Update: A happy ending for the Abys in Need in NSW, Australia

Good news for a change on the Aby rescue front! Check out what’s been going on with those two rescued boys in Australia:

They’ve been adopted! They were adopted by Phyll Calvert, who was involved in their rescue and who was keeping us all updated on their progress on hte Abyssinian Cat Club Facebook page:

Hi all, here is a photo taken this evening of the Renbury tawny/ruddy/usual who had an eye removed yesterday. Still yet to decide on a name for him and his bro. Anyway, it is 8.00pm Tuesday, 4 March in Australia. I have just got off the phone with their carer Jo after she picked up the boys from the vet after surgeries. They are both doing well, have put on weight and vet is happy with where they are at and Jo advised that the vet is now happy for them to be migrated off kitten food and onto a normal diet. Eye removal was smooth with no complications and he will be on anti-inflammatories for 2 weeks. They have both been desexed and given their vaccinations. So far so good. The tawny/usual/ruddy is a very smoothie boy and was after pats and scratches as soon as he woke from eye/desexing surgery :-). The silver/fawn? Well he is still quite aloof and reserved, but not quiet, apparently he was extremely vocal during the trip from the vet back to carer Jo’s house. Methinks, my boss is going to need ear plugs for the 4 hour drive from Northshore, Sydney to Canberra on Friday!!! Well, he did volunteer didn’t he? 🙂

I will post an update in 3 days time when the boys will be finally with me.

Isn’t that brilliant!? And names suggested for the pair include Rufus and Rupert, Ralphie and Randy, Sisu and Phoenix, and (my personal favourites) Hawkeye (for the tawny/usual/ruddy, of course) and Trapper. I can’t wait to see what they think of their new home!

Aby-a-Day – March 4: “Nailed It” (Cartoon Tuesday)

For the record, I have not had to towel a cat to clip their claws since my crazy black-and-white cat Pezza that I had in high school. He was a former stray and he was not what you’d call a people cat. It took me and my dad and a pair of gloves and a towel to clip his claws, and the vet was on high alert when he needed treatment.


That being said, when I clip claws in our house, Kylie and Tessie yowl, squirm, and try to bite me while Jake and Angel – yes, Angel – sit quietly while I clip and even seem to enjoy it.

(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

Abys in Need: Jasmine in Orange County, CA

This is a really sad story that was posted to the Abyssinian Cat Club on Facebook today.

“This is Jasmine, our latest foster Aby. She is a very sweet & affectionate, front declawed Aby who was dumped in a backyard. At 10 pm someone called Orange County Animal Control to get her. She had a microchip, but the phone number was disconnected. She spent 8 days in the shelter before we could pull her on behalf of the Southern California Abyssinian Rescue (SCAR). She had several infected sores in her mouth, along with 7 broken, infected, & loose teeth that had to be removed. Also there was a large mass that turned out to be cancerous. We will hospice foster Jasmine for SCAR. This is the 3rd very sick aby that SCAR has rescued this year that was dumped at high kill shelters by their owners due to health issues. SCAR is a U.S. tax-exempt, nonprofit rescue that relies on donations. It costs a lot to care for these sick cats, so all donations are greatly appreciated. Go to www.socaabyrescue.com for more information.”

Poor girl! I can’t believe what she had been through. And her face says it all about how she feels about her former humans…