Diabetic Cats in Need 2023 Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendar Contest

It’s finally that time of year again: Time to enter and VOTE in the DCIN Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendar Contest! The contest will be open through 9PM Eastern on Sunday, 10/30. The costs to enter, vote, and reserve a calendar date remain the same as in previous years: $5 to enter, $1 to vote (5-vote purchase minimum), and $10 to reserve a date.

To read the rules, enter, and vote, please CLICK HERE. Remember, every dollar you add to the contest is a dollar that supports extra-sweet kitties, so enter all your diabetic babies and then VOTE often and share with all your friends!

Announcement: Leadership Team Transition

The DCIN Board of Directors would like to announce a transition in our leadership team. Jenna Watts, who has served with deep commitment as Executive Director since leading the DCIN relaunch in January 2015, will be succeeded in the ED role by Amy Sikes, who has also served on the core leadership team since the DCIN relaunch in January 2015. Dr. Sikes is joined by Jillian Rosile as Deputy Director and T Hamboyan Harrison as Director of Case Management; Sue Luhrs will remain as our Finance Director, and Lisa Sorini will remain as our Director of Diabetic Cat Rehoming.

Amy began her volunteer work with DCIN in 2015 as our Supplies Manager, adding the roles of Ground Transport Coordinator and Development Director in subsequent months. As DCIN’s needs changed and grew, she also added Acting Social Media Director and Deputy Director to her roles. Dr. Sikes holds a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

Jillian joined DCIN in 2016 as a Case Manager and was quickly promoted to Director of Case Management due to extensive experience with feline diabetes care. Jillian’s professional experience in organizational and people management will support DCIN’s operational needs.

T joined DCIN in 2020 as a Case Manager. They have a deep knowledge of feline medical care from their years of volunteer work overseeing feline medical at a rescue and managing complicated medical needs of their own cats at home. T is also a cat behavior consultant at A Cat’s Purrspective, LLC, with certifications through IAABC (Associate Certified Shelter Behavior – Cat) and Fear Free Pets (animal trainer certification).

The whole DCIN Team thanks Jenna for her 7.5 years of dedicated service as our ED, leading DCIN through a challenging transition period when the organization was in danger of shuttering altogether, revamping our assistance programs, and growing the number of cats helped each year from dozens to hundreds. While Jenna’s intense schedule of saving human lives and training the next generation of human life-savers makes it too challenging for her to remain in the role of ED, she will continue in a role as Board member, along with Amy, Jillian, T, Sue, and Lisa.

Thank you for your continued support of extra-sweet kitties!

#BettyWhiteChallenge

Like many of you, we were so sad to hear of Betty White’s passing so close to her 100th birthday. DCIN would like to honor her memory by asking our facebook fans to participate in our #BettyWhiteChallenge! What makes DCIN unique? Well, like Betty White’s character Rose in The Golden Girls, the cats we help are extra sweet and love their sugar… a little too much!

Every donation goes directly toward helping diabetic cats and their people! Thank you so much for your support.

We help diabetic cats and their people. We support diabetic cats in their original and adoptive homes, rehome unwanted diabetic cats, and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats. DCIN is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit. 

CLICK HERE to support our Facebook fundraiser!