With great sadness, we say goodbye to our mascot, Tom Cat.
Tom Cat was an office cat working for Cats Exclusive. He went through a rough patch a while back when he was a kitten. Tom was brought to Cats Exclusive because he hadn't eaten for days. He suffered from Anorexia (loss of appetite). A feeding tube had to be placed to help him get back on his feet.
In 2009 he was promoted to Official Greeter, a title that he carried with pride until the end. He lived until he was 16 years young.
Tom developed Diabetes Mellitus; the second most common endocrine disease in cats. It is seen more frequently in middle-aged to senior cats; overweight and obese cats. Diabetes Mellitus is caused by the failure of the pancreas to regulate blood sugar. Most cats require regular insulin injections to control Diabetes Mellitus.
To honor our beloved friend, we have set up the "Tom Cat Diabetes Fund" . This memorial fund will help out other pets affected by diabetes.
We want Tom Cat to live on, celebrate his life, and legacy. The "Tom Cat Diabetes Fund" will help with education, prevention and funding for other diabetics dogs and cats in our community.
If you would like to make a donation in Tom’s memory to help with the cost of insulin for other diabetic cats, please DONATE!
Fly high Tom Cat! We will forever miss you. We'll never forget you. Your legacy lives on.