Please Rate US  :)  If you love us,  please rate us,  it will help us with future grants etc.
If you could take a minute and click the link below and rate our charity we would be so grateful to you for your help!
8/22/2015
Cat Updates
Holly is a senior kitty (14 years old) with advanced kidney Chronic Kidney Disease.  There is a great website that can give you so much information that is written in simple English that we can all understand.  http://www.felinecrf.org Her phosphorus level had risen very high again so she was hospitalized for a few days to try to get it lowered.  She is a sweet kitty and sadly I think as advanced as her kidney disease we will not have many more months with her.  For my vet/vet tech friends out there  BUN 47  CREATINE 2.5 PHOSPHORUS 6.2 This is AFTER being in the hospital for 2 days. For my non vet friends,  those numbers are not good. She gets daily fluids to help with dehydration.  With a cat with end stage kidney disease this will not fix dehydration but it helps.   She is not fond of having fluids done but usually will co-operate long enough for me to get  them done. Here is a video of me doing them.  This one is kind of disjointed. Please remember you are human and nothing is ever perfect. Do the best you can :)  
Thank you so much for your hard work voting daily for the cats!  You DID IT!  $6,000 first place We are so grateful to you for your kindness voting and sharing!!  We applied the prize money to the Pet O2 Mask fund.
NEW CONTEST
Yeap,  you read correctly :)  Shelter Challenge has started again and we can win $1,000 for the weekly. As soon as we win the weekly (we are in 2nd place right now)  we will not be eligible for any more prizes this go around.  It is a daily vote :) It still has the portal error, ignore it,  it is counting the votes  :)  Thank you for helping!!
If your cat has any of the following symptoms, please get them to your vet immediately. **  weight loss and reduction of appetite **  Dry coat **  Bad breath (often with an ammonia like odor) **  Vomiting and diarrhea ** Discoloration and/or ulcers on the tongue or gums ** Coma Once a coma occurs, death is imminent.  It is critical you take your cat to the veterinarian when they first exhibit any of these symptoms. Your vet will need to do blood work & urinalysis to confirm the diagnosis.  Give your vet the tools to help your pet.  Always let them do blood, etc. Prevention of Kidney Failure in Cats
Limit your cat’s exposure to toxic substances. Understand possible genetic connections: (Abyssinians and Persians are thought to have a familial predisposition to developing kidney disease. Schedule regular, twice - yearly appointments with your vet.  Caught early as part of wellness screen gives the best chance for long-term health because intervention takes place very early in the disease process Learn the signs of kidney disease.  If your cat has a change in water intake or trips to the litter box, take them to the vet.   They could be signs of kidney disease or diabetes.  Go to the vet and find out  :) ONE More Thing I learned recently:
Actually I learn new things daily (big smile) BUT this one may help you save money too!  (And to my vet/vet tech followers, you may want to pay attention,  you may not know about this. If you have a kidney cat and have to have fluids for your cat,  have your vet write you a prescription for the fluids and for the IV setup lines and for the needles.  It will cost you about  1/4 the cost if you take it to your local hospitals pharmacy.  Not Walgreen CVS etc,  your hospital usually has a pharmacy too. The fluids are exactly the same thing humans use. We can buy a case for $28.  Our vet charges much more than that because she pays more than that from the vet suppliers.  Not any more, I told her about the hospital, now she will get them from there.
Snicker is doing well.
Casey is doing well
Morris got his eyes taken care.
Greta has not gotten worse,  she has not gotten better. Still not eating.  She is getting an ultra sound on Tuesday.  She acts like she feels ok,  purrs, kneads and immediately butt pops when you pet her.
Willow was acting a bit weird today so we took her for a quick visit to the cat.  She has a sore in her mouth.  We have her back home and on antibiotics for her mouth.
Does everyone know what time it is? Tour Time!  Blind Cat Rescue presents our 3 pm tour on 8/21! If you are at work and always missing tours etc you may watch them recorded now on our http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue  channel.  Just click the video link.   This will give you a chance to see each cat close up.
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/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care 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 Vote each day  http://www.shelterchallenge.com one vote per day,  just put in the 2 words blind cat ignore the portal error message after the captch, it is counting your vote
I was mistaken regarding us being eligible for the Eagle Rare contest.  They corrected themselves.  It is a one time in a life time win.   Please pick someone else to vote for if you like :)
Our Pet Oxygen Mask fund raiser only has 1 week to go I will be delivering the masks Thursday night at the  Fire chiefs meeting.  I will post pictures after we deliver them.  There is still time to donate,  here is the link: http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/o2masks
Thank you to every one that came out for open house!
Bill & Treasure
Nancy & Pepper
Seth & Manxi
Charlene & Mack
Smile for the camera Brandy
Tired kid and Pepper
Being Mobbed
Seth & Felix do the lickey
Lorraine, Chance & Seth
Stevie likes heads
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Please come join us for open house
8/22/2015
Thank you so much for your hard work voting daily for the cats!  You DID IT!  $6,000 first place We are so grateful to you for your kindness voting and sharing!!  We applied the prize money to the Pet O2 Mask fund.
NEW CONTEST
Yeap,  you read correctly :)  Shelter Challenge has started again and we can win $1,000 for the weekly. As soon as we win the weekly (we are in 2nd place right now)  we will not be eligible for any more prizes this go around.  It is a daily vote :) It still has the portal error, ignore it,  it is counting the votes  :)  Thank you for helping!!
Please Rate US  :)  If you love us,  please rate us,  it will help us with future grants etc.
If you could take a minute and click the link below and rate our charity we would be so grateful to you for your help!
Cat Updates
Holly is a senior kitty (14 years old) with advanced kidney Chronic Kidney Disease.  There is a great website that can give you so much information that is written in simple English that we can all understand.  http://www.felinecrf.org Her phosphorus level had risen very high again so she was hospitalized for a few days to try to get it lowered.  She is a sweet kitty and sadly I think as advanced as her kidney disease we will not have many more months with her.  For my vet/vet tech friends out there  BUN 47  CREATINE 2.5 PHOSPHORUS 6.2 This is AFTER being in the hospital for 2 days. For my non vet friends,  those numbers are not good. She gets daily fluids to help with dehydration.  With a cat with end stage kidney disease this will not fix dehydration but it helps.   She is not fond of having fluids done but usually will co-operate long enough for me to get  them done. Here is a video of me doing them.  This one is kind of disjointed. Please remember you are human and nothing is ever perfect. Do the best you can :)  
If your cat has any of the following symptoms, please get them to your vet immediately. **  weight loss and reduction of appetite **  Dry coat **  Bad breath (often with an ammonia like odor) **  Vomiting and diarrhea ** Discoloration and/or ulcers on the tongue or gums ** Coma Once a coma occurs, death is imminent.  It is critical you take your cat to the veterinarian when they first exhibit any of these symptoms. Your vet will need to do blood work & urinalysis to confirm the diagnosis.  Give your vet the tools to help your pet.  Always let them do blood, etc. Prevention of Kidney Failure in Cats
Limit your cat’s exposure to toxic substances. Understand possible genetic connections: (Abyssinians and Persians are thought to have a familial predisposition to developing kidney disease. Schedule regular, twice - yearly appointments with your vet.  Caught early as part of wellness screen gives the best chance for long-term health because intervention takes place very early in the disease process Learn the signs of kidney disease.  If your cat has a change in water intake or trips to the litter box, take them to the vet.   They could be signs of kidney disease or diabetes.  Go to the vet and find out  :)      ONE More Thing I learned recently:
Actually I learn new things daily (big smile) BUT this one may help you save money too!  (And to my vet/vet tech followers, you may want to pay attention,  you may not know about this. If you have a kidney cat and have to have fluids for your cat,  have your vet write you a prescription for the fluids and for the IV setup lines and for the needles.  It will cost you about  1/4 the cost if you take it to your local hospitals pharmacy.  Not Walgreen CVS etc,  your hospital usually has a pharmacy too. The fluids are exactly the same thing humans use. We can buy a case for $28.  Our vet charges much more than that because she pays more than that from the vet suppliers.  Not any more, I told her about the hospital, now she will get them from there.
Snicker is doing well
Casey is doing well
Morris got his eyes done
Greta has not gotten worse,  she has not gotten better. Still not eating.  She is getting an ultra sound on Tuesday.  She acts like she feels ok,  purrs, kneads and immediately butt pops when you pet her.
Willow was acting a bit weird today so we took her for a quick visit to the cat.  She has a sore in her mouth.  We have her back home and on antibiotics for her mouth.
Does everyone know what time it is? Tour Time!  Blind Cat Rescue presents our 3 pm tour on 8/21! If you are at work and always missing tours etc you may watch them recorded now on our http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue  channel.  Just click the video link.   This will give you a chance to see each cat close up.
I was mistaken regarding us being eligible for the Eagle Rare contest.  They corrected themselves.  It is a one time in a life time win.   Please pick someone else to vote for if you like :)
Our Pet Oxygen Mask fund raiser only has 1 week to go I will be delivering the masks Thursday night at the  Fire chiefs meeting.  I will post pictures after we deliver them.  There is still time to donate,  here is the link: http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/o2masks
Please come join us for open house
Thank you to every one that came out for open house!
Bill & Treasure
Smile for the camera Brandy
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