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  • Diabetic Cats in Need is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exclusively works to save diabetic cats. We primarily assist low-income caregivers of diabetic cats by providing insulin and testing supplies and covering some veterinary care through our Compassionate Assistance Program (CAP). We often get questions from our clients’ veterinarians about our organization and programs, so we’ve created a handout (linked below) to answer as much of that as we can. If you still have [...]

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    We post diabetic cats who need homes who are currently in shelters, rescues, foster care, or private homes. If you have room in your home and heart to adopt a diabetic cat, please look at our map of diabetic cats for adoption here! We can help with transport for farther-away cats if you fall in love with someone, but it's easier on the kitties to find homes nearby, so we made this map to make that easier. This map is updated periodically and not necessarily 100% up to date. Please also browse[...]

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    Updated May 27, 2018. We have several assistance programs available for those in the US or Canada whose cats have been diagnosed with diabetes and who are struggling to handle the costs. If your cat is in the middle of a veterinary emergency, please see the Emergency Veterinary Assistance page. NOTE: Due to our current financial situation, as of July 13, 2019 we are no longer able to support emergency veterinary assistance.  If you have not yet applied for CareCredit, we encourage you to do [...]

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    If you are a representative or foster home for a shelter or rescue group with a diabetic cat, we can help in a few ways: Sending insulin and testing supplies Posting the cat(s) for adoption on our Facebook page Please email Lisa@dcin.info for assistance.

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    Rehoming

    16 Jan 2017 | Jillian Rosile

    If you need to rehome your diabetic cat for financial reasons, please see our Compassionate Assistance Page first to see if we can help you keep your kitty in your home. If you still need to rehome your cat, please email Lisa@dcin.info or send a message to our Facebook page with: One or more clear pictures of your cat Cat's name, age, and personality information Current location Whether your cat gets along with other cats, dogs, and/or kids, if known An email address or phone[...]

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    This page is a work in progress! We will be adding more articles soon. Obtaining supplies less expensively: How do I get Lantus (or Basaglar or Levemir) Less Expensively? Buying Insulin from Craigslist Managing feline diabetes:  Blood Sugar Testing In the meantime, we recommend the Feline Diabetes Message Board if your cat has been prescribed Lantus or Levemir insulin, and the Diabetic Cat Help or Diabetic Cat International forums if your cat has been prescribed any other insulin [...]

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    These are the cats we have helped financially and with supplies so far in 2020 (our cats helped in 2019 and earlier can be found here, along with memorial donations for previous years).  This includes shelter cats as well as our Compassionate Assistance Program clients and cats who have come to us in crisis.  It does not include the hundreds of cats we help each year through our Education Program. 2020 BooBoo - at home in IA Friskie - at home in MA Hana - at home in NY Jack - at home in CA [...]

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    Donate

    24 Feb 2015 | Jillian Rosile

    DCIN finances all its activities through donations from individuals and charitable foundations. Because DCIN is a tax-exempt (501c3) organization, donations are eligible as charitable deductions on US federal, state, and local income tax returns to the extent allowed by applicable laws. There are many ways to donate to DCIN, including those listed below! Unrestricted Donations / Sponsorships You can donate cash to DCIN through PayPal or by check or money order. DCIN accepts PayPal donations[...]

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    Our Mission and Activities

    The heart of our mission is to keep diabetic cats in their original, loving homes, regardless of the income level of their caregivers. We support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.DCIN is a Maine nonprofit corporation and recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the US Internal Revenue Service. DCIN's Employer ID Number (EIN) is [...]

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    DCIN is an all-volunteer, internet-based rescue/assistance group for diabetic cats. Our passionate, devoted team members are located all over the US and Canada. Please email one of us if you would like to speak by phone; we do not list our phone numbers publicly.Location: Virginia PumpkinsMom on FDMB, DCC, DCH and DCI My cat, Pumpkin, was diagnosed with diabetes after a life-threatening bout of pancreatitis. I have two diabetic DCIN foster cats, Tucker and Sunshine. I have experience [...]

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