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S.C.A.R. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation.

Southern California Abyssinian Rescue, Inc. (S.C.A.R.) is a network of dedicated volunteers who serve the Southern California area and the CFA Southwest Region in rescuing and finding homes for Abyssinian and Somali cats and kittens that are in need.

If you know of an Abyssinian or Somali cat or kitten in the Southern California area that needs to be rescued, please e-mail  LYN   with "ABY Rescue" in the Subject line or call or text (310) 948-2070.  Please speak clearly with your name and phone number.


Donations are also welcome at:
P.O. Box 57
Whittier, CA 90608

We are an all volunteer organization. Our foster families pay for the food and litter themselves, but all medical costs are paid for by S.C.A.R. 

We thank everyone that has sent in donations and want you to know that your generosity has helped the lives of many cats.

We take the abys and somalis in at any age, some just need a physical exam but there are others that need long term medical care until they are ready for adoption........

Like Danny

He was found on the streets by the Police and taken to the local humane society.  He had constant loss of hair and scratching and they deemed him unadoptable.  Not to us though because we don't give  up on our abys.   After testing, including an allergy panel, he was diagnosd with severe allergies causing the constant scratching and loss of patches of hair.  He is still under observation and when he is stable, he will be available for adoption.  DannyBoy, we love you!




(949) 322-1728




Do you have the heart to foster an aby or somali?  We are always in need of aby/somali experienced people that can help us in caring for the cats we take in.  The requirements are simple: a separate room to house the foster kitty, providing food, litter, water and alot of TLC.  We provide lots of support and guidance.

If you are serious about fostering, please email us for more information.

Simba (available for adoption)


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Adopting a rescued Abyssinian is a very rewarding experience.  Most rescues are the wonderful, loving, delightful cats with who we all are familiar.  Occasionally rescues can come with health or behavioral problems.  Do not let this deter you.  With patience and love these cats can become an important part of your life. 

If you are committed to making a rescued Abyssinian's life comfortable and serene and want to be placed on a list as a potential person to adopt a rescued Abyssinian or Somali, please fill out our
ONLINE RESCUE APPLICATION  and you will receive a letter of confirmation.

 If further information is needed, contact:  LYN  or MARLA.

Betsy stays in our hearts and our minds.  She is the reason we work so hard and so quickly to rescue an aby or somali from a shelter.  She was brought there at such a young age.  We tried to help her get well, her will to live was there, but her body was not able to.

  Rest in peace, our little Betsy.

*********BETSY *********

IN MEMORIUM 2012-2013

To watch Betsy's story, please click on the link below, however we want to let you know it is very emotional:

Betsy's Story



For information on additional Abyssinian rescue groups, please contact

Northern California:

Purebreds Plus

East Coast:

Northeast Aby Rescue

Out of State:  N.A.R., National Abyssinian Rescue at:

Western USA -- Mimi - NAR@abyssinians.org
Eastern USA - Norm - auspitzn@yahoo.com


Susan Weingartner has generously donated her photography skills.  

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For ABI Club, cat, and general information, e-mail: Club Info. 
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Copyright ©2003-2007,in dedication to Lauren Wendt, A.B.I.,
Last Modified October 23, 2016