|Sponsorship for Zeus|
● Sponsorship request for Zeus
Rescued from a street in Verdun in winter 2015 and taken in by the Verdun Refuge for cats
● Zeus’s story
During a cold snap in the winter of 2015, a woman who loves cats found Zeus wandering around a street in Verdun. A nice, sociable young male around 2.5 years old, he melted Maxime’s heart, and she opened her door to him. Zeus fit in quickly with the other cats of the household and a 12-year-old dog! Maxime then brought him to the vet for his first vaccines and to have him sterilized. Because he was very thin, the vet recommended that he undergo a blood test.
The test results confirmed the vet’s suspicions: Zeus was in a pre-diabetic state. Confident and full of hope, the vet recommended a special diet that could help keep Zeus’s blood-sugar levels below the diabetic threshold. Unfortunately, follow-up tests conducted the next month showed an above-normal glucose level. The reality that would affect him every day for the rest of his life then became clear: he would need insulin injections twice a day, every day, or he would die.
Her limited budget, along with a work schedule incompatible with Zeus’s need to receive insulin injections every 12 hours, led this cat lover to contact the Refuge. She had saved Zeus from the cold and was now asking the Refuge to help her find a home better suited to his needs, a home where twice a day, every day, he would be able to receive the care he needed in order to survive.
The idea of leaving his benefactress, Zeus’s eyes, full of life were also filled with sadness. The Refuge decided to help him.
● Zeus’s first foster home
The Refuge spared no effort in trying to find him a temporary or forever home. Zeus was then welcomed into a home that could offer him all the love and care he needed: insulin injections twice a day, specialized food, and lots of love!
Unfortunately, due to uncontrollable circumstances, after a few months, Zeus could no longer stay with this special family and had to go back to the veterinary clinic. The family had to return to their native country, where a terrible earthquake had just occurred, in order to offer their assistance.
It’s hard to believe by looking at this photo of Zeus, a sweet, affectionate young cat, that inside his frail body was lurking the beginnings of a an incurable disease that would soon be diagnosed, and would affect him for the rest of his days: diabetes. From that moment forward, his life became more expensive: he needed daily insulin doses, tests to ensure he is getting the correct dose, and specialized food.
After having spent a few months in a foster home, Zeus has been living at the veterinary clinic for over 100 days and continues to get the daily care he needs. To date, the cost of his stay has reached $1900 and continues to rise. Overall, the monthly cost of his medication and the materials for his blood sugar tests is around $130. Add to that the cost of his specialized food, approximately $60, and the total reaches around $190 per month.
This is why we are appealing to your generosity. Sweet, affectionate Zeus needs your help in order to stay alive.
Zeus in his cage at the clinic.
Zeus on the verge of leaving his benefactress.
Zeus in his first foster home
● A testimony for Zeus
The first chapter of Zeus' story started in his first Foster Family. Here is Liz testimony.
By fostering Zeus, I discovered a charming cat that loves to be petted. He is very docile and allows people to pick him up and pet him for long periods of time. He is also sociable, very well adapted to my dog and he adored my daughter. With my care, he got back into shape and gained the weight he had lost. He eats well, loves to play and enjoys the morning sun coming through the windows. I'm just thankful I had the chance to help him through the difficult times. He was part of our family and I sincerely think he now knows that love exists. Liz
Unfortunately, a few months ago, for family reasons, the foster home could no longer take care of Zeus. Sadly, the cat has since been living in a cage at the vet clinic for more than 100 days.
We are hoping for a happy ending of Zeus’ story as we are still looking for a foster home or his forever family. He is waiting at the clinic for a foster home that will open its heart to Zeus, love him and take care of him until the forever family comes along to adopt him! Liz
We've shared the testimony of the family that opened its heart to Zeus with you. This testimony describes handsome Zeus and his charming personality at great length. You've read that Zeus is an absolutely charming cat.
He is now 3 years old. He’s an affectionate cat who goes right up to people and asks them nicely to pet him. He’s a docile cat who lets people pick him up and pet him for long periods of time. He’s an adorable cat who loves humans!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you for all your generous gift to help Zeus!
We're pleased to annonce that Zeus sponsorship goal has been reached even exceeded! We've collected 2005$. THANK YOU from the heart. With your help and your generosity we'll be able to give Zeus and the others cats in need a better life.
Donations raised: 2230$ ● Goal reached!
Thank you from the heart to the generous godmothers and generous godfathers of Zeus : Vicky, David, Elaine, Audrey, Wendy, Mireia, Tu Tram, Marie-Josée, Sabrina, Annick, Elizabeth, Lynn, Liz, Catherine, Marie-Josee, Cynthia, Susan, Virginie, Isabella, Sidric, Guylaine (as requested her gift will be used to pay Zeus food and insulin during a month), Pierre and our anonymous donors!
The volunteer team of the Refuge for cats Verdun
Latest news! Zeus now has a foster home!
Thank you Katy for opening your heart and your home to Zeus. No doubt that Zeus will be happy with you and your daughter! You have all the skills and organizational skills to give Zeus his two daily doses of insulin and all the doses of love he so badly needs. THANK YOU!
And because life goes on, you can continue helping to pay for Zeus monthly cost for food and insulin.
Thank you for giving by using CANADAHELPS or check without forgetting to mention the name of 3425-Zeus.