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Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Saving the lives of loving cats that will be automatically killed in high kill animal control facilities because they are blind, leukemia positive or FIV+. Educating the public about blind, FIV+ and Leukemia Positive Cats. Sponsor a strong spay neuter program for feral & stray cats.

Results: As of mid Sept 2015 we have spayed/neuters 1104 cats this year.

Target demographics: animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 blind/felv/fiv cats, spay/neuter for 182 cats

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: Educating people about blind, FELV+ & FIV+ cats. Providing life time care sanctuary for blind, FELV+ & FIV+ cats. Started 9/2014 a spay/neuter program for feral & stray cats. We fixed 182 cats in 2014. Our goal for 2015 is 1500 cats

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702 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that i have supported for many years. Alana and her team provide such a caring environment for these cats that wouldmotherwise be abandoned or killed - and though this work they remind us what it means to be human - to be compassionate and caring - and to safeguard those less fortunate.

Jennifer L.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a strong supporter of the underdog and I always have been. I think this rescue is awesome and commendable for the work they do. I am so appreciative there are people that can care like these people do. I have an independent feline rescue in my home and I can say how tough it is. Bless you BCR

Colin W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Visited and volunteered here for the last two years. Coming again in July. The staff are really great and the cats are adorable. Living out their lives in peace and being totally cared for. I recommend you to visit here. There is a guesthouse to stay and once a month they have Open House. Meet friendly people and help them and these deserving kitties. Alana Miller has created a Sanctuary for blind Fiv+ and Fiv+ kitties. Made some good friendships here. While here you have to say 'Hi' to Mr Snicker & Bunny and the crew. Apart from a Gilligan & a Thurston you can meet the rest of the castaways from Gilligan's Island (in name). Among the staff and guests this is known as The Happiest Place on Earth. pic of Mickey from my last visit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I only found out about this charity on facebook courtesy of the candy-corn kittens. I have donated money and food from the Amazon wish list and set up an annual donation with my American Card. The work these wonderful people do for the disadvantaged kitties is a Godsend. Reading the stories of the little angels who have passed on all too quickly breaks my heart but knowing their lives ended surrounded by love eases the pain. I have five kitties waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I am hoping there will come a day soon when there will be a cure for FIP and FELV and eye disease so kitties in the future can have the stress-free lives they all deserve. Please help the charity any way you can. It will be worth it. My present two kitties Cuddly and Fluffy appreciate what is being done for their distant cousins and send their love.

Gloria37

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a financial as well as a fellow rescue/sanctuary supporter of BCR for many years. Not many shelters or rescues or sanctuaries out there that take special needs like BCR does. My own shelter Scooter's Place only takes special needs so I know what is in the hearts of all who work and support BCR!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a sanctuary for abused cats in Texas and Minnesota. I do physical and socialization therapy on brain damaged, ,blind, crippled, whatever type of physical and or mental issues that grace the front door of Scooter's Place. So BCR touches my heart beyond words for being a sister sanctuary for very special cats.

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Donor

Rating: 5

as far as i am concerned, this is one of the premeir animal rescue org in the usa and maybe the world. it just happens to be for cats, but i woild venture to guess if it was even for dogs, gerbils, whatever, they would still foster their program and whtever the animal they are dealing with would defkinitely be the better for it, as their philosophy is THE ANIMALS AND THEIR NEEDS COME FIRST.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

from the get go this rescue/sanctuary takes in cats that are basically on the downhill side of life in all manner/one step away from the rainbow bridge. they give them the life they deserve and have never known in most cases for whatever time they have left, whether 10 mos or 10 years. i guess you could call it cat heaven. alana and all involved in what ever capacity, in my estimation have the credo, the cats come first.

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annielaurieburke

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the way BCRS uses the 'net to share the lives of their shelter kitties with their supporters all over the country, and to show their donors how well their contributions are being used to help the cats. They are doing a great service educating the public about pets with disabilities. This group uses imagination, humor and compassion to help folks understand that blind cats just want to have fun, to love and be loved, just like any other cats.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered BCR through another humane society I support. I was impressed with the work they do with blind cats, as so many shelters just euthanize them. Some of the cats they have saved are amazing and would not have had a chance otherwise. BCR shares news of their work with donors, and responds personally and promptly to donations, questions and comments. I am glad to know there is such a caring organization for these special needs cats!

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful service BCR provides to blind cats, rescuing them from all over the country. I'm proud to be a monthly donor to this wonderful organization.

T.J. S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

between the live tours and the hoouse and everytihng im so glad of the amazing staff there love or kittys show they go out of there way to help everyone a keep up the great work bcr empooeeesss

Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary is one of the most amazing animal sanctuaries ever . Once a blind or sick cat gets there , they never leave as this is their furrever home . When they cross Rainbow Bridge , they are cremated and their ashes are buried in the memorial garden on the property . These kitties are given love , warm beds , more food than they can eat , toys , meds and veterinary care when needed , donations of everything they need from sponsors and loving cyber parents . May God always Bless Alana , the staff who works there and especially the beautiful kitties . Because without BCR many of these purrfect cats would not be alive , no what it's like to have warm beds , food , meds , toys , and the love of Mama Alana Miller and millions of cyber parents .

2 Afsaneh R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this rescue. I always follow it on the Facebook and had donated several times. BCR, you are truly making a difference for the better. You are an inspiration to other animal rights activists around the world.Thank you for all your efforts..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and donor for over four years. I have visited on numerous occasions and can attest to the outstanding care these kitties receive. It is the PURRFECT place to visit.

2 Kristine13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the most amazing rescue that takes the best care and gives forever homes to cats that others will not. I am in awe of all they do every day. just wish they were close so I could go visit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love the blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary!!!! Having had a cat who was partially blind I know what wonderful pets they make and how much they deserve to live and be loved. I am so thankful of their mission to give a loving home to the cats that are blind or FIV positive who may otherwise have been put to sleep. I am planning on taking a vacation in the future to visit this wonderful place, people and cats who live there. Although I am not rich I will always try to donate or help by clicking for the cats here. Kristine Hanson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I have never had the opportunity to visit in person, the stories and information have been a great help to me to be a good guardian to my cat Kelly, found and rescued in Tucson, AZ.
I've had him more than 4 years now and enjoy him every day. He lost his sight due to neglect and Herpes virus. It took him only two days to get the layout of my house down, where the litter boxes are as well as food and water bowls. He is absolutely no more effort than his sighted cousins, and I wouldn't trade him for anything.
Thanks, Blind Cat Rescue!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary take extraordinary care of all their wonderful cats!
The compassion and kindness they show by taking in cats that would otherwise suffer or perish is exemplary.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I admire your work. I'd like to make a donation but I don't enter my credit card # on the internet. -Morris

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported this charity for a couple years now and followed them on Facebook when I still had social media. They are a wonderful charity and save cats lives that would otherwise be thrown away because they have special needs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this organization on Facebook and supported their fundraising efforts for about three years now. As a cat lover, there is not a better cat rescue than Blind Cat Rescue and I hope to get there some day for a visit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary for 2 years now on Facebook and this is the best non-profit organization I have found. The owner, Alana, truly cares for the cats and provides them with the best care available and the most love you can imagine. There are numerous volunteers who devote their time to the rescue and you can come visit it at any time. They even have a guest house to stay in and all they ask is that you volunteer to help in the rescue while you are there. This organization deserves to win any contest that they enter.

Walter cat and friends.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm so thankful to have found this rescue online when I was faced with having to remove my Buster's eyes due to a genetic condition. He was a scared stray who was having difficulty relating to people. I was struggling with whether he could have any real quality of life as a blind 3 legged cat and was contemplating putting him down. The information I found on their website was enough for me to know Buster would be just fine. He was an amazing cat in spite of his handicaps! Their cat room cameras are fun to watch, and their newsletters provide information to educate cat owners on a variety of subjects. What a great shelter! There should be more shelters of this quality!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It was traumatic when my 3-legged rescued cat developed a genetic problem with his right eye requiring its removal. It was even more traumatic when the same thing developed 3 months later with his left eye resulting in a decision to make him blind. I found BCR through an online search. The information and videos on their website were such a help, and now I'm a monthly donor. My blind Buster is absolutely amazing! He and I both owe BCR a big thank you. I've also rescued FIV+ strays that have all done well and deserved a chance to enjoy life.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love this wonderful charity! They take in cats that are unwanted by other shelters and provide them with lifetime care. The people that work here are truly angels. It's obvious how much they love the cats. I sponsor one of the cats, Holly. My wish is to someday visit Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love the BCR, I know in the USA many blind and other special needs pets´re still put down (fortuantely not so in Germany that doesn´t have a single kill shelter and where no pet´s put to sleep unless it´s terminally sick with cancer or so), at the BCR blind, FIV and FeLV positive kitties find a loving home, are well cared for, and even if feline leukemia always wins at the end the FeLV positive kitties have a great time there, together with other kitties in their room!!! People who´re able to can visit the BCR on the open house days and spend a wonderpurr time with the kitties, I wish I could do it too once, but I follow them on FB and Twitter, especially FB brings them close to me.... Oh I´m a Snickaholic, which means I´m addicted to Snickerdoodle, but I also love all the other cute kitties of the BCR!!! Always smiling Maine Coon Snicker aka Snickerdoodle aka Snicker on the pic....

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was "lead" to the Facebook page of Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary by Homer Blind Wondercat almost 2 years ago and liked their page immediately, too. It´s amazing how happy all the blind, FIV or FeLV positive cats are at the BCR, whenever I find the time to watch the ustream, the live broadcast from the BCR, I do it, and if you do this you wouldn´t really think the blind cats are blind at all!!!! Most of the cats came from (high) kill shelters, and different than in other countries like Germany that has no kill shelters at all, all cats with any kind of "handicap" are always on top of the killing lists , so you may say Blind Cat Rescue saved the lives of most of their cats.
And even if one of the cats dies from FeLV, FIP or another disease, or just because he/she´s been old, the BCR even has a cimetary garden where all their urns find a place, so you may really say the cats have a forever loving home and beyond!!!