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Susan Daffron, host of Take Me Home

Susan Daffron
Founder, National Association
of Pet Rescue Professionals

Beasley and Twinkie - Two Orange Kitties that Might Just Wrap a Paw Around Your Heart

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Susan Daffron talks to Dian Setz from Diabetic Cats in Need about two 8-year old male orange cats named Beasley and Twinkie. Diabetic Cats in Need is a small, nonprofit rescue that helps diabetic cats and their people. In addition to helping and educating caregivers of diabetic cats, they also rehome diabetic cats. People who need help understanding how to treat a diabetic cat can receive a tremendous amount of support from either the Feline Diabetes Message Board and Diabetic Cat Care. DCIN is also on Facebook and Yahoo Groups. DCIN does not have a shelter facility and many cats are now in foster homes. Beasley and Twinkie were in a home, but their human "mom" went into a domestic abuse shelter and had to surrender her cats to an animal shelter where they were to be euthanized. But the caring folks at DCIN found out about the situation and are sponsoring the cats in their foster home.

Dian is Beasley and Twinkie's foster mom and they have been with her for 19 months now. Ideally she would love to see them go to a home together, but they can be adopted separately. Beasley is an outgoing friendly cat who loves lap time and even comes when called. Twinkie is a bit more reserved, but they are best buddies and love to play and sleep together. Both cats are diabetic and will require a bit more daily care than a non-diabetic cat, but as Dian pointed out, most people find that after the initial worries about insulin, owners actually bond extremely closely with special needs cats. DCIN can arrange help arrange transport for both cats to a new home and has already done a lot of long-distance adoptions. They are committed to helping caregivers after the adoption, so even if you don't have experience caring for a diabetic cat, you'll have a lot of support

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