Five Good Reasons to Adopt a Rescue Cat

Furiends, you know that the human has always adopted the felines he has brought into his life.  We are all rescue cats, and some of us were in more desperate need than others.  When the human adopted the two cats who he brought into his life before me, they needed homes very quickly.  Both Tigger and Pepe were adopted from the Montgomery County Humane Society.  The human is not sure, but back then, they may have been one of the shelters that would only hold felines for a short time and then euthanize them.

A Rescue Cat Looking for a HiomeJacey, Marley, and I are also rescue cats.  I was adopted from the Animal Sanctuary Society in New Jersey.  Jacey came from an organization called Animals Rule Rescue.  They mainly focus on canines, so the human was very fortunate that Jacey was available as a rescue cat.  And Marley comes from an organization called Joanie & Suzie’s Cat Adoptions.

The human knows there are many good reasons to adopt a rescue cat.  Here are five:

  • You help save a life.  Even no kill shelters run out of space, and when you adopt, you open up a space in that shelter for a feline in need.
  • We are not bad cats.  Many people think rescue cats have behavioral issues or something wrong with them.  That is not true.  There are many reasons we end up in rescue.
  • We will be forever grateful.  We felines are smarter than you think.  We know that when we are in a shelter, it is because a human did not want us anymore.  So when a human says, yes, I want this feline in my home, we return that gesture with as much love as we can give you.
  • You will be putting an end to backyard breeding.  Bengal cats like me are often abused by greedy breeders who do not care about the health of their felines.  You can help stop this.
  • The selection of cats is tremendous.  From orange and white domestic short hairs like Tigger to black and white domestic short hairs like Pepe to exotic cats like me, JacRescue Cats Seeking a Homeey, and Marley, you have a wide range of felines to select from.  You would be surprised at the number of bengal cats who are rescue cats because the humans who brought them home did not know what to expect!

These are five good reasons to adopt a rescue cat.  Can you think of more?

Help Kiwi the Shelter Kitty’s Humans

Hello, kind humans.  I have to share some sad news today.  One of my favorite furiends on Facebook was Kiwi the Shelter Kitty.  She often posted stories about special needs cats and asked people to help adopt them.  As a diabetic cat, any feline that wanted to help special needs cats is fine by me.  Kiwi the Shelter Kitty also came from the same place where my human started his love affair with cats.  And she lived close to where I lived before my human moved to southern California.  So I share a special kinship with my fellow feline Kiwi.

Kiwi’s humans clearly loved her, and she loved them.  She referreBagheera the Diabetic Cat sends headbonks to Achilles the Hund to them as Sir Furreh Face and Lady Nom Nom.  They are very kind humans, and they adopted a tripod cat Kiwi called Achilles the Hun.  She called the human in the white coat who took care of her Mr. Grabby Hands.  You had to love Kiwi’s spirit and heart.

She did so much to help her fellow felines, but unfortunately, nothing is forever.  Kiwi was diagnosed with a granulomatous neoplasm enveloping her lung.  Mr. Grabby Hands, as Kiwi referred to him, operated on her to try to remove it and give Kiwi a chance to continue to do her good work.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help Kiwi the Shelter Kitty's humans

Unfortunately, it was not to be.  Kiwi didn’t make it, and left this world on the operating table.  Her spirit said that she knew “no greater joy den da gentle care, playful humor, and loyal companionship I shared with my beloved family. Dey risked everyting—der wealth, der credit, der dearest hopes—to bring me to da finest possible vet specialists.”

And now Kiwi’s humans, who are already heartbroken, need help.  Kiwi’s medical bills were very high.  The cost of the surgery, even though it was not successful, is around $9,000.  My human tells me that Kiwi lived in a place with a very high cost of living, so to pay that on top of the bills for things humans need is a tremendous burden.

Kiwi has 7,300 fans.  If ever fan donates just one dollar to help, that will help her humans get a long way to paying her bills.  I know how generous Bagheera the Diabetic Cat’s Buddies are.  There are 1,250 of you.  If each of you donates just one dollar, that will get Kiwi’s humans very close to where they need to be.

These humans are suffering already, because they have lost their dear feline friend.  Can you help so that they do not suffer too much financially?

It would make this diabetic cat very happy, and it would make Kiwi’s spirit happy.

Congrats to Cover Contest Winner Magoo

Many of you voted for me in the Modern Cat cover contest.  I didn’t want to bother everyone and ask them to vote every day, but so many of you kind humans asked that I do it.  Well, I did not win, so I will not be able to talk much about diabetic cats in the magazine.  But I am happy that a fellow special needs cat, Magoo, won the contest.Bagheera the Diabetic Cat congratulates special needs cat Magoo!

What is even better is that the top five cats are all special needs cats.  Magoo is virtually blind.  Maggie needed surgery to get eyelidsLincoln was paralyzed and recovered.  I am a diabetic cat.  And Midnight was abandoned and almost died before being rescued.

I am furiends with Maggie, Lincoln, and Midnight, and I think I am going to become good friends with Magoo.  After you learn about him, I think you will want him to become your furiend, too!

Magoo, or Goo for short, was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia like many other cats.  What made him different is that he suffers from a rare condition called microphthalmia.  Translated, this means small eye, and that’s what Goo has.  He has eyes, but they are very small and he can only see lights and shadows.  Imagine living like this for two years in the wild!

When Magoo was picked up, he was in bad shape.  He had a bad infection, and due to ulcers in his mouth, he couBagheera the Diabetic Cat congratulates special needs cat Magoo!ldn’t eat.  His tiny little eyes were oozing, and the infection was so bad that his nose was dripping blood and mucus.

Normally, a special needs cat who is sick like this at a shelter is doomed.  But a kind human saw through all of this, and saw the love that Goo had to give.  So she adopted him, treated his infection, and now Goo is a happy and loving cat who I am glad is the winner of the Modern Cat cover contest.

Whether they are diabetic cats like me, or other special needs cats like Goo, all we need is a chance with the right human.  There is nothing wrong with our heart or our ability to work our way into yours.  It’s the last day of adopt a shelter cat month.  Can you be a hero human and adopt a special needs shelter cat?