Manny is a very special 14-year-old cat looking for a very special person to care for him.

The Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine, would love to find a forever home for Manny to thrive in his golden years.

Animal Welfare Society
Animal Welfare Society

The Animal Welfare Society says that Manny is the sweetest, friendliest, and most handsome cat around. He loves affection from people! He will meow to greet you, and come over for some loving. He knows how to fill a day with joy.

Manny's favorite thing to do is look out the window and watch the world go by. He hopes his new home has lots of perches and windowsills for prime bird and people watching. He's also pretty curious for being an elder cat. He loves exploring his surroundings and checking out each nook and cranny. He'll probably do that in his new forever home, while hunting for the perfect place to curl up for good cat naps.

Animal Welfare Society
Animal Welfare Society

Manny will require extra love.

So here's the thing with Manny. He has a number of very serious health issues. Manny has heart issues, a heart murmur, arthritis, and uncontrolled diabetes. In fact, because of these issues, the shelter would like a foster-to-adopt home for him. While he's been in the shelter, they have not been successful in getting his blood sugars into range to control his diabetes. They need this kitty to be in a more home-like environment with less stress, so his condition can improve.

So what should Manny's foster-to-adopt family know?

Animal Welfare Society
Animal Welfare Society

Manny's new forever family will have their hands full. But this sweet cat is worth the fuss.

  • You will have to give him insulin via a syringe. The good news is that he's very tolerant of getting his medication. Cats rarely feel a thing when they get a shot. The staff will show you how to correctly administer his insulin shots.
  • You will need to be careful not to give Manny extra food or treats. For good diabetes management, Manny gets a specific portion of food twice a day. Not to worry. It's regular wet food, not a specialty food.
  • You will need to bring him back to AWS Clinic for a vet appointment in a few weeks to ensure his health is on the right track. He doesn't mind car rides.
  • You should have a low-key home without young children or a lot of hustle and bustle. At Manny's age (14), he appreciates a calm and quiet household.
  • You must have lots of love and affection to give.

Please don't let his age or health deter you from making a huge difference in a cat's life! I've owned a cat with diabetes, and it was not difficult to manage. This senior gentleman deserves a happy and loving home.

Please stop by the Animal Welfare Society, call (207) 985-3244, or email to learn more about fostering (and adopting) Manny.

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