Bombay / Mixed (short coat) : : Male : : Senior : : Large
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Who's a good boy? Rascal is a good boy! In fact, we've tried to explain to him that he's not a dog, yet he follows around his foster like any good pup. He's made incredible progress in his foster mom's care. Not only is his diabetes now in remission, Rascal's been making friends with his 4-legged dog sister! She has been showing him the ropes on the best places to play and hang out in the house.
This sweet, friendly 15-year-old boy was originally adopted from the shelter in 2008. Like many senior pets, Rascal was surrendered to the shelter when his owner passed away.
Luckily, Rascal has a second chance for a forever home where he can play, explore, and work on trimming down his chonky physique. We can't wait to watch him settle back into life as a beloved puppy cat.
You may have noticed that he's classified as a Bombay cat. That means he is the ultimate house panther who is outgoing and sociable. Bombay cats are friendly and curious and want to be with you, so they can get depressed if left alone for too long (just like a dog).
Let's talk about the diabetes. When Rascal came to SVPP, his diabetes was out of control. However, once we got him into a loving foster home where his needs were addressed, he quickly made amazing progress! Rascal is still tested twice a day, but maintaining his diet is all he needs right now. His vet considers him in remission! Because he is a special needs senior, SVPP will assist his forever family with his diabetes-friendly food and insulin supplies, but for now, that just means keeping an eye on him and making sure he maintains his good eating habits!
Never had a cat with diabetes? You simply have to test him twice a day (same time morning and night) and we can show you how. He's used to receiving his tests and, when needed, insulin injections, so it's fairly easy to do.
Prior to adoption, all cats/kittens are spayed/neutered, tested for FIV/FELV, vaccinated and microchipped. Indoor homes only.
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More about Rascal
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Adults
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