Feline Who Lived for 11 Years Outdoors Finds Home

Felines who live outside have a tough and often short life. We felines who spend our time inside live an average of 15 years. Those who live outside average around five. Outdoor felines are at risk from predators, cars, poisons used to kill other animals, and evil humans. It is a tough life, furiends.

Teddy survived for 11 years on the street, but he got very sick. Because he got sick, kind humans took him to the white coated humans. When he got there, everyone feared the worst. They were sure Teddy would end up leaving us.

Teddy was suffering from a very advanced case of plasma cell pododermatitis. It caused his paws to be very sore, and Teddy could not get around very well because of this. The white coated humans gave him medicine, and one human agreed to take this battle scarred outdoor cat home to treat him.

The first few days for Teddy were rough. Even though he was sick, he did not want to take his medicines and fought his human every time. After about a week, though, he stopped fighting so much and started to get better. The white coated humans were amazed with his progress.

Teddy started to gain weight, and he also started to trust his humans. He started to wander outside of the room set aside for him. And he discovered a bed which he liked. He even started to enjoy getting pets and chin scratches!

Former Feral Cat Teddy Is Now Thriving Inside
Former Feral Cat Teddy Is Now Thriving Inside

It took a long time before Teddy gained enough confidence and trust to start to explore the entire house. But eventually, he did. And now, he likes to hop onto the bed where his humans sleep. Teddy is very grateful to these humans for what they did to help him, and he loves spending time with them.

Kind humans gave an old feral cat a chance, even though he was close to death. He survived and now he will enjoy the rest of his life with humans he loves.

Diabetic Cat Jasper Needs a Home

Furiends, one of the things that I like to do is share information from Diabetic Cats in Need. This organization helps felines who are battling diabetes like me, and they also support their humans. So how could I not like them? And sometimes, they tell me about felines with diabetes who need homes. When they do that, I share information about that diabetic cat.

Today I learned about a feline named Jasper. Diabetic Cats in Need is working with his humans to find him a new home.

Diabetic Cat Jasper
Diabetic Cat Jasper

Jasper is about 11 years old and he lives in Wichita, Kansas. I understand this place gets cold in the winter, so his nice fur coat helps him keep warm then. Right now, though, he is probably like me and not happy about the hot temperatures.

His humans love Jasper, but because they are working very long days, they are unable to give him the two insulin shots a day he needs. And this diabetic cat is able to skip an insulin shot from time to time. He may be getting close to not requiring insulin any more, furiends!

Jasper is very friendly, but because he is an older feline, he is not too energetic. He likes being with his humans and cuddling with them. And he does not mind the three other felines in the home. Jasper’s human feels like Jasper is the odd cat out, but he is not aggressive towards the other felines. And they are not aggressive towards him.

Jasper’s humans are very sad about having to send him to a new home, but they want him to go to a home where he can get the human attention he craves. They are also willing to help with green paper things as long as they know he is in a good home. And if things do not work out, they are willing to take Jasper back.

Furiends, these kind humans are doing what they think is best for their diabetic cat. If you can give Jasper the loving home he needs, please contact them. And if you cannot, please share his story so that others can help.

 

Abused Feline Gets Help to Thrive

Furiends, one of the reasons I tell kind humans to keep their felines inside is because of the potential of animal abuse. Just think about what evil humans did to my good furiend Lucky. Lucky got help from Homeless Animals Rescue Team, and now he enjoys his life inside.

A feline in Seattle shares a similar story. She, too, endured abuse from evil humans but will get a chance to thrive. The kind humans there call this feline Courage.

Courage is around seven years old, and she has been through a lot. The kind human who cares for a feral colony said that Courage disappeared for a while, and then returned bleeding from some wounds. Fortunately for Courage, the kind human gave her first aid for her wounds. Then, they contacted Seattle Area Feline Rescue to get her more help.

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“She’s very friendly and trusting. She can’t help but purr when you pet her,” said one of the humans at Seattle Area Feline Rescue. Sadly, an evil human betrayed this trust. They took advantage of Courage’s trust to abuse her.

Now, Courage is getting help for her medical conditions. And she has a bunch of them in addition to the obvious ones from her abuse. She needs to gain weight. Then, the white coated humans need to give her a thorough dental and pull some teeth. And because her ears were cut off, she developed ear infections. There also may be some issues with her eyes. And she needs to be spayed.

Courage gets eight different medications a day from her foster human. These will help her recover, and after she does, the white coated humans will spay her.

Despite her abuse, Courage is a fortunate feline. Kind humans helped her right away, and now she will get a chance to thrive thanks to Seattle Area Feline Rescue. Some humans who heard her story already expressed interest in adopting her. Soon, Courage will go to a good home!