Blind Cat Rescue was started in 2005 by a mother daughter team to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters. They were going to be killed just because they are blind.
We got our first blind cat (Louie) when we were volunteering for the local shelter. A man was going to leave this sick 6 week old kitten in the Petsmart parking lot if the shelter would not accept him. I found myself saying "I will take him." Then we got our second, third and fourth blind cat. We discovered there were no resources for blind cats out there and they were regularly killed because they were considered not adoptable. In North Carolina it is actually in the laws if an animal is sick, injured or blind it may be killed immediately in animal control facilities. We feel we do not kill humans because they are blind, why on earth would you kill an animal for the same thing? We knew from living with blind cats that they are just normal cats. They have no clue they are blind, they know they are cats, they act like cats. We decided it was time to do it right and applied to become a non profit and 501©3 charity.