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Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Cats

Mission: Our mission is to save the lives of and provide a safe, healthy and loving home to cats who would be declared un-adoptable and immediately euthanized in high-kill animal control facilities because they are blind or test positive for FIV or feline leukemia. Without this sanctuary, they would have no chance for a quality life. We are committed to educating the public about these cats and their ability to be loving family pets and to providing a strong community spay and neuter program to help reduce the number of cats in shelters.

Results: With 107 cats currently in residence, we provide a window into the lives and abilities of these cats, proving that they are in no way disabled or unable to be adopted as pets. Our social media presence offers this view to a global audience. As of the end of 2018 we have spayed/neutered 1921 cats.

Target demographics: Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 Blind/FeLV+/FIV+ cats, spayed/neutered 1921 cats

Geographic areas served: The US

Programs: Saving the lives of and providing a safe, healthy and loving home to cats who would be declared un-adoptable and immediately euthanized in high-kill animal control facilities because they are blind or test positive for FIV or feline leukemia; Educating the public about these cats and their ability to be loving family pets; Providing a strong community spay and neuter program to help reduce the number of unwanted cats in shelters (Begun in 2014, target for 2019 is 2000).

Community Stories

770 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this group because they give their all for every cat they can... love and care and treatment...they go above and beyond to educate and fundraise for everything these precious creatures need, want and deserve

1 Jessie L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization because they take all the cats that are adoptable and give them a chance at living a normal life like regular cats. This place takes all kinds of special needs cats and I think it's so wonderful. I don't donate or send stuff to just any place but I truly do believe in this place and will do what I can to help support them because i know they run on donations and do this out of the kindness of their hearts and for that they deserve every help they can get. These cats won't survive if it wasn't for BCR and for that I thank God for them and I say god bless to the people to help take care of these wonderful creatures. I hope to visit them one day in the future. If I lived closer to them I'd love to volunteer but I'm happy to do what I can to help them take care of these special needs babies that otherwise won't survive if it wasn't for this wonderful place.

1 Gloria37

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a cat rescue/sanctuary shelter myself, I respect and admire the work BCR does! They go above and beyond for each and every cat that crosses their threshold! TLC for however long each cat has is given above and beyond by the BCR staff!

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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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1 G.j. C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue & Santuary became known to me when Snicker was very sick. They got him medical help, loved him and saved his life. For over five years BCR&S, has grown and developed. They give dignity to blind and suffering cats. They are Angel's of kindness and a refuge. I love them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

thebepitomy of what a rescue should be, whether for cats or anyn animal. as ive said before bcr is all about the cats in teir care, from medical stuff to gropoming psychological stuff, etc the cats come first last and always.

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Donor

Rating: 5

its very simple concerning this group. they are all about the cats and the cats come first no matter what. no bull. they rock.

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1 Kto-50

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered Blind Cat Rescue when I adopted a blind kitten. Several blind cats later, I still follow them; I'm still learning, from them, how to avoid making so many health mistakes with our small herd of blind cats. Our blind cats are our family, and Blind Cat Rescue is our "life coach". Blind Cat Rescue rocks!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They also work tirelessly to educate the public. 5 stars!

1 SydVA

Donor

Rating: 5

Their hearts are 100% for these beautiful cats. An extremely dedicated and loving group of people take care of these cats who have no other option. Cannot say enough about this organization. They are the absolute best.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has nothing but the cats' lives as their MAIN goal. They do everything possible to give these cats a fair chance at a good life. When others might turn them away, this group welcomes them with open arms. I only wish I lived closer to this group, so I might help them with their efforts. They are truly wonderful and I so appreciate and respect all they do!

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1 hcb2016

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have a blind cat, Squeaker. He was a victim of a hoarder: 70+ cats in a singlewide. Upper respiratory infections spread through the cats, and all developed eye problems. All needed one or both eyes removed. Squeaker had to have both removed. He came to us when he was about 1 1/2, and he's a teenager now. Our friends think that he can see somehow; he behaves exactly like all our other cats, is mischievous, fearless, and cuddles with cats who aren't feeling well. I became interested In Blind Cat Rescue because of Squeaker. I am thrilled that blind cats, whom many people won't adopt, have a loving, forever, happy home with them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a totally blind cat and a cat who is FIV+, so I took a look at this website. You are taking care of these cats so wonderfully! They all look so happy--and everyone who cares for and visits them looks happy, too. No one should ever think that having a blind or FIV+ cat is a burden; they make wonderful companions. Thank you for publicizing them and showing that they can live totally normal lives with great joy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Fabulous work doing so much for the handicapable felines!

1 Carol195

Donor

Rating: 5

Great people, great place for so many wonderful cats. They deserve everything. They do anything and everything for these critters. They are such devoted people. Their place is far cleaner than any house I have been in!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can't tell you enough about this fabulous place. Alana and her people are very devoted to these wonderful creatures. They get the best care possible. They have even gone further to get their cats the kind of medical attention they need, and that includes chemo, which is costly. They will not let a cat just die, no, the cat will get all the possible care he can. They keep us abreast of things too. They are an awarded non-profit. BCR also has a separate facility for cats that are contagious with leukemia, but are not sick, or sick yet. They are a very worthy charity. Snicker, their spokescat says so too.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of this sanctuary because I read "Homer the Blind Wonder Cat"
I contacted Gwen Cooper to thank her for telling Homer's story. Amazing!
This sanctuary has a big place in my heart and I hope it will in yours too!

1 Hiroshi O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very great place where cats would otherwise be euthanized for being blind or otherwise are lovingly cared for for the rest of their lives. They have online tours and 24/7 camera set up so you can interact with the cats. The tours are relaxing and informative. I lose myself in those tours and can forget my pain.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the Facebook videos where they go on tour. Support them through Resqwalk, Amazon Smile, and eBay sales.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I had never visited, donated, or interacted with the staff at BCR, I did some research and found their web site when a blind kitten found its way to me. I was desperate for insight, advice, and reassurance that I could care for this little one, so I emailed them--they took the time to reply, and I found so much good advice with these people (angels, truly, for what they do); I was heartened by the response I received, and am happy to say I've had this little blind boy for over ten years now; he is happy and healthy, and lives with four sighted cats, and a one-eyed little gal who came to us about four years ago. Through BCR and my little kitty boy I've come to realize that a blind cat has to be about one of the sweetest things on earth! These people give everything for these cats.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with cat rescue groups in Pa. and it almost impossible to find homes and help for these animals in need. Congratulations to the people from Blind Cat Rescue for the time and love they give these special cats.
Annette Murphy

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even though I have never visited this Sanctuary,the posts I read on my e-mails and Facebook have convinced me that this is one of those charities that does its best to rescue and shelter the most challenging of cat cases. And at the same time remain a no-kill shelter. This is the greatest achievement.

1 Megan M.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do beautiful work with the cats, and always take care of all, no matter what the diagnosis. This place is all heart, whether it's being overfilled with joy and a new cat or one that just makes you happy, or when the time comes to let go of a cat, and your heart breaks a little more each time. I can feel the love this place puts in to the cats and keeping the public aware of everything going on. Keep up the amazing work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started following BCR on Facebook about 4 years ago. The staff and volunteers are so dedicated to the kitties and I buy 2 of their calendars every year because I enjoy the pictures of the cats and the tidbits of information in the calendar. They have helped so many kitties over the years and they are so dedicated to their health as long as they remain at the shelter.
Thank you for all you do for kitties that come to you needing much deserved love and attention!

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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

When the last of my five cats died last year, I was not able to adopt again. However, I felt bereft and wished I could just see some cats online. Other shelters have webcams, but not like BCR’s! I soon found myself keeping track of the cats, finding favorites in the different rooms, and checking in daily, and then becoming a monthly donor (I don’t sponsor a specific cat, I just figure it’s for all of them).
This organization is one-of-a-kind. Alana and her staff give these poor animals a loving home, no matter how sick they are. Some of the cats never even get to their “room,” they are so sick that they don’t make it, but BCR keeps at it – it’s like being an oncologist, I suppose – many of your patients die, but they all deserve comfort and dignity; and, many of them live long lives. I see the staff and volunteers spending time in the rooms with the cats, just giving them attention. The other day I watched one of my favorites, Charles, getting his claws clipped and his ears swabbed – he looked like he was loving it. Some of the situations these cats come from are absolutely heart-rending, but each cat is provided with medical attention and loving care. It is amazing to watch.

2 Professordonna

Donor

Rating: 5

Many years I have supported Blind Cat Rescue. I look forward to the stories of help and hope they give each of the fur babies they take in toa forever home. All are treated with love and cared for in any and all health situations. Alana Miller and her staff, along with volunteers, are dedicated to all cats fortunate to be a part of BCR.

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Donor

Rating: 5

So happy to see that this made the top 2015 Non-Profits. Alana Miller, the founder, and the volunteers, work non-stop to make sure all the cats have wonderful purrfect homes. The cats are loved and cared for as family and it is this family that allows them to live and thrive. Those that support Blind Cat Rescue get Weekly Newsletters, kudos for helping sponsor the cats, cute Jib Jabs, personal emails, thank you messages, and so many more acknowledgements of the work and love for the cats and the sponsors. Thank you for acknowledging this wonderful Non-Profit.

2 Colin W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited BCR for the past three years and each visit has been memorable. The cats all get the best of care for what time they have. Blind Fiv+ and FeLv cats living the life they deserve. Cannot say enough about the Director Alana and her staff for all their hard work. Have also met so many wonderful caring people through BCR. Amongst the Friends of BCR it is commonly known as "The Happiest Place on Earth". I volunteer each time I come and enjoy all my time spent here. The cats are given a promise : This will be their Forever Home. There is a lovely Memorial Garden for the kitties who have past. I highly recommend BCR to everyone who loves cats. I don't really like to play favourites but Mickey stole my heart the first day I arrived. He is such a sweet boy. Would not leave me alone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited and volunteered here once a year since 2016. The guesthouse is available free for helping the staff in the mornings. The kitties live here in absolute comfort and are in their forever home. The director and the staff are exceptional. Because of public donations the kitties get the great life they deserve. I come all the way from Australia to get loved on by them. Met so many great friends through BCR. I really wish that there were more sanctuaries like this so blind Fiv+ and Felv+ kitties could have a deserving home. This year they have been able to expand with a new building and now are caring for over 100 very special kitties. I hope more people will become aware of BCR and the amazing work they do. They have amazing live tours each day where you can witness these little beauties. Mickey Bunny and Bear are just three of the residents here.

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1 Janet112

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't have enough words to express how very much I love Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. One day I would love to visit. See all the beautiful cats and help out for awhile. They do so much for the cats in their care. Alana is such a blessing. She loves them with all her heart. God bless everyone there and every dear cat.

Janet

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snicker was the first cat I heard about at this rescue. He immediately won my heart and so did Blind Cat Rescue. I love reading the newsletters, and keeping up with what is new. The work they do is wonderful. All the cats are cared for and loved. They are happy, safe, and content cats. That is so obvious when looking at the cat-cams and videos. Hopefully, I will be able to visit one day, and meet the staff, and of course, the cats. In the meantime I shall continue to donate. God bless them for the love and care they provide.

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1 Sharon M.8

Donor

Rating: 5

I started following BCR at the forwarded post from a friend. I was so impressed that someone was doing something for blind cats, and soon for FIV and feline leukemia. I watched the open house videos on you tube and saw all the perches, toys, beds, litter boxes and staff...and cats prancing all over playing, resting in cute theme beds, cozying up to staff and most importantly being acknowledged and LOVED by the staff.So I became a sponsor to Penny, a beautiful white cat who is blind and deaf. I wish I had more money to sponsor at least 5. Maybe I will win publishers clearinghouse...lol. I see the devotion Alana and the staff have to treating these cats and giving them the best care and love. We all grieve when one passes as its like loosing a family member. I plan on taking a trip to visit BCR and volunteer for a week. Working on transportation. This is one GREAT sanctuary built on love. Thank you again BCR...you are THE best. Sharon Mahos

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Donor

Rating: 5

I haven't visited but if I were in the area you bet I would. I watch their videos and have contributed. The care they give their cats who suffer blindness and/or are infected with FIV or Feline Leukemia is amazing; they pull out all the stops to give these kitties a wonderful life. Great atmosphere, great caretakers, great medical care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cat Rescue for a couple of years now on Ustream and Facebook. I think what these folks do for the kitties is amazing as otherwise these cats would have been put down. It's nice to know they have a forever home at the rescue and will never have to worry about being thrown out on the street. Bless these people. Bless the cats.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The kitties that are lucky enough to end up at BCR are shown the love they have deserved since the day they were born. Medical care is provided along with all the food, water and a warm dry clean bed to lie in. How could anyone not love that.

Cora B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue takes in, heals and houses many cats that otherwise would never find a home as these cats require infinite love and continuous care. As a pet parent of both a Feline HIV positive cat and a Feline Leukemia positive cat (both passed after long lives) I can attest to the commitment necessary to care for them. I commend BCR and salute them for their care and compassion for these cats, who live only because of Blind Cat Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found this charity when researching help for FIV positive cats as I had one who lived to the age of 17. This organization takes animals that are doomed by the support systems who perceive these animals as unadoptable. Alana takes them in and provides the care they need to live good, secure and happy lives. She truly is an angel for them and they deserve this level of care. God Bless you, Alana.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

It is very rare that in todays world people are helping and saving animals instead of killing them as soon or almost as soon as they reach a shelter. They do a great jobtakingcare of and loving these poor kitties. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

BCR provides such a great service to our furry friends that need the most help and compassion. I live out of state and donate to them because they provide such a unique service by taking in cats that need special help because of their conditions.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw BCR on Facebook and watched it and at first didn't know when it was on l would just keep finding it and loved the way they all looked after these poor cats then l found out what time it was on here in Australia and l now get notifications when it's on l also get news letters and l am informed when a kitty passes over that was really a good idea l know a lot of the kitties and the ones who do the tours and l now sponsor Liza and if l had the money l would go visit l want to see the kitties in person l also get the calender so l have a picture of them l don't use it

1 Stacey D.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are great, the volunteers are so dedicated.
This organization provides a safe and loving environment to cats that otherwise would not have a chance

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had the joy and privilege of spending five days volunteering at BCR a few years ago, and then was able to stop by one more time, for a brief visit (I live in Pennsylvania - if it were closer, I would be there volunteering a lot more often!). I also had the privilege of sponsoring some of their kitties until, sadly, my job changed and I could no longer afford it, but still donate one-time gifts when I can. I am very particular about charities I support, and the time I spent there showed me that they are truly a five-star-plus organization. While I can no longer be a regular sponsor, I have made sure that BCR is in my will.
Emily

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Donor

Rating: 5

They do a wonderful job taking in these cats that no one else wants to bother with. Their newsletters are great too!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love BCR and Donate every month. Lurch is my man at BCR...

1 Kimberly168

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary is an amazing place. They give homes to cats that are blind, FIV+, or FELV+ that would otherwise be euthanized. Once they get to BCR they are in their forever home. The cats receive the best food, care, and all the love they could want. It's amazing to watch a scared, sick cat gradually become healthy and realize they are finally safe. Any cat that makes it to BCR is so lucky to get to a great home. If I were a cat, I'd love to end up there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found BCR one day by accident on Facebook when I happened to see one of their daily live tours. I had no idea how much that would change my life. I get such joy out of watching the kitties and I feel like they are mine too. BCR does an amazing job with the babies. They take cats that are blind, FIV+, and FELV+ that would otherwise be put down and give them a home. Each cat that comes there is promised a forever home. Even after they cross the rainbow bridge they are brought back and placed in the memorial garden. Each cat gets the best food and top notch medical care. They are loved so much. You can tell how happy they are by watching them. There is nothing better than watching a new kitty miraculously transform from a shy baby that wants to hide into a happy and confident cat. If I were I cat I wish I would be so lucky to live at BCR

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Donor

Rating: 5

BCRS takes in "hopeless" cases, cats who have led lives on the streets that can only be described as horror stories. BCRS will treat any illness, provide a secure forever home, for any cat they take in. They spread into the world the concepts of compassion and commitment to the most helpless cats in the country. This philosophy drew me in and I have been a supporter for years.

1 jillannesparapany

Donor

Rating: 5

Every time I visit BCR, the cats are well groomed and fed and the rooms and floors are so clean! I visit during the week and every room and cat are clean and healthy....they don't just put on "good show" for their Open Houses! I've been visiting for over 6 years and donate an autoship food donation from chewy.com every month! I also sponsor five cats , $30 per month for each. I know my donations all go for the good of the cats.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been supporting the work of Blind Cat Rescue for many years! I sponsor two cats, Carrot (blind) and Brandy (FeLV+). I'm close enough that I can visit on monthly Open House events too. BCR is amazing and the excellent care and love these cats receive is heart warming! All of these cats would have been "throw away" cats but Alana gives them a chance of having a full life with plenty of food, comfy beds, feline friends, toys and tons of love from the staff and visitors. All the cats receive the best vet care!!