I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
We diabetic cats need to stick together. So when I heard from Diabetic Cats in Need about a feline named Elvis looking for a home, I had to share his story. And furiends, if you want to help a diabetic cat without having to spend lots of green paper things, then Elvis is the cat for you.
You see, the kind humans at Hearts that Purr Feline Guardians have Elvis in a foster home. If a kind human makes Elvis a forever foster, they are willing to pay the green paper things needed to treat his diabetes! Furiends, that means you will not have to pay for the insulin, testing supplies, and vet care that goes along with taking care of Elvis.
Elvis is a friendly cat, and he likes interacting with his people. The kind humans at Hearts that Purr Feline Guardians have been trying to find him a home for a long time. But because he is diabetic, they are not having much luck. Do not get me wrong, furiends. Elvis enjoys his life with his foster humans. But he would like a home of his own, whether it’s a permanent foster home or a furever home.
Furiends, this is a good way for people in the Tucson area to help a diabetic cat. Whoever helps Elvis can take care of him without worrying about green paper things. They will get to see for themselves how easy it is to care for a diabetic cat. And they will learn how easy it actually is.
Furiends, when kind humans work hard to help felines, it makes me happy. I get very angry when evil humans do things that make things more difficult for them. Sadly, that is what happened to a cat rescue located in the United Kingdom.
This cat rescue, Tender Paws, was founded by a kind human who retired after a career in hotel management. Open for 18 months, Tender Paws helped felines like Ethel. White coated humans estimate Ethel is around 17 years old. She was found emaciated and covered with fleas. The white coated humans were about to euthanize Ethel, but Tender Paws took her in. They are working to help her recover.
Fortunately, the evil humans were not able to get in because of the quick response from the humans with badges. They arrived on scene within minutes after a call from a neighbor who heard the noise.
No felines are at the office, because Tender Paws relies on a network of foster homes to house the felines they care for. But the break in made the volunteers angry and scared. And now Tender Paws needs green paper things to fix the damage.
Sadly, this will make it more difficult to pay for the veterinary care that the 40 felines Tender Paws helps require. Tender Paws says they will find a way to make it work. They will continue to help felines when they get reports of strays that do not seem to be doing well or when people cannot take care of their felines properly.
I am glad this cat rescue group will continue to help felines.
The human tells me that when humans do bad things, they go before humans who wear robes. Then, if the robe wearing human decides they behaved very badly, they go to a place with many cages. We felines do not like being in cages. I can only imagine that it is worse for you humans.
Both felines and humans benefit from this arrangement. The cats get the care they need. And the prisoners, who are carefully selected from the population in the minimum security facility, get extensive training. The training covers a lot of things. Those in the program learn about kitten development, cat behavior, handling and socialization, and cleaning and disinfection.
Most importantly, participants in the program learn about how to care for another living being. They learn compassion.
Furiends, I am glad this program is helping both felines and humans. We know that animal rescue groups always have problems finding enough fosters. This program helps with that. And prisoners in the program learn life skills that will help them when they get out of jail.
This is good for both the four legged and two legged creatures involved. I hope to see more of these!