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?

Special Needs Cats Thank You!

Thank you for helping special needs cats!Some times, you humans can be so nice to special needs cats like me.

This week, I told you about a few special needs cats.  There were two diabetic cats I told you about, Mini Me and Mai Thai.  Then I told you about how Anakin and Mika’s human needed some help.  And finally, I told you about Dottie.

And those of you who know me on Facebook had been voting for me in the Modern Cat photo contest. I wanted to win to help raise awareness of feline diabetes.

Well, I have good news to share with you about these wonderful special needs cats.

First, Mai Thai is on her way to her furever home!  She had a very stressful ride in the car.  She sounds like me.  I hate car rides and I tell my human that I don’t like them by peeing in the cage.  So he has to line the cage before he puts me in there if he’s going to drive anywhere.  But after the car ride, Mai Thai got to her furever home and she will be happy because she will have a place where she can feel safe and no nasty huSpecial Needs Cats Anakin and Mikamans want to banish her.

Mini Me still needs a home, but it is not a critical situation. If you want to make things better for his human, you can go to his Amazon wish list.

Anakin and Mika are settling in well and becoming good furiends.  They are starting to sniff each other’s paws and they now chase each other around the bedroom in the morning.  How cute is it to imagine a two legged cat and a cat who is missing parts of two legs chasing each other around?

And because you humans were so generous, their human was able to raise enough money to not only pay for her current vet bills, but to fund the purchase of a prosthetic leg for Mika!  You didn’t stop there.  I got a note from someone at Texoma Pets Alive that said someone donated through this blog and that they got some things sent to them via their Amazon wish list.

And Dottie has climbed to number eight on the list of pets competing in Petfinder’s Luckiest Pet contest.  You can still vote for her.

I don’t think I won the Modern Cat contest, but that’s okay.  If we have to do this for another week, I am sure you humans will help me win it.

So I want to say on behalf of special needs cats everywhere, thank you for being such kind humans.  You all deserve sandpaper kisses, head bonks, and happy paw taps!