Sunday, September 5, 2010

Audrey in Weymouth, MA

March 25, 2013--I again followed up on Audrey and was told "Audrey is doing wonderfully and is going to stay with us long term. We would consider adopting her to the right home, but because of her special case and needs, we would need to be sure the adopter was able to provide her with the best of care as we do here. In the meantime she remains one of our hospital cats giving us love throughout the day. We will let you know if anything changes but we hope to keep her for a long and healthy life with us as she brings our clinic a lot of joy!"

Good for you Audrey. DCIN is taking Audrey off its adoptables list. ~Venita
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January 24, 2012--I followed up on Audrey and this is the response:
She is still at our hospital. Audrey is doing great and everyone here loves her. She has become very attached to some of our team members. We all consider her part of our Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic team. She is getting great care and lots of love.

If the right person were to be interested in adopting her, we would be ecstatic. However, they would have to be able to provide all of the love and care that we are able to provide her now. Her diabetes needs to be monitored closely and multiple times per day. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Audrey is living the good life here at our hospital.
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March 23, 2011--Last week, I spoke to both Dr. Deb and Dr. Sarah about Audrey, including about her personality. Their descriptions were consistent.

Audrey is friendly, but takes a while to warm up to new people. She is a particular cat, and prefers some people and cats over others. She is high energy, and needs more room to move around than she gets at the vet clinic. She is funny, unique, and set in her ways. She can get hissy. She needs time to adjust to new situations.

Dr. Deb told me that Audrey's diabetes is well controlled at 5U of insulin twice a day. I believe she is back on Lantus.

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March 19, 2011--Audrey IS NOT at risk of euthanasia.

My apologies to everyone for the recent agitation about Audrey. I was informed on DCIN's Facebook page by someone I thought was reliable and knowledgeable that Audrey had a PTS date this coming Monday. I communicated that information here and on FDMB.

I spoke last week to the vet who originally brought Audrey to DCIN's attention (Dr. Deb), and she said nothing to dissuade me from the understanding that Audrey was at risk. Dr. Deb will no longer be with the Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic, where Audrey is living, after this weekend.

Yesterday, I heard through the DCIN Facebook page from another vet at the same clinic (Dr. Sarah) posting:
I would like to comment that Audrey is not at risk for euthanasia, as has been falsely posted by Deborah Y [full surname deleted]. She has no affiliation with our clinic and has posted inaccurate information. Audrey is ready to be adopted at any time and interested parties can call the Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic to come and meet her!
I just spoke with Dr. Sarah. She assured me that Audrey is not at risk and is being well cared for at the clinic. In my notes I wrote, for example,
You have been misinformed.
She will be PTS over my dead body.
I love that girl.
With all that said, Audrey is available for adoption, and she does need her own home, but there is no risk of euthanasia at this time.

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March 11, 2011--Claudia just followed up with me. She said that Audrey doesn't necessarily need to be an "only." Audrey was never exposed to Claudia's cats. However, in Claudia's experience, Audrey has a lot of fear from her medical treatment, and is difficult to shoot with insulin. That aside, Audrey is friendly and likes to sit on laps.

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March 10, 2011--I am moving Audrey from a courtesy post to a DCIN adoptable cat because it appears she is at risk of euthanasia.

This was posted on DCIN's Facebook page by someone named Deborah Y [full surname deleted]:
Wanted to post this link one more time for Audrey, she only has till March 21st to find a forever home or her time has run out....please consider this sweet senior.
Looking for help.....in Mass...
Hello Everyone ,
My name is Audrey I’m a sweet little senior who was abandon by her family after 10 years of love and loyalty once they found out I was Diabetic,
I am on 4 units of Lantus insulin both am / pm and do very well. ( I have a full bottle of insulin and needles already packed.)
My veterinarian & my saviour has agreed to speak with anyone who has questions about adopting a diabetic cat, and will tell you it’s not as hard as you think.
All I want is a family to live out my golden years with, I am very much a lap cat and would love to cuddle with you by the hour.
I am a spayed female, 10 years old, who is front paw declawed.
Do you have any room in your heart and home for me?
Hoping to hear from you soon,
Audrey
I responded asking:
What do you mean, Deborah, by "time has run out"? Will she be euthanized?
Deborah responded:
The Dr. who saved her is leaving the practice and can't take Audrey with her, and the rest of the employees aren't fans of "Freeloaders." and are not willing to look to find her a forever home.
The Dr. has been taking care of her up to now,... and others aren't as willing to help out.
So her future would be very uncertain.
Claudia (cjleo) took care of Audrey for a short period of time. I understand that Claudia found it very difficult to work with Audrey's diabetes because she was fearful of the shots. She had been receiving shots with a 28G needle.

Claudia also believes that Audrey would be best as an "only." The fearful place she is in seem to come from her experiences with abandonment, caging, and FD treatment.

Claudia thought Audrey was with a rescue, so I will do to find out what I can about that. Meanwhile, I am putting this out as a

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Courtesy Post

9/5/10--Claudia, an FDMB member and foster Mom to several diabetic cats on the DCIN adoptable diabetic cats list, received he following in an email from a vet in Weymouth. MA.
My name is Dr. Deborah Lindsey and I’m a feline exclusive veterinarian who practices at the Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic in Weymouth, MA. I had a diabetic cat surrendered to me at the hospital about 5 months ago since the owner only wanted euthanasia and nothing to do with the new issue of diabetes. Her name is Audrey and is a pretty brown tabby DSH girl who is about 10 years old. My attempts to make her a hospital cat recently turned south due to a new regional corporate manager's protocol regarding hospital cats. I need to find a foster home and hopefully a forever home for Audrey. I’ve done regular labs on her and gave her much needed dentistry and we have her finally at a good level with her insulin regimen. If it’s possible for you to help me out with her, I’m more than willing to extend my services to her and other kitties you have for medical care at discounted rates.

Please let me know if you would be interested in looking into Audrey for me. I can forward all info you may need.
We have found out that the vet tried Lantus on Audrey and could not get her regulated. She currently is on Novolin N, 6 units am and 6 units pm. They say Audrey is a very sweet girl, spayed, and front paw declawed.

You can contact Dr. Lindsey at Artemis211 @ charter.net (remove spaces). You also can contact me for her phone numbers.

DCIN will assist in any way for a potential adopter, including transport.

7 comments:

The Misadventures Of Me said...

A friend reposted via Facebook and a person wrote " Look up the number for NESAA (new england society for abandoned animals) they are a cat rescue, the woman's name is Deborah Doe"

This was written today, Im not sure if this is of any help.

Laure

Diabetic Cats in Need said...

Thanks Laure. I have sent an email to Deb at NESAA. Per their website, they do have a "cage" program, although that's not the best solution for any cat.

Sarah said...

The information posted above is completely fabricated. This woman does not have any affiliation with the Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic and has completely inaccurate information. Audrey is not at risk for euthanasia and she will be given love, excellent nutrition, excellent medical care, and everything she needs until she is adopted.

Diabetic Cats in Need said...
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The Misadventures Of Me said...

How awesome that she is safe. Its a bit sad that people like to ruin rescue efforts with false information.

Laure

S. M. said...

I just want to specify that in my previous post, I was not referring to the blog manager as having inaccurate information. I was referring to the false post by Deborah Y regarding Audrey's supposed euthanasia. Audrey is doing just fine, and Venita has been absolutely great!!

As you know Audrey will not be euthanized and is doing very well, and is now on 3 units Lantus twice daily. She is still looking for a forever home, but she has everything she needs right now apart from a home!

Thank you, Venita, for all your dedication and hard work.

COntact the Weymouth Landing Cat Clinic in MA for more information on Audrey!

Jason's Mom said...

I WISH I COULD TAKE HER BUT IM AT MY LIMIT AT 4 AND I TOO TAKE LANTUS AS I AM A TYPE 2 DIABETIC AS WELL, GLAD NO ONE ABANDONED ME WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT I HAD DIABETES-THATS JUST SOO WRONG--I SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE DOING WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS WITH THE ELDERLY, DISABLED AND SICK....GET RID OF US IN HOMES...BUT THE ANIMALS HAVE VERY FEW CHOICES IN THAT ARENA WHAT WITH THERE NOT BEING ENOUGH RESCUES, FOSTERHOMES AND NO-KILL SHELTERS..WISH BTHE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE PROGRAMS FOR THAT LIKE THEY DO US. HUMANS CAN REALLY SUCK SOMETIME.