Good morning, furiends. Through Diabetic Cats in Need, I learned about a diabetic cat in Maine who is looking for a home. Her name is Abby.
Abby has been through quite a bit in her 12 years. She was surrendered in April 2014 by the humans who were supposed to care for her but who did not. These humans did not have enough green paper things to care for her diabetes, which is okay. They should have surrendered her immediately but they did not. Instead, these humans kept Abby in a small cage to prevent her from going outside the litter box.
As a result, when Abby was surrendered, she was dirty and had matted fur. For a short hair feline to suffer like this is inexcusable and I think the irresponsible humans who were supposed to care for her need to receive many paw swats.
Things improved for my fellow diabetic cat when a kind human fostered her. This human treated her diabetes, cleaned her, brushed out the mats in her fur, and then found a place where she could be properly cared for, HART of Maine.
The humans in white coats gave Abby a full check up and they found that she needs to lose weight. She weighs 15 pounds and she should weigh around 10. Because of this, and because of her time kept confined in a small cage, she has painful hips and knees.
Abby is shy because of her ordeal and it will take a human with a lot of patience to help her blossom into the loving and sweet cat she is. But with the love of the right human, my fellow diabetic cat will lose the weight she needs to and will become a very happy and attached feline.
If you are that special human, please contact HART of Maine. And if you cannot take Abby in to your home, please share her story so that someone who can will see it.