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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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Sep 19, 2010 at 09:05 PM
    Hey Anon, how would you like it if someone criticized you for spending money on your TV service, going to a movie, a book you wanted, or having a dinner out, or maybe your next pair of shoes? That money could have been donated to help blind people too. It's not your business what they did with the money. If you don't support the cause, go find one that you do, do something YOURSELF, and quit cryin.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    T talt I ta a putty tat.
  • by Cat-Man-Dew Location: New Bern on Sep 19, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    Hey, This is still a relatively free country. Most animals are more deserving of help than are most humans!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2010 at 04:56 AM
    There are PEOPLE who could really use that help and she gives it to cats - OMG...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 at 09:05 PM
    I have helped 4 blind people.
  • by Angela Location: Gville on Sep 18, 2010 at 07:57 PM
    Finally so good news! That was very thoughtful her!
  • by to anonymous at 7:29 Location: enc on Sep 18, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    And how many blind PEOPLE have you helped? Instead of being negative and bitter that someone donated their OWN money to a cause that THEY are interested in keep silent. You come across as a whiner.
  • by kathryn Location: gatesville on Sep 18, 2010 at 05:39 PM
    God bless Mrs. Cooper. That is a wonderful gesture.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 at 04:29 PM
    Great use of resources. You could have helped a blind PERSON.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    nice to hear some good news for a change! Great story!
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