Save Diabetic Cat Missy from Death

Sweet diabetic cat Missy has less than a week to live.  Missy’s human father is moving into a new house with her step-mom on March 13, and unfortunately, Missy’s step mom is severely allergic to cats.  The poor humans really want to make it work but the allergies are just too much.

Missy the Diabetic CatMissy has a brother who has been adopted, but the challenges of a diabetic cat have made it impossible for Missy to find a new home.

Missy has been with her human for nine years, and she is 11 years old.  She is very sweet, and has always been an indoor cat.  She isn’t up to date on her shots, but when she is adopted, that will be taken care of.

I am jealous of Missy’s blood sugar readings.  She gets two units of Prozinc per dose, and her blood sugar levels are in the high double digits to the low 100s.  She is being fed Hills prescription dry food and she is very enthusiastic about eating it.  Missy is a good candidate to go off insulin at some point, with a low carbohydrate diet.  And this diabetic cat is not used to home testing, so it’s something that she’ll have to be eased into.

Not surprisingly, as a senior cat, diabetes isn’t Missy’s only health problem.  She has tartar and gingivitis.  She was initially diagnosed as a diabetic cat because she went outside the litter box, and she was treated for a urinary tract infection.

This sweet girl also had a cyst removed from her tail.  It was lanced and drained, and then an antibiotic shot was administered as a precaution.  The vet’s records warn that it may come back, and that may require amputation of the tail due to the size of the cyst.

Adopt Sweet Diabetic Cat Missy!Missy’s human says that this sweet diabetic cat isn’t a lap cat, but she seeks affection.  Don’t give this girl a bath, because that is when she will show you her claws.  I am a bengal cat, and like water more than most cats.  But if my human, who I love, ever tried to give me a bath, well, let’s just say he’d have to make sure he wasn’t testing human blood when he gives me ear sticks for a while.

Can you commute this sweet cat’s death sentence?  Because that’s what’s in store for her if she doesn’t find a home by March 13.  If you can, please contact Venita at Diabetic Cats in Need.

And if you can’t, please share this story so that hopefully, someone who can help her does.

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5 Replies to “Save Diabetic Cat Missy from Death”

  1. She is such a beautiful girl. I really wish I could take her. Unfortunately my kitties and I have to move. I pray someone will be able to give her a good home.

    1. Hi, Carole. Such kind thoughts! Unfortunately, my human can’t take her but I am hopeful that by publicizing her we can help find her a home and commute her death sentence.

  2. Hi Bagheera – I would love to help with Missy, but we are at our self prescribed limit currently of 5 (including our kitten Loki (9 months), who is helping me type this). Loki is too much of a handful for us, let alone his 3 brothers, and his 1 sister who only wants to kill him – literally!! We have experience with a cat just like you, Harlee – our diabetic furbaby, who we lost last spring to a horrible disease – pancreatic cancer. He was not like you, in that he HATED the twice a day sticks to check his blood sugar. I too am jealous of Missy, as our Harlee’s sugar was routinely in the 400-550 range – of course, the cancer had a lot to do with that. Anyway, we have put the word out locally in Orlando to see if anyone will help Missy. We will let you know if we find any takers. Stay healthy and don’t give your human tooo much trouble!!

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