At the shelter we have some special kitties, some of which are diabetic or require a better food diet. Because of this, we use these foods daily and run out quick. The baby food brand Beechnut is all meat and doesn’t have cornstarch in it like the Gerber’s brand. Same way for the Fancy Feast canned classic- it is all meat instead of having grains in it.
We are low on these items and are always in need of them. Please consider donating these foods:
Friskies Shreds Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy
Friskies Shreds With Beef in Gravy
Fancy Feast Classic (any flavor)
Friskies Shreds With Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Sauce
Beechnut Classics Turkey and Turkey Broth baby food
Beechnut Classics Chicken and Chicken Broth baby food
Beechnut Classics Beef and Beef Broth baby food
Please donate in our bucket at PetSense or take the donations to our Resale Shop. Thank you!!
Special need is sometimes used to describe animals that have certain health concerns beyond the normal. It could be a deaf or blind dog or cat, an animal that has 3 legs but in the case of five wonderful cats at the HSCC shelter it is FIV, thyroid issues, and diabetes.
We have had articles in our newsletters on some of our FIV cats in the past and we certainly want to mention that we have two of the sweetest cats at the shelter now that are FIV positive. Sylvester is such a sweetheart and never meets a stranger. Queenie is one of the most beautiful long hair calicos anyone will ever see but she is shy. They are healthy FIV cats and would be great in a home with other FIV cats or as a single cat.
Then there is Moe who was recently diagnosed with thyroid issues. He is now on daily thyroid meds and is getting healthy again.
But the main reason for this article is to promote two shelter cats that are diabetic. If you frequent Petsense you may have met Mr. Twinkles. He is a beautiful fawn colored long haired boy that has such a loving personality. He was rescued back in the summer from a local dumpster. He was extremely thin, dirty, covered with fleas and scared. But after a few days of TLC from the great HSCC volunteers, he started gaining weight, got rid of the fleas and let his personality shine. Recently however we noticed he was drinking excessively and knew right off that was a sign of
diabetes. A visit to one of our beloved vets confirmed our suspicions.