One of the challenges humans like mine have with diabetic cats is the cost of taking care of us. I am fortunate to have a human who is able to take care of my diabetes and make sure I get the treatment I need. I have heard from some kind humans about how they wish they could help, but they can’t afford the cost of treating a diabetic cat.
But there is a wonderful organization called Diabetic Cats in Need that helps humans who are dealing with the challenges we present. And they have offered to help any human who steps up to take care of Jefferson. His is a pretty sad story.
Jefferson is a handsome black and white cat who was found wandering the streets of Boston. Some kind humans found him, and he was taken to a heated barn, where Jefferson was going to do what cats have done for humans since the very beginning — catch mice!
Jefferson was a sweet and cuddly boy from the very beginning. Even though he was very dirty, which is not surprising since he was roaming the streets of Boston, his new family loved him. But when they found out that he was diabetic, they could not properly care for him so they sought the help of Diabetic Cats in Need.
The humans who took in Jefferson are getting help with medicine and testing supplies from Diabetic Cats in Need, but they are not using them. It is too bad that Diabetic Cats in Need is not in charge of his care, because he would be getting treated properly. They can’t make the human who has Jefferson start to treat his diabetes properly.
Jefferson’s condition is deteriorating rapidly because he is not receiving treatment. He is not getting tested frequently, and the few readings of his blood sugar are way too high, in the 300s to 400s. His food drive is through the roof, he drinks lots of water, and he floods the litter box. The cure for this is right there in the house, provided by Diabetic Cats in Need, but Jefferson is not getting the medicine he needs.
If there is anyone who has wanted to help a diabetic cat who was scared away by the costs associated with taking care of one, now is your chance to step up. Please contact Diabetic Cats in Need and tell them you’ll take in Jefferson.