MINNESOTA and WISCONSIN CATS
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Chewy - Madison, WI (1/1/21)
Meet Chewy! He is a 4 yr, 16 lb, neutered male cat.
Chewy is quite possibly the sweetest cat you'll ever meet. He was diagnosed with feline diabetes in April of 2020 and is doing incredibly well on insulin. Chewy requires shots of 3 units of insulin twice a day - he may need this treatment for the rest of his life. Luckily Chewy is incredibly sweet natured so he is very easy to give shots to! We will show you how it's done and promise it's not a big deal.
He is gentle, sweet, and friendly with everyone he meets. He might get a little mouthy when he plays, but he never bites hard. You can often distract him with a catnip or string toy which he thinks is way more fun anyway. Chewy will softly grab your hand with his paws to tell you to keep petting him and he loves to be brushed. His favorite thing to do is to cuddle up next to you in bed and you might even catch him on his back, letting his tummy hang out. Chewy does have an umbilical hernia on his stomach which isn't causing any issues, but will be repaired when we can fit him in at our clinic (this may happen after adoption free of charge).
Chewy is a diabetic cat so any interested applicants should research diabetes in cats prior to adopting. Some information can be found here: Diabetes information. He requires insulin daily which ranges from about $1-2 per day depending on the type purchased. The most common brand is Lantus ($2 per day) where one vial lasts about 6 months at his dosage and is $330 through Walmart's pharmacy. Another option is Vetsulin ($1 per day) where one vial lasts about 2 months at his dosage and is $60 at online pharmacies. A feline blood glucose monitor, syringes, special food, and more frequent bloodwork/vet visits should all be considered as additional costs with a diabetic cat. He is on a primarily wet food diet in foster.
Diabetes can be a lot of work and is expensive to treat in cats, but Chewy is 100% worth it. Chewy was surrendered in October when his family could no longer provide his treatment. He was born around 3/28/16 and weighs over 15 pounds (we're working on it). He does well with other cats and we think he would adjust well to a dog too. If you have questions about Chewy, please start by submitting an application at sftsrescue.org/adoptable-cats. We can give more information on his treatment and put you in touch with his foster home. **Our shelter is open by appointment only for approved applicants. If you would like to adopt, the first step is to fill out an application at sftsrescue.org/adoptable-cats.** All of our cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on Rabies and FVRCP vaccines, microchipped, have tested negative for Feline Leukemia, and have received routine dewormer and flea/tick prevention. Some cats are also tested for FIV. All animals receive any necessary veterinary treatment such as surgeries, dental procedures, and other treatment as needed. His rescue (Shelter From The Storm Animal Rescue) would like Chewy to be adopted within an approximately 300 mile radius. The website is: www.sftsrescue.org.
Sandy - Madison, WI (1/1/21)
Meet Sandy! She is a 10 yr old, 7 lb, spayed female tortoiseshell cat.
Sandy was surrendered to us (Shelter From The Storm Animal Rescue) in June 2020 after having some medical issues that her previous home could not manage. She has been seen by our vets and is doing well in foster, but has been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has health issues because of that. She is very thin, has a low appetite, and sometimes regurgitates small amounts after eating.
Sandy likes to hang out and read, watch television and her favorite time to play is in the evening when she will follow the laser pointer up and down the walls, floor and anywhere it goes. She is very good natured and loves to be with you, but she is also very independent and doesn't mind having some time alone to take in some long snoozes. Sandy is happy and comfortable in foster, but we would love to find her a forever home that can devote all their love to her. She is a beautiful cat with a very sweet disposition. She has been in foster care since September. We have been giving Sandy the time she needs to emotionally and physically adjust to her new environment. She is feeling better emotionally, and is very social and friendly and loves to be pet and doted on!
The veterinarians have been treating her for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, but they have not been able to specifically diagnose her health issues. She is currently on a special diet for gastrointestinal care. Sandy is used to being alone, and will do well in a quiet household with no other animals. She needs a caring, patient person who will be understanding and supportive of her challenging health situation. In turn, she will reward you with her adorableness and sweetness and will be your best friend and confidante. If you are interested in adopting Sandy, we will want to make sure you understand her health challenges and you will be committed to working through those challenges with her.
Please fill out an application to learn more about her and be put in touch with her foster home at sftsrescue.org/adoptable-cats. Sandy's rescue would like her to stay within about 300 miles of her rescue. The rescue website is www.sftsrescue.org.
**Our shelter is open by appointment only for approved applicants. If you would like to adopt, the first step is to fill out an application at the link above.** All of our cats are spayed or neutered, up to date on Rabies and Distemper vaccines, microchipped, have tested negative for Feline Leukemia, and have received routine dewormer and flea/tick prevention. Some cats are also tested for FIV and all animals receive any necessary veterinary treatment such as surgeries, dental procedures, and other treatment as needed.
Oscar - Little Falls, MN (1/31/21)
Meet Oscar! He's an 8 yr old, 11.3 lb, neutered male ginger cat.
Oscar is a super sweet cat who currently finds himself at the Morrison County Animal Humane Society. He is such a good boy, he loves to cuddle and play with toys and they are really hoping that there's an angel out there who is looking for a wonderful cat and doesn't mind a special-needs guy!
Oscar is diabetic and is looking for someone who doesn't mind that he's not technically perfect, because otherwise he really is the best boy. He will require insulin and a specialized diet but none of that is hard! He's available for adoption within 100 miles of his shelter. Any interested parties can email: email@example.com or call: 320-632-0703.