com/bcrmd
A college with 5 of the cats and the openhouse schedule in the middle  4/18, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11 noon-4
We hope you will have an opportunity to come to an open house. We do have the guest house available for visitors
college with 6 pictures of items for sale on ebay and a thank you to them with the link to see all the auctions
Thank you so much to our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!  You may check out all the wonderful auctions that are being shared with the cats by clicking HERE
Lots of FREE ways you can help the cats! 1.  Vote  Contest 2:   http://www.petvote.com/apr15/snicker-miller 2.  Click every day:   http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4 3.  Do you shop with Schawns?  Use our link and it helps the cats: http://schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care 4.  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 5.  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 6.  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
Marge - black,  Shelly a tortie,  both of them are himalayan mixes.  They do not have the typical longer hair and mushed faces Lily is a calico with lots of white sitting on a climber. LT (stands for little thing) a Tortie with white sitting on a climber, laying in a white bed Ernest (grey/white) and Wendy (brown tabby) cuddling on a large bed
A few random pictures of the cats! They say thank you so much for helping them!
Ernest & Wendy cuddling - links to their pages http://blindcats.org/ernest.htm   http://blindcats.org/wendy.htm
Marge & her sister Shelly   Their stories: http://blindcats.org/marge.htm http://blindcats.org/shelly.htm
Pepper a little black cat with 1 white whisker sitting on floor surrounded by toys and a red blanket
To donate to our Endowment fund send check to NCCF  4601 Six Forks Rd Suite 524, Raleigh NC 27609  Please put for the Blind Cat Rescue Endowment
Thank you for reading,  hope you enjoyed :)
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4/13/2015 Newsletter
Snicker in a box with a red blanket smiling and reaching up
Snicker says THANK YOU! so much for voting for him in the Tournament of Tails contest!  Snicker held first place until 11:30 pm.  At one point the voting website even crashed there were so many votes being put in.  Petplan Insurance (the company sponsoring the contest) told me that over 10,000 votes had been cast by noon when their site crashed.  At 11:30 pm Grannies (our competition) pulled into first and beat us by 900 votes. Petplan contacted Grannie to congratulate them and they offered to share the prize with us.  Petplan was so touched by that offer they decided to award the $5,000 to both groups.  How cool is that!!  We are very grateful to you that worked so hard voting and sharing, grateful to Petplan Insurance for giving us the opportunity to win the money and to Grannies for the kindness offering to share the money.
Picture with several colored frames (blue & gold) Teddy bear with gift box and roses that says Thank you for making my Birthday a day to remember, a heart with the word, HUGS, and below that  With Love!
Thank you so so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes, candy and help raising $512. for the spay/neuter program!!  You helped another 10 cats be fixed!
Cat Updates
A colorful picture with 3 pictures of  Garfield, and the words RIP 4/8/15
For you that follow us on Facebook you know of the sudden death of Garfield.  We had taken him to the vet the day before because he had lost considerable weight (they are weighed every single week) The next morning the vet’s office called me that he was spiking a fever of 107 and asked me if I wanted to take him to Raleigh or have them handle it.  107 is not something to mess around with.  I said get him hooked up on fluids and medication and try to get the fever down, and do in house blood so we know now what we are dealing with (they had sent the bloodwork out to an outside lab but it was not back yet) I would decide then if I wanted to take him to Raleigh or not. She also did abdominal x-rays.   She called a couple hours later, his fever was coming down,  blood work was completely normal. ( I saw it later and just shook my head,  it showed a completely healthy cat according to the blood work except for the fact that he had just died) She called an hour later and said he had been sitting in the cage, fluids hooked up, acting pretty normal, grooming himself, had given a sudden scream and fell over dead.  They started immediate CPR, put him through the whole routine, epi, etc but never got a heart beat back.  I told her to do a necropsy and let me know what she finds.  He had thrown a clot.   Just like humans will sometimes throw a clot, so do animals.   He also had the early start of FIP,  the loss of weight and fever were the starting symptoms,  it just had not affected his blood work yet.  He was such a big friendly fellow.  I am glad I had time to play with him during boxes Monday Night. You may read his story and see more pictures of him at http://blindcats.org/garfield.htm
Ernest
Ernest started on the Polyprenyl immunostimulant and interferon and is actually doing well.  He has regained a little bit of weight.  We are going to do another blood test this week to compare it to the last one to see how the FIP is progressing.  So long as it stays dry he could do well on the PI for months.   You can watch him live on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue on Monday’s.
Treasure
Natalie
Natalie, another sweet FELV+ cat.  She is getting a dental this week. http://blindcats.org/natalie.htm
Candy
Candy ( a little orange tabby ) being cuddle by Ginny ( a supporter)
Candy is also having a dental this week.   You may read her story at http://blindcats.org/candy.htm
Meet Micky
Mickey is a white kitty with a few black spots and the pinkest ears
You may see lots of pictures of Mickey including baby pictures and a video of him when he was little on his page http://blindcats.org/mickey.htm Mickey came to us as a very sick kitty from the Scotland County humane society.  The humane society has a drop off box for people to leave their animals in after hours.  (They are on a busy street and pepole would just turn them loose and they were getting hit by cars etc.  The drop off pen is horrible but it is what it is)  The director told me when she pulled into the parking lot she saw a body that she figured was a dead animal because it had been raining and very cold during the night.  She was very surprised when the animal stood up and walked to the end of the cage and mewed at her.  She told me that any one that had that strong of a will to live deserved a chance.  In North Carolina that law states that animal control  (this humane society is also the county animal control) may euthanize an animal immediately if they are sick (he was very sick) injured or blind.  Yes blind is actually in there. and he was absolutely blind.   She got him dried off and warmed up and contacted us.  She could release him immediately to us instead of holding him for stray hold because he was sick.  And as she put it,  no one was going to come looking for him. Mickey was a very sick kitten.  I immedately got him on antibiotics and started syringe feeding him.  He was a super loving fellow and I think so grateful to be alive, warm and fed.  It took about 4 days for the antibiotics to kick in before he started eating on his own.  Once he was stronger we of course got him all vetted out. He loves to play, is an ornery fellow who loves to run the door into the lobby on the staff and thinks humans are actually trees and likes to climb peoples legs.  Take a few minutes on his webpage you will see what a friendly little fellow he is. We are blessed to have him as part of our family.  He owes his life to kind people like you that are reading this that help support BCR.
Only a few more days to get your World’s Best Cat Mom Shirt
This will help support our spay/neuter program Get yours here:  http://booster.com/bcrmd
A college with 5 of the cats and the openhouse schedule in the middle  4/18, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11 noon-4 college with 6 pictures of items for sale on ebay and a thank you to them with the link to see all the auctions
Thank you so much to our wonderful eBay sellers and buyers for sharing so generously with the cats!  You may check out all the wonderful auctions that are being shared with the cats by clicking HERE
Pepper a little black cat with 1 white whisker sitting on floor surrounded by toys and a red blanket
To donate to our Endowment fund send check to NCCF  4601 Six Forks Rd Suite 524, Raleigh NC 27609  Please put for the Blind Cat Rescue Endowment
Did You know you can watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day?
Here is the direct link: http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue The camera moves each day to a different room If you go to the actual channel you can chat with the regulars and the schedule of the rooms are below the screen.    We are also LIVE on ROKU,  you can find us under the Streaming Channels,  Special Interest
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