We don't pick and choose which abys or somalis come into our care and sometimes we take in those that need more TLC than others.   SPECIAL NEEDS can indicate cats that are seniors or have medical challenges.  This page highlights those that are available for adoption and those that are in permanent careThey require more vet visits than others and we are very appreciate for your donations that help pay those fees.

Updated April 16, 2017


Posted 3/5/17                              


Link, I know you are asking what kind of name is that.  I don't know, it has always been my name for the last 16 yrs.  And no, I am not a boy, I am a girl, please don't make fun of it.

When my human became ill, I found myself in one of those crowed places with lots of other cats and dogs barking and other noise and hustle. It was very frightening for me, but it must have been my luck that these humans saw me and knew I needed help. 


So here I sit at my temporary home, just waiting for someone to come along and take me home with them.  All I want is a clean bed, clean litter pan, yummy food and lots of love.   I will give LOTS of love in return. 


If you have fallen in love with me, then contact Marla

Location: Hermosa Beach





Posted 2/10/17                              


Yes I am SPECIAL, in so many ways.  I'm special because I am a senior.  I am special because sometimes I will lose my balance.  I am special because I have overcome it.  I am special because I can jump on the kitchen counter and dining table.

I am special because I have the most beautiful purr.  I am special because I just want to be loved. I am special because I have the most beautiful ruddy rich coat.


Yes, it is true that an old lady at 13 to 15 yrs shouldn't be taken to a shelter.  I'm so over it now though and really would like a nice cozy, quiet home to live out my years.


If you are as SPECIAL as I am, then contact Marla

Location: Los Angeles




Posted 9/25 /16                               


Do you have a big racetrack for me to run  around in.  Like a long hallway and then a room I can run circles in.  And maybe a tall bookcase that I could run up (or a nice sturdy cat tree would work for me). 

I love to play, then play some more.  What else do you expect from a 2 year old ruddy female girl. 

Yes, I am petite, but only  because of my hard start in life.  When these wonderful humans at S.C.A.R. took me in I was malnourished - in fact they thought I was just a kitten, but I tried to tell them I was more mature....like 9 months.  They just couldn't believe it until I started my many vet visits.

I was found on the street by a very good human (I think you humans use the word samaritan).  I was starving, had lots of parasites and other bad things.  I was in the vet hospital for months, but everyone fell in love with me and I finally was able to go back to my foster home.  More vet visits and medications, but I am finally ready for my furrever home.

I need someone that is ready for my energetic nature, but can also be dedicated to my care for the rest of my life.  Actually, it is only a pill and special food and constantly watching over me BUT I AM WORTH IT!


Are you the one to have and to hold for the rest of my life??? If so, then contact Marla

Location: Las Vegas







KatyKat came to us December 2015 from a private party.  She got her as a kitten from a cattery, but as she got older she developed symptoms of having allergies, including loosing all the fur around her eyes and ears.  Her person did not have the finances to take care of her any longer.

When she came to S.C.A.R., we had an allergy panel done to address any foods or environmental triggers.  The result was allergies to several specific foods and other sources.   Although KatyKat is on daily medication, she remains loving and sweet.


This young blue girl will stay in permanent foster to keep her stable and will be given the care she needs.


Your donations help us to continue to care for these abyssinians and somalis and we appreciate every donation that comes in.












Ruby Red came into rescue when she was dumped at a shelter because she wasn't healthy.  She had hypothryoid condition and was ill.  Her foster mom nursed her back to shape.


She later developed food allergies and as a result is on a strict diet.  She loves to cuddle and is a very sweet girl.


Now that she is ten, her hypothyroid condition has come back and she has kidney disease.

We love Rudy Red and she will be loved in her foster home for her remaining fun days.

Your donations allow us to let these older abys that are unadoptable remain with us until they are ready to leave us.





Ian came to us in March 2014 with his sister when their owner had to move.

They were ten years old and front declaw.....we were wondering how would we find a  home for them.

Well they found a wonderful home, but the rug was pulled out from under Ian in May 2015 when he became ill.  He was diagnosed with diabetes and his new human could not take care of him.

Lucky for Ian that his former foster parents loved him and said they would do everything possible to get him back on track.  Even luckier for S.C.A.R. that they agreed to permanently foster him.

It is not easy caring for a diabetic cat.  They  need to be on a special diet and go to the vet regularly for glucose curves.  Their insulin shots have to be given on a strict schedule so staying out late at a restaurant and dining is out of the question.

Ian purrs while being given his insulin shots and is a good patient.

At 11 years now, we hope he has many more with us.

If you are wondering how the siblings are doing being split up, well Ian has more cats to play with now and his sister is happy being the only one.






And then there is Sammy, the sweetest fawn girl ever!  Sammy was turned into a shelter, but we subsequently rescued her.  She was all four declaw and had a terrible upper respiratory.    The foster family realized there was more going on and after multiple trips to the vet, she was diagnosed as deaf and with an auto immune skin condition.  She has been up on our website as available for adoption, but nothing ever worked out for her. 

She has had several UTI's over the last year and she has been diagnosed with the beginnings of IBD and in Stage 3 or 4 kidney failure.

We all realized that she must stay with the foster family now for her remaining days and we are so grateful that they want to have her.

Per Sammy's foster mom:

We have no problem with Sammy living out her life with us.  She most definitely has bonded to me and I think moving her now would send her over the edge again.  We have worked too hard to get her as healthy as she can be just to let her go out the door to die with a broken heart of being abandoned yet again by the ones she trusts.  It took a year to get her to trust us it wouldn’t be fair in her world.

We thank everyone that sent in a donation to help pay the cost of her recent ultrasound.

Sammy 6  months after we had her, her skin is so much better!









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