Stranger Saves Widower’s Cat

Itty Bitty's Cat Rescue Amazing

It always makes me happy to share a cat rescue story.  When one of my fellow felines gets another chance at life, it is very good news.  But the cat rescue I will tell you about today is truly amazing.

An elderly man had adopted a feline named Itty Bitty three years go when his wife passed away.  Itty Bitty helped his man, who is named Steven, get through the loss of his wife of many years.

Steven does not have many green paper things.  Just going to the humans in white coats required Steven to save up for a long time.  And when Steven took Itty Bitty to the humans in white coats for his annual check up, he got bad news.

Itty Bitty's Cat Rescue Amazing

Itty Bitty was sick.  He had a urinary blockage that would be fatal if he didn’t get it treated.  And the cost of treating this would be over $1,000.  My human tells me this would be a hardship for him, and he is able to take care of a diabetic cat.  For Steven, this was impossible.

He sadly booked an appointment for the humans in white coats to ease Itty Bitty over the Rainbow Bridge, and took Itty Bitty in for the last act of kindness every feline deserves.  But when other humans heard the story, they decided that they needed to carry out a cat rescue.

One human told the humans in white coats at Tufts that he would pay for Itty Bitty’s treatment.  All of it.  And the kindness did not stop there.  Another human was moved by the cat rescue and gave $100 to the human who paid for Itty Bitty’s treatment.

This human refused.  Instead, he gave the green paper things to Steven and said that Itty Bitty would need it for medicine and noms, and he wanted to help.This amazing act of kindness saved Itty Bitty, but it also helped Steven tremendously.  What a happy cat rescue!

Another Diabetic Cat Needs a Furever Home

Furiends, you remember how I shared the story of Kitty, who was looking for her furever home, with you?  This sweet 16 year old calico is a diabetic cat like me, and she had been waiting for a kind human to see past her age and diabetes to adopt her.  Well, that finally happened!

Now the kind humans at the Humane Society for Hamilton County, located in Noblesville, Indiana, are seeking to place another diabetic cat.  His name is J.R.

J.R. is a Diabetic Cat Looking for a Furever HomeJ.R. is a nine year old feline who has diabetes like Kitty and I do.  He’s an orange and white cat, and the white is on his chest and tail.  You do not have to worry about getting him fixed, because that’s already been taken care of.  Sadly, he is front declawed.  I do not like it when humans declaw my fellow felines.

J.R. has a great purrsonality, and his cartakers at the Humane Society for Hamilton County say he is very laid back.  He is friendly with humans, and loves to talk to humans who are near him.  J.R. is a mellow cat who likes to enjoy life, but he does not like canines, other felines, toddlers, or thunderstorms.  He is also likes to play for the camera, and enjoys having pictures taken.

This feline was found as a stray about six months ago, and was taken in by a human family.  However, this human family was not able to take care of him properly when it was discovered J.R. is a diabetic cat.  Because of this, they very reluctantly surrendered J.R.

Let's Help My Fellow Diabetic Cat J.R. Find a HomeYou all know that diabetic cats like J.R., Kitty, and me require extra attention.  We will likely need insulin for the rest of our lives and a special diet.  But that does not mean that we cannot live a long and happy life!

J.R. deserves to have a home with a human who can handle his diabetes and receive his love.  Can you help him find one?  If you do not have room in your home for J.R., can you please share his story?  That way, someone with room in their home and their heart will have a wonderful feline companion.

Don’t Give up on So Called Difficult Cats

In any cat adoption facility, there are some felines who are labeled difficult, and some that are labeled easy to adopt.  Sometimes, the felines are considered difficult to adopt because of injuries, medical conditions, their age, or the color of their fur.  An injured older black cat with diabetes, for example, is likely to face a very difficult road to adoption.

Kiki Was Labeled Difficult at a Cat Adoption FacilityAnd sometimes, even though the humans who seek to facilitate cat adoptions are kind humans, they do not like certain felines.  This was the case with a feline that had been stuck in a cage in the cat adoption area at a Petco for two whole years.  “You don’t want her,” the humans said.  “She’s nasty!”

This feline was left in her cage, with very little interaction, because she was very aggressive and did not like it when humans tried to interact with her.  But one human saw something in this feline, and insisted on meeting her.  Within minutes, this feline, who would be given the name Kiki, was sitting in the human’s lap getting her head scratched.

The humans who ran the cat adoption group were so happy to be rid of Kiki that they didn’t even charge an adoption fee.  Nobody knew anything about Kiki other than how long she had been at the facility and her age.

The human who adopted Kiki recognized the pattern of behavior from Kiki as typical of a feline who had been abused.  And we are not talking about being yelled at, which my human sometimes does and is not abuse.  We are talking long term physical abuse that causes pain.

After investigating, Kiki’s new human learned that she had been in a home with humans who cared for her, but they did not have enough green paper things to help her when she was injured.  She was surrendered, and sadly, she was used as lab animal for four years!  It is amazing that Kiki did not lash out and attack any human who came near her after this.

Kiki’s new human refused to give up, and while it took a year, Kiki learned to trust humans again.  She became a very loving and dedicated feline.  In spite of her “nasty” label, she became a loving and affectionate feline with the right human.

Kiki enjoyed 12 fun years with her humans, until she left us due to cancer.  But she never would have been able to enjoy this life if a human didn’t still want to take Kiki home from the cat adoption place despite her being labeled a difficult cat.