1/31/2017
Meet Angel
We are often asked  who has been here the longest. That would be sweet Angel. She lives up to her name. Angel came to us in early 2006.  Her first family dropped her off at animal control.  She was removed from animal control by another shelter.  Sadly this shelter was not a great one and the animals were being neglected. A volunteer convinced the shelter to allow her to foster Angel and basically never gave her back.  She found another person to foster her.  That person was caught by his landlord having to many cats and called the rescue to come get the cats. Now the rescue is panicking because she has 7 cats to place, 2 of them blind. She contacted us and begged us to take Angel and Maggie.  (Maggie has since passed away) Angel was only 2 or 3 when she arrived.  Look how many placements she had in her early years. That is why we give kitties a forever home.
Angel is also a shoe addict like some of our other cats.
That Peculiarity Called Pica
Pica (from the Latin term “magpie”) is the term for a felines affinity for eating anything that isn’t FOOD. And although it appears most frequently in young cats, it can affect older cats as well.   Many cats may “nurse” on fuzzy items like wool, fleece and stuffed animals due to being weaned from their mothers too early, while others may “nurse” on their owners’ arms, earlobes or hair instead. But when SUCKING progresses to EATING such items as shoelaces, string, paper, plastic (from grocery bags to shower curtains), elastic bands and electrical cords, then there’s a pussycat problem. And its name is pica.   The ingestion of inedible and indigestible items is indeed cause for concern. Why? Because indigestible items can cause intestinal blockages that can be both extremely costly and potentially deadly.   According to feline specialists, the suspected physical causes of pica include:   Dietary deficiencies: When suffering from anemia, some cats may eat their kitty litter. While eating SOME grass is normal for cats, eating large quantities  of grass or the leaves of houseplants may indicate that something is missing from their diet. (This habit is also dangerous because many houseplants are either poisonous to cats or can cause them severe gastrointestinal upset).   Medical problems: Often associated with FeLV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), pica may also be triggered by such conditions as diabetes or brain tumors.   Genetic predisposition: Wool “sucking”, sometimes a precursor to pica, is seen more often in Siamese, Burmese and other “Oriental” cats.   “Compulsive pica”, on the other hand, results from boredom due to a lack of physical and mental stimulation or is used by some cats as an attention seeking mechanism.   To learn whether YOUR cat is suffering from a medical or mood disorder, begin by visiting your vet. If the source is NOT medical, animal behaviorists suggest the following:   Remove, hide or store the items your cat loves to eat and keep all play areas free of tempting and chewable “clutter.” Consider it a form of constructive housecleaning.   Apply a pungent, non-toxic substance such as Bandguard or Bitter Apple to electrical and power cords to turn them from appealing to UNappealing. (* IMHO Cord covers are good instead of nasty tasting things)   Divert your cat’s need to chew on and swallow dangerous objects by providing safer, more appropriate alternatives such as cat toys with inside pockets to hide tasty, edible treats.   Discard all toxic houseplants (refer to the ASPCA web site) or place a few small pots of grass or catnip on a ledge or other low surfaces for plant-eating cats to nibble on, while carefully monitoring their intake. By: 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.
Toy Review
We are often asked about toys that the cats like that your cats will enjoy. This is called the Hurricane Cat Toy and is a favorite of the blind cats.
The Turbo Scratcher comes in a variety of colors.  It is plastic and easy to be cleaned.  16” diameter. In the middle it has a cardboard scratcher that the cats enjoy.  The middle has replacement pads. This will entertain your cat and give them a place to scratch.
Mickey showing off his skills with the scratcher.
Watch Rudy’s skill at making the ball switch directions.
Stevie’s Surgery
If you watch our live feeds you know that Stevie has been struggling with his health off and on for years.  He had developed a sore on his tail last year and we have been trying for many months to get it to heal. The vet had us try different antibiotics and creams to no avail.  The vet felt that we had exhausted everything in her bad of tricks, the tail was getting worse instead of better.  She felt amputating the cat would be the best thing for him.
He will look so much better when his hair grown in.
We think he is much more comfortable now. No more antibiotics, creams bandages, cones of shames. He has been walking on his wheel like normal.
We found  Bunny on the computer the other day. She was looking up our Amazon wish list so she could order some Tiki Cat. That is her favorite food. If you would like you can send her some of her favorite food from our wish list.
Griffin is on a serious diet.  
Picture of a birthday cat,  Says Pledge your birthday, Help save lives.
We hope you will help the cats by having a birthday fundraiser, or any other kind of fundraiser you would like.  If you raise more than $250. you will receive a Gift Certificate package valued at $250. (This has been donated to the cats)
I wanted to give everyone something to smile,  We hope you enjoy :)
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
Do You Use Fresh-step Cat Litter? Do You use your Paw Points? If you do not use your points, please consider donating them to the blind cats. Link to donate points ==>  http://ow.ly/lPoF302ojhP
You may email the codes to me or mail them to us also.
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: https://www.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.    HERE    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 Blind Cat Rescue has an awesome wine line with wonderful unique labels http://benefitwines.com/bcrs
Thank you for reading!
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1/31/2017
Meet Angel
We are often asked  who has been here the longest. That would be sweet Angel. She lives up to her name. Angel came to us in early 2006.  Her first family dropped her off at animal control.  She was removed from animal control by another shelter.  Sadly this shelter was not a great one and the animals were being neglected. A volunteer convinced the shelter to allow her to foster Angel and basically never gave her back.  She found another person to foster her.  That person was caught by his landlord having to many cats and called the rescue to come get the cats. Now the rescue is panicking because she has 7 cats to place, 2 of them blind. She contacted us and begged us to take Angel and Maggie.  (Maggie has since passed away) Angel was only 2 or 3 when she arrived.  Look how many placements she had in her early years. That is why we give kitties a forever home.
Angel is also a shoe addict like some of our other cats.
That Peculiarity Called Pica
Pica (from the Latin term “magpie”) is the term for a felines affinity for eating anything that isn’t FOOD. And although it appears most frequently in young cats, it can affect older cats as well.   Many cats may “nurse” on fuzzy items like wool, fleece and stuffed animals due to being weaned from their mothers too early, while others may “nurse” on their owners’ arms, earlobes or hair instead. But when SUCKING progresses to EATING such items as shoelaces, string, paper, plastic (from grocery bags to shower curtains), elastic bands and electrical cords, then there’s a pussycat problem. And its name is pica.   The ingestion of inedible and indigestible items is indeed cause for concern. Why? Because indigestible items can cause intestinal blockages that can be both extremely costly and potentially deadly.   According to feline specialists, the suspected physical causes of pica include:   Dietary deficiencies: When suffering from anemia, some cats may eat their kitty litter. While eating SOME grass is normal for cats, eating large quantities  of grass or the leaves of houseplants may indicate that something is missing from their diet. (This habit is also dangerous because many houseplants are either poisonous to cats or can cause them severe gastrointestinal upset).   Medical problems: Often associated with FeLV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), pica may also be triggered by such conditions as diabetes or brain tumors.   Genetic predisposition: Wool “sucking”, sometimes a precursor to pica, is seen more often in Siamese, Burmese and other “Oriental” cats.   “Compulsive pica”, on the other hand, results from boredom due to a lack of physical and mental stimulation or is used by some cats as an attention seeking mechanism.   To learn whether YOUR cat is suffering from a medical or mood disorder, begin by visiting your vet. If the source is NOT medical, animal behaviorists suggest the following:   Remove, hide or store the items your cat loves to eat and keep all play areas free of tempting and chewable “clutter.” Consider it a form of constructive housecleaning.   Apply a pungent, non-toxic substance such as Bandguard or Bitter Apple to electrical and power cords to turn them from appealing to UNappealing. (* IMHO Cord covers are good instead of nasty tasting things)   Divert your cat’s need to chew on and swallow dangerous objects by providing safer, more appropriate alternatives such as cat toys with inside pockets to hide tasty, edible treats.   Discard all toxic houseplants (refer to the ASPCA web site) or place a few small pots of grass or catnip on a ledge or other low surfaces for plant-eating cats to nibble on, while carefully monitoring their intake. By: 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.
Toy Review
We are often asked about toys that the cats like that your cats will enjoy. This is called the Hurricane Cat Toy and is a favorite of the blind cats.
The Turbo Scratcher comes in a variety of colors.  It is plastic and easy to be cleaned.  16” diameter. In the middle it has a cardboard scratcher that the cats enjoy.  The middle has replacement pads. This will entertain your cat and give them a place to scratch.
Mickey showing off his skills with the scratcher.
Watch Rudy’s skill at making the ball switch directions.
Stevie’s Surgery
If you watch our live feeds you know that Stevie has been struggling with his health off and on for years.  He had developed a sore on his tail last year and we have been trying for many months to get it to heal. The vet had us try different antibiotics and creams to no avail.  The vet felt that we had exhausted everything in her bad of tricks, the tail was getting worse instead of better.  She felt amputating the cat would be the best thing for him.
We think he is much more comfortable now. No more antibiotics, creams bandages, cones of shames. He has been walking on his wheel like normal.
We found  Bunny on the computer the other day. She was looking up our Amazon wish list so she could order some Tiki Cat. That is her favorite food. If you would like you can send her some of her favorite food from our wish list.
Picture of a birthday cat,  Says Pledge your birthday, Help save lives.
We hope you will help the cats by having a birthday fundraiser, or any other kind of fundraiser you would like.  If you raise more than $250. you will receive a Gift Certificate package valued at $250. (This has been donated to the cats)
I wanted to give everyone something to smile,  We hope you enjoy :)
Do You Use Fresh-step Cat Litter? Do You use your Paw Points? If you do not use your points, please consider donating them to the blind cats. Link to donate points ==>  http://ow.ly/lPoF302ojhP
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
You may email the codes to me or mail them to us also.
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: https://www.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.    HERE    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 Blind Cat Rescue has an awesome wine line with wonderful unique labels http://benefitwines.com/bcrs
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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