I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
The kind humans at Diabetic Cats in Need shared Winona’s story. I wanted to make sure you saw it so that you could help her.
One of the white coated humans working for MaxFund in Denver found a feline wandering outside. They thought this feline might be pregnant, so they took her to the MaxFund facility. They found out that the feline was not pregnant, which was good news. After treating the feline and spaying her, they named her Winona.
Soon, the white coated humans learned that Winona is a diabetic cat. They put her on a special diet, and something very good happened, furiends. Winona’s diabetes was able to be controlled with diet only! That means she does not have to endure the ear sticks and insulin shots most diabetic cats deal with.
When Winona arrived in the shelter, she was very friendly and loved interacting with people. But she does not like the noise and activity at the shelter, and it has started to bother her. Now, she gets irritable and will require a kind human who understands that they will have to rebuild trust with her.
Even though Winona is not happy in the shelter, she still likes to play. Wand toys are her favorite. They are a good way for whoever adopts Winona to get her to trust them. And once she does trust a human, she loves getting scratches under her chin.
Winona does not like other felines at the shelter, although the white coated humans think that might change when she gets a home of her own. They do not know how she does around canines. But with a slow introduction, it’s likely she will be okay.
Kind humans who adopt felines know they are saving a life. Usually, they think it is the feline’s life they are saving. But sometimes, the adopted feline ends up helping save the human’s life. That is what happened to a woman in Oregon.
Eventually, Mia’s human figured Mia was trying to tell her something. So she did a breast exam and found a lump. Her human went to the white coated humans to have the lump checked. And the white coated humans told her she had cancer. Now Mia’s human is getting treatment for cancer, and she is doing well.
Mia has shifted her role. Instead of being the cancer detector, she now helps her human by comforting her as she battles cancer.
“She’s definitely just my angel now,” said Mia’s human about her feline. “I rescued Mia. But she rescued me right back.”
The human thought the cat was dead for sure. After seeing part of a leg and a fluffy tail, they thought the cat was “stuck hanging near a hot engine on a hot day.” But this human let the mall know anyway.
Mall security arrived on the scene, along with the owner of the car. And when they did, the feline demanded help. Acting quickly, the owner opened up the hood. But this was not enough to extract the feline. Parts of the car had to be taken apart.
After about an hour, the humans helped free the feline. It quickly tried to get away, but fortunately, the humans did not let that happen.
The rescuers took the feline to the white coated humans. White coated humans will check the feline’s health, and look for a microchip. Hopefully, the feline will go home soon. And if they cannot find the feline’s human, I hope the feline goes to a good home.
I am glad this feline was rescued, and I hope that wherever they end up, they are not allowed to roam outside and get trapped again!