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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Cats

Mission: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc., (BCR) provides a safe, loving and healthy permanent home and hospice care for cats deemed unadoptable and therefore immediately euthanized by most shelters and animal control facilities - blind cats, senior cats and those that test positive for FIV or feline leukemia. Since its founding in 2005, BCR’s mission has been to educate the public about these cats and their ability to be loving family pets, Through a strong social media presence, 24-hour access cameras, regularly scheduled open houses, tours and volunteer opportunities, the BCR cats daily demonstrate for a global audience their true abilities. BCR is also sponsors strong community spay and neuter program to help reduce the number of cats in shelters. It also spearheaded a 2014 program that put animal oxygen masks in every first-responder vehicle in Robeson County, NC, and provided a heat detector for a county canine police unit.

Results: Our resident cats 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 strong social media presence and 24-hour cameras offer this view to a global audience. As of the end of 2020 we spayed/neutered 2,600 cats, exceeding our yearly goal.

Target demographics: Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 cats

Geographic areas served: The US

Programs: Caring for and providing a safe, healthy and loving home and hospice care to cats who are routinely 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 2020 is 2,000).

Community Stories

794 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

9 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.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love BCR because I live in Chicago and I have a blind and deaf cat. He was at a shelter and no one wanted him. He was only 7 months old at the time. BCR is like me they want to help every cat like me

Mary O.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great cat protection shelter taking in cat's who need a home forever and they find it at BCR. Loved and nurtured here and given warm beds food water treats and much more plus a lot of great care!

Phyllis De Den M.

Donor

Rating: 5

They will go to all reasonable lengths to provide life-saving medical care--and love--to the kitties they bring in. They offer a save haven and a life-long commitment. I love to read the stories on how the cats have come to them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The only place I know where blind cats can live out a happy life!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored several cats at BCR and am constantly impressed by the loving care given to each animal, which receives a warm p, comfortable home for the rest of its life with ample food, great care and attention, friends to play with or snuggle with, and thorough medical care. I cannot praise too highly the compassion, commitment and dedication of Alana Miller and her staff.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Alana Miller and her staff provide complete lifetime care to blind, FIV and FELV cats which would otherwise be euthanised. The centre is run professionally, with compassion and commitment, the cats given everything they could possibly need including veterinary care when necessary. If I were a cat there, I'd be a very happy one!

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Suebrandes

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue is an amazing place. They help the cats that no one wants and some are very sick when they get there. They give cats their first life time home. Some whom have had many homes before coming here and some whom have had none. They have very caring people that love the cats like their own.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Provides a safe forever home to blind, FELV+,and FIV+ cats. They get the best care and love. Relys on private donations. You can visit during open houses. Great way to get to know the kitties and staff.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been visiting Blind Cat Rescue for 7 years

We are impressed with their passion
and care for the cats.

The staff works very hard and know each of the cats

The quality of care, the quality of food, the passion that Alana and her staff have is just outstanding


1 Janet Shay W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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1 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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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.

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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...

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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

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

3 Afsaneh R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this rescue. I always follow it on the Facebook and had donated several times. BCR, you are truly making a difference for the better. You are an inspiration to other animal rights activists around the world.Thank you for all your efforts..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and donor for over four years. I have visited on numerous occasions and can attest to the outstanding care these kitties receive. It is the PURRFECT place to visit.

2 Kristine13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

the most amazing rescue that takes the best care and gives forever homes to cats that others will not. I am in awe of all they do every day. just wish they were close so I could go visit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love the blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary!!!! Having had a cat who was partially blind I know what wonderful pets they make and how much they deserve to live and be loved. I am so thankful of their mission to give a loving home to the cats that are blind or FIV positive who may otherwise have been put to sleep. I am planning on taking a vacation in the future to visit this wonderful place, people and cats who live there. Although I am not rich I will always try to donate or help by clicking for the cats here. Kristine Hanson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I have never had the opportunity to visit in person, the stories and information have been a great help to me to be a good guardian to my cat Kelly, found and rescued in Tucson, AZ.
I've had him more than 4 years now and enjoy him every day. He lost his sight due to neglect and Herpes virus. It took him only two days to get the layout of my house down, where the litter boxes are as well as food and water bowls. He is absolutely no more effort than his sighted cousins, and I wouldn't trade him for anything.
Thanks, Blind Cat Rescue!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary take extraordinary care of all their wonderful cats!
The compassion and kindness they show by taking in cats that would otherwise suffer or perish is exemplary.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I admire your work. I'd like to make a donation but I don't enter my credit card # on the internet. -Morris

2

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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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!!!

3 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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

3

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

3

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

3 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.

2 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.

2 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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2 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.

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

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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

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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.

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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 :)

2 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.

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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

1 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.

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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

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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.

1 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.

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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 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.