The odds were against Jackie, a 9-year-old gray and white neutered male. Newly diagnosed with diabetes, he then tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus).
Jackie’s owner had already been having a tough time financially providing just basic care. She also had health issues of her own. So when it was discovered in November 2013 that her cat was diabetic, she said she didn’t want him anymore; she asked The Cat Ambassador to find Jackie a new home.
After four weeks, no one had come forward to adopt Jackie. Some people even suggested it might be best to humanely euthanize him. But I refused to give up hope! I then received an e-mail from a potential adopter: “Did Jackie ever get adopted? If not, is he still alive?” My heart soared!
Jackie was one lucky cat. He was adopted the next day by not one, but two veterinarians! The couple had previously had diabetic and FIV kitties, so that was not an issue for them.
As soon as they got him home, I received this e-mail: “Jackie is home, and my husband is already in love with him . . . You are an angel for saving him; we’re so happy to be able to add him to our family!”