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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue is a very important and worthwhile organization to love and care for these beautiful adorable animals in need. God bless you and your volunteers for helping these awesome and precious little babies. Please sponsor a beautiful and awesome little baby or donate to them. They operate on donations, contests and sponsorships.

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Donor

Rating: 5

i discovered blind cat rescue through a facebook recommendation,i found this organization is very giving to the public,videos they share all throughout the year,daily live videos,beautiful pictures and stories about all their cats on a daily basis.i personally do all i can for blind cat rescue i use the resquik app,fresh step points,click of the day etc.they are very kind,loving,and very caring about their cats,you can see it on the cats eyes when they go live .have high respect and admiration for this org

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue is my favorite place to visit. The not only give these kitties a forever home with the very best of care and love but they work hard to educate the public . Alana and her team are hard working and have such a big heart. You feel the love when you visit. Volunteer and get involved to help keep this organization top rated. LOTS OF FUR BABIES TO LOVE

Donor

Rating: 5

I found BCR by accident. I was buying an item on eBay and there was an option to contribute to a charity. BCR was one of them. I was impressed that there was a rescue for the most vulnerable and needy of cats. I went to the website and was pleased that there were cameras in the rooms. You could see for yourself the love, attention and top notch care given to the cats. I became a monthly sponsor for a kitty named Lisa. Alana and the staff are great. This truly is a house made of love.

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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Donor

Rating: 5

had to have my cat put to sleep two plus months ago ,she was 10plusyears old. needless to say i took a hit emotionally as it was the 1st animal ive interacted with that was my own . short of doing something like volunteering (thats in the future ) and/or a rescue/special needs adooption i searched web to donate money & tangible iitems and found bcrs. they seem totaly dedicated to and all efforts wherein the cats come first. a big plus for them and us is the ustream 24/7 cat tv (AWESOME) thats making me & others admire them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have followed BCR for years, and I have been a volunteer, supporter, and board member as well. The charity is so transparent and open to the public, that it sets a standard for other 501c3s to follow. The facility is clean, the staff are well-trained and well-compensated, and the cats receive the best of care, food, and living conditions. I look forward to break from my busy routines to drive to visit a few times per year to stay and volunteer. It brings sanity to a world often marked by craziness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been following Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary for 5 years now. My first visit was several years ago, I wanted to check the place out for myself. I was extremely surprised by how clean everything was and how AWESOME the cats were taking care of. I have volunteered at many places but never have I seen any place as wonderful as Blind Cat Rescue. Blind Cat Rescue quickly rose to the top of my charity list. I have been returning at least 2 times a year, for at least a week each time, since my 1st visit. I know how clean Blind Cat Rescue is cause I have helped clean from ceiling to floors each day I'm there. The owner, Alana Miller, makes sure the cats have everything they need. There is never a thing as not enough money to treat a cats illness. This charity sets the bar for how animals should be cared for and treated. I have never been so proud as to be associated with such a wonderful, loving and caring charity as Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue sets the Bar for cat care in my opinion. This shelter is cleaner then a Boot Camp Barrack. Sanitized and dirty stuff stripped daily and through out the day as needed.The cats get regular check-ups and if they start acting different, they get an additional check-ups. They get the BEST medical help available. Even if it means traveling from St. Pauls to Raleigh, NC to get treatment for that cat. This IS a forever home for them. No longer will they be bounced from house to house or shelter to shelter. They have a free, non-caged living environment with a outdoor patio attached each room. They get wet food several times a day and certain cats have special diets for their needs. Dry food always available for then to eat and/or snack on. They get treats, cat nip and have a TON of toys PLUS most rooms have a running wheel for extra fun and exercise. There are Tours of the building where you get to see the cats and learn their names and stories about them. They have a 24/7 cat cam to see the cats ANYTIME of day. A 24/7 chat room where you can get to know supporters and fans of Blind Cat Rescue. This also gives them the ability to give you advice, support when needed and friendship when lonely or in pain from a loss of a loved furbaby or human. They have "Chat & Boxes" where you can talk to the owner & staff while they open gifts and donated items from their "wish list". Each month, except December, they have "Open House" where you can come and interact with the cats. They have a "Guest House" for volunteers to stay at when you come to work/clean/feed. The staff are kind and loving souls that work VERY hard to make this such an exceptional place for the cats, visitors & supporters. Alana Miller is an "Angel" with an AWESOME head on her shoulders. Alana puts in 15+ hours a day, EVERY DAY, making sure everything gets done and is done properly to the highest of standards. There is no such thing as a HOLIDAY for the owner & staff due to fact that things need to be done every single day. Just cause it's a Holiday doesn't mean that the cats don't need to get their meds, wet food, dry food, clean linens, rooms sanitized and of course ATTENTION. I could really go on & on but I think you got the jest of just how wonderful this place is for the cats :)

1 Lesleyc

Donor

Rating: 5

I found BCR on Facebook quite by accident - since then I have been a regular donor with food; gifts. These guys are amazing. The work they do with great courage, as it can be heartbreaking when they have to take in animals that no one else wants. They do such a great work and look after these kitties so well, but that all takes time and money and lots and lots of love. I love BCR

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first came across this organisation on Facebook. Since that day, i've followed the progress and also some of the very sad times of these beautiful cats. Alana Miller and all the people that work there are true angels. The fact that they help love, care and treat these cats with pure dignity and the joy they receive from the cats in return is truly wonderful to see. God bless them all.

Donor

Rating: 5

I found BCR on Twitter, learned more about their work and then followed them on Facebook. I have donated to them several times, including a special project to install fire protection sprinklers to protect the cats. I recommend BCR highly, they deserve your support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became aware of BCRS on Twitter when I saw a photo of a young blind cat named Casper. I wanted to know more about the organization and the people who worked so diligently to help these sick cats. As I learned more about this rescue and sanctuary, I felt compelled through compassion to do something to help these helpers and the cats under their care. What they do everyday makes this world a better place.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Look, I am biased toward all good rescues. So, my review of nearly any outfit will be laudatory, but today I am taking time to highlight this one particular Cat Rescue, who is head and shoulders above the rest of us animal lovers and rescuers.

What is Blind Cat Rescue? What they are not is a group trying to pull your heartstrings to collect money. Their cats alone do that. BCR is also not just a regular rescue organization. By their very choice of who to support they speak silently of a high moral concern - caring for the most vulnerable and unseen discards. Who would even think of blind cats, and their plight? With uncommon forethought BCR chooses to help those who would otherwise be ignored, abused, and routinely euthanized by people of smaller minds.

It takes courage to advocate for the unseen and most needy of any group. And, you need grit to launch and maintain such an effort. It takes far more than presenting a sad story to help these wonderful felines. Commitment, stubborn force, great heart, and lack of pity are the tools required to make a difference in this case.

I routinely read their newsletter not to evoke a tear or gain a feeling of comfort by the success stories there. I read their stuff to help keep me focused on what it takes to do my bidding, in what small way I can to make a difference with the strays that cross my path. If BCR can accomplish so many goals, then who am I to fret about not having time or money or energy to make that one stop along the commute, or take the one extra Saturday for TNR, or any of the myriad little things that make a small life just a little better.

By their example I am always reminded of this wonderful quote. 'By your effort you many not change the world, but you will change the entire world for that one animal.' One person can and often does make all the difference. So, I applaud Blind Cat Rescue not just for their efforts, but for showing us all that putting one foot in front of the next can accomplish magical things.

Blind Cat Rescue is magic. I love them. "No brag, just fact." (Marion Morrison)

Larry Keyes

Sherry84

Donor

Rating: 5

These people do amazing work. They give homes to cats that would otherwise be euthanized. But instead here they find a forever home until they cross the rainbow. Charity work is thankless, let's all take an opportunity to thank them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't remember how I found BCR on Facebook but so impressed by the way Alanna and and all the helpers work so tirelessly to help and care for these cats who otherwise be put to sleep, with this safe haven these cats spend the rest of their lives knowing only love and kindness. I had no idea just how many cats were affected by FIV and FLV and so often neglect by us humans has such devastating effects on these innocent little lives. I live in the UK and now the proud mum of Toby, a little FIV boy. I would love to visit BCR one day but until then do the daily click and any competitions I can to support the amazing work of this dedicated team

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of BCR for a couple of years now. What a wonderful organization that takes care of the hardest kitties to find homes for and gives them a lifetime of soft beds, warm food and plenty of unconditional love until they cross the rainbow bridge.

annielaurieburke

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

These folks are awesome. It's hard caring for the dumped pets of America, especially the ones with health problems (usually the reason they have been dumped). I know from personal experience, as I have a small, private, no-kill shelter for cats and small dogs, and most of my rescues are animals with chronic health issues. BCR does so much, not only to help the cats with disabilities, but also to educate the public. They are one of my regular charities, even though I am on a fixed income..

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!