Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You May Know My Name ....

You May Know My Name . . . .

By  Bob Seifried

      I stretched out lazily on my soft beige carpet. Paws reaching skyward, basking in the warmth of the climbing sun.

My senses on full alert, heightened by the smell of fresh food wafting through the morning air. “Breakfast is here” said

my grumbling stomach. Outside birds chirped cheerfully, preoccupied with their own daily routine, but little did I know

. . . . . there would be nothing routine about this sunrise.

Unbeknownst to me my family had made a fateful decision, an outcome that would forever turn my world upside

down “They didn’t want me anymore” No reason given, just got tired of a cat in the house. After years of thinking I

was an essential part of a warm family, I soon found out otherwise. Hastily I was lifted out of bed. A bed I would never

feel again, and unceremoniously put into a cardboard box. The lid shut, followed quickly by the closing of a car door.

Before long I was transported to a shelter and shuttled inside a steel cage. Everything I had known and felt suddenly

ceased to exist. You may know my name, for hanging from this cage the paperwork read flatly . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . “owner surrender”

No longer filled with a once youthful bloom, my body now shook uncontrollably. Feelings ricocheted from

heartbreak to fear then back again to heartbreak. Nothing around me smelled or felt familiar. I heard the cries from

neighboring cats, but couldn’t sense how many . . . for I was blind. As the nights & days merged into one, my breathing

became more labored, vital signs slowed. Not because of any impending illness . . . “No” life had changed . . . .

. . . . . and nothing seemed to matter anymore.

* * * * * * * *

And then one day, while people bustled in and out of the shelter, I heard the sound of creaking. My cage door

gradually began to open. Followed slowly by a hand reaching in and lightly petting me. Soon after, for the first time in

what seemed like a lifetime I was picked up and held. Long lost feelings once thought faded, quietly began to resurface.

In a flash a decision had been made . . . . . “I was wanted again”

Takin’ from my solitary world with the hopes of never returning. I was driven to a brand new place, that held the

promise of a brand new dream. Once there, I began to feel the love that I had thought lost. Gifts presented to me from

new friends two-legged & four. In my new home they say we’re old, sick or blind and maybe we are, but together we

form a very special group. For we are the cats of “Blind Cat Rescue” For it is we who once lost so much and then had it

all come back. To feel once again the joy of a morning breakfast, the comfort of a warm bed, the fragrance of budding

flowers. But most of all . . . . . to feel the presence of that one visitor who comes just to see me.

So remember as you walk through life and maybe one day come across that abandoned kitty hidden from view.

Without a home, and no name to speak of . . . . alone in this world. Know that she feels what I once had. Know that she

hurts for what she has not, and let you heart guide your actions, and alter the course of destiny for one so innocent.

By the way . . . . . . . . You may know my name

                                         My name is Abbey

                                               My name is Annie

                                                      My name is Bunny

                                                             My name is Gina

                                                                    My name is Holly

                                                                           My name is Keller

  My name may just be the cat you rescue

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cat Nutrition and Understanding Food Labels

Cat Nutrition and Understanding Food Labels

By Fiona Dudley

It’s very important to know that if a cat gets much less food than they need or stops eating
completely, this is a serious problem. Cats can go into liver failure within 24 hours of fasting.
This is a condition called Hepatic Lipidosis that if not treated, can result in permanent liver
failure. The “cure” for it is – food - now! Even if your cat is overweight, take weight loss very
slowly! Always consult your vet about how to diet a cat. If your cat suddenly stops eating on
their own, consult a vet immediately.


As cat lovers, we all know that cats are “different” and that’s why we love them. Cats are very
different from most other animals when it comes to their nutrition too. Here are a few important
things to know, plus some help on how to decipher the ingredients on your kitty’s food labels.
Please note that this information is not intended to be advice, medically or otherwise. Every
individual animal is different! If you have further questions, or any concerns about your cat’s
nutrition and health, it’s always best to talk to a veterinarian. The information I’m providing
assumes your cat is in general good health.

The Basics

Most cat lovers know this, but it bears repeating. Cats are directly descended from wild desert
cats who live on rodents, lizards, birds, and maybe the occasional bug. Cats have unique
nutritional needs that are based on this diet of animal protein, fat, and the water in the prey they
eat.

There are also many essential nutrients cats cannot live without, and can only get from animal
sources. For example, taurine and most of the vitamins they need.

The basics to consider are actually pretty simple then – good meat, animal fat, and water!

Wet Food vs. Dry

Cat kidneys are desert-adapted and are very very good at extracting the water they need from
their food, and conserving water by concentrating their urine. That’s why a wet food that is about
80% water is considered better than dry food. Your average mouse is 70% - 80% water. Even so,
make sure you always have at least one (if not several) sources of clean fresh water for your cat
at all times. This is doubly important if your cat is fussy and just plain likes dry food better.

The “Zone”

This is the percentage of nutrients and calories that should come from the three basic food
sources: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. For you, me, and the dog, the zone is about 30% protein,
30% fat (animal or plant) and 40% carbohydrate (plants).

For cats, the ideal zone is 50% protein, 45% fat, and 5% or less of carbohydrates. That’s quite a
difference, isn’t it!

Choosing Cat Foods

There are only four ingredients that are required to be listed on pet foods:

Minimum Protein, Minimum Fat, Maximum Moisture (water), and Maximum Fiber.

However, this doesn’t really tell us much, does it?

When it comes to preparing commercial pet foods, the manufacturers can juggle three things: the
protein (expensive), the fat (cheaper) and plant-based carbs (a LOT cheaper).

So – we have to take a look at the actual ingredients in the food. Look at the first five or six
ingredients. You want the first one to three to be meat and to be defined as what kind of meat! If
the label says “meat” without saying what animal it came from, then it is mystery meat – it could
be anything, literally. There is some debate about whether to avoid “meat by-products” and
“meat meal”. They are not necessarily bad – for example, hearts and other organs could be part
of the by-products and heart muscle is actually an excellent source of protein for cats. The
problem is, by-products and meals are poorly defined. It’s almost impossible to know what’s in
them and their nutritional value. But if you are on a budget and can’t afford the $2.50 a can types
of foods, by-products and meals are better than the “mystery meat”. Just be sure it says
something like “chicken meal” or “beef by-products”.

So – what about the next few ingredients? Since cats do not digest plant proteins or carbs, all the
corn, grains, rice, flaxseed, potatoes, peas, carrots, and similar ingredients are basically bulk.

There are two points to consider with these ingredients:
1) Do they make up far more of the volume of the food than the animal-based nutrients your cat
needs? Just do the best you can and realize even some of the premium foods out there might be
grain-free but still have potatoes, carrots, or peas.

2) Is there a possibility your cat develops a digestive problem by eating corn, grains, and other
plant ingredients? Some cats have no problems at all, and other cats do develop food “allergies”
and digestive problems. Please consult your vet if you have any concerns. Especially watch out
for refusing to eat, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, but that’s by no means a complete list.

Never Ever Starve A Cat.

It’s very important to know that if a cat gets much less food than they need or stops eating
completely, this is a serious problem. Cats can go into liver failure within 24 hours of fasting.
This is a condition called Hepatic Lipidosis that if not treated, can result in permanent liver
failure. The “cure” for it is – food - now! Even if your cat is overweight, take weight loss very
slowly! Always consult your vet about how to diet a cat. If your cat suddenly stops eating on
their own, consult a vet immediately.

Monday, May 23, 2016

5/23/2016


Today is Cookies Day! You can read about 
Cookie on her page here:Cookie

Below are the gifts from wonderful people that sent the kitties 
gifts last week from our 

Thank you Carol Miller for the food!
Thank you Rosalyn Green for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the food!
Thank you Heidi Lepisto for the food!
Thank you Carolyn Masini for the litter and toys!

Thank you Sylvia Bales for the litter and food!
Thank you Sheila Bassett for the gas drops!
Thank you unnamed for the litter, food and gas drops!
Thank you Anita Dewease for the foods, syringes and gas drops!
Thank you Welday Family for the gas drops!



Thank you Gayle Blackham for the food!
Thank you Linda for all the litter, diabetic strips, nutrcalls and nose drops!
Thank you Andrea White for the litter!
Thank you Michelle Sirnio for the litter in memory of Majah!
Thank you Kristine McAllister for the chocolate!

Thank you Barbara Orloff for the cat nip toys!
Thank you Lisa Alcock for the food!
Thank you Kathleen Lapinski for the Amazon Gift card!
Thank you Sheryl Powell for all the chocolate!
Thank you Lisa Mikula for the diabetic strips!



Thank you Miss R. Cullinan for the cats litters and bleaches!
Thank you unnamed for the food & litter!
Thank you Terry Medvick for the chocolate collars and toys
Thank you  Audri and Tucker for the food!

Thank you Eric Shulze for the litter!
Thank you Suzan for the Amazon gift cards!
Thank you Donald Scherzi for the scratchers!!
Thank you Carrie for all the food!



Thank you Michelle for the food!
Thank you Marlene for the medical supplies!
Thank you Linda for the crystal litter!
Thank you unnamed for all the food and litter!

We appreciate all your support and everything you send to the kitties. 
We are sorry if  we did not have your name. Amazon does not always
 send packing slips with the boxes. 

I ask Fiona if she could put together a article explaining cat nutrition and
 ingredients in cat foods. The reason I ask her
 is because she just completed her class at college
 on this very subject. I know that we all want to feed 
out pets the best we can. It's so confusing with all the
 different foods that do this and do that. I think
 that she did a great job of explaining it so that we all can 
understand the basics of a good diet for our furkitties.

Cat Nutrition and Understanding Food Labels
As cat lovers, we all know that cats are “different” and that’s why we love them. Cats are very different from most other animals when it comes to their nutrition too. Here are a few important things to know, plus some help on how to decipher the ingredients on your kitty’s food labels.
Please note that this information is not intended to be advice, medically or otherwise. Every individual animal is different! If you have further questions, or any concerns about your cat’s nutrition and health, it’s always best to talk to a veterinarian. The information I’m providing assumes your cat is in general good health.

The Basics
Most cat lovers know this, but it bears repeating. Cats are directly descended from wild desert cats who live on rodents, lizards, birds, and maybe the occasional bug. Cats have unique nutritional needs that are based on this diet of animal protein, fat, and the water in the prey they eat.
There are also many essential nutrients cats cannot live without, and can only get from animal sources. For example, taurine and most of the vitamins they need.
The basics to consider are actually pretty simple then – good meat, animal fat, and water!

Wet Food vs. Dry
Cat kidneys are desert-adapted and are very very good at extracting the water they need from their food, and conserving water by concentrating their urine. That’s why a wet food that is about 80% water is considered better than dry food. Your average mouse is 70% - 80% water. Even so, make sure you always have at least one (if not several) sources of clean fresh water for your cat at all times. This is doubly important if your cat is fussy and just plain likes dry food better.

The “Zone”
This is the percentage of nutrients and calories that should come from the three basic food sources: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. For you, me, and the dog, the zone is about 30% protein, 30% fat (animal or plant) and 40% carbohydrate (plants).
For cats, the ideal zone is 50% protein, 45% fat, and 5% or less of carbohydrates. That’s quite a difference, isn’t it!
  
Choosing Cat Foods
There are only four ingredients that are required to be listed on pet foods:
Minimum Protein, Minimum Fat, Maximum Moisture (water), and Maximum Fiber.
However, this doesn’t really tell us much, does it?

When it comes to preparing commercial pet foods, the manufacturers can juggle three things: the protein (expensive), the fat (cheaper) and plant-based carbs (a LOT cheaper).
So – we have to take a look at the actual ingredients in the food. Look at the first five or six ingredients. You want the first one to three to be meat and to be defined as what kind of meat! If the label says “meat” without saying what animal it came from, then it is mystery meat – it could be anything, literally.  

There is some debate about whether to avoid “meat by-products” and “meat meal”. They are not necessarily bad – for example, hearts and other organs could be part of the by-products and heart muscle is actually an excellent source of protein for cats. The problem is, by-products and meals are poorly defined. It’s almost impossible to know what’s in them and their nutritional value. But if you are on a budget and can’t afford the $2.50 a can types of foods, by-products and meals are better than the “mystery meat”. Just be sure it says something like “chicken meal” or “beef by-products”.

So – what about the next few ingredients? 
Since cats do not digest plant proteins or carbs, all the corn, grains, rice, flaxseed, potatoes, peas, carrots, and similar ingredients are basically bulk. 

There are two points to consider with these ingredients:
1) Do they make up far more of the volume of the food than the animal-based nutrients your cat needs? Just do the best you can and realize even some of the premium foods out there might be grain-free but still have potatoes, carrots, or peas.

2) Is there a possibility your cat develops a digestive problem by eating corn, grains, and other plant ingredients? Some cats have no problems at all, and other cats do develop food “allergies” and digestive problems. Please consult your vet if you have any concerns. Especially watch out for refusing to eat, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, but that’s by no means a complete list.

Never Ever Starve A Cat.
It’s very important to know that if a cat gets much less food than they need or stops eating completely, this is a serious problem. Cats can go into liver failure within 24 hours of fasting. This is a condition called Hepatic Lipidosis that if not treated, can result in permanent liver failure. The “cure” for it is – food - now! Even if your cat is overweight, take weight loss very slowly! Always consult your vet about how to diet a cat.

If your cat suddenly stops eating on their own, consult a vet immediately. As always consult your vet before you make a drastic change in your cats diet. 

Thank you so much Fiona.
Thank you Cheryl for the pics as always. 
Thank you to our great supporters for all you do for the cats.

Monday, May 16, 2016

05/15/2016




Boxes, Boxes, and more Boxes. What can be better then lots of boxes sent to us from our great supporters. As you can see, Cole thinks so too. He sure is holding them down for Alana and Chris. 
Thank you so much for your generous donations. We appreciate every thing you send the kitties here at BCR.
If you would like to send some gifts to the kitties you can do so through our


Thank you Billy for the food!
Thank you Jerry Brodrick for the food!
Thank you Diana Stein for the food!
Thank you ShelterPups for the adorable stuffed replicas of some of our cats!

Thank you James helps for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Heather D for the food and syringes!
Thank you Scott Mittelsteadt for the hydrogen peroxide!
Thank you The Welday Family for the food and peroxide!



Thank you Sylvia Bales for the litter!
Thank you Karen Bethune  for the peroxide!
Thank you Ajay Shah for the food!
Thank you several unnamed people for the foods and litter!

Thank you Terry Medvick for the foods and toys!
Thank you Linda Sullivan  for the gas drops and syringes!
Thank you Linda for the litters, bird seed, hummingbird foods and syringes!
Thank you unnamed for the peroxide!

Even Emily loves the boxes so much she sneaks into them before they are in the rooms. LOL

Thank you Sheila Bassett for the syringes and toys!
Thank you Ericka Byerly for the litter!
Thank you Karen Bethune for the glucose test strips, syringes, ear cleaner and food!
Thank you unnamed for the syringe test strips, and ear cleaner!

Thank you Deanna Gertz for the food!
Thank you Annette Osnos for the food!
Thank you Jacob for the gas drops and syringes!
Thank you Lisa & Glenn James for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Olimpia Nowicka for the food!

Thank you to all the generous people who have sent food, toys, litter and more to the cats,  often Amazon does not give us your names or even packing slips.  We are very grateful to you for your generosity!!



I ask Mandy the other day a few questions about how she found BCR and what BCR means to her. Below is what she told me. 

I happened to come across BCR while looking for animal live cams. The first room that I saw was the FeLv room and I spotted a few tabbies in the room. I have a soft spot for tabbies and I wanted to keep watching. I quickly fell in love with all the babies. I saw Taffy on a live tour and wanted to find out more about her too. She is very much like me in that she gets very temperamental and she makes me laugh so much.

 I heard about sponsoring and people were very helpful in leading me in the right direction to find out about helping the babies. I began to sponsor Taffy and then I discovered Wifi and after hearing his story, I cried and my heart instantly went out to him. I knew in my heart that I was going to sponsor him too. Since watching from last year (I can't remember when), I have fallen in love with each and every one of the babies and they are so incredibly unique and special in their own way. 

I have to admit that when I first started watching, I was a lurker for quite a while because I was afraid to go in the chat room and talk as I was a bit shy and unsure. I decided to go in one day and chat and everyone was so welcoming and warm and I knew it was a place I would want to keep chatting in from that day forward. I love how the atmosphere is so warm, genuine and welcoming when you are a newbie to BCR. The first member of staff I met was Stephanie. I remember listening to her on the 1st tour I watched and I was just in awe of how patient, caring and loving she was with the babies.

I used to cry when I saw the blind babies and wonder how they lived their lives like that but I soon learnt that they are just like any other cat. They play, they love and they misbehave at times. I don't feel sorry for them anymore and I know they are quite capable of getting around and doing what they need to do. 

The special part for me about BCR is that this is their forever home. They are promised a home until they pass away and even then, they are buried in the memorial garden so they are always there. That is so special to me and it makes me feel so grateful that there is a place like BCR who is willing to go the extra mile for these cats and give them what others have failed to give them. I have never come across anything quite like it and I am proud to be part of this amazing sanctuary. 

There are cameras in 3 of the rooms and I like to watch the cat’s antics on the cameras when I can. They have a live stream 24 hours a day where you can watch the babies too. Every time I log on, there is always a kitty to watch and someone to chat to. I feel that they always go the extra mile for the babies and this sanctuary is dedicated to making the lives better for each and every one of the cats in their care. There is never a dull moment and I love watching them play and sometimes be naughty but who can get on with everyone all the time? 

I met Alana when I started becoming more involved and that lady is truly an inspiration to me. I can't thank her enough for everything she does. I get excited when I get to see her and learn more about BCR and the cats. I'm learning something new every day and I appreciate and welcome the information. 

The best part for me however, is the live tours. It's a very intimate way of getting to know the cats and their personalities and this is the best feeling. They also offer chat and boxes where generous donators send gifts for the cats and those gifts are opened on camera for us all to enjoy. There is also the news which I find highly valuable because being part of this great place, you get super attached to the babies and want to know about them and how they are. 

They are now broadcasting live on FB to attract even more people and get them to fall in love too. Not a bad thing is it? I would like to say thank you to everyone who works so hard for BCR and does such a great job and to all the people who have made my experiences memorable and keeps me wanting more. I'm very proud and honored to be part of such an incredible charity.

Thank you so much Mandy for taking the time to write what BCR means to you. We are truly thankful to everyone that supports us, watches us on Ustream or Facebook and helps us every day with clicking in our contests, liking us on Facebook and sharing our posts.  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5/12/2016



Colonel and Alana are over the moon in excitement. They look excited to you right? 
 Maybe?
Actually they are both very excited about opening all the goodies. Colonel is sitting on them because he thinks they are all his. See that is Colonel's excited face. 
Thank you everyone for the goodies. If you would like to send Colonel something you can do so from from this link:  Amazon Smile Wish List

Thank you Natalie for the chocolate & chips for the staff and foods for the cats!
Thank you Robert Pritchard for the Amazon gift card and foods!
Thank you Robert Rasmussen for the foods!
Thank you Judith Hinton for the food and litter!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the food!

Thank you Sandra Mitchell for the food and toys!
Thank you Brian Rice for the litter!
Thank you Shannon Dunn for all the food & toys!
Thank you Connie H for all the food and litter!

Thank you Kiersten Wooldridge for the beautiful blankets
Thank you  Ana for the food!
Thank you Marlene Dash for the  food!
Thank you Alessandra Lensing for the foods!



Tips to keep your furry feline friend cool this summer


Its summer now in a lot of the US. The kitties would love to give you some summer tips on how to make sure your cat stays cool. 

If you are making Popsicle you can also make your cat some nice cool Catsicle treats. Here is a recipe :Catsicles

Make sure your cat has nice cool water to drink. You can add a few ice cubes to their water to keep it cool. Also make sure their water is nice and fresh. There are many water fountains that you can purchase that filters the water to keep it fresh and cool.
Don't put your cats food or water near windows or sunlight so it stays cool. Make sure you have plenty of water around for your kitty and its keep fresh and cool.

Put a fan near your cats favorite spot and also have air conditioning for them. 
Keep them shaded. Close the curtains so the sun is not coming in the room they spend the most time in during the hot summer months. If you do not have AC, make sure you have fans to circulate the air in the room where your kitty stays the most during the hottest time of the day.

Make sure you have some bare floors for them to lay on instead of carpet all summer. 
If you have good window screens on your windows you can open them. Your cat will love sitting on the window sill enjoying the breeze or watching birds. Make sure the screens are secure and your cat can in no way get out of the window.

Don't travel with your cat in your car during the summer. If you have to take them somewhere like the vet, make sure you have your Air Conditioning on, and bring along ice water.

 DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN THE CAR.

If its really hot outside, don't play with your cat. Wait till its less hot.
Keep an eye on your cat during the hot summer months. 
 If you see your cat panting, breathing rapidly, experiencing sweaty feet or acting restless, it may be a sign  your cat is overheated. You should call your veterinarian immediately and give your cat cold water and a cool spot to lay and rest.



Thank you so much for your support. Remember you can read more about the cats on our website
Blind Cat Rescue.
While you are there please sign up for our newsletter too. 
Special thanks to our own BCR screenshot ninja Cheryl Ziegler for the great pics. 
Thank you for reading. Please share with your friends :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5/10/2016






Wifi wants to tell you how much he loves all the great supporters we have and all the great things people are sending us. Below you can see the link to our Amazon Smile wish list as well as the goodies we have gotten this week. Thank you so much. 




Thank you Laura Hollonds for the freshstep!
Thank you Chad Boyd for the food!
Thank you Nichole for the food and syringes!
Thank You Jennise Valerio for the foods and toys!
Thank you Nicole for all the cases of food and syringes!

Thank you Brian Rice for the foods, litters and toys!
Thank you Allie Fails for the cat litter!
Thank you Carla Santucci for the litter!
Thank you Amanda Green for the food and litter!
Thank you Wilson Matthias for the litter!


Thank you Stephanie Cooper for the food!
Thank you Barbara Drew for the foods and chocolates!!
Thank you Edwin Santoni for the litter!
Thank you Kathy McCormick for the groom toy!
Thank you Janice Reed for the food!

Thank you Remo Deiuliis for the foods!
Thank you Lisa Mikula for the litter!
Thank you Diana Aird for the scratchers and groom toys!
Thank you Bertalicia Garcia for the food!




I have been asking people to send me a email about how they found BCR and what BCR means to them. Below is a letter I got from Maria. Thank you so much Maria for sharing you experiences with BCR.

I’m Maria from the UK in a town called Washington not far from Newcastle.

I was on Oscar the blind cats site on Facebook, when I stumbled on Blind Cat Recue fan page. This was the best stumble ever. It was the Friday before Open House which was Saturday. Since it was the day before Open House, there where visitors staying over in the Guest House, which I did not know anything about at first. It was the noon tour and it was just about over. I found out later it was Suzanne doing tour with Dan, Lynette, Seth and Katherine. Later on that night I also found out that they had chat and boxes. I wondered how to join chat on Ustream so I sent a message and Chris was first member of staff I spoke. This was in July of last year. It changed my life. I love watching the cats.


Saturday was open house. They do a tour of both buildings at noon on open house day. They introduce all the cats. The first cat I saw was princess Lisa also known as moocow Lisa. Fiona was the first one to welcome me to chat and tell me about BCR. Everyone is so friendly. I’ve got loads of friends now from all over the world. I belong to the BCR family am proud to be a part of such a wonderful place. We help each other out and support each other.

It’s great to see the cats in a loving, safe, clean home. Alana and the staff do a great job. You can see how clean the rooms are just by watching on Ustream. The cats never want for anything. They have all the food they want, medical care and love. It was amazing to watch the blind cats. You would never know they were blind. They do everything the seeing cats do, running, playing, jumping. Some even run on the wheels they have in the rooms. Wifi and bob were the first new cats I saw, who came to BCR when I first started watching. 

It’s really great therapy to be able to just log on your computer and pull up live cameras and watch the kitties. If I am having a bad day I just sit and watch them. BCR had several cameras now beside the Ustream one. They also now have MeShare with 3 other cameras in other rooms. So with the Ustream camera that moves to a different room every day, there are plenty of cats to watch.



Since I live in the UK, the time difference is 5 hours from EST which is BCR time. I have my clock set so I don’t miss any tours even the one at 10PM which is 3AM my time. I really hope I can make a trip over to BCR in 2017 so I can meet everyone and spend time with all the cats. BCR has really made a difference in my life not just because of the cats but because of the people that work there as well as the owner Alana. They really make you feel like are a part of everything.  



Don't forget we have Open House this Saturday, May the 14th. as well as a booth
We hope you can come see us at both places.

Please don't forget to click daily. It really adds up.

Thank you so much for the food for the blind, FIV & FELV+ cats!  We are very grateful to you for your generosity and support!!  Purrs and head bonks of thanks from the cats!

Also a special thanks to one of our UStreamers and chatter friends Cheryl Ziegler. She is our screenshot ninja. I am using her pictures for our blog posts. Thank you so much for your great pictures you take during tours and in general.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5/02/2016



Taffy would like to thank you for these wonderful gifts that were sent to the cats in the last week from our Amazon wish list http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
We are very very grateful for your generosity!

Thank you Marcia Ewing-Current for the Clavamox and flea treatments!!
Thank you Alessandra Lensing for the cat litter!
Thank you Nichole Driscoll for the cat litter!
Thank you Dawn Wood, Snowie and Boykitty for the cat litter!
Thank you Ronnie Williams for the food and toys!
Thank you Cheryl Fisher for all the food!

Thank you to the several unnamed people who sent lots of food!
Amazon often does not tell us your name or even give us packing slips.
We use 120 cases of wet food and 60 boxes of litter every month,
we are very grateful to you for your generosity and support!!



Thank you Cheryl Fisher for the foods and litter!
Thank you Abbey Bell for the litters!
Thank you Beverly Coloni for the litter and food!
Thank you Dani and Kevin C for the scratchers, food, toys and cat litter!
Thank you Jevne Family for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Sandy Brown for the food and toys!
Thank you unknown for all the foods from chewy.com  they didn't tell us who you are!



Thank you Jennise Valerio for the litter!
Thank you Patrick Stanton for the litter and syringes!
Thank you Allie Fails for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you Joshua Eastman for the toys and syringes!
Thank you Karen Nakamaki for the foods!


Thank you Wilson Matthias for the food!
Thank you Edwin Santoni for the food!
Thank you Brian Rice for the cat litters!
Thank you Kendra Schuett for the food!
Thank you Virginia Schafter for the litters!

Thank you Nancy for the food!
Thank you Janice Reed for the toys!
Thank you Virginia Schafer for the litter!
Thank you Taryn Franks for the litter!
Thank you Tory for the litter!



Thank you Samantha Shaffer for the litter and syringes!
Thank you Brian Rice for  all the cases of food!!
Thank you to all the kind unnamed people who sent food and litter!  Amazon sadly does not always give us your name or even packing slips..  We are very grateful for your generosity!
Thank you Cassandra Johnson for the litter and syringes!
Thank you Danielle Bagnasco for the toys!



Thank you Dolores Dibiase for the food!
Thank you Spikey Diaz for the foods!
Thank you Hailey for the food!
Thank you Patricia Duncan for the food!
Thank you Gary Owens for the food and cat litter!
Thank you Cassandra Johnson for the cat litter & syringes!


Don't forget we have Open House coming up again on May the 14th. We would love for you to come and play with all the kitties. The kitties would love for you to come as well. Coming from out of town and want to stay over night? Not a problem. We have a guest house on site. 


Also we are participating in the Saint Paul's Folk Art Festival that same day. You can read more about the event here :Folks Art Festival  You can visit the festival in the morning before our open house starts at noon. 

We hope you have been enjoying our live tours on Facebook. It took a few days to iron out all the kinks but things are going much smoother now. Using Facebook live streaming gives us a much bigger opportunity to reach so many more people from all over the world. We love sharing our wonderful kitties with you. During the tours if you want to know more about a particular cat, how to donate, how to sponsor a kitty or how to send goodies to the kitties you can find out at our website:
www.blindcatrescue.com





Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4/27/2016




Thank you to all the generous unnamed people for all the food! Amazon often does not give us packing slips, your name or contact information.  We are very grateful to you for your generosity and support!


Thank you Eric Shulze for the litter!
Thank you Deanna Gertz for the litters!
Thank you Debbie Wass for the litter!
Thank you Christopher Love for the litter!
Thank you Lori for the litter!


Thank you Kari Inda for the litter!
Thank you Nancy Walkord for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the food!
Thank you Maureen Short for the foods and litter!
Thank you Cathy Boccardo for the food and toys!

Thank you Reuben Sweeney for the food!
Thank you Samantha Shaffer for the toys!
Thank you Sara Donnelly for the food, litter and toys!
Thank you JoAnne Morris  for the food!
Thank you Lynnette Loud  for the litter!


Thank you unnamed for the litter!
Thank you Rosemary Glover for the food!
Thank you Lisa Mikula for the food!
Thank you Deanna Gertz for all the foods & toys!
Thank you Keith Belski for the foods!

Thank you Debbie Wass for the litter!
Thank you Merrick77 for the litter!
Thank you Deanna Gertz for the food!
Thank you Olimpia Sulla for the litter!
Thank you Alessandra Lensing for the litter!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for the food!
Thank you Mary T Medvick for the food!


We are now doing our tours directly on our Facebook Fan Page. This is the same type of live tours that where on Ustream, just now they are on Facebook. The live video feed comes up right under the anchored post with our Open House times. You just have to scroll down a little. 

Also you should be able to see the video feed on  your personal Facebook Wall. Doing tours on Facebook means that more people can actually watch the tour. Right now we are getting around 1700 viewing at each time. Each video averages around 80k reaches or more. This means that the more people that see us, the more chance we have that people will donate to these wonderful kitties. After all, that is the goal. It's all about the kitties and what is best for them.  


We just started this on Saturday so we are still airing out the bugs. Such as our bandwidth at BCR. We have someone coming out to increase this and help us get a better connection as well. It seems that some people are having issues viewing the live tours in FireFox. Chrome seems to be better for most so if you can please try using Chrome.

Sometimes while doing tour we lose connection to our wifi. When that happens we have to reconnect and start a new video feed. Please refresh your Facebook page and you will see it has come up a new live video

 If for some reason it just is not working for you to watch the live tours, right after they are done they save on our BCR page and more then likely your personal wall. Also we are uploading the tours to our BCR Youtube channel which you can find here:


Thank you all so much for being patient with us until we get everything worked out. 

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