Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HART of Maine - Jackie

November 13, 2014- Jackie is now on just one quarter unit of insulin twice a day (BID)! ~Lisa

January 10, 2014--Jackie, HART's happy-go-lucky, Meezer girl, is doing very well and is on 1 unit Lantus BID right now. Her appetite is good and she is just such a good natured kitty! Nothing seems to really ruffle her fur! She has gotten along with her roommates since the first day. She really would be an ideal kitty in almost any household.

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


November 20, 2013-- This stunning little lady is a courtesy post for a diabetic friendly shelter group in Cumberland, Maine.

Jackie, one of our newest diabetic residents, is a pretty Siamese lady and is about 8 or 9 years old. She came to HART because she was diabetic and her mom was working 2 jobs and unable to properly care for Jackie's diabetes due to her time from home.

She was eating M/D wet and dry food and was previously on ProZinc insulin, but at HART we feed our diabetics Grain Free, so we changed her to Wellness Grain Free and switched her to Lantus insulin so she can be switched to our protocols. She wasn't too sure how she felt about all these new changes and we had to convince her that the food was for her own good.

As it turns out, she just didn't like life in a cage! Now that she is free to move about our Diet Controlled Room at HART, she enjoys moving from platter to platter sampling the different flavors of Wellness available to her!

She has been non-confrontational with ALL of the other kitties right from the start. We believe she would do FABULOUS in any multi cat household. She hasn't bonded with any of the other kitties but is figuring out who are the friendlier ones that she can associate with. Nor has she shown interest in any toys yet, but will watch several other residents go nuts chasing the elusive red dot. I think it might be "below her station" to chase toys! She is Princess Jackie after all!

Jackie enjoys attention and will allow you to brush her. She has the typical Meezer Meow but is not super vocal unless she's waiting for a meal.

So far, Jackie is doing very well on 1 unit of Lantus BID. We hope, over time, that she may lose the need for insulin and we will continue monitoring her progress. Don't hesitate to contact HART if you are interested in adopting Jackie as transport may be available!

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

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