This week began on a sad note for Regina Cat Rescue (RCR) as we had to say goodbye to two older foster cats who were losing the battle against chronic illness.
Boots was a beautiful elderly tabby cat who just loved to be loved and hogged as much of her foster dad's attention as she could get. She came to RCR when her elderly owner, who suffered from MS, had to go into assisted care and there was no one available to take Boots. She struggled to adjust in the beginning, but proved to be a very friendly and loving cat once in a stable foster home. Sadly, she developed several health problems related to liver and kidney issues including seizures, weight loss and lethargy. With a heavy heart, we recently concluded that it was time to let her go.
Diamond was a pretty tortoiseshell who found her way to RCR when her owner fled a domestic violence situation and needed a home for her beloved cats. She came to RCR at the age of 12 and had signs of major health issues including diabetes. We were fortunate enough to find a loving and capable foster home that could give Diamond the care that she needed. Recently, her condition deteriorated and a tumour was found on her liver, leading to her humane euthanization in order to prevent further suffering.
Regina Cat Rescue is very grateful to the caring foster families who stepped up to care for these cats, even though their chances of going up for adoption were slim, and heartbreak was in the cards.
While they didn't necessarily get the perfect happy ending we all hope for, Boots and Diamond were much loved and had the best of care in their golden years and we thank the foster families for their kindness and diligent care.
-Alanna, Regina Cat Rescue