Saturday, January 31, 2015

01/31/2015

Dear Kitten: Regarding The Super Bowl


Another installment in one of our favorite cat videos has arrived! Dear Kitten is back and better than ever! This time, it’s regarding the big game.
Have you ever wondered what cats think of our super bowl celebrations? According to the cat, one day each year… things get weird! And Cat teaches Kitten the in’s and out’s of the weirdness. From the food, to the seating arrangement, he covers everything in all of it in it’s adorable hilarity! You’ve got to watch!
“OK yes, one time I tried it, by accident. And you know what, the next morning I woke up feeling terrible… wearing another cat’s collar. And I may or may not have been inside of a sock. Don’t ask, because I don’t remember.”

Carrot hope you will click on the link below and watch the video, he loved it!!

Please watch the video at: http://iheartcats.com/dear-kitten-regarding-the-superbowl/#HH6LEz7VgaW4WH3W.99


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

Amazon does not ever give us your contact info.  Often
we do not even get a packing slip!  Please know
how grateful we are to you for your kindness and generosity!

Poppy and Chester sharing a box together!


Thank you Adrienne Reynolds for the cat food!
Thank you Ellen Power for the tower of track!
Thank you Fleona Dysastar for the better life cleaner!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the cat food!

Carrot loves his tower toy!

Thank you Katrina Cropp for the cat food!
Thank you Linda Carden for the cocoa, creamer and pads for Ray!
Thank you Suzanne Ellis for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food, bed pads, crinkle toys!

Honey loves her toys!



Project Big Fix


We are committed to spay/neutering 1500 cats in 2015.

In 2014 we started this program in November and spayed/neutered 142 cats preventing hundreds of innocent homeless babies being born this spring.  With your help,  we can help more cats. 


after 10 years,  this figure is in the hundreds of thousands.  

Cats entering traditional animal control facilities have only 3 possible outcomes,
being adopted, reunited with an owner or killed.  Feral cats are not socialized to humans and have no owners to claim them,  for them, 99.9% of the time, the only outcome for them is death.  

These animals are the most significant populations facing animal control facilities today. 

The act of spaying/neutering will have a great impact on improving individual cats lives.  No more having 2-3 litters of babies per year!  In a female cats
productive years,  she could have up to 100 kittens!!

Please help us make a huge difference in their lives,  Please help us be part of the solution and not the problem.  Please make a donation today to help us help them.
Be a part of improving the future for these cats :)












When you shop at Amazon,  if you log in from  http://smile.amazon.com
and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity.  They will make a donation
from their foundation to the cats!  It costs you nothing extra :)



Do you try to watch us on Roku?  As you know this last week or so our Roku channel has been down alot... The problem is apparently ustream.tv does not like to play with others very well...  If the channel is down, you can still
 see us live every day on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   
We are trying to find another way to broadcast on Roku.. We appreciate your patience :)


We love our eBay sellers and buyers!!  There are many many auctions being generously shared with the cats!  You may find them at  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/


Here is a wonderful auction being shared with the cats by a wonderful ebay seller! Thank you so much for your kindness! Hope you check it out:


Do you like

Do you shop with Schwan's?  They have a charitable program that makes a donation to the cats each time you place an order with them...  You can find out details here:  https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care 





Do you walk or run? 
 If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!



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Friday, January 30, 2015

1/30/2015

Good morning,  I know many of you know I spent my day in Raleigh yesterday with Felix and Jake.. so I will start with a cat update

Felix


When we took Felix for his regular checkup she had some concerns and did an x-ray of his head.   Based on her concerns she had us take him to Raleigh for further tests.  

At Raleigh he received a CT scan of his head and s-rays of his chest.  Here is straight from the report: "His CT revealed significant abnormalities in both his right and left nasal passages.  Given its appearance, we feel that Felix likely has a cancerous process; however, the exact diagnosis will be determined based on the results of his nasal mass biopsies and culture that were taken during this procedure.  Treatment options will be discussed with you in more detail once his biopsy results are complete.  This typically takes 3-5 business days.  The chest x-rays showed evidence of mild bronchial changes consistent with asthma and possible mild cardiomegaly,  no masses appreciated.

So  $2116.50 later we think he may have a cancerous growth but won't know until next week for sure.


Jake


Last time Jake went they found "He either has Inflammatory bowel disease or small cell intestinal lymphoma. "  The blood test were not conclusive enough to give us an answer so he went in today for an endoscopy and GI biopsies.  Unfortunately he started an upper respiratory infection and they felt was not safe to put under anesthesia.  His blood work showed that his kidney values have progressed (kidney disease) and he also had a kidney infection  (which boggles my mind considering the amount of antibiotics he was on before)  So right now he is on antibiotics and they want to see him back in 4-6 weeks to try again.  His chest x-rays did not show any signs of pneumonia.  $518.50  later..


Project Big Fix


We are committed to spay/neutering 1500 cats in 2015.

In 2014 we started this program in November and spayed/neutered 142 cats preventing hundreds of innocent homeless babies being born this spring.  With your help,  we can help more cats. 

after 10 years,  this figure is in the hundreds of thousands.  

Cats entering traditional animal control facilities have only 3 possible outcomes,
being adopted, reunited with an owner or killed.  Feral cats are not socialized to humans and have no owners to claim them,  for them, 99.9% of the time, the only outcome for them is death.  

These animals are the most significant populations facing animal control facilities today. 

The act of spaying/neutering will have a great impact on improving individual cats lives.  No more having 2-3 litters of babies per year!  In a female cats
productive years,  she could have up to 100 kittens!!

Please help us make a huge difference in their lives,  Please help us be part of the solution and not the problem.  Please make a donation today to help us help them.
Be a part of improving the future for these cats :)






Thank you so much for your generous gifts from our wishlist!!

Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they occasionally do not even give us
packing slips,  please know how grateful we are to you for your generosity!!

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

Thank you not named for the cases of food, bags of dry food, crinkle balls and laundry soap!
Thank you Linda Cardn for all the lotions for the staff!  We will have the softest hands! :)
Thank you Louise Weides for the food!
Thank you Lettie Mullen for the toys and motion toy!
Thank you Scott Rusoff for the foods!

Thank you Samantha Resilavage for the toys!
Thank you Carilyn Lopez for the freshstep!
Thank you Caroline Biggs for the freshstep and food!
Thank you Roberta Wozniak for the freshstep!
Thank you Lettie Mullen for the freshstep!
Thank you Aimee Pearson Hall for the clavamox and litter!

We WILL be opening boxes tonight LIVE on http://utream.tv/blindcatrescue    6 pm for chat and 6:30 EST for boxes.



Do you try to watch us on Roku?  As you know this last week or so our Roku channel has been down alot... The problem is apparently ustream.tv does not like to play with others very well...  If the channel is down, you can still
 see us live every day on http://ustream.tv/blindcatrescue   
We are trying to find another way to broadcast on Roku.. We appreciate your patience :)

Do you like




Do you shop with Schwan's?  They have a charitable program that makes a donation to the cats each time you place an order with them...  You can find out details here:  https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care 



A cool auction being shared with the blind cats! you can get YOUR cat made into a cool portrait smile emoticon Check it out smile emoticon
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Prismacolor-Pet-Portraits-Charity-Handdrawn-Made-to-Order-read-description-/261752716346

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

01/27/2015



10 Signs Of Cancer In Cats




Cancer is an ever-growing problem for our pets, so it’s no surprise that we’re always on the lookout for anything abnormal. Annual veterinary exams can help ensure your cat stays happy and healthy, but cats are very stoic animals that rarely show any symptoms of disease before it’s too late. To be proactive in our cat’s health, it’s important to take note of any of these symptoms and be sure to check with your veterinarian to rule out any problems.

#1 – Weight Loss

While some cats could stand to lose a few pounds, noticing unwarranted and sudden weight loss is typically a sign that something is wrong. Because cancer cells take a lot of energy and nutrition away from our cats, it’s very common for them to start losing weight rapidly and without obvious explanation.
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#2 – Lethargy

Cats sleep a lot, but when they’re awake they do remain fairly active and enjoy their playtime. If you notice your cat sleeping more than normal or showing no interest in play and activity, there’s a good chance he’s not feeling very well.
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#3 – Lumps

Lumps are probably the most obvious sign of cancer in cats because they’re often easily seen and felt. Lumps are not always dangerous, but it’s important to take your cat to the veterinarian if you find any. They can appear anywhere on the body and can grow very slowly or very quickly.
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To read more please visit: http://iheartcats.com/10-signs-of-cancer-in-cats/
An article worth reading. 



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

Amazon does not ever give us your contact info.  Often
we do not even get a packing slip!  Please know
how grateful we are to you for your kindness and generosity!

Autumn helping with boxes!

Gina and Abbey helping with boxes!


Thank you Allison King for the cat kuranda!
Thank you Carilyn Lopez for the cat toys and cat food!
Thank you Carl Wetterling for the cat treats!
Thank you Delores Trevino for the cat food and toys!
Thank you Diane Kingsland the cat food!
Thank you Emily Hsu for the cat toys!
Thank you Gay Bowman for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you James Heldreth for the cat litter!
Thank you Kathleen Davis for the cat toys, cat food, filters and trash bags!
Thank you Linda Carden for the tea and half & half!
Jelly bean on a kuranda!

Happy and Colonel on a kuranda looking outside!

Thank you Lynn Stolarski for the jewelry!
Thank you Patricia Hall for the trash bags and cat food!
Thank you Rebecca Taylor for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Samantha Trent for the cat food!
Thank you Sara Johnstone for the cat litter!
Thank you Sharon Keenan for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Taru Ahola (in memory of Joy) for the cat stepping stone!
Thank you Tinamarie Obermeier for the cat toys and trash bags!
Thank you Unknown for the candidea cat food and vitamin C!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food, litter, pet beds, trash bags and toys!
Thank you Unknown for the pinnacle, holistic, weruva, bff cat food!

Lisa laying in the alligator bed!



Pixie loves boxes!




When you shop at Amazon,  if you log in from  http://smile.amazon.com
and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity.  They will make a donation
from their foundation to the cats!  It costs you nothing extra :)





We love our eBay sellers and buyers!!  There are many many auctions being generously shared with the cats!  You may find them at  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/


Prismacolor-Pet-Portraits-Charity-Handdrawn-Made-to-Order-read-description

                             Get a custom made picture of YOUR cat drawn, please read the details smile emoticon
                               and they are sharing a portion of the proceeds with the blind cats! smile emoticon heart emoticonhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Prismacolor-Pet-Portraits-Charity-Handdrawn-Made-to-Order-read-description-/261749359611?




Do you walk or run? 
 If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!


Facebook is hiding much of our posts!!  To subscribe,  please
         just send an email to   join@blindcatrescue.com  and we will add you :)


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

1/24/2015




           7 Signs Your Cat Has Allergies




Just like people, cats suffer from allergic reactions to all sorts of things in their environment. Pinpointing exactly what they’re allergic can be difficult, but the first step is identifying that your cat has allergies at all. If you notice one or more of these symptoms in your feline friend, be sure to check with your veterinarian to make sure they aren’t allergy-related.


                                     THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for the kind gifts from our wish list!!  Amazon never gives us your contact info, they often do not even give us packing slips so we can not personally thank you.   We do post them on the blog and on our Facebook page.   Please know that we are so very grateful for all you do for the cats!!

Oreo & Camille say thank you for the alligator bed

Thank you unnamed for the vitamin C's and crinkle toys!
Thank you Lyn Stolarski for the beautiful jewelry!
Thank you Kathleen Davis for all the toys, foods, and; trash bags!
Thank you Dolores Trevino for the food and toys!
Thank you Gay Bowman for the toys, food
Thank you Patricia Hall for the food and trash bags!

Morris chilling in a bed donated by one of our wonderful supporters!



Thank you Sara Johnstone for the freshstep!
Thank you James Heldreth for the freshstep!
Thank you Dolores Trevino for the toys!
Thank you Taru Ahola for the memorial stone!
Thank you Linda Carden for the tea and coffee creamer!
Thank you Emily Hsu for the toys!
Thank you Lisa Mikula for the toys and trashbags!

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Lisa kneeding in a soft bed



Watch the cats LIVE 24 hours a day 
We do tours at noon & 3 pm,  Chat at 6 pm,  boxes many nights at 6:30 pm 
and tour at 10 pm Thursday-Monday
You may also see us live on ROKU


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Friday, January 23, 2015

01/23/2015






9 Ways Cats Are Beneficial To Your Health




Other than our endless love for cats, we’re constantly looking for reasons to justify living with them. So many people don’t like cats so we’re forced to try and reason with said individuals about the benefits of our feline friends. But did you know that having a cat is actually beneficial to your health? Read more to find out how!
#1 – Heart Health



Owning any pet has been found to reduce stress in our lives, but owning a cat in particular seems to be the top pet for stress reduction. The reduced anxiety and stress proves to be beneficial to our heart health. In fact, a study done by the University of Minnesota’s Stroke Institute in Minneapolis followed 4,000 Americans over 10 years to find that cat owners are 30% less likely to die of a stroke or heart attack than others.
#2 – Reduced Risk of Child Allergies
 


A study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that children exposed to cats before one year of age were less likely to develop allergies later in life than those who lived in much cleaner environments. So parents, fear not! Let your felines hang out with your babies.


There is more to read please visit the site for more information:
 http://iheartcats.com/9-ways-cats-are-beneficial-to-your-health/#uOS1JjFiUm1icbXC.99


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

Amazon does not ever give us your contact info.  Often
we do not even get a packing slip!  Please know
how grateful we are to you for your kindness and generosity!

 Charity, Lisa and Charity helping with boxes!

Thank you Aaron Hanson for the cat litter!
Thank you Carl Wetterling for the laundry bags, shammies and treats!
Thank you Carla Giannobile for the cat cave!
Thank you Eileen Magnaye for the cat litter and cat food!
Thank you Emma Roberts the cat food!
Thank you Fred Coates for the cat litter!
Thank you M Orris for the cat litter!


Penny laying on the scratch and rest!

Thank you M Simon for the cat climbing tower!
Thank you Patricia de la Bretonne for the cat litter and cat food!
Thank you Sharon Mahos in honor of Lucky the cat for the lactated rings!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food, cleaner, tissue, treats and trash bags!
Thank you Unknown for the dish soap, paper towels, litter and cat toys!
Thank you Unknown for the necklace and catnip fishes!
Thank you Unknwn for the pinnacle cat food!
Thank you Unnamed for the petfusion!

Carrot with all the toys!



Carrot running on the wheel!





When you shop at Amazon,  if you log in from  http://smile.amazon.com
and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity.  They will make a donation
from their foundation to the cats!  It costs you nothing extra :)




We love our eBay sellers and buyers!!  There are many many auctions being generously shared with the cats!  You may find them at  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/





Here is a couple of wonderful auction being shared with the cats by a wonderful ebay seller! Thank you so much for your kindness! Hope you check it out 



Do you walk or run? 
 If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!




Facebook is hiding much of our posts!!  To subscribe,  please
         just send an email to   join@blindcatrescue.com  and we will add you :)

Here is this weeks newsletter:  http://bcrstories.com/email01-21-15.htm


CFC #67324