Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8/19/2014

Meat Allergy Develops after Lone Star Tick Bites
By Jill Anne Sparapany

Tick bites are especially common in the summer — and they can transmit some dangerous and even deadly conditions like Lyme disease.
But here’s one you might not have heard about — a tick bite that causes an allergy to red meat. The culprit is called the Lone Star tick, named after the Lone Star state of Texas. This species of tick has spread from the Southwest to Midwest and East Coast. (see the range map below)

In 2008, pharmaceutical researchers studying the effects of a new cancer drug, Erbitux, observed the drug was causing severe allergic reactions in patients only living in southern states. They found the sugars (alpha-gal) in Erbitux (derived from mouse cells) are also present in beef, pork and cow milk. The research team concluded these people were carrying an antibody that responded to the sugars in the drug.

Doctors had been noticing more and more cases of an odd phenomenon: people were becoming allergic to red meat, suddenly and with severe allergic reactions. Testing blood samples showed these people had the same Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to alpha-gal/sugars as the cancer patients who reacted to Erbitux.
The allergic reaction manifests 3-5 hours after eating meat; the scientists reasoned the sugars triggering the reaction were stored in animal fat, which takes longer to digest than protein or carbohydrates. This would account for the delayed reaction, unlike other food allergies which have an immediate reaction.

The lead researcher on the Erbitux trials had his own IgE levels spike suddenly after he was bitten repeatedly by ticks while hiking in the woods. This finding opened the questioning of patients to include if they had been recently bitten by a tick.
Recently as the tick has increased its range, so has the occurrence of reported meat allergies. Ninety percent (90%) of over 1.500 people who reported meat allergies had been bitten by a tick in the weeks before their allergic reaction. As the Long Star ticks range has increased, so has the number of cases of meat allergy. They are concentrated in the South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Allergy clusters have been seen in Pennsylvania and the East Hamptons in NY.




The research is now focused on why this tick is producing an immune response to alpha-gal/sugars in humans. Is it something new in the tick saliva or have the ticks always carried it, but meat allergies are now being recognized because of their increased range?

Doctors say once bitten, you can develop the allergy within hours. Victims suffered from hives, a swollen throat and tongue even anaphylactic shock after eating red meat.

Researchers don’t know whether the allergy is permanent but it seems to wane in 3-5 years. However, if you are bitten again, the allergy could be more severe and long-lasting.
One patient who has the meat allergy states that cutting a roast beef sandwich, without eating the beef, has precipitated an allergic reaction!

The government has not yet issued any health warnings about meat allergies associated with the lone star tick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lone star tick information page lists only southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI) as a potential health consequence.

People should monitor their health closely after any tick bite, and should consult their physician if they experience a rash, fever, headache, joint or muscle pains, or swollen lymph nodes within 30 days of a tick bite. These can be signs of a number of tickborne diseases.
Tick-borne illness may be prevented by avoiding tick habitat (dense woods and brushy areas), using insect repellents containing DEET or permethrin, wearing long pants and socks, and performing tick checks and promptly removing ticks after outdoor activity.


If you are bitten by a tick: You want to take special care to ensure you remove all of the tick, including the embedded head, and prevent squeezing blood from the tick into your pet or you! Using fine tipped tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Do not twist or jerk the tick to remove because you can cause mouth parts of the tick to break off, remaining in the skin. If parts of the tick do remain in the skin, try to remove them. (The CDC, Centers for Disease Control, state to leave the mouth part alone and let the skin heal.) When the tick is removed, clean the bite area and your hands thoroughly with rubbing alcohol, iodine scrub or soap and water.

Do not attempt tick removal by “folklore remedies” using nail polish, petroleum jelly or heat!
Do not wait for the tick to detach.
Once the tick is removed, place it in alcohol in a plastic container with secure lid. Do not flush it down the toilet or burn it.
If your pet becomes sick, develops a rash or fever within several weeks of tick bite, see your vet. Inform them of the recent tick bite, when and where the tick bite probably occurred. The tick you saved may help the vet determine the illness. The same applies to any tick bite you may have!


NOTE: I did NOT find any reference to a pet developing a meat allergy to beef pet food after being bitten by a tick. Literature review shows this is only a human allergic reaction.



Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!!



Thank you Cynthia Kohl for the wobble and scratch toy and freshstep!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the cleaner and towels!
Thank you Diana Aird for the magic erasers!
Thank you Aysa Acar for the bowls and ear cleaner!
Thank you Marilynn Heilman for the petfusion!

Thank you Christopher Hull for the freshstep!
Thank you Cynthia Kohl for the freshstep!
Thank you Linda Aubel for the cleaner!
Thank you Christoper Hull for the cleaner!
Thank you unnamed for the dishwasher for the dishsoap and office supplies!
Thank you Tracy Legault for the cat nip toys and turbo pads!


Did you know there are many free ways to help the cats??

Vote for us every 24 hours and help us win $50,000  
http://eaglerarelife.com/content/alana-miller 

Use http://goodsearch.com  for your search engine and for when you shop online,  Pick the  cats, use their website when you shop and search and  they donate to the cats :)

Do you shop at Amazon.com?   Log in instead from   http://smile.amazon.com  pick the cats as your charity and they will donate to the cats :)

Share our posts on Facebook,  that is always a huge help!


We still have approx 500 cookbooks,  do not miss out,  there will not be another printing this year!  The perfect Christmas gift for the cooks in your life  :)
More details can be found at  http://blindcatrescue.com/cookbook.htm

Simba is sniffing out the goodies :)






Monday, August 18, 2014

8/18/2014





Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts from our Amazon wish list!!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

This is from over several days


Thank you Alaci Troop for the food and toys,  gain, hot pursuit toy, food, turbo scratcher, hurricane cat toy, trixie cats and toys!
Thank you Amber Mostoller for the blankets and rainbows and for visiting this weekend!!
Thank you Angela Aslanska for the dishwashing foam, cleaning pads, trash bags,  gain and sink scrub!
Thank you Ann Street-Porter for the foods!
Thank you Belinda Cardillo for the big box of toys!
Thank you Carols Gonzalez for the food!
Thank you Christopher Hull for the food, towels, cleaning pads, trashbag, bowls and dishwashing soap!
Thank you Connie Colvin for the play cube!
Thank you Cynthia Kohl for the petfusion!
Thank you Dana Clewell for the petfusion!
Thank you Darlene Maxwell for the foods!
Thank you Eileen Honan for the foods and scratchers!
Thank you for unnamed for the toys, bowls, foods and litter!
Thank you Jennifer Golec DeAngelo for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Julie Bryan  for the scratch and rests, trash bags, freshstep and food!
Thank you Kandy Van Wagner for the toys and trashbags!
Thank you Laurel Barney for the foods, freshstep and toys!
Thank you Linda Ruiter for the scratch and rest and trashbags!
Thank you Michael Venaccio for the food!
Thank you Nallely Kalamaco for the trashbags and scratcher!
Thank you Nancy Fabian for the scratch and rests!
Thank you Patricia dela Bretonne for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Rebecca Maloney for the foods!
Thank you Ruan Peat for the toy and bowls!
Thank you Sarah Crothers for the trashbags, food and toys!
Thank you Shaun Nicolia for the floor cleaner and toys!
Thank you Stephanie Harmon for the floor cleaner, ear cleaner, toys, dryer sheets, bowls and play cube!
Thank you Terry Weidert for the cleaner, dryer sheets, shark steam mop and dishwashing foams!
Thank you Vince Sands for the foods!
Thank you Wendy McKiernan for the toys and food!


Thank you so much to everyone that came for open house!!  We deeply appreciate your sharing your time with us!!!!












Thursday, August 14, 2014

8/14/2014

Thank you to Bill and his son Joel for jumping for us in Orlando 


Bill & Aspen

Isn't the gator costume cool!!??

Watch the gator jump :)



Checker says you should see all the great things in our cookbook!

You can get yours now   here is the link:



Thank you so much to all the wonderful people for all their generous gifts for the cats from our wish list!!!  It was so kind of you!!

http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

Amazon often does not tell us who sent the gifts, and some do not even have packing slips.  They NEVER give us your Contact info so we have no way to personally contact you.    Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!

This is Several days of box openings!!


Thank you Alacia Troop for all the foods & toys!
Thank you Antjehanh for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Becky Daniel for the lanterns!
Thank you Doreen Colonello for the dry food!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the freshstep!
Thank you Jill Sparapany for the dry food!
Thank you Julie Baker for the Kong toy and cleaner!
Thank you Kara Van Kleek for the toys!
Thank you Melissa Davis for the freshstep, trashbags, foods, q-tips, laundry soap, towels, shark pads, hurricane lantern, cleaners and petfusion!
Thank you Michelle Getz for the cleaner, lanterns and toys!
Thank you Natalie Shorthair for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Pierluigi Lodigiani for the freshstep, clavamox, clorox cleanup and for buying our cookbook!
Thank you Rebecca Buhlman for the foods!
Thank you Sandra Wilkinson for the trixie tree and food!
Thank you Sarah Crothers for the foods!
Thank you Suzanne Fregly for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Tamela Butler for for the toys!
Thank you Terri Robinette for the tunnel and scratch and rest!
Thank you Terry Weidert for the trashbags, foods and toys!
Thank you Tom Ehrhardt for the toys!
Thank you unnamed for the batteries!
Thank you Valerie Truax for the amazon gift card!






Voting is better than a smelly old shoe,  Please help the kitties win $50,000 One vote every 24 hours Here is the link: http://eaglerarelife.com/content/alana-miller Thank you for helping!! :) 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

8/10/2014

Thank you to everyone that helped make our Dareme4charity possible!!  We will know in a few weeks if we won :)  Hope you enjoy the videos and pictures :)



Christina's daughters going off,  Moo Cow, Cassie, Victor

Jeremiah & Brandon

Me (I can not believe they got me to dress in that outfit!!, Moo and I am sorry but not sure the lady what is with us.

Angela came up from Florida to be with us,  The cat in the hat lady :)

Looking down from the platform...  

Cassie going off

Team BCR!

Stephanie, Christina and her daughters

Staff and Julia

Aspen (the produce of DM4C and Me

The staff :)  Great People   


Jellybean ask have you gotten your cookbook yet?   Here is the link, tells you all about it, and there is a video about it. We will ship to all countries  http://blindcatrescue.com/cookbook.htm
Thank you for helping the cats!







Have you voted today for the cats to win $50,000 ?? One vote every 24 hours. Here is the link: http://eaglerarelife.com/content/alana-miller Thank you for helping!! Please Like & Share





Thank you so much to all the wonderful people for all their generous gifts for the cats from our wish list!!!  It was so kind of you!!

http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

Amazon often does not tell us who sent the gifts, and some do not even have packing slips.  They NEVER give us your Contact info so we have no way to personally contact you.    Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!

This is Several days of box openings!!

Thank you Bobbi Marolt for the toys and food!
Thank you Carla for the food, motion toy, play cube, catnip toys and paper towels!
Thank you Cheryl Roberts for the freshsteps and trashbags!!
Thank you Chris Mathison for the play cube!
Thank you Christian Schmid for the food and cleaner!
Thank you Christina for the toys, tunnel and play cube!
Thank you Connie Colvin for the food in honor of Feisty boy and Jewel!
Thank you Dawn Stone for the track toy, buff balls and catnip toy!
Thank you Deborah Dawson for the foods, toy,  and cleaner!



Thank you Diana Aird for the hurricane lamps!
Thank you Eileen Magnaye for the freshstep!
Thank you Erika, Frankie & Louise for the foam balls and shooter!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the freshstep!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the lantern and food!
Thank you James Kovacs for the food!
Thank you Kathlyn Williams for the scratch and rest, cleaner, q-tips, food and toys!
Thank you Kurt, Mirah & Tootie for the toys, foo and freshstep!
Thank you Linda Carden for the solar lights!
Thank you Linda Higgins for the food!



Thank you Linda Mabe for the feather wand, catnip toys, food and q-tips!
Thank you Lisa Fisher for the towel sets!!!
Thank you Melissa Davis for the track toy, catnip toys, ear cleaner, food, cleaner, cuddly cat cave, trixie cat tree, hummingbird food, floor cleaner and scratch and rest!
Thank you Miriam Fennel for the cat tree and crystal cat litter!
Thank you Misty Orner for the catnip toys, cube, food, banana bed, trixie cat tree, hummingbird food and toys!



Thank you Nancy Gibson for the food!
Thank you Pete Markall for the foods and cleaner!
Thank you Robertsa for the cleaner, catnip toy and trash bags!
Thank you Sandra Bell for the food and trixie tree!
Thank you to several unnamed people for all the foods, paper towels, gummis, motion toy, freshstep!
Thank you Tom Ehrhardt for the freshstep!
Thank you Vetericyn, Inc for all the health products for the cats!






Thursday, August 7, 2014

8/7/2014

                                                  Goodbye to Julia


“Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.” ~Dale Evans
Six weeks have passed and I’m on my way heading back to Germany. Six weeks with lots of joyful, exciting, sad and crazy moments. I’m a student from Germany, in the middle of the foreign language secretary apprenticeship and part of this apprenticeship is a six week long internship. It was pretty difficult for me to get an internship, because I only wanted to work at an animal shelter, rescue or vet – abroad, of course. I’m not the typical kind of secretary-office person you’d imagine, I’m terrible at math and my definition of fun doesn’t include drinking coffee all day and sitting in front of Excel. I found BCR through Facebook (had no idea I would be working on Facebook most of the time, haha) and got in contact with Alana Miller. And well, I don’t know how it all happened but a month later I was all excited sitting in the airplane on my way to BCR…
My first day at BCR! The first cat I met back in the last days of June was Snicker and I totally understand why he is so famous, he is a handsome and wonderful baby, I’ll miss his smile and the way he tried to eat my shoes.

I remember the first question I had when I arrived after some trouble (my connecting flight from Charlotte to Fayetteville was cancelled and I had a nine hour flight and a six hour time difference, Alana had to pick me up in the middle of the night and we had to stay at a hotel, I didn’t get my bag, what an insane day!), one was if they have any little kittens and this was the day I met Charity. From that day on I spent hours in front of her crate, talking to her (we had some interesting conversations about cat nip and crinkle toys). And after a few weeks had passed, she got her eyes done and I was sitting with her in her new room “The Crazy Kitty Room” (of course!). She is doing so good, she will have a wonderful and very long life at BCR, with all the other crazy babies.






I was one of the crazy persons working on Facebook in the mornings; I think Alana wanted me to do that because I’m terrible at cleaning. And while everyone else was trying to get the rooms clean and chasing the cats that kept escaping the rooms, I was sitting there, Cora always on my lap, Gallie right next to me and Mack sleeping next to my computer. I took a zillion pictures of these three sweethearts.



The saddest moment was the fifth of July, the day that Waffle crossed the Rainbowbridge. I’m so glad that I had the chance to meet this wonderful cat, even though I didn’t have much time and it was one of my first days at BCR. He is gone but never forgotten. I have to do a presentation about BCR in school and I will definitely name Waffle.
Doing boxes was probably something I wasn't really keen on doing during the first weeks. I got used to it, even though I’m more of a quiet person and a silent writer. I met Christina, she is a crazy person and I’ll miss her so much, I loved doing boxes with her. Christina and me went to the mall a few days before I left…
Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to see much of North Carolina or America, which I have to do some day in future. I need a car next time, I didn't have to chance to do anything on my own, even the grocery store is too far away. I went to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science with Desiree and Colton, it was so much fun! Alana and I went to Wilmington one day and to the beach two times, we had a good time!


The days were flying by, I started missing my family and pets, which is just normal I think. It’s kind of funny that most people think I’m so weak and shy, but then again, do you think someone shy and weak would go to America for nearly two months on their own if they were that shy and quiet? – I bet not. ;)


Okay, there is one more thing I need to tell you, I love snakes. I mean, I’m fascinated by the way they are crawling around and in Germany we don’t have any snakes at all (blind worms don’t count!) so from the first day on I really wanted to see a snake, ha ha. A couple of days ago a white little snake appeared on the street, I was pretty excited! Too bad I couldn't get a picture of him. Well, that’s the snake-story, I also got stung by a hornet, but that’s not a nice story.
I’m really impressed by the size of everything in America, even in the grocery store. Everything is BIG. I mean, there are like 20 different types of Oreo cookies and Coke and the milk bottles are insanely big. I think I've gained a couple of pounds, which I’m not really happy about. And Taco Bell – oh god, Taco Bell. It tastes so good, thank god we don’t have them in Germany, I would be there all day long. We also don’t have Reese's Cups, they’re tasty!
The Jump was one day before I left, pretty stressful adventure, but I had the chance to meet so many lovely people. …..


One of the things I’ll really miss is taking pictures for you! I LOVED taking pictures, of every single cat. It was so much fun, because whenever I was looking for a special cat, it disappeared! I promise I’ll stay on the “Friends of Blind Cat Rescue” Facebook page (which all of you should really join).



Farewell! No words could explain how much I’ll miss the cats and BCR, and I hate goodbyes. I hope I’ll be able to travel a lot during the next years and who knows, maybe I’m coming back someday.
"There are no goodbyes for us.  Wherever you all are, you will always be in my heart."

- Mahatma Gandhi -






We are so excited to hosting the Dare Me 4 Charity event Saturday 8/8 !!  If you are coming and need directions or have special needs,  please let us know so we can try to accommodate you.  We will have coffee, donuts and water for everyone!  Jumpers please try to be here around 8-9 am for safety lessons and check in.  BCR jumpers,  we do have shirts for you :)  

COOKBOOKS



Have you bought yours? here is the link (it is fixed now) 
Have you ordered your BCR #1 fan shirt yet?  Only 4 more days to order  https://www.booster.com/bcr
Shirts are delivered 2 weeks from customink after closing so you should see them approx. 8/23 Please Like and Share


 Photo: Have you ordered your BCR #1 fan shirt yet? <3  Only 4 more days to order  :)  <3  https://www.booster.com/bcr
Shirts are delivered 2 weeks from customink after closing so you should see them approx. 8/23   Please Like & Share

Don't forget we are in Still in a contest right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   

Thank you so much for your gifts from our Amazon wish list for the blind cats!!!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

It was so very kind and generous of you and we deeply appreciate your support!!

Amazon never gives us your contact info and often have no names on the packing slips or even packing slips in the box,  please forgive us if we do not personal thank you....


This is from several days of box openings :)

Thank you J s Ellis for the Clorox bleach, Clorox Clean up, Clavamox, and Freshstep Litter
Thank you unnamed for the foods and the Glad Odor shield Tall Kitchen Bags
Thank you unnamed for the Ware Brush and Scratch
Thank you Allison R. Bess for the kitty play cube and Snuggle scratch and rest
Thank you Macia Davidson for the food, Q-tips, Swiffer Disposable Dusters and batteries
Thank you Mark Proulx for the Trash bags
Thank you Sheryl L Harrison for the Paper Towels and Band-aids
Thank you Rosemary Cassese for the Trash bags
Thank You Patricia de la Bretonne for the cat tree
Thank you Anne Cowell for the Wubba Mouse cat toy
Thank you Carol R Takvorian for the food, wubba mouse, trash bags, cleaning pads and the miracle pk
Thank you unnamed for the batteries, snuggle scratch rest and cat litter
Thank you unnamed for the food
Thank you unnamed for the colorful spring pack toy
Thank you Cheryl Moreau for the Looney Loops cat toy
Thank you Rebecca Hagen for the cleaning pads and food
Thank you Becky Best for the food
Thank you unnamed for the food, trash bags, Q-tips and yellow banana toy
Thank you unnamed for the Unique cat toy, variety toy pack, Safari catnip toy and cleaning pads
Thank you Miriam Fennell for the food and scratch and rest, trash bags and food
Thank you unnamed Snaker teaser cat toy, wubba Duck toy and Cozie Kickeroo catnip
Thank you Michele Mayer for the slotted ball toys
Thank you unnamed for the food
Thank you Kelly M Goodnight for the freshstep litter
Thank you Heather Crossland for the hummingbird nectar and Duster refills
Thank you unnamed for the Safari Catnip toys
Thank you Susan Mechler for the cat litter, Dish soap, cleaning pads, swiffer extender kit, Variety pack toys, food and band-aids

Thank you Cheryl W. Roberts for the toilet paper and cat litter
Thank you unnamed for the Mattress pad covers
Thank you unnamed for the paper towels









Saturday, August 2, 2014

8/2/2014



CASPER

Casper has been with us since 2007.  He was adopted by a wonderful lady that lived in NYC.
Her other cats absolutely hated this playful kitten  (they were much older queen bees)  She wanted
to find a place that would take care of him and love him for the rest of his life.  Not only
did she personally fly him to us but she also gave us a substantial donation that
helped us build our first small building and sponsors him for the rest of his life.

He is a friendly fellow that loves catnip!  You may watch 
and his roommates today LIVE on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue


Casper with Wendy









We are so excited to hosting the Dare Me 4 Charity event Saturday 8/8 !!  If you are coming and need directions or have special needs,  please let us know so we can try to accommodate you.  We will have coffee, donuts and water for everyone!  Jumpers please try to be here around 8-9 am for safety lessons and check in.  BCR jumpers,  we do have shirts for you :)  



COOKBOOKS



Have you bought yours? here is the link (it is fixed now) 


Thank you so much for your gifts from our Amazon wish list for the blind cats!!!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

It was so very kind and generous of you and we deeply appreciate your support!!

Amazon never gives us your contact info and often have no names on the packing slips or even packing slips in the box,  please forgive us if we do not personal thank you....

This is from several days of box openings :)

Thank Stacy Avila for the cat tree!
Thank you  Macia Davidson for the food, TP and toy!
Thank you Abu Sayem Molla for the toys!
Thank you Andrew And Ann Robichaux for the scratch and rests, tower of tracks, TP, cat nip toys and motion toy!
Thank you Andrew and Robichaux for the freshsteps
Thank you Anne Nelson for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Bonnie Wallace for the catnip toy and play cube!
Thank you Carol Takvorian for the freshsteps!
Thank you Caroline Delfino for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you Carolyn Walker for the foods!





Thank you Cheryl Moreau for the freshstep!
Thank you Christina Lee Aldridge for the replacement pads, toys, and food!
Thank you Christine Johanns for the cleaner and food!
Thank you Clare Iazarow for the foods!
Thank you Deborah Buel for the freshstep, hummingbird food & dryer sheets!
Thank you Debra Barber for the crystal litter!
Thank you Debra DiMascio for the wubba toys!
Thank you Denise Opsta for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you Dennis Esterline for all the toys!
Thank you Diane Peronek for the food!
Thank you Gintas Janusonis for the toy!





Thank you Jean Dubuque for the foods!
Thank you Jose Confesor for the freshstep!
Thank you Kathleen Crowley-Fisher for the scratch and rests, trash bags, cleaner & gain!
Thank you Kimberly Tischer for the food!
Thank you Lisa Goldsmith for the tower of tracks!
Thank you Lynda Orchard for the freshstep!
Thank you Matt Broughton  for the shark pads
Thank you Michael Clark for the foods and toys!
Thank you Miriam Fennell for the cleaner!
Thank you Miss Simmons and the toys!





Thank you Nancy Wachlin for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Nico Keusch for the dishwashing foam, and toys!
Thank you Rachel Borns for the car bed!
Thank you Rachel Jones Albert for the food!
Thank you Renee Martin for the trash beds, cleaner and shark pads!
Thank you Rosemary Cassese for the litter, hummingbird nectar and shark pads!
Thank you Sheri Liguori for the food and black light!
Thank you Sheryl Harrison for the freshstep and food!
Thank you Susan Tingley  for the trashbags, shark pads and toy!
Thank you Tracy Bishop for the balls!
Thank you unnamed for the dry food, foods, toys, freshsteps, paper towels, crystal litter, shark pads and trixie caves!
Thank you Vicki Banker for the crystal litter, toy, and scratch and rest!






Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   


Contest 2,  $25,000  first prize 

CHARITY JUMP   We need MORE TICKETS to hold First Place.

We are in a charity jump in Raleigh on August 8.  HUMAN Teams will be participating jumping off of a platform 32 feet in the air onto a giant pillow.  The team that jumps the most total feet will win $25,000

You do NOT have to come and jump,  WE will Jump For You!!  

We need you to buy tickets for us to jump :)    Here is the link for team Raleigh,  
Please Only get them for Raleigh,    we have a HUGE team jumping

Here is the link:   http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/630   

 for TEAM RALEIGH, The HUMANS will jump for you if you can not attend, So you can buy a ticket no matter where you are!   If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to come jump with us,  please email me :)

 Please assign your ticket to us to jump! After you get your tickets click my account, my tickets, assign, type in alana@blindcatrescue.com to assign the tickets. Thank you for helping!!

Contest 3,  $1,000.  first prize,  daily vote