Abys in Need: URGENT! Buttercup in San Bernadino, CA

Good thing this is Wordless Wednesday…or I’d have some choice ones for these “humans”…This is from the Facebook Aby Rescue group, so I’m afraid I don’t know more than what is here.

“BUTTERCUP IS 14 YEARS OLD AND SUDDENLY HOMELESS. She was dumped by her family today, Tues., 9/24, at the MEGA-DEADLY San Bernardino City Shelter. They said she is, according to her kennel card, “not friendly,” yet Maria, a total stranger, pet her, held her, and examined her with no issues at all. Buttercup is in terrible condition – underweight with mats all over her back, nails that aren’t trimmed, and most troubling of all a mass on her abdomen (see video #2). Despite overwhelming sadness Buttercup is sweet and gentle. After Maria pointed out the mass to shelter employees (whose job it is to find those things), Buttercup was taken to the vet. I put a hold on her (though I can NOT rescue her) to make sure her life doesn’t end scared and alone at the shelter vet. If she has to be PTS I want it to be with someone by her side who cares. I don’t know what the vet’s findings will be but Buttercup won’t be available for rescue or adoption until she returns to the shelter. Please share with all your cat people and anyone who has a heart and wants to help seniors and animals in terrible need. NOTE: I will be away from the computer for most of Wed., 9/25. Please don’t wait for me to answer questions or make arrangements. Please call the shelter directly and do what you can to save Buttercup. Thanks.

Buttercup VIDEO #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXtXZ0bk2Wg

Buttercup VIDEO #2 (this video is somewhat graphic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0O42xrSbcY

Buttercup VIDEO #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ruLxG02tU


My name is Buttercup and I am an unaltered female, brown tabby Abyssinian. Shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 24, 2013.

For more information about the adoption process,
click here: San Bernadino Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm.

San Bernardino City Shelter – Phone: 909-384-1304
Address: 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408″

OMG those eyes. I hope someone rescues this poor girl! As you wish…

6 thoughts on “Abys in Need: URGENT! Buttercup in San Bernadino, CA

  1. my heart breaks to see her and know I would take her if I could, but she is so far away. I just lost a wonderful boy of 17 years and would love to help, but I just hope someone there steps up and gives her a few more years. gail


  2. Oh that poor kitty, she looks so sweet, dumped at 14 years old. Probably because she’s no longer a cute kitten and is sick. Not friendly, maybe because she hurts, that sore on her belly was horrific. And mats and unclipped claws, that poor cat was abused.You can tell once she realized the woman wasn’t going to hurt her, she was fine being petted and quite comfortable with it. Oh man, I would take her, but I’m on the wrong coast and already have a full compliment of cats.


  3. Those beautiful sad eyes say it all.
    I cannot even watch those videos because I know that I will sit at my desk and bawl. I am sure she was only “not friendly” to her family that abused her., All it took was love. That is all they ever ask of us…just to love them. I am in New York, but am sending prayers and positive energy her way. Hope that whatever that mass is can be treated and she goes to a loving forever home. Please keep us updated..


  4. Southern California Abyssinian Rescue (SCAR) rescued Buttercup and she is now in hospice for her remaining days. Please check the Abyssinian Cat Rescue Facebook page for an update about her inoperable cancer and renal failure. Donations for her ongoing medical expenses (or to support SCAR’s good works in general) can be sent to SCAR at P.O. Box 57, Whittier, CA 90608.


    1. So sad, she got dumped because they knew she was sick and didn’t want to deal with it. I hope they never get another cat, that’s just not right. At least she’s have a little care and love at the kitty hospice in her final days instead of a cold metal box in the shelter.


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