Author Makes Donation To NC Shelter For Blind Cats

SAINT PAULS, N.C. (AP) -- An author who wrote a book about her experiences with a blind cat is donating $10,000 to a North Carolina animal shelter dedicated to taking care of sightless felines.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported that Gwen Cooper on Saturday visited the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary in Saint Pauls -- a small town between Fayetteville and Lumberton.

Cooper's second book, "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale," is a memoir of life with her eyeless cat.

Shelter director Alana Miller says in a statement that Cooper has become an advocate for special needs pets. Miller says many people have chosen to adopt a blind cat after reading Cooper's book.

According to Cooper's website, she plans to donate 10 percent of her domestic royalties from "Homer's Odyssey" to organizations that serve abused, abandoned and disabled animals.

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