Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Silk Needs a Home

Update 2/2/10--Sorry for the late update. On October 10, 2009, I drove Silk from his home in Philadelphia to a rescue in New Jersey--HART. I followed up on him this week and got this message from the rescue person who found him the HART placement.
Last I heard, a few weeks ago, Silk's insulin had been adjusted and was doing well. Not adopted yet but doing very well in the foster home.
******************************************************************************* THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. AS OF 9/25/09, TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SILK.Update 9/30/09: Silk still needs a home. He will be vetted soon (pre-adoption), getting up-to-date shots, exam, FIV/FeLV testing, and health certificate to make interstate travel possible. A 90 year old woman in Philadelphia, PA, must give up her beloved diabetic cat Silk. The woman has fallen ill and is being moved somewhere for care. The woman's family does not want Silk. Silk is a 10-12 pound, 7 year old (8 in February) black cat with white on his chest and some on his feet. I was told that Silk's only health problem is the diabetes, for which he takes daily oral medication. There is no information about whether he is regulated, what food he eats, or whether he has had DKA. I was told that Silk gets along with cats and dogs. Silk is apparently very friendly and nosey; as soon as someone comes into the house he wants to check them out. Status of FeLV and FIV unknown. Routine vaccinations are out of date. I have the name of the vet clinic he was last seen at in the summer of 2008. We will try to get permission to contact the vet for medical records. We will also try to see whether the original owner's family will pay to vet the cat.

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