Why does Fancy Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue also rescue cats from across the globe? Because we believe, ALL cats lives are worth saving!
Cats roaming the streets in the Middle East are not your typical street cat, like those we see here in the USA. You can turn any corner onto a quiet side street and likely you will find a beautiful purebred cat begging for food, sick, and in need of care. Why? believe it or not, purebred cats make up a majority of the cats living on the streets in most Middle Eastern Countries.
Why are the street cats mostly purebred cats? Purebred kittens are sold in pet stores for under $100 and there are stores on every busy street corner. There are no professional breeders or breeder's associations. People will simply breed their purebred cats and sell them to the stores for money. It is an “easy” way to gain a profit. There is no regard for the cat’s health or wellbeing, and anyone can take the kitten from the store home. This can end in dire consequences as many times they end up in an abusive home, they are likely neglected, and when no longer wanted they are usually left to in the streets to starve.
Unfortunately, there are few animal shelter systems to help homeless cats and dogs. Pet owners have poor access to spay, neuter or vaccine services, which leads to street cats producing over and over, adding to the overpopulation problem. Since there is no shelter system in place, when a pet owner must part with their cat(s) they usually just leave them behind to survive on the streets.
This is commonplace and not looked down upon.
The saddest part is that these kitties are sweet purebred cats (Persian, Himalayan & Siamese cats) and not your common feral street cat who has the instincts to survive. Purebred cats have docile temperaments, and they have also been domesticated since birth. These cats have lost their survival or fighting instincts. Due to this they are at higher risk of injury and death. The temperatures can reach over 120 degrees in the hot summer months and they do not have access to food, water or shelter. There are also sick people who enjoy torturing cats, even poisoning them, or running them over with their cars! Yes this is commonplace, and not viewed as a crime. In most of these countries, there are NO animal cruelty laws or any consequences to these horrific acts!
There are a few animal loving people who try to rescue the sick, injured and at risk kitties. These rescuers usually have the cats living in their homes where it is overcrowded with more cats than they can handle. They too have little access to proper veterinary care because it is expensive and difficult to afford for all the cats in their care. This is why we have begun to assist these rescuers with the transport of these beautiful, highly sought after cats from the Middle East!
Cats living on the streets in The Middle East who need our help!
Your tax deductible donation to Fancy Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue (a registered 501c3 non-profit organization) will assist in our International Rescue Mission!