Furiends, Diabetic Cats in Need helps many felines who are battling diabetes. They sometimes share stories about diabetic cats who are looking for homes. And I like to share those stories with you. Hopefully, we can help these felines find homes!
Today, I want to share with you Callie’s story. Callie, or Calligator, is a six year old diabetic cat who lives at Austin Pets Alive. All of us diabetic cats have to be fighters because of our disease. But Callie is even more of one.
Callie’s humans did not know she was diabetic, and she lapsed into a diabetic coma. The white coated humans worked very hard to help her. Because of this, and her fighting spirit, she pulled through. But Callie suffered brain damage because of the coma.
Her brain damage causes Callie to be somewhat unpredictable. Most of us felines will warn you if we are angry and about to bite or swat you. Callie sometimes does this without letting her humans know. But if you can get over this, Callie is a fun cat. She is friendly and likes to hang out with her humans, as long as they give her time to do her own thing when she wants.
You might think this challenge would make it difficult to give Callie her insulin shots. Fortunately, as long as she gets her shots with noms, she is okay and does not fight.
And do not think that because Callie has suffered brain damage, she is not a good feline companion. She needs a little more attention and a little more love and understanding. Callie should also not go to a home with small humans. But for a human who is ready to give her the extra care she needs, she will be a wonderful addition to the family.
Can you give my fellow diabetic cat Callie a home? Please contact Austin Pets Alive. And if you cannot, please share Callie’s story so that she can find a home!