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S.C.A.R. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation.

Southern California Abyssinian Rescue, Inc. (S.C.A.R.) is a network of dedicated volunteers who serve the Southern California area and the CFA Southwest Region in rescuing and finding homes for Abyssinian and Somali cats and kittens that are in need.

If you know of an Abyssinian or Somali cat or kitten in the Southern California area that needs to be rescued, please e-mail  LYN   with "ABY Rescue" in the Subject line

Donations are also welcome at:
P.O. Box 57
Whittier, CA 90608

Your donations help to defray the cost of medical care for abys like Ian.

He was adopted, but recently developed diabetes and was returned.  

S.C.A.R. is celebrating 20 years of helping  homeless Abyssinians and Somalis! We thank everyone for supporting us as we continue our rescue work with these magnificent cats.

You can help by voting every day at Greater Good.  The Happy Howling Shelter Challenge runs 11/16 thru 12/20, the shelter that gets the most votes wins a grant! Help make our 20th year a winner.  Type in Southern California Abyssinian Rescue, CA, Whittier and.....vote




Do you have the heart to foster an aby or somali?  We are always in need of aby/somali experienced people that can help us in caring for the cats we take in.  The requirements are simple: a separate room to house the foster kitty, proving food, litter, water and alot of TLC.  We provide lots of support and guidance.

If you are serious about fostering, please email us

Adopting a rescued Abyssinian is a very rewarding experience.  Most rescues are the wonderful, loving, delightful cats with who we all are familiar.  Occasionally rescues can come with health or behavioral problems.  Do not let this deter you.  With patience and love these cats can become an important part of your life. 

If you are committed to making a rescued Abyssinian's life comfortable and serene and want to be placed on a list as a potential person to adopt a rescued Abyssinian or Somali cat or kitten, Fill out our
ONLINE RESCUE APPLICATION  and you will receive a letter of confirmation.

 If further information is needed, contact:  LYN  or MARLA.
Lyn can be reached by phone at: (562) 693-4322  This is an answering machine and she will return your call as soon as she can.

We rescued Betsy, a one year old female ruddy from a shelter.  As she was being relinquished to the shelter, she started giving birth, but unfortunately, the kittens did not survive.  When we picked her up from the shelter on 4/26/13, she was very ill and was immediately taken to the vet.  She had a serious infection, was dehydrated and very weak and we were not sure she would survive the night.  The vet was able to stabilize her and performed the surgery she so desperately needed.  She did survive the surgery and actually started to perk up. Unfortunately she got an upper respiratory infection and then pneumonia.  She wanted to stay with us, but her little body could not fight any longer.

  Rest in peace, our little Betsy.

*********BETSY *********

IN MEMORIUM 2012-2013

To watch Betsy's story, please click on the link below, however we want to let you know it is very emotional:

Betsy's Story



For information on additional Abyssinian rescue groups, please contact

Northern California:

Purebreds Plus

East Coast:

Northeast Aby Rescue

Out of State:  N.A.R., National Abyssinian Rescue at:

Western USA -- Mimi - NAR@abyssinians.org
Eastern USA - Norm - auspitzn@yahoo.com


Susan Weingartner has generously donated her photography skills.  

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For ABI Club, cat, and general information, e-mail: Club Info. 
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Last Modified November 19, 2015