Remember back in July when I posted about the SECOND rescue of 18 Abyssinians in Rhode Island? Well, according to this post from New England Aby Rescue (NEAR), those Abys are all at the Potter League for Animals and are are now legally free and clear to be placed with new owners as their veterinarian judges them to be healthy enough to be adopted.
The first two boys available for adoption are:
and Warner. If you are in New England and interested in either of these two young men (they are between one and two years old, the same age Angel was when I adopted her), click on their names to apply for adoption.
This is ghastly. Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals discovered 26 dead Abys in a freezer and 18 more in “very poor condition” yesterday. According to the RISPCA investigator, the surviving cats were underweight and covered in feces, but none were in such bad health that they will need to be euthanised. Well, thank StarClan for that!
But what really pisses me off is…THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME this person has done this! Eight years ago I posted about this exact same idiot who had 48 Abys, along with a corn snake, one dog, a turtle and two other household cats confiscated by the RISPCA. Just as last time, the cats are at the Potter League for Animals, so if you’re interested in helping to rescue one or more of these Abys, please contact the Potter League for Animals (Newport, RI), 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown RI 02842, Phone: 401-846-8276, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. But keep in mind it will probably take some time to get them healthy enough for adoption.
Additionally, my friend Meg has started a donation page on Facebook in Cousin Taz’s memory to raise funds to help the Potter League help these Abys.
And now I need to go hug Angel.
Okay…brace yourself. This is a really sad one. Alaska is a seven-week-old Aby kitten who was left to be euthanised at a vet’s office because of birth defects.
This is what the posting says about her: “Alaska is a 7 week old Abyssinian female kitten that was brought into my vet office to be euthanized by her breeder because of her disability. She is partially paralyzed due to a congenital defect and has some physical deformity. Because of her paralysis, she has no bowel control and needs hr bladder manually expressed. Despite all that, she is the sweetest thing and has such a thirst for love and life. If someone would be willing to put in the time she needs for her care, she would enrich anyone’s life. Please give Alaska a chance!
LOOK AT HER! Okay, so…she needs a diaper now. She could grow out of that! But she’s gorgeous! Her adoption fee is $50, and since she’s a tiny kitten (I mean, too young to be away from her mother, tiny!) she’ll need to be spayed and get her shots. She’s still a beautiful girl and she needs the right home that will nurture her special needs. And who knows, she could be the next Buzzfeed sensation.
If you have fallen in love with Alaska, contact Kate Polese at 347-286-5124 or by email through the RescueMe.org website.
Another entry in the “People suck” category…
“This is Piper Jane. She is a 3 year old Abyssinian. She was rescued from a farm where she had been dumped for no fault of her own. The cattery owner no longer wanted her for breeding. Piper was near starvation when we found her, we knew she wouldn’t survive the winter. Piper has doubled her weight since her rescue. She is now current on all vaccinations and was spayed last week. She is very sweet and has an enthusiastic purr. She loves attention, but is not a lap cat. If you are interested in adopting Miss Piper please let me know.”
Really? REALLY? Dumped. On a farm. I don’t even. Hey at least she’s not declawed…
If you’re interested in Piper Jane, you can send an email through the Rescue Me website, or ring Tricia Deol on 319-541-9584.
Filling a need that’s long needed filling, Northeast Aby Rescue (NEAR) started up early this year to rescue, foster and find homes for abandoned or otherwise needful Abyssinians and Somalis in the northeastern United States. I’m meant to be working on a logo for them, but so far have only completed a sketch…
All of these lovely Abyssinians (and one Somali) are currently available:
– Sasha age 13 in Chicago, IL; ruddy female with special needs (blind). Adoption Pending
– Cri Cri age 12 in Chicago, IL; ruddy male. Adoption Pending
– Darby age 6 in Philadelphia, PA; red female. Adopted Today!
– Downton Abby age 12 in Washington, DC; red female.
– Elsa age 10 near Hartford, CT; black silver female. Speacial needs: No other female cats.
– Eilonwy age 3 in Philadelphia, PA; red Somali female with special needs (urinary). Adopted Today!
It’s weird, but it seems as though there have been a LOT of rescue Abys showing up in New England lately.
“Rummy is a stunningly elegant purebred Blue Abyssinian male. Rummy is short for Rumbullion, which is his official name. This sweetheart is 4 years old, absolutely elegant and handsome, and one of the sweetest cats at the shelter. True to his breed, his stature is long and lean, with ticked reddish-colored fur with blue undertones, erect prominent ears, and big expressive golden eyes. Rummy came to the shelter because he has very severe food allergies that his previous owners could not control, because he kept getting into the dog’s food and their toddler shared human food with him. The allergy manifests itself as a very severe skin condition, which can be controlled by a strict diet of prescription food and nothing else. Is he worth this little bit of trouble? You bet. Rummy is exceptionally friendly, reaches out for you with his paw to say “Hi”, purrs up a storm, and will climb up on you to get more one-on-one time. This guy is a total charmer. We are looking for a very special home for this boy. Rummy needs to go to a family that is familiar with the breed, he must be the only pet, and the family should not have small children who want to share their food with him. Additionally, Abyssinians need a lot of attention from their owner, so he is not a cat for someone who is gone large parts of each day. If you are interested in meeting this gorgeous boy, why not come by the shelter during adoption hours or call to make an appointment.”
People for Cats
Shelter address : 44 Beagle Lane East Falmouth, MA 02536
Another homeless Abyssinian right in my own back yard, I’m afraid.
“Rocko is 7 years old. Male purebred Abyssinian. He has a big personality but lovable.
If you are interested in adopting Rocko, please call 508-994-0220 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rocko is available through C.A.R.E. Center for Animal Rescue & Education in Acushnet, MA and is eligible for their Senior for Senior Program; he can be adopted for a reduced fee to seniors over age 55.”
And look! He even likes to dress up!!