This super-sad story came through the Adopt-an-Aby email list this evening:
I have an Abyssinian Male, 9 yrs old, very typical Aby, vocal, loving, great with kids that I need to find a new home for. We are located in Greensboro, NC. If anyone is interested in giving him a stable forever home, please contact me. Vet reference required.
I just had my first child, am a single mom, and staying with a family member. I have had Louis since he was 6months old.
He is very unhappy! My brother is making me keep him in a semi-heated (barely warmer than outside) sunroom. He has dogs in there as well. One of the dogs is large Border Collie, male, unfixed, he has shown aggression toward Louis, and I am fearful for his safety. It is a very bad situation. I wish I could afford to get my own place again but I will probably be here for at least the next year or so. I need to find Louis a loving home where he can be cared for better than I can right now. This breaks my heart. I am very desperate at this point and need to find something ASAP.
Poor Louis! I don’t like the sounds of that dog, or that sunroom…Abys hate to be cold! There’s not a photo of him right now, but if I get one I’ll pass it along.
If you can help this poor guy, contact Jessica Cecil by email, or phone her at 336-255-0012 or 404-422-7688.
EDIT: Good news! Our friend Selina, who also lives in NC, told me:
I just spoke with Jessica and Louis has been taken back by his breeder!!! She told me that someone had reminded her that she did have a breeder contract & it probably said that the breeder would take the Aby back. So apparently he is back with his original breeder (who she located on Facebook – and who told her that, last night, Louis slept with her daughter!)
So he’s out of the sunroom, away from the dog, and living the good life with his breeder. Hurrah!