Hi, I’m 18 and fresh out of highschool. I work part time at my Local Humane Society and make very little money. I have no assistance from my family other than a place to stay and I need money for a lot of things but right this moment I have two cats that desperately need vet care. They are my babies and they mean the world to me!
I have an elderly cat (around or over 15 I’m assuming) she’s a long furred tortie girl named Larry after my boyfriend’s deceased uncle. She has arthritis, which doesn’t bother her super bad all the time but does make her seem kind of uncomfortable especially on rainy days where all she wants to do is sleep all day. She also has overgrown claws. We had them clipped at a vet over the summer but she just won’t use scratching posts and won’t let us clip them ourselves, she gets so worked up and really hates it and since she’s so old I do not want to stress her out. I think she might also have something wrong with her kidneys because she pees a lot and/or sits in the litter box trying to pee but can’t.
Larry is a very good lady and would appreciate some help so I can make her feel better.
My other cat is Polly, everyday cleaning her cage at work I fell more in love with her. She’s a 14lbs empty nester. I got to take her home around Christmas and have noticed that she drinks so much water and pees so so much. I assumed she may have diabetes and I asked my coworker about it and was told that she does. I was never told that Polly has diabetes and now am scrambling to get her to a vet. I don’t know if she will need insulin or just some good diet and weight loss.
Bigger picture things for the future that I want/need are a new phone and a car. I need a way to get to work instead of bumming rides off of everyone. I’m planning on just getting a cheap hand-me-down off of Facebook marketplace. And I also am needing a new phone and trying to keep the one I have alive long enough. My current phone doesn’t charge right and the screen is falling out.
I would greatly appreciate any help given to me. My cats mean the absolute most to me and I don’t know what I would do if I lost them, they are my only reason to get out of bed in the morning, they are my purpose.