Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Kitties with Diabetes Store

These are the diabetic cats that DCIN has in foster care that are available for adoption. Click on a cat's linked name for the full scoop.

If you can't adopt, foster. If you can't foster, volunteer. If you can't volunteer, donate. If you can't donate, share. Every action helps and each one is important.

911 and 911-At Risk. These are cats that are in an unsuitable living situation and must be placed elsewhere NOW. They also are cats that may be destroyed or sent to a shelter if they cannot find a new home.

DCIN has no cats in the 911 category at this time.


Urgent. These are the cats that, although not meeting the criteria for being 911, urgently need a new home to thrive.

Toby inTX
DCIN Foster since 2/2012

Sandy in VA
DCIN Foster since 12/2011

Vinny in IL
DCIN Foster since 8/2012
Sunshine in VA
In foster since 1/2013

Jibbit in VA
In foster since 1/2013


Safe but Need a New Home. These are the cats that seem to be safe where they are, but they do need a new home.

    DCIN has no cats in the Safe category at this time.

      Other Diabetic Kitties Looking for Furever or Foster Homes


      Why is our main page called The Kitties with Diabetes Store? This story is from a woman who was going to soon adopt one of the DCIN cats. My 3 y/o son just asked me "Can we get a kitty from the kitty diabetes store?" I said, "The kitty diabetes store?" and he said, "Where kitties with diabetes that don't have homes come from!!" (kind of in that exasperated "DUH, Mom!" tone.) I said, "Why do you want another kitty with diabetes?" and he said, "Because we can take extra-good care of them since we know how." Boy, won't he be surprised when our "new" diabetic kitty arrives from "the kitty diabetes store" (aka: DCIN) hopefully next week! I can even tell him that I ordered the kitty online and had to wait for shipping! ~Venita

      Courtesy Posts

      Current Courtesy Posts

      Animal Friends of Barbour County, Philippi, WV
      Animal Outreach of Cape May, Cape May, NJ
      Castaway Cats in Delaware in foster care
      • Mascara (Mascara's diet hasn't been controlled and she is now back on insulin since August 2013. )
      Fancy Cats Rescue Team diabetics, all in foster care in Northern VA. All FCRT cats come fully vetted, up to date on vaccine, tested neg/neg for FIV/FeLV, and micro-chipped.
      Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue in Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada
      HART of Maine diabetics, all in a dedicated diabetic room in the shelter. See a YouTube video on HART here.
      Humane Association Hilton Head/Bluffton SC
      Shenandoah Valley (VA) Animal Services Center
      Watonwan County MN Humane Society 
       Non-Shelter/Rescue Placements
      • Boo (in private foster in Northern VA)
      • Cheesedoodle (in private foster in Westchester County, NY) 
      • Snowball (in vet's office in NJ) 
      For former courtesy posts, see this page.

      Wednesday, April 2, 2014

      Animal Outreach-JD

      April 2, 2014-Handsome JD is a diet controlled diabetic at Animal Outreach in Cape May, New Jersey. Yes you heard right, this fluffy tuxie is diet controlled and not on insulin right now. This 9 year old sweetie came to Animal Outreach from Burlington County Animal Shelter where he was diagnosed.  Eating only Fancy Feast Classic pate, Friskies Classic pate, and sardines in water, JD is running in the 60's and 70's when his blood glucose is checked.

      JD is a timid boy who loves to be brushed, and snuggles into cozy beds. He does hang out with a few of the older cats at Animal Outreach and is getting along well with them, but meeting new cats seems to cause him some stress. In his forever home, a slower introduction to any resident cats would be a good idea. It is not known if he is good with dogs.

      Please contact Eileen at Animal Outreach if you would like to give JD a permanent home!

      Sunday, March 9, 2014

      Animal Outreach - Marley

      March 9, 2014-- Marley is a senior boy, estimated to be around 15 years old and is currently living at Animal Outreach in Cape May, NJ. Before coming to Animal Outreach, he lived at the Burlington County Animal Shelter where it was discovered that he is diabetic. He has just started on 2 units of Lantus insulin a day. He is very good about having his blood sugar tested! Marley is on the thin side right now, but we hope he will gain weight as his blood sugar becomes better regulated.

      Marley is a friendly, laid-back guy. He enjoys being petted and as much lap time as he can get! He also enjoys being brushed. He likes Fancy Feast Classic pate and DM dry food. Marley gets along well with other kitties, but we aren't sure how he feels about dogs!

      Please contact Eileen at Animal Outreach to inquire about adopting Marley!

      Wednesday, February 26, 2014

      HART of Maine - Shark

      March 11, 2014--Shark, an 11 year old grey and white boy, swam up to Maine not too long ago from Maryland and is in search of a new home. This extra sweet boy was actually living in Maryland and not being treated for his diabetes. A kind neighbor took him in and started him on Lantus (with the permission of his former owners, of course), and turned to the internet in the hopes of finding safety for this boy.

      The kind neighbor even received home testing lessons from Ronda Dalton of Fancy Cats Rescue Team in VA so that she could monitor his progress and ensure that she was doing all she could in Shark's best interest.

      This nice lady learned of HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) and contacted them to see if there was any room at the inn for Shark. HART said yes and then his foster mama actually drove him all the way to Maine to make sure he was safe! Now that is a Good Samaritan!

      Wouldn't it be great for Shark to find a new home after so many folks have gone even more than an extra mile to make sure this wonderful kitty got a second chance?

      He is a very laid back boy and hardly needed even an hour in a show cage before he was out mingling with other kitties in the HART diet controlled room! He eats canned Wellness grain-free only. He is currently getting 1.5 units of Lantus insulin BID.

      Let the volunteers at HART show you how easy it is to care for a diabetic kitty! To contact HART, here is the link to the website: .

      For a blank adoption application, click on this link: .

      February 22, 2014--Shark arrived at HART of Maine on 2/22/14, transported from MD by his foster Mom. He is an insulin dependent mature boy with an easy-going personality. We will provide more details when they become available. In the meanwhile, if you might be interested in adopting Shark, contact and she will put you in contact with the appropriate people.

      Saturday, February 22, 2014

      HART of Maine - Star

      February 21, 2014-- HART's little tabby Star is beginning to twinkle once more! She is only 8 years old but before coming to HART, she was found as a stray and was extremely emaciated and scabbed. This long haired girl had many mats and was shaved on intake, so her pretty fur is finally starting to grow back in again.

      We've learned a few things already about Star! She is a lap cat! Star enjoys pets and snuggling whenever she gets a chance. Star doesn't care for other kitties and grumbles to show her displeasure when they walk too close to her. She may be ok in a home with another laid back kitty, but may or may not ever choose to be friends.

      Star enjoys her canned Wellness grain-free favor choices and has recently been on 1 unit of insulin, but as her numbers have remained very high, her dosage will likely be increased. Hopefully this increase will be only temporary and her insulin needs can be stabilized soon.

      Don't you just think her white whiskers are the purrfect accessory? Her lovely green eyes are saying “Thank you for saving me, and now please help me find me a home where I'll be loved and never abandoned again”.

      Let the volunteers at HART show you how easy it is to care for a diabetic kitty! To contact HART, here is the link to the website: .

      For a blank adoption application, click on this link: .

      HART of Maine - Roxy

      March 18, 2014--Roxy was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and although she did undergo an operation to remove the mass in her bladder, HART requests that Roxy be removed from our adoptables list as her bladder has become very weak after the reconstruction and it is likely that the cancer will return as it had many adhesions. HART will take excellent care of Roxy and make sure that her needs are met and provide lots of loving care. Thanks to all who prayed for Roxy and shared her profile. ~Margaret B

      February 21, 2014--Roxy, an orange and white tabby tuxedo kitty who is around 10 years old, is a new diabetic intake at HART. She came to us through a local veterinary office, as she was a newly diagnosed diabetic that was previously living in an assisted living facility, where they are unable to handle the care her new condition requires.

      If you are looking for a laid-back older kitty that would love nothing more than a snuggle in your lap, this is your girl! She is talkative, though soft spoken and quick to purr. Her fur is thick and soft and she enjoys getting any and all of your attention. We aren't sure yet how she will respond to the other kitties in the room, as she is still in intake, but we will be sure to update on her progress. With her loving and laid back attitude, we are hopeful that she would integrate well in a home with other well mannered kitties.

      She is stabilizing well right now on 1 unit of insulin and since she enjoys her Wellness grain-free canned food, we hope this dosage will be as much as she needs. She is a solidly built kitty and is currently at a good weight for her size. Roxy has beautiful,deep set green eyes and lovely, long whiskers.

      Her expression is hopeful, “Are you my new forever family?” Visit HART to meet Roxy and make her dreams come true.

      To contact HART, here is the link to our website: For a blank adoption application, click on this link: