Saturday, December 20, 2014


Hypothermia in cats

 Cats can easily become hypothermic, body temperature below 100° F, with prolonged exposure to cold environmental temperatures, especially if they become wet.
Initially, shivering is seen and extremities, paws and ears, will feel cold. As body temperature continues to fall, all body functions slow. Shock and low blood glucose is followed by lethargy, collapse and coma. Death will be imminent if the hypothermia is not treated quickly.

Frostbite is common with hypothermia and caused by exposure to extreme cold. Frostbite damages skin and its underlying tissues. The most common areas are toes, ears, scrotum and tail which have less fur protection. Initially, frostbitten skin is pale and white with loss of blood circulation. When circulation returns, the skin becomes red and swollen, looking like a burn. The dead area will become dark, hard and brittle. The extent of damage may take a week or longer to be seen and the dead tissues will separate from viable tissues.
Do NOT rub or massage any frostbitten areas because the tissues can be damaged further. As sensation returns, your pet will feel pain so do not allow excessive grooming or chewing of the injured tissues.

If your cat has frostbite or becomes hypothermic, get him/her inside immediately and wrap in blankets.


Dry their fur if wet. Gently warm with hot water bottles – if you cannot hold it in your hands, it is too hot. NEVER use an electric heating pad or hair dryer because these can cause burns!
While warming and drying, do NOT delay getting them to your vet!

Prevention of hypothermia is key! Keep your pets indoors during rainy or cold weather. If it is possible they may be outside during bad weather, ensure they have access to a dry sheltered area protected from wind, rain and snow. Put straw or blankets inside to retain warmth.

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous gifts from our Amazon wish list!!

Penny likes the new box!

Amazon often does not put packing slips in the boxes and they never give us your contact info so we are not able to personally contact you to thank you.  Please know that we deeply appreciate your kindness and are very grateful to you for your support!

This list is from several days of boxes :)

Thank you Anthony O'Dell for the cat food!
Thank you Barbara Patterson for the trash bags, cat food and fabric softener!
Thank you Gwen Hurt for the fabric softener and cat food!
Thank you Jennifer Kopp for the cuddle pal cat toy!
Thank you Karen Mullins for the cat tree, cat toys and trash bags!
Thank  you Kelly Shedlock for the cat food, cuddle pal cat toy and cat food!
Thank you Kerry Smith for the play cube!
Thank you Minerva for the karonda!

Cassie with her christmas gift!

Thank you Randall Rogers for the privacy tent and play cube!
Thank you Scottfield Bleakney for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Sharon Schlegel for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Shasta Standon for the rainbow cat toy!
Thank you Unknown for the holistic cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food, cat toys and litter!
Thank you Unknown for the cat beds, cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the cat food!

Natalie would like to be a gift! (LOL) 

Don't forget tonight we open tour and boxes tonight at 6:30 P.M.

Please when getting gifts and other supplies off of Amazon, Please use Amazon and pick us for your charity. Amazon donates a percentage from what you buy to us. (it is a charitable donation from them not you)

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New Contest (#3) Please Help the cats win 10,000 meals from Halo  (that is lots of food!! )put in shelter name, Blind Cat Rescue, town St Pauls, NC Thank you for helping the cats!!!! 

Buddy, LT and Morris!!

Don't forget we have our annual Christmas tree decorating fundraiser! It makes a great gift for someone who has everything! Here is the link:

Do you walk or run?  The Droid app is finally ready.  If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!

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