Why Rescue Volunteers are Angels

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help Michigan Cat Rescue

I have written a lot about the kind humans at many animal rescue groups.  There’s the Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Forgotten Felines of Maine, Texoma Pets Alive, the Animal Alliance of New Jersey, Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue, and Tenth Life Cats, among others.  And of course, as a diabetic cat, how could I not love the kind humans at Diabetic Cats in Need?

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help Michigan Cat RescueMany humans do not know what the humans at the rescue organizations like these go through.  The wonderful humans at Michigan Cat Rescue, though, recently wrote a little about what it is all about.

You can find the post on their Facebook page.  It starts off with the human who wrote it talking about how they are up past 1 AM Detroit time, posting on Facebook.  And then, after the post, there’s more work to do.

Michigan Cat Rescue has taken in seven kittens who all have an upper respiratory infection.  So these kittens have to be medicated.  I tolerate the ear sticks and insulin shots that a diabetic cat, just like a diabetic human, needs.  But doing it seven times, even with cats who will tolerate the treatment, is not easy.

Tomorrow morning, they will take eight kittens in to the veterinarian to get physicals, fecal testing, and blood tests for FIV and feline leukemia.

Why do they do this?  Because they love the cats they save so much.  They’re willing to give up a lot in order to help as many of my fellow felines as they can.  There’s never enough time to do the things that need to get done, so something has to give.  Usually, that something is sleep.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to volunteer with animal rescue if you canIf you ask anyone involved in rescue, though, it’s all worth it.  They give up a lot, but what they get is worth far more.  They get to know that they helped save a life.  They can’t save them all, but for the cats they help, their efforts make all the difference.

It makes this diabetic cat very happy that there are humans who care enough to do this.  If you’re one of them, thank you.  If you’re not, would you consider becoming one?

Spots and Stripes Takes In Seven Cats

Many of you kind humans are familiar with an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue.  I am a bengal cat, after all, and I love their slogan that “no bengal should be unwanted, unloved, or alone.”

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to Help Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat RescueRecently, Spots and Stripes had a big intake of my fellow bengal cats that were abused.  I often complain about the ear sticks that go with being a diabetic cat, but these cats had it far worse.  A cruel human was using these bengal cats to fund his life, and he was denying them basic medical care because he claimed that purebred bengal cats like me are sensitive to any medication or treatments.

This evil human sold the bengal cats to Spots and Stripes without asking any questions about how the cats would be taken care of, where they would live, or what the purchasers were planning to do with them.  They were simply disposable things to be dumped when they no longer suited him.

Unfortunately, we see that way too many humans have this attitude about their felines like me.  I am fortunate that I have a human who will keep and treat a diabetic Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help my fellow bengal catcat.  Many humans, including some who he is no longer friends with, would not.

One of the female cats already had three litters of kittens.  A second female, who was pregnant, had not been fed all day and the purchaser of this cat was told that she would likely lose the litter.  And a third purchaser was told that a male kitten was a potential gold mine and that it would be okay to breed him with his mother!

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to help some melanistic bengalsSpots and Stripes did a wonderful thing pulling these seven cats from lives that were going to be miserable.  Now they need some help.  It is going to be expensive to treat and raise these cats and their kittens.  The cats are flea ridden and some of them have worms.

Bagheera’s Buddies have helped with Lucky, Justin, Bindy, and Dottie, among others.  Can you please help Spots and Stripes?

Let’s Help Simba Get His Enclosure

I hope you kind humans are having a good day.  I have talked a lot about Simba, who is a 75 percent African jungle cat.  His story is a very sad one, and it will make this diabetic cat beat very quickly if we can help make it a happy one.  That’s good for my diabetes, you know.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to Help SimbaSimba’s human recently went over the rainbow bridge and now Simba does not have the human he bonded to.  So he needs help.  He needs an enclosure so he can live the rest of his life happily.

Before I tell you what I am going to make my human do to help with this, I wanted to let you learn more about the African jungle cat.  It is the largest member of the Felis species, which includes cats like me.  Simba is 30 pounds, which is not big for a jungle cat.  They can get up to 35 pounds!

Even though they are called jungle cats, they are not found in the rainforest.  You can find cats like Simba throughout Africa and Asia, from Egypt in the west to southeastern Asia.

One of the most distinctive things about jungle cats is that they have equally sized claws on both their front and rear legs.  For cats like me, our rear claws are longer and stronger than our front ones, which means we have to back down when we climb a tree.  Simba’s ancestors don’t have to do this.  They can walk up and down Bagheera the Diabetic Cat has a cat mummy for you to look ata tree and face forward.

In Egypt, jungle cats were found among the cat mummies, which means that humans have lived with them since ancient times.  It’s likely that jungle cats were used to keep the rodent population under control.

I am sure you think that jungle cats like Simba are fascinating creatures, and that you want to make Simba’s story a happy one.  Well, his current human at Spots and Stripes needs money to build an enclosure for him.  And I want to help with that, so I got my human to agree to do something.

For every like, my human will donate $1 to Spots and Stripes.  If you share Simba’s story, he will donate $2.  And if you donate to help build Simba’s enclosure, he will donate $5.  He will do this up to $100.

This diabetic cat really hopes you will show Simba some of the love you have shown me.