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Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc

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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 100 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 2017 we have spayed/neutered 546 cats.

Target demographics: Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 Blind/FeLV+/FIV+ cats, spayed/neutered 546 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 2018 is 1500).

Community Stories

716 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Janet Shay W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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Di S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found this sanctuary online a few years back and follow it daily. The work and love that goes into looking after all the disadvantaged cats is absolutely wonderful. They have a home and love for life no matter how long that may or may not be. Keep up the brilliant work that you do.

1 Helen A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary years ago, online. I was enchanted by the sweet photos of the blind cats (in those days). After giving a donation, I saw my name acknowledging I was helping that cat. I love how the spokesperson, Alana, sends personal notes thanking me for the donations, and the beautiful photos I receive of at least one of my sponsored cats every year!

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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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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

i have been supporting this organization BCR for over 3 years now through daily clicks and all of the contests that are available for them. I have cried and laughed with this organization as they adopt and provide care for many blind FELV and FIV as well as many other diseases that attack furbabies. Alana Miller is a lover of animals period as I am and I relate to her with her love and she deserves a crown for all of the hustling and funding she gets. I think they deserves to be recognized with this award.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in the U.K. and can only follow Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary through Facebook but never fail to be amazed by the dedication, love and care shown by all the staff and volunteers to the blind cats. The cats are given a safe and loving environment and importantly a home for life whether that be months or years. My dream is to visit this amazing safe haven in person one day

Donor

Rating: 5

I can not express enough admiration for the Blind Cat Rescue Charity. They are a truly amazing organization. Whenever I send a check (and I can only afford pretty small donations) , I get a beautiful thank you letter in the mail from the director,Alana.
When you buy from Amazon, you can go through a. portal called"Smile" which gives a portion of your purchase payment to BCR. It is a tiny amount-but every bit helps.

I have a rescue cat,Jenny,who was found eating from a garbage can in a parking lot. She was on the trap-spay -release program in which she was trapped and spayed and then put back outside. Luckily she was found by the Bide-a-Wee shelter here in. NYC and taken in. One ear was clipped off so the trap-release people would not have to try to collect her again by accident. Just this one unimportant "defect" -having one ear clipped -made Jenny difficult for adoption ,apparently. I can only imagine how difficult it is to be adopted if you are a blind or FIV positive cat.
Please support this extraordinary charity!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following BCR on Facebook, watching their live feeds and getting their emails for a long time. They do such wonderful work taking care of blind cats and cats with other conditions that probably make them one of the bast places in the country for cats with the needs their cats have. I vote for them in every contest, and donate to them as often as I can. I wish I could do a lot more for them.

1 Colin W.

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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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

These guys are amazing. Ran across them as a featured charity on greatergood.com. Was stunned that such a sanctuary even existed! Watch some videos, read their story and you're hooked!

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Donor

Rating: 5

-There is only one Truth. That truth is as follows: We were put here on this sentient planet, to relieve not only our own suffering, but also the suffering of all other beings, especially those who cannot care for themselves. God smiles big time when we do that....." As ye sow, so shall ye reap."

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Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary fills a hole in the "system" for unwanted animals that few of us are usually even aware of-- the need for safe, loving care for animals that are deemed unadoptable otherwise. Many pets that have been poorly looked after to begin with find a haven here, and are not forced to face an uncertain future. Whether they are blind from birth or have lost their sight through a lack of medical attention by owners, or if they have FELV+ or FIV+ status, at BCR, they all receive great healthcare, love, and a permanent home. As well, BCR advocates for the welfare of animals in the area: they have an outreach to spay/neuter, they have helped to provide life-saving equipment to local firefighters that will help those responders save animals in emergencies. It's my hope that BCR's effective strategies to care for and advocate for cats will lay down a pattern for other animal shelters & charities to follow; I know they make a difference every day.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The best cat shelter as most put blind and FLV afflicted cats down but this shelter helps them find a home or stay put. I have helped them out for months and will keep doing so. This is my wife and I's favorite charity...

1 Carol195

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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Donor

Rating: 5

You won't find people more dedicated and loving as the people who take care of these beautiful blind cats. I help with donations whenever I can, as I am committed to these fur babies too.

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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.

1 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

1 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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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.

1 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