Likes: Purring!!! She's so sweet and loves to be with people. It definitely turns on her purring machine!
Pet-Peeves: The broom! She feels she must be in control of it whenever we sweep!
Arrival Story: Clementine was rescued by a wonderful lady named Jennifer from animal control. Animal Control called her because one of the girls who worked there knew her and knew she had a blind great dane. They figured she would either be able to take her or find someone who could since they couldn't adopt her out.
She had been found by animal control in Texas wandering the streets. She was skinny, covered in fleas and had a very tight flea collar around her neck. She was taken to the vet for an exam of her eyes. The vet said it looked like she had a congenital defect where her eyes never fully formed.
Jennifer tried to place her in her area and was not able to find a home for her. She flew her from Texas to us.
Clementine has been having quite a time with eye infections so we made the decision to go ahead and remove her eyes. Our vet agreed that she had no usable eyes, that it was mostly tissue and she would be better off with them removed. She seems so happy now that her troublesome eyes are gone!
Bio: March 31, 2010: Sadly, sweet Clementine went into congestive heart failure and passed away today. She will be buried at Blind Cat Rescue with a butterfly bush over her grave. When it blooms, all will be reminded of her gentle soul and loving spirit.
Forums Motto: Brooms are not our friends!
Sanctuary: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary was started to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed unadoptable by regular shelters and were going to be killed just because they are blind.
We are a registered non profit with the state of North Carolina. There are no paid employees, only volunteers, so all contributions go directly to the kitties.
Rescue is about restoring hope and dignity to creatures for whom no one else cares about. We are but humble vessels to help these magnificent creatures find their forever homes. The responsibility is big but the returns on our emotional investment are greater. You cannot place a value on the look of contentment that comes when an animal is clean, exercised, warm, fed and safe for the first time in its life.
Please visit our website at www.blindcatrescue.com to find out more and learn how you can help.