I have made 2 small donations to this organization. That's all I could do but I always get a personal thank you from Alana. I love that they welcome the public into their rescue via live streaming video. They very regularly open boxes of donations/gifts live. I may be several states away from this rescue but I will continue to watch online and help out whenever I can.
I have finally found a charity that actually lets you see where your donations are going. They post videos and pictures all the time. The owner, Alana, takes the time to thank each and everyone for everything they do for her sanctuary. This is the best place to put your money if you are looking for an animal charity. She also has a needs list on amazon.com..so if you want to send a product you can go there and pick something out for the kitties. My husband is so happy with the Sanctuary that he took the time to build some bird houses for it. There are kitties that aren't blind there so they can have fun watching the birds. Please give to them..they are worth it!
I was blessed and honored to be the mom to a blind cat for almost 11 years. The love you receive from these fur babies compares to nothing else. My little love Stevie Wonder crossed over 7/6/11 after fighting kidney failure for just about 2 years. I miss him more than ever, but somehow I found Blind cat Rescue and in some small way I feel like I still have contact with that love. Alana has a heart of gold, and it is most apparent that she loves these babies more than anything. God Bless Alena, Blind Cat Rescue and all of the fur babies she has under her wings. She is an angel on earth.
Each time I have donated something from the Cats' Wish List or sent a small donation, I have received warm personal thanks from Blind Cat Rescue. It is clear - from the transparency shown on their web site, photos of the grounds, the visitors and most importantly, the cats, and the detailed descriptions of who they are and what they do - that they put the welfare of these differently-abled cats first and foremost. They do their part to educate the public about how "normal" sight-impaired cats can be, and encourage their inclusion as part of the family with just a few helpful tips and lots of love. It is my wish that they receive enough funding and volunteers so that all needs are met and BCR can keep going strong for generations to come. From a $5 cash donation via PayPal to purchasing some food, medicine or supplies from the wish list to monthly sponsorship of one or more blind kitties or a nice large financial contribution, you can be confident it is put to good use and very much appreciated.
Everyone at Blind Cat Rescue are so dedicated to saving blind cats and educating the public about how blind cats can lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Oftentimes, blind cats do not show well in shelters due to the shelter environment that is unsettling so without rescuers like Blind Cat Rescue they are doomed to death. The cats are well cared for and they will take care of them until the perfect home comes. It is amazing what these folks can do on a shoestring budget.
I donate monies to several animal societies/rescue organization. most of the money goes to administrative fees, which I do understand. The acknowledgements that I do receive are often generic in nature. The Blind Cat Rescue is the only organization that I receive acknowledgment from within a few days after I mail a donation. They update me on what is going on with the cats, any expansion projects etc. When donating to this organization I truly feel I am making a difference for the cats. So much in fact that I have recently named them as a beneficiary for my retirement plan.
Review from Guidestar