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Caregiver's Name
Diana Richett

A little about me...
I saw Freya posted on one of the diabetic-related facebook pages in January 2019. Her then owner who only had her for a short period of time had listed her as "free" on Craig's list because they would or could no longer care for this senior diabetic. Prior to this, Freya had been with a shelter for a year and a half where she was diagnosed and was being treated for diabetes for over a year. Knowing a free listing on Craig's list could lead to a potentially bad result for this senior kitty, I contacted the poster and made arrangements to get this beautiful and very sweet tabby who I called Freya after the Norse goddess. I immediately put Freya on a wet food diet and started her on a 1/2 unit of glargine insulin after a initial BG reading of 200. Well, she only need insulin twice since after 3 weeks of testing she was in the 100s or double digits and was officially in remission. In October of 2021, Freya was diagnosed with metastatic mammary carcinoma. Why---because she was never spayed until she entered the shelter system as a senior. Did you know that if a female cat is spayed before its first heat cycle it has 0% chance of getting mammary cancer. She has had two surgeries to remove the cancerous chains, multiple oncology appointments and bloodwork. She is on medications that cost over $125/month. We were lucky we caught it early before it spread to her lungs. She currently is in remission and I hope to have this wonderful kitty for years to come. Please vote for Freya and always spay and neuter your cats.

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