Hello, everyone. It is Caturday today, and so my human didn’t get a chance to post for me until now. He was busy volunteering at an urban garden near where we live. So he gets to to play around a lot of plants, and he does not let Jacey and me out on the balcony? We want our catnip! I will have to have a talk with him, and may have to swat him a time or two.
He did not completely ignore me, though. Diabetic cats like me need to get our insulin even on what you humans call the weekend, so he was up early to give it to me.
I wrote about the things that you humans have to consider when you want to adopt a diabetic cat like me. We sugar cats need homes, but it has to be a home where the human can handle the additional responsibilities. If not, then maybe adopting another special needs cat or a black cat might be good.
And remember this is a good month to adopt a cat who is less likely to find a home. June is adopt a shelter cat month. You can find wonderful cats who need homes this month. Please consider a special needs cat if you can. If you can’t, won’t you let a black cat into your life? They are the last to be adopted, and you can’t tell me that a black cat like my furiend Linky isn’t adorable and loving.
Speaking of kind humans who take care of cats, there is my favorite charity, Diabetic Cats in Need. They are in the lead for a contest to win $1,500 in credit at a low cost vet clinic called Helping Hands. Can you help them win? They do wonderful things for diabetic cats with humans who do not have the ability to handle the added responsibilities that a diabetic cat requires. They provide financial assistance and help rehome diabetic cats. Let’s help them win!
I hope you all enjoy your Caturday!
Hello, everyone. I hope that what you humans call Sunday Funday is off to a good start. Sometimes, my diabetic cat friend Bagheera needs a little time to play with our human, so I am stepping in to highlight some of the things he talked about this week.
One of our favorite charities is Diabetic Cats in Need. We love them because they help humans with diabetic cats like Bagheera who don’t have the resources to pay for treating feline diabetes. They entered a contest to win a credit at a low cost vet clinic in Richmond, Virginia. DCIN can sure use your votes!
Both Bagheera and I are amazed at how loving and friendly one special ginger kitty named Lucky is. After being tortured by an evil human, he has nothing but love to give. Lucky had a media tour last week, and helped the Homeless Animals Rescue Team win lots of money to help other cats like his furiend Fortune. Some of you humans call diabetic cats like Bagheera sugar cats because of their elevated blood sugar levels. But Lucky is a truly sweet kitty!
This month is June, and that means that lots of already crowded shelters are even fuller because it is kitten season. That is why the American Humane Association, Humane Society of the United States, and American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have designated June as adopt a shelter cat month. Both Bagheera and I found our human through rescues. If you’re looking for a cat, please go rescue one and maybe choose a diabetic cat or other special needs cat.
One of the best reasons to adopt a cat is because of the sandpaper kisses we give you. If you ever wanted to know what is behind the sandpaper kisses that cats like Bagheera and me give to our humans, you can learn all about them.
Well, that is all I have for you today. It seems that we have a feathered visitor on our balcony, and Bagheera and I want to go investigate. Our human is leery, though, because he says furry friends and feathered friends do not mix.
I hope that all of you are having a good day so far. This month is adopt a shelter cat month and this is something that is very near to this diabetic cat’s heart. I was adopted from a rescue group, and all of the cats that my human has lived with were rescued cats.
Yesterday I told you about Diabetic Cats in Need, and the wonderful work that they do. They are just one of the organizations with many cats they hope to adopt out. In their case, of course, they take care of diabetic cats like me.
But there are many cats who are in shelters through no fault of their own. Most trap, neuter, and return organizations can tell you stories of the many human friendly strays that they run into. This isn’t because of the cats. It’s because of irresponsible humans who leave their cats on the street to fend for themselves. Even expensive purebred bengal cats are not immune to this, as the story of Duke shows.
The cats who fend for themselves on the street in some ways have it better than many cats. Cats who end up in shelters pretty much have a death sentence attached to them. Seven out of ten cats who go to shelters end up euthanized. Kittens have a good chance of getting adopted, but adult cats, especially those with special needs like diabetic cats, are pretty much doomed. A black diabetic cat may as well have a needle stuck in him when he gets put in the cage initially. He’s not getting adopted.
That is why the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, and American Humane Association all back June as Adopt a Shelter Cat month. Because this is kitten season, shelters which are normally crowded are now overflowing with cats needing a furever home.
There are so many things that you can do. You can adopt a cat, but if that’s not feasible, you can volunteer, donate money or goods, or just spread the word. If you’re going to adopt, please consider adopting a diabetic cat like me or other special needs cat.
Help a deserving cat get a second chance at life. Even just sharing this story helps.