Pete, Koopa, and Tedward
In this three-for-one video, we'll introduce you to Pete, Koopa, and Tedward! Besides being incredibly handsome, these boys have something else in common: they all live in our wet-food-only colony due to diabetes.
A canned food only diet is great for diabetes! It helps keep them hydrated and controls their weight. More importantly, a wet-food-only diet helps maintain even glucose levels, minimizes stress on the pancreas, and thus reduces or eliminates the need for insulin
Gorgeous Tedward was found wandering around Rogers Park after his former family abandoned him. Here at Tree House, he's claimed an area for himself, and has no trouble asking for attention! He is a fastidious groomer, and keeps his coat as fluffy as a cloud. Tedward receives insulin by injection, twice per day.
Koopa is our gentle giant. Adopted and returned once he developed diabetes, he is a little sad to be back. Observant and vocal, Koopa takes comfort in people. Nothing makes him happier than a warm lap. Koopa is doing well on his diet, and is not on any medication.
Dapper Pete in his sophisticated grey tuxedo is always a charmer. Like Koopa, Pete was returned when he developed diabetes. Pete has taken several challenges in stride, and maintains his confident, outgoing nature, and reputation as one of the friendliest cats at Tree House. Pete is the George Clooney of cats: a little older, a little thicker, but irresistible as ever!
Calm, alert, and affectionate, these big guys would be a great addition to nearly any home! Each does well with children, is peaceful around other cats, or would be content as the only cat.
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Gitana has had a hard time in her life. She originally came to us after being found on the street- her admitter suspected that she was left behind after her elderly guardian died. Gitana came in very sweet-natured, but over time here she has become increasingly stressed out. She can sometimes become frightened with sudden movements from humans, so it’s best to approach her slowly. She doesn’t enjoy the company of other cats and would do best in a patient, quiet home. She’s a wonderful girl who needs some playtime to help her feel more comfortable. She resides in her own condo, as she has a special diet due to allergies to dry food. This also gives her a peaceful place away from all of the other cats and activity.
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Darius, with his ever curious expression and beautiful tuxedo coat, is the epitome of handsome. This five-year-old boy is incredibly gregarious and will often greet visitors at the door with his adorable kitten-like mew. Just like Peter Pan, this loveable guy is a kitten that never grew up! Darius loves to play and frequently can be found amidst the little ones in a heated game of chase with the wand toy. And, just like a kitten, Darius loves cuddling just as much as playing. He is one of the most docile cats you will ever meet, and given the right opportunity, Darius will lovingly curl up in an open lap. Darius was adopted as a kitten with his sister, Donna Mew, but they were recently returned to Tree House due to no fault of their own. He is very bonded with Donna Mew and would ideally go home with her. You can read more about this loving boy and his sweet sister on our blog here! Please stop by our Bucktown Branch to meet this loveable duo!
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