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Young-At-Heart Diabetic Puss Seeks New Owner For Play And Jabs

A playtime-loving cat who never lets his diabetes hold him back is in need of a new home where his medical needs and requests for chin-rubs can be met.

Teenager Stripes is known for his friendly personality, deep love of affection and being stroked - the 13-year-old will give a gentle tap with his paw to anyone who stops fussing him before he’s ready.

He is the longest remaining resident of Cats Protection Isle of Wight Adoption Centre on Marlborough Road in Ryde.

Deputy Manager Jo Morrison said:

“We all love Stripes! He is truly the friendliest cat and thrives from being around people. 

"He is extremely gentle and very much enjoys sitting next to you on the sofa or being brushed.

"He is young at heart and still takes great delight in a good play with his feather string toy."

A video of Stripes enjoying a fuss and playtime with his fosterers can be seen here:


Jo continued:

“Stripes is confident and caring, and we can only imagine that the reason he has been overlooked since December is because of his diabetes.

"However, that really shouldn’t put anyone off, he doesn’t react at all when he receives his injections and is extremely laid-back about it all.

"He will make the most brilliant addition to a family without any other cats and with either just adults or perhaps older children. He will truly make a house feel like a home.”

Stripes’ condition is easily managed with two insulin injections a day with his meals.

Staff at the centre will be on-hand to give guidance and any support needed once Stripes is in his new home.

Jo concluded:

“As much as his fosterers adore caring for Stripes and spending time with him, we’d all love to see him settled in a home where his new family can enjoy sharing all the fun and snuggles that we’ve been lucky enough to experience while he’s been in care.

"He’s such a special boy and we can’t wait to find him his own perfect match.”

For more information about diabetes in cats visit www.cats.org.uk/diabetes

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