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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

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

S.C.A.R. is celebrating 20 years of helping  homeless Abyssinians and Somalis! We thank everyone for supporting us as we continue our rescue work with these magnificent cats.





Carma came to us from a shelter August 11.  She had been in someone's backyard for a couple of days and wasn't moving so Animal Control came for her.  Her coat was filthy, patchy, dull and she has scabs all over her.

We think she had been living on the streets for four to six weeks to get in this condition. 

How can this happen, we ask ourselves, but Carma has not looked back.  She showers her caretakers with nothing but purrs and head butts.   We are sure she is thanking everyone for rescuing her and giving her such good food and vitamins.

When she is stable, she will have a vet visit, complete with bloodwork to ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with her.

At first she was hissing at her foster roommates, but  only meows now with that distinctive aby talk.  Perhaps she feels safe enough that she is no longer threatened, her like of other cats will be determined.

We thank you for any donation that will help us take care of Carma the way she was always meant to be taken care of.

UPDATE:  Thanks to everyone that donated.  Carma has an adoption pending and will be getting a dental later this month.  Her fur is growing back in and she has gained weight!

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 cat or kitten, Fill out our
ONLINE RESCUE APPLICATION  and you will receive a letter of confirmation.

 If further information is needed, contact:  LYN  or MARLA.
Lyn can be reached by phone at: (562) 693-4322  This is an answering machine and she will return your call as soon as she can.

We rescued Betsy, a one year old female ruddy from a shelter.  As she was being relinquished to the shelter, she started giving birth, but unfortunately, the kittens did not survive.  When we picked her up from the shelter on 4/26/13, she was very ill and was immediately taken to the vet.  She had a serious infection, was dehydrated and very weak and we were not sure she would survive the night.  The vet was able to stabilize her and performed the surgery she so desperately needed.  She did survive the surgery and actually started to perk up. Unfortunately she got an upper respiratory infection and then pneumonia.  She wanted to stay with us, but her little body could not fight any longer.

  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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Last Modified September 2, 2015