Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HART of Maine - Tam

April 18, 2013--Tam has moved from the shelter to a foster-to-adopt home. And the foster Mom has fallen deeply in love. DCIN is taking tam off the courtesy post list. ~Venita

October 24, 2012:  This beautiful young lady is a courtesy post for a diabetic friendly shelter group in Cumberland, Maine.

Tam is a sweet buff and white little girl who is around 10 years old. She is a new resident at the shelter and only just arrived on September 11, 2012.

Tam came to us after her owner was no longer able to care for her. This lovely kitty adores cuddling! Tam is a true lap cat and will snuggle and hug the volunteers who pick her up. She enjoys being brushed and seems to be fond of sleeping in high places at the shelter. Tam is ok with the other cats in her room, is a little bit shy and wary with them but seems to want to get along with other nice kitties. Tam is not an alpha kitty by any means.

We were advised that Tam does not care for dogs but she lived in a home with children and was good friends with them. Tam is currently on 2 units of Lantus insulin BID and is on a diet of Classic Style Fancy Feast and Taste of the Wild Grain Free Dry. Ideally, in a less stressful environment, her insulin dosage may decrease, along with a canned food only diet. At the shelter, all of the kitties have access to dry due to Angus and Tam's preference for dry food. However, in a home, with one-on-one attention to her eating habits, Tam can probably be converted to a canned food only diet.

Tam seems to be ok with home-testing and accepts her insulin without complaint. Please contact the shelter with any questions you may have about Tam, we'd love to hear from you! To contact HART, here is the link to our website: For a blank adoption application, click on this link:

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