Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
The Blind Shall Inherit Cedarhill….
Cedarhill currently houses twelve blind animals: 4 cats, 4 horses, 2 dogs, 1 pig and 3 one-eyed cats.
We recently ran a story about our blind animals, but we have acquired more and they are so amazing I just wanted to talk about them some more.
Spring is upon us and we are $47,454 behind in donations as compared to last year at this time. We are working very diligently to increase our donor base. Our Facebook is up and running again. Please visit us and see the new pictures of the animals and get a little peek into our daily life. Don't forget website regularly where we will soon have a live camera feed. We will be moving the camera around to capture the lives of our many animals for viewing pleasure.
For the animals,
Kay and Michelle
Hello Everyone. Please take a look at our new Gift Shop. Our new 25th Anniversary T-shirt is now available.
Please remember us in your giving. I don't know what we would do without YOU.
Michelle's Education Corner...
I would like to start something new in this newsletter. Let me know what you think about it. In each newsletter we will touch on a different topic and give some educational information. If there is something you would like to know about, write us and we will do our best to answer.
Spring is upon us and that means puppies and kittens in abundance! They are super cute indeed but have you ever thought about what happens to all their babies? One of the most important things you can do for your animals is to have him/her spayed/neutered. Not only does this cut down on the number of animals euthanized in shelters each year, but also the diseases that are spread through mating. It can also help reduce the number of starving, unwanted and abused animals. Recent statistics show that just one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years. Even more mind blowing is that one female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens in seven years. So, I ask again, what happens to all those babies?
Please be responsible and educate your fellow man on the importance of spaying and neutering. Don't let those unwanted babies suffer anymore!
We would like to welcome some new friends...
Shadow - A female black cat rescued
and brought March 4th. She is spunky!
Duecy, Mack and Piglet - These adorable kittens were dumped in the middle of the road on March 18th. These kittens are up for adoption.
Mighty Mite - She is a "Mighty" big girl and weighs in at 18 pounds. She really is a talker and loves to carry on conversations with us.
JoJo and Roy - These year-old cats are semi feral and very scared. We are working very hard to get to know them and to get them to trust us.
Kramer - Came to us on April3rd. He's not to sure what to think about all of these cats, but we get along with him just fine.
Ms. Elsie - February 21st
Snoopy - March 17th
Krycheck - March 29th
Opie - March 29th
Katylady - April 6th
Foreman - April 9th
In memory of Percy who passed away January 12th. Robert the dog, misses you.
Judah - Dr. Bonnie Blake's cat.
Goodbye old friends. We will miss you and never forget you.
Our blind cats are Chester, Stevie-Ray and Autumn. Chester was found walking the streets alone. He was brought to Cedarhill. It took him about 24 hours to learn the layout of his house and now gets around just great.
Stevie-Ray is the most amazing blind animal I know. He catches flies and birds and watches the tigers from his perch, which is 2 feet off the ground. Autumn is just beautiful and so sweet. She does get pushed around a lot but has learned to stay close to Angie.
Keller, whom I think is just acting blind to get some special attention. He jumps on beds, tables and just seems to be able to "see" anything in his way. I must mention our one-eyed cats Willie, Ginny and Garfield, if not they will be terribly upset.
Bart, Danny, Flash and our new mare Misty are blind horses. I really think Bart could maneuver his way through an obstacle course. I love to watch him back into the barn to eat. Flash has 15% vision in one eye and a mean streak a country mile long. Ha! Ha! Danny is just an absolute sweetheart. I don't know what he would do without his seeing-eye pony. Sonny helps him find his way around and if Danny ever gets away from the herd, he only has to whinny and Sonny comes and gets him.
Our newest member to the herd is Misty. She is a 20-year old Appaloosa that was used as a broodmare for 15 years. Misty was rescued by a local horse lover and she was able to get some weight back on her and of course she never had to have another baby. Recently Misty started losing her eyesight and unfortunately her pasture was not "blind" friendly. Misty was brought to us and is settling in very well.
We now have two blind dogs. Rodney came to us blind and he does very well finding his way around. He is a border collie/husky mix and unfortunately for Rodney, degenerative eye disease is common in both breeds.
Recently, our Great Pyrenees Rex has lost almost all of his eyesight. It was scary for all of us because it almost happened overnight. We found there was no hope to cure him, so Chris has begun teaching Rex how to get around.
And last, but not least is Amos our blind pot-bellied pig. You just can't help but fall in love with him. He is so cute. When he came to us hes was so big his fat covered his eyes. they call this fat-blind. After so many years of fat-blind, Amos lost his eyesight for good.
If you know a blind or disabled animal, then you know just how absolutely amazing these animals can be. It is by far the trait I most admire in our 4-legged friends. No matter what hand they are dealt or what obstacles life puts in front of them, they will always "KEEP ON TRUCKING".
RULES FOR THE CAT
The cat is not allowed on the furniture.
Alright the cat can go on the furniture but NOT the kitchen counter. Alright the cat can go on the kitchen counter too, just not when I am preparing food. Deal?
Fine, the cat can go wherever it wants, whenever it wants as long as it doesn't swat me in the face at 5:30 in the morning demanding to be fed.
The cat will be fed at 5:30 in the morning.
ATT: We now have our live video feed running. Currently you are looking into Bocci & Charger's pen.
Please note that you can now donate to us through Razoo at www.razoo.com/story/Cedarhill-Animal-Sanctuary. Thank you