We don't pick and choose which abys or somalis come into our care and sometimes we take in those that need more TLC than others.   SPECIAL NEEDS can indicate cats that are seniors or have medical challenges.  This page highlights those that are available for adoption and those that are in permanent careThey require more vet visits than others and we are very appreciate for your donations that help pay those fees.

Updated May 1, 2019






UPDATED 4/1/19


OK, I admit it....I am a ham, I love to have my picture taken. Why not? I am beautiful and sweet! At about 4 yrs old, I just want to roll around and get affection. I am looking for someone to appreciate me for who I am. I have never been around dogs so I can't say if I will want to room with one or not. When it comes to other feline roomies, they would have to be quiet and give me my space.....it is very important that they do not get into MY food bowl and never when I am eating.

Oh yes, I do have diabetes, but so far I am not getting those shots, I am stable on food. If you are familiar with this thing I have that would be a plus for both of us!

So what do you say? Am I yours? If so, then contact Marla
Location: Laguna Beach






Aliana came to us in 2018 when her owners were too busy and couldn't give her the time she needed.


This 6 yr beautiful ruddy girl has been diagnosed with kidney disease.  She will remain in her foster home as long as she wants to play and enjoy life!


Your donations allow us to let these older abys that are unadoptable remain with us until they are ready to leave us.






Dolly came to us in September 2018 when her family could not care for her any longer because of the human allergies.


She was 14 yrs and immediately acclimated to her life in her foster home. It was thought that she suffered on and off from recurring URI, however, our vet realized she really has asthma.  Unfortunately, recently she was diagnosed with the beginning stages of pancreatitis and hyperthyroidism.


This girl will remain in her foster home.


Your donations allow us to let these older abys that are unadoptable remain with us until they are ready to leave us.







Lucy is a lovely ruddy somali that came to us October 2018 when someone new in the home was severely allergic to her.  Unfortunately for twelve year Lucy, it took her quite some time to adjust in her foster home.


To make matters worse, she had a broken pelvis that healed over from a previous accident, leaving her with sensitivity to that area.


This girl will remain in her foster home for the rest of her life, being spoiled and made as comfortable as possible.



Your donations allow us to let these older abys that are unadoptable remain with us until they are ready to leave us.







Ruby Red came into rescue when she was dumped at a shelter because she wasn't healthy.  She had hypothryoid condition and was ill.  Her foster mom nursed her back to shape.


She later developed food allergies and as a result is on a strict diet.  She loves to cuddle and is a very sweet girl.


Now that she is ten, her hypothyroid condition has come back and she has kidney disease.

We love Rudy Red and she will be loved in her foster home for her remaining fun days.

Your donations allow us to let these older abys that are unadoptable remain with us until they are ready to leave us.






Ian came to us in March 2014 with his sister when their owner had to move.

They were ten years old and front declaw.....we were wondering how would we find a  home for them.

Well they found a wonderful home, but the rug was pulled out from under Ian in May 2015 when he became ill.  He was diagnosed with diabetes and his new human could not take care of him.

Lucky for Ian that his former foster parents loved him and said they would do everything possible to get him back on track.  Even luckier for S.C.A.R. that they agreed to permanently foster him.

It is not easy caring for a diabetic cat.  They  need to be on a special diet and go to the vet regularly for glucose curves.  Their insulin shots have to be given on a strict schedule so staying out late at a restaurant and dining is out of the question.

Ian purrs while being given his insulin shots and is a good patient.

UPDATE:  Ian's diabetes is now under control and he is not on insulin, but he does have other medical challenges..

If you are wondering how the siblings are doing being split up, well Ian has more cats to play with now and his sister is happy being the only one.






Beautiful Dinara came to us in 2014 when she was having a difficult time adjusting to the new home.

She was adopted out, but returned. When she went back to her foster family, she had other medical challenges that came up.

She is now eight years old and holding her own.










Please see our other cats waiting for homes

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