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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

Community Stories

673 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kimberly168

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

MiaDravis

Donor

Rating: 5

They do amazing work providing forever love for cats in need. They educate the public regarding what causes blindness in cats and make people aware of the fact that blind cats are amazing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work they do with cats that have special needs in incredible!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe that all kitties are in the best of hands with all that Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary do. They give hope for all those loving and beautiful cats that cannot see and may be afraid or feel uneasy. They provide a lot of information regarding what they do and I truly wish I had so much more funds to give away for this organization. They truly shine providing education to all of us, helping the cats finding homes for adoptable ones and a safe haven for those that cannot be adopted. Thank you so much for all the love and all you do for our best furry friends.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a generous and selfless organization... Virtually all the donations go to care for their cats.

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Many years ago, I had a Manx who lost his vision when he was 15 years old; he lived to 17. He was amazing in how he dealt with his blindness. I stumbled across Blind Cat Rescue several years ago and am totally impressed with the love, care and concern Alana and those who work with her have for the cats. I have been a donor since. It touches my heart that BCR has now expanded to include FIV and FeLV cats as well. The newsletters always make me smile and the cats look extremely well cared for and happy. Even when one has to cross over the Rainbow Bridge, it is done with such compassion and kindness; you will, of course, cry for each one ... yet their lives can be celebrated because at BCR they ALL matter!

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best organization that I have ever seen for helping kitties that would otherwise not be given the love and the care that they deserve. All of the BCR staff and volunteers really love the kitties and it shows during the posted pictures and videos posted to Facebook. The actual facility is always kept very clean for the kitties and the grounds outside are beautiful. I especially like the rose garden where they plant a rose bush and a little nameplate for each kitty that walks over the rainbow bridge. I really hope to visit one day and meet all the kitties in person.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary and donating since July of last year. They are a wonderful charity that does so much to help cats in need. I'm so glad that BCR exists to care for FELV+, FIV+, and blind cats that would otherwise be euthanized. They give these cats a stable, lifetime home and are so great about caring for all their different health and social needs.

They are wonderful about keeping in touch with their supporters. They are always giving updates by video, blog, Facebook, email, etc. It makes it so easy to understand how much hard work and love they put into taking care of the cats. I absolutely love BCR and will continue to support them!

Donor

Rating: 5

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I donate to BCR every year. They genuinely love each kitty in their care. It's hard to imagine it, but they KNOW each kitty and his/her needs. I remember watching a video where they were giving WATER THERAPY to a lady cat. She had her little vest and one gal was in the water with her (guiding her and encouraging her) while another gal was on the sidelines encouraging her. It was a wading pool. So cute. Another time, a kitty required surgery and wasn't eating afterward... for 2 days. What they didn't DO to get him to EAT! On the third day, he ATE! What a celebration! These people DO care! Any time you view live stream (ANYWHERE), the room is clean, the cats have clean beds and cat trees as well as toys. They wander freely and enjoy their lives. Blind cats tracking the flight of a bird is quite a sight to behold. The cats have QUALITY in their lives!

Barbara298

Donor

Rating: 5

Open house honest. Everything BCR does is top notch. I have supported for a couple of years now and I am impressed with how responsive they are to their supporters. Long distance access at almost anytime is a fabulous perk for long distance donors. Snicker and the crew are a great example of how the "it takes a village" philosophy extends from childcare to abandoned animal care!
BCR, you rock!

Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue gives cats who would otherwise be euthanized a wonderful home with plenty of love. They are always so thankful for donations and they are an organization who will put the prize money towards caring for the cats.

Carol268

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cats Sanctuary and rescue for 3 years. I have donate over 1500 paw points and participate in the non profit challenges. I am thrilled that they won the 5000 feeds. They are awesome. Caring loving. The cats come first.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization, dedicated staff. They have saved so many loving animals from certain death over the years and given them a place to live out their lives in a happy, clean, loving, caring environment. I am a huge supporter of BCR. I am so grateful for what they do.

Erica73

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BCR is an amazing rescue that takes animals that most would deem "unadoptable" and gives them a forever sanctuary and home. They take such good care of the cats. My husband and I visited last September, and volunteered for a day. It was an awesome experience, and we want to go back again to see all the wonderful cats.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been supporters of BCR for two years volunteering with the daily morning cleaning, working with the employees, and personally experiencing the high-level of care the 90 cats in their care receive. We can say with confidence that the dedication of this organization to its core purpose, providing a forever home to cats that would be otherwise euthanized, is an amazing. Everything they do points to one result, the care and nurturing of cats that are otherwise shunned by society. We, and many others, will continue to support their efforts in any way we can, as we hope Great Non-Profits will also.

Lorraine19

Donor

Rating: 5

BCR is a wonderful place. They take in the cats that no one else is willing to care for or to help.

Donor

Rating: 5

BCR is a wonderful charity. I believe they have significantly helped to bring attention to blind cats and how they can make wonderful pets. It wasn't that long ago that if a cat was determined to be blind, it would be euthanized by a lot of cities' animal control departments. Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary helped to educate the public about how these kitties deserve a chance at life just as much as any other cat. I was also happy to discover them when we adopted our own blind cat. It is obvious how compassionate and caring they are about all of the cats they take care of. I have also donated many times in the past, and always receive wonderful thank you letters for my donations. I believe they go above and beyond not just in caring for the cats but also with their donors and supporters. They are genuinely happy for every donation they receive, and take none of it for granted.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first saw BCR on a video of blind cats "watching" a bird fly. I then watched one of the tours and fell in love with all the little guys!! But as much as I enjoy watching the cats, I enjoy being a sponsor (I sponsor the adorable little Matthew)! This non-profit is VERY well run. I am kept informed, my questions are answered in a timely manner and they offer many non-financial ways to help the cats. I like that they offer many ways people can help, when they have an abundance, they help other shelters and they encourage people to adopt in their own communities. These cats are not for adoption and are totally spoiled--living a great life in their forever home--that makes it fun to watch and to support BCR. Finally, BCR has drawn together a community (people who tune in to watch tours on Facebook) of on-line people that are a kind, supportive and respectful--a rare thing on the internet these days.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have set up a monthly donation to this charity. They do wonderful work, providing a loving environment for blind cats, and for FeLV and FIV positive cats. I love reading their newsletters, and watching the cats on their web cams. There are so few shelters that accept cats with these disabilities, and they are very difficult to place in foster homes. I am truly thankful for this charity and their dedication.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cat Rescue online for several years now. They do great work, supporting needy and deserving cats who otherwise might never get a chance to live a full life. I love to hear stories about their cats and the work that they do.