Essential medical care can be an unexpected, and often unplanned for, cost for many of us. This is particulary true for cats surrendered to the SPCA. At 11 years old, Jo-Jo is a beautiful cream tabby cat surrendered because her owners could no longer afford the cost of her long-term care. While Jo is sassy, sweet, and supper affectionate, she is also a cat with a disease much more common in humans - insulin-dependent diabetes.
Insulin for cats is expensive, just like it is for humans. Here at the SPCA of Hancock County, we do our best to provide a safe, loving, humane environment for all cats to rest and recover while they wait to find their next human soul mate. Can you help us afford to keep Jo-Jo on her essential medication; the insulin that will continue to allow her to live while she waits for her forever home? Syringes cost upwards of $30 a month, whereas the insulin is $150. Add to that the cost of sheltering Jo and feeding her and providing other medical care expenses like we do for our healthy cats, and Jo is a pricey kitty, but oh-so-worth it.
$975. That's all it will take to cover all of Jo's costs for the next two months; the average amount of time a middle-aged cat spends at this SPCA. Jo-Jo is one of the easiest cats ever to give insulin to; she purrs while she receives her twice daily life-sustaining insulin.
Thanks so much for considering helping us provide Jo-Jo with the care she needs in order to stay alive and so we can prepare her for a furever home. We know we're just a pit stop for someone like Jo, but we're glad to know her!