Eric’s Sad Story Shows Need to Fix Pets

Happy Caturday, everypawdy.  You know I like to share stories that make you feel better about fellow special needs cats, whether they are diabetic cats like me or just cats who were dealt a bad hand in life but managed to overcome their challenges.  I was hoping to have another story like that to share with you, but it was not to be.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is sad that Eric is goneThis is a picture of one of Lucky‘s fellow rescues.  Eric was a tiny little kitten who had a overcome a lot just to get where he was.

There is a very kind human who owns a barn where she keeps her horses and cows.  It’s farmland, and she doesn’t have her house on the same land.  Unfortunately, irresponsible humans take advantage of this and abandon their unwanted felines and canines here.  She pays to do a trap, neuter, and return on her land, but she doesn’t get all of the animals, and some of them breed before they can be fixed.

This kind human takes care of the unwanted animals, and she finds them homes when she can.  This year, there were many kittens born.  Sadly, many of them got Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is sad that Eric is gonean upper respiratory infection, and it spread rapidly through the colony.  She gave vet care and isolated the kittens when she could, but the disease still claimed many kittens.

Eric was a tough little kitten who survived this infection not just one time, but twice.  He was taken in by same Homeless Animals Rescue Team that took in Lucky.  They noticed that his lungs didn’t sound quite right when they took him in, but he was a typical rambunctious, playful kitten and they hoped that treatment would clear things up.

Sadly, Eric beat the infection twice, but he could not beat it a third time.  And he was in pain, so the kind humans who treated him made the humane decision to let him go.  An adult cat like me, even a diabetic cat, would likely have come through.  But a tiny little kitten has the odds stacked against him.

It is very sad to see Eric go.  BBagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to spay and neuter your pets!ut his story shows how important it is to get your pets spayed or neutered.  In seven years, just one unaltered pair of cats can theoretically produce over 400,000 kittens.  That means there will be thousands of cats that suffer Eric’s fate, and most of them will not get to experience the love and care he did.

In memory of Eric, please get your pets spayed or neutered.  And please share Eric’s story so that others will understand what it means if they don’t.

This diabetic cat is hopeful that sharing Eric’s story will get just a few more humans to get their pets fixed.  That will spare many kittens the same kind of suffering he endured.  Please help!

Jacey Wishes You a Happy Fourth

Hello, kind humans.  Today is the Fourth of July and here in the United States, it means that our human does not have to go to that work thing.  So I decided that I, Bagheera the Diabetic Cat, would take a day off as well.  Jacey has agreed to fill in for me, and she has some things to share with you.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat and JaceyHi, everyone.  Bagheera has turned the blog over to me today.  He and our human both agree that allowing me to talk now might give them both some peace and quiet later today.  I love to talk, so I will share some interesting stories with you.

The most important thing is that since today is July 4, you humans in the United States need to remember that your pets, whether they are felines like me and Bagheera the Diabetic Cat, or canines, do not like loud noises.  So make sure you keep us safe.

These few days are when the humane societies in the United States get the most calls about lost pets.  It’s bad enough for a pet without special needs, but for a diabetic cat like Bagheera, it can be deadly.  So be careful today, and be extra careful if you have a special needs pet.

Speaking of special needs cats, remember our furiend Lucky?  He is such a sweet boy that he is trying to help other cats that need furever homes.  You’ve heard about his rescue mate Fortune.  He has Bagheera the Diabetic Cat and Jacey send healing thoughts to Ericanother one who can use your healing thoughts.

Eric is a kitten who is the result of irresponsible humans.  Someone dumped an unwanted, unaltered cat at a kind human’s barn.  Eric was born as a result, and he overcame two rounds of a nasty upper respiratory infection that killed many of his siblings.

He is facing a third bout with the disease, and he is in bad shape.  But I think that if we all send warm healing thoughts to Eric, he will pull through.  Please send some his way.  Eric is not a diabetic cat, but Bagheera thinks he is tied to all special needs cats.  And that is why Bagheera wants to highlight him.

Well, from Bagheera, me, and our human, have a fun and safe Fourth!