Diabetic cats are not the only ones that we are looking to help here. We wanted to help Anakin and Mika, but you humans were so kind that their human didn’t need any more help. Instead, some of you gave to the rescue group that pulled Mika from the shelter. Then there was Caviar, who lives with our furiend Coco-Nut and his human. And we are trying to help Dottie.
I know that I cannot help all the cats out there who need help. But I want to try to help as many as I can. That’s why when I heard about the story of Duke, I had to tell you wonderful humans about him. Duke may not be a diabetic cat, but he is a bengal cat like me and Jacey and we bengals need to stick together.
In 2005, Duke was placed for adoption. His foster humans said that he was happy and healthy as of 2006, which is when they last heard from the humans who adopted him.
Recently, Duke’s foster humans got some terrible news. The couple had apparently broken up, and somehow, Duke was left to fend for himself. We bengal cats are a tough, smart, and adaptable breed. Duke, despite being an indoor cat, was able to survive on the streets for three years.
But three years on the street took its toll on Duke. He was very sick, and if not for the microchip which his foster humans put in him, he would have been put down. He was infested with mites, had open and infected wounds, was malnourished, and suffering from diarrhea. Duke also has an elevated white blood cell count — no surprise with the infected wounds — and has pancreatitis.
Just like any bengal cat, Duke is tough. He has started to respond to treatment and while he hasn’t started to gain weight yet, the signs are good. His skin is starting to heal, complete with fur growing in.
As you can imagine, the bills from the veterinarian to help Duke are tremendous. That is why the Bengal Rescue Network is asking for donations. They are happy to take any amount that you can spare so that this bengal cat can return to health and find a home with humans who will truly give him a furever home.
Can you help Duke get a second chance at life? If you can, please note in your directions that the money is for Duke. And if you can’t, please share this with as many peole as you can so that someone can help.
Thank you for all you do to help not just diabetic cats like me, but all cats in need!