Furiends, Diabetic Cats in Need shared with me Marlena’s story. I wanted to share it with you so that we can find her a home. Marlena is living with Austin Pets Alive and she is not in any danger, but she wants a home of her own.
Marlena’s humans surrendered her to a shelter when they learned she has diabetes. Austin Pets Alive took her in, and she has adapted to her foster home well. This nine year old girl is gentle and calm, and she enjoys making sure her foster human is doing their work properly. Marlena sits by the catputer and make sure everything is correct.
Marlena’s facial expressions put a smile on her foster human’s face. It takes a while for her to show these expressions, because she takes time to settle in to a new environment. Initially, she will be shy and reserved. But with time and patience, her personality emerges and she becomes a very loving feline. Now that she is used to her foster home, she cuddles with her human and purrs happily.
Because Marlena is an older feline, she is not as active as some other felines. But she does like to play with a catnip toy and she enjoys stretching and scratching up a scratching post. For the most part, she relaxes and enjoys her day. And like most of us felines, she loves it when it is time for noms.
Marlena does not like other felines, but she will tolerate them once she gets to know them. She doesn’t have to be an only pet, but she might be happiest in a home where that is true.
Can you give this sweet diabetic cat a home? If you can, please contact Austin Pets Alive. And if you cannot, please share her story so that someone else can.