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September 28, 2023

Mango’s Story

Mango’s Story

On January 22, 2023, a sweet senior orange tabby came into our care — in fact, he was so happy that our team couldn’t get accurate readings of his heart because he couldn’t stop purring. Immediately we noticed how calm Mango was, and he quickly became a staff favorite.

Turns out Mango also had diabetes, and in his first few weeks with us, needed some adjustments to his medication and diet to find the sweet spot to keep him happy and healthy. Within a few months, Mango was doing so well that his diabetes was in remission and managed completely through special diet.


Mango’s diabetes is currently in remission and monitored through a special diet. Someone please take a chance on this poor guy who just wants a loving home.

♬ A Gentle Sunlight – James Quinn

The love of Mango’s life is none other than a gool ol’ cardboard box, which he is often found lounging in. We stuffed some packing paper inside his box as he is fond of crinkly noises. Mango is great at stealing someone’s chair for the warmth offered. He’s easygoing and calm and has so much love to share with anyone near him.

The one word that was repeated over and over in Mango’s charts is “friendly.” Yet despite how loved he was, Mango was overlooked and watched many of his friends get adopted while he patiently waited for his turn. Finally, in late September 2023, someone changed his fate.

Recently, we sent Mango home with a loving adopter dedicated to caring for his needs. And his new owner was happy to share this update: “Mango (and his box) appear to be settling in well. … Mango is an extremely affectionate and personable cat. I worked from home today and he spent the entire day rubbing his face on me and following me around the house. He ate all of his lunch and all of his dinner and used his litterbox. … I’ve learned that Mango is a major bed cuddler. He now sleeps on top of me all night. He’s heavy!”

Mango’s new owner is set up with a new vet who is experienced with diabetic cats, is nearby and has a 24/7 emergency clinic. We appreciate adopters who are focused on securing the very best for their cats, especially one with special needs. “The goal is to ensure he stays looking and feeling as great as he does currently due to yours and Dr. Cecily’s excellent care,” Mango’s owner said.

We’re thrilled to see all of our cats find loving homes, but it hits a little deeper when it’s a cat who’s waited so long to find the right person. Our team is over the moon to see Mango finally find his happy ending.

Have you adopted from CCS in the past? We’d love to hear how it’s going! Send us your adoption success stories (and photos!) to be featured in our #adoptionupdate series on social media or on our website.

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