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.
Furiends, the best place for most of us felines is inside, where we are protected from the elements and all of the other risks of being outside. These things range from predators to cars to poisons to evil humans who abuse us.
But some felines do not do well in a home. And for those felines, a trap neuter return program works well. Sometimes, though, these felines will have no place to return to. For example, a vacant lot may be developed, and the felines cannot live there any more.
For these felines, kind humans with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative work to relocate them to places where they are welcomed. And these kind humans make sure they find the right places for these feral felines.
“It’s treated as a real adoption,” said one of the humans with the program. “We’re not just giving away feral cats to people who may not feed them,” they added.
One smart human who lives by the railroad tracks in New York turns to this program to help control mice. “I tell the neighbors how important they are. They don’t need any poison or mouse traps in the house,” he said.
And this kind human also treats the feral felines who help him just like he would a feline living in his home. In addition to giving them noms, he will talk to them, and lets them sleep inside the garage on a heating pad. These felines clearly like him, because sometimes they give him gifts of dead mice.
And when these felines leave him, he says, “it’s like a family member almost.”
Many humans say that felines and canines do not get along. Humans even have a phrase, fighting like cats and dogs. But furiends, many of us felines and canines get along very well.
Meet Coco and Chico. Coco was suffering from mange when she was in a shelter. But as much as this bothered him, he was in better shape than his canine furiend Chico. A cruel human had put rubber bands on Chico’s mouth and they were so tight that they had to be surgically removed.
While they were in the shelter, these two became close. And Coco became Chico’s protector. Two kind humans came in to the shelter looking for a dog, and they met Chico. But then they saw that Coco was protecting him, and they decided “we can’t separate them.”
Soon, both Coco and Chico were on their way to their new home. And their humans loved having them both. “We’ve had the most beautiful moments with them” since the four legged family members came home, one of the humans said. “We haven’t laughed so much in the entire year.”
These two became furiends during very difficult circumstances. And now, their friendship will continue in their new home. So do not believe humans who tell you felines and canines cannot get along!
Because of the generosity of their donors, Diabetic Cats in Need will be able to help felines like Max, who lives in Johnston, Rhode Island. He left the white coated humans there, and he is living with a human who simply cannot give him the insulin he needs to thrive.
Diabetic Cats in Need is looking for a foster home for Max. Max likes other felines and enjoys being around canines. He does get annoyed when he goes to the white coated humans, but I doubt he is classified as “very fractious” like me.
The kind humans at Diabetic Cats in Need will help with the cost of insulin, testing supplies, and visits to the white coated humans. If you can help, please contact Max’s human.
I am glad that Diabetic Cats in Need received the green paper things they need to help felines like Max. Now let’s see if we can help him find a home or foster home. Please share his story so that someone can help.