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Yay! The Siamese Rescue Has Saved More Than 20,000 Cats

The group, consisting of four sister organizations, came together with a mission to save lives.

 |  Feb 15th 2013  |   5 Contributions


Marnie was found roaming the streets in a northern California town with her brother. When her sib was killed by a car, she became friends with several other cats, which is where the petite lynx-point Siamese was found by a person maintaining a colony of community cats. Now Marnie is being fostered in a San Francisco suburb and waiting for a person to adopt her.

Mulan, a front-declawed 13-year-old sealpoint Siamese, was surrendered to a shelter by a family who couldn’t afford to take care of her. She had a severe upper respiratory infection, bad teeth, and a cyst on the back of her neck. She’s not quite ready to be adopted yet, but she’s recovering nicely in a foster home in Pennsylvania.

These are just two of the more than 20,000 stories of cats Siamese Rescue has saved and placed in loving forever homes.

The Siamese has been one of the most popular cat breeds since its introduction. The cat’s gregarious and affectionate nature wins the hearts of people of all ages. But even their popularity and purebred status can’t save them from being abandoned or surrendered to shelters. And that’s where Siamese Rescue comes in.

Siamese Rescue consists of four groups: Siamese Cat Rescue Center in Locust Dale, Virginia; Texas Siamese Rescue in Corinth, Texas; Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue, which works out of a variety of foster homes in Colorado; Pacific Siamese Rescue in Carmichael, California; and Southern California Siamese Rescue in Agoura Hills, California. They rescue Siamese and Siamese mix breed cats from high-kill shelters, treat any medical conditions the kitties have, and then place them in foster homes so they can learn what it’s like to live with a loving family.

Siamese cats, particularly those who are rescued, have a special place in my heart because of an experience in my own family. My mother adopted a front-declawed sealpoint Siamese cat who had been abandoned by an irresponsible breeder wannabe in a nearby town, and after Tinka was spayed, she and Mom shared many happy years together.

"I can has forever home?" Flame point Siamese cat by Shutterstock

So here’s to you, Siamese Rescue, and all the people who work with you to save the lives of these beautiful cats. Thank you for your hard work.

If you’re thinking you want a Siamese cat, please consider adopting from a rescue group!

Sources: Ventura County Star, Siamese Rescue website

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