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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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687 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!!!

MaureenMurphyWilliams

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed this wonderful nonprofit for years. Although I live in Oregon I give what I can to BCR in North Carolina because of the work they do. Wishing them more success in years to come!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary far exceeds expectations for a non-profit shelter. Because they take FIV and otherwise hard-to-place cats (blind, special needs) into their fold, they have harbored many wonderful little lives over the years. The director of BCR, Alana, is a champion at fund-raising and cat-awareness ideas to promote a basis for caring for these cats, finding foster homes and attention for their cause through social media. Although I Iive in Oregon and support many local shelters here, I fully support BCR in North Carolina in everything they do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can watch them for hours. They are doing such a great job. And job is the wrong word, they do everything with so much love. I'm happy to know, that these cats have the best possible home forever and that they still try to help so many other animals. THANK YOU, love You all there.

Donor

Rating: 5

I haven't visited but I donate when I can to my Favorite Animal Charity. Will G.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been coming here since 2012 and we now come about 4 times a year
We help clean the rooms, feed the cats hang out with the staff and relax with the cats

The staff here are so devoted to the cats and the mission of Blind Cat Rescue, they know each of the cats habits, routines and quirks

Everyone needs to come visit and hang with the cats

Donor

Rating: 5

This place is the best!! They take care of and love cats no one else would!!! You are angels!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

blind cat rescue us one of the finest orgs i know.god bless the kitties and the staff for taking care of these beautiful animals.your the best.sincerly joann mello

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blind Cat gives a forever home to cats that would otherwise be euthanized because they were blind, FIV+ or FeLv+. They operate solely on donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group does an outstanding job saving and caring for blind, FeLv+ and FIV+ cats. Alana Miller is the director and works tirelessly educating people and helping other shelters with assistance with blind, FelV+ and FIV+ cats. She works solely on donations and what ever funds that can be won from contests. She has monthly Open Houses so anybody that wants to learn about Blind Cat Rescue can come and spend time with 90+ cats.

LeighAnne K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love what you guys do! These beautiful kitties wouldn't be here if it weren't for the love and care you give them. If they could speak, one can only imagine the words of gratitude they would express. You are my favourite charity and my hat goes off to everything you do to give these babies the life they deserve.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the wonderful work you do to give these deserving fur babies a chance at life. BCR is my favorite charity and thank you so much.

Gena A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can say that I doubt there is another animal care facility out there that can match this place. They are by far 2nd to none.

SPKK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These guys and gals really care about cats that most people want to euthanize and toss away like trash in a trash can. I've never visited, but heard it's great there. I've been following them for 4+ years and have not heard anything to the contrary. The reviews are consistently stellar!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They tirelessly and unselfishly take great care of the kitties day and night and give a chance at life for those erroneously deemed unfit for it!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My happy place. So grateful for the work that they do.

Carole35

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent group of individuals dedicated to helping cats who are unwanted to society. They go out of their way to show the world they are so lovable by sending out newsletters, frequent social media posts, etc.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization - not just for the local community for for the world. They set standards that other rescue groups can follow, demonstrating that no animal is disposable.

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Kathy212

Donor

Rating: 5

Hi, BCR is an excellent facility and does great work. If it weren't for BCR, these cats would otherwise be euthanized.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization was started in 2005 as a way to shelter blind and FELV/FIV cats that were otherwise healthy, but deemed unadoptable by other shelters and would be euthanized. This is their forever home and they truly care about each and every cat. I am so impressed at the lengths they go to take care of these precious creatures. Each day they host Facebook live tours of the shelter - 12PM; 3PM; 6PM; 10PM. Each volunteer is so precious and has a genuine love of cats. Please donate to this shelter.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this wonderful place on Facebook for along time now and I'm so happy there's a place for these wonderful babies to live out their lives rather then being put to sleep just cause they are blind or have any other things they can't help. I haven't been to visit cause I can't drive but I hope to visit one day. Would love to see these wonderful place and the wonderful babies up close. I read what the other people who have visited said and it makes me wish I could go. I thank god for those wonderful people who volunteer there and the wonderful people who work there. God bless them all and for the person who founded this wonderful place I say god bless them and how glad I am that they did. I've bought things off of their wish list on amazon before and whenever I shop there they are my charity and I click and do the freebee quiz a lot. I do what I can since I don't have a lot of money and this is the only charity I do that for cause I believe in this place and think it's the best one out there. I have shared them to my friends and when they were up to win all that litter from fresh step I clicked and shared them and got a lot of my cat lover and owner friends on fb to do it to cause I know they go through a lot of liter and could use it and so happy they won that and any other contest they have ever won. I bought their calendar this year. I Really really want to visit someday. I won't travel far to visit many place but for this place I would. Thank you to all that work there and god bless you all.

1 Gloria37

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

I run a shelter for cats that have been abused physically and emotionally. I love what BCR stands for and their core motto of providing a loving home for unwanted, not perfect cats- which is near and dear to my heart. I love supporting them with purchases of coffee, calendars, cookbooks, etc. May they always be here to continue their amazing work!

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