Welcome To The Austin Siamese Rescue Home Page!
Today begins Tomlinson’s 2013 pound-for-pound food drive!
In 2012, animal lovers donated over 71,290 pounds of pet food. Tomlinson’s goal for 2013 is to donate 100,000 pounds of food by Christmas Eve--that's enough to feed over 415 pets for an entire year!
How Can You Help?
You can donate a bag upon checkout at any Tomlinson's Pets location OR donate a bag now on wagwellpets. Donate as many of any size bag you like: all donations are shipping & tax free, and every pound you give will be doubled by Tomlinson’s vendors!
Spread The Word! Rally fellow pet parents via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #P4PFoodDrive. Tomlinson’s will watch for #P4PFoodDrive posts all month, and reward a few lucky posters with prizes...
Meet Boot Scoot!
Boot Scoot is a big velvet lover cat with a deep, sweet purr, and all he wants to do is cuddle next to you. He'll wind 'round your feet and go where you go, and he'll two-step his way to your heart.
With his awesome white dance boots and little white gloves, he is the boot scooting, boogeyest cat ever. He's a butterfly-moustached seal-point snowshoe Siamese, but all he really want to be is yours.
For Boot Scoot, or any other kitties on our site, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption screener will be in touch!
One of our biggest needs is a place to provide love and protection to cats and kittens until we can find them a forever home. If you have room for a cat or two, it's one of the greatest things you can do to volunteer!
Austin Siamese Rescue relies entirely on foster care volunteers to provide the food, shelter, love and nurturing our rescued cats need while we work to find them forever homes. In addition to healthy adult cats, foster care volunteers open their homes and hearts to young animals, ill animals, and animals requiring and recovering from surgery. By fostering, volunteers save the lives of many rescued kittens and cats, and help alleviate over-crowding at local and not-so-local animal shelters. Foster volunteers open their homes to cats from Austin, to as far away as Nacogdoches, TX. If you think you'd be interested in fostering shelter or one of our rescue cats, please click on the foster info link on the left side of the page, complete our foster application, and a foster counselor will contact you. Thanks!
Sorrel’s Fund was created to provide an ongoing means of providing special care for special cats. Established in May, 2011 with a generous donation from a long-time Siamese lover and rescuer, Paula Weber-Lohmeier, Sorrel’s fund is designed to help Austin Siamese Rescue cats in long-term foster care obtain special medical care that often can’t be covered by the rescue’s adoption donation fees. ASR’s adoptions fees only cover a small portion of the veterinary cost of testing, spay/neuter and other basic costs required for adoption.
By contributing to Sorrel’s fund, you can continue the tradition of supporting Siamese Rescue cats in need and recognize a beloved pet, person or group. Your contribution, whether large or small, enables ASR to continue to help cats receive the necessary veterinary care they need over and above the standard vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, micro-chipping, and testing.
Some of the types of care funded through this memorial include:
Veterinary Lab Work, Surgery
X-rays, Ultrasounds, Specialty care
Prescription Drugs for asthma diabetes, thyroid, kidney, and other chronic cat diseases
Dental cleanings, extractions (particularly necessary for older cats in rescue)
Long-term wound or surgical rehabilitation care
Other extraordinary veterinary expenses that exceed the norm
Recognizing your beloved one with a donation is easy through PayPal or a personal check. Donation receipts and memorial notes will be provided to the donor and/or loved ones as requested. Donations of $50 or more will be recognized on the Sorrel’s fund memorial page of the Austin Siamese Rescue website. For donations above the $100 level, ASR will also post a digital photo of your remembered loved one on our Rainbow Bridge.
Adopted from a high-kill shelter as a teenaged kitten just before scheduled euthanasia, Sorrel was a dilute blue-cream tortie Siamese mix with deep blue eyes. Her mischievous outgoing personality personified “Tortitude.” Sorrel was sweet and funny, but suffered from underlying medical conditions that may have led to her having been surrendered in the first place: Asthma, stomatitis, food allergies, and more seriously, cardiopulmonary inflammatory issues that contributed in no small way to her final illness. While Paula, an experienced owner and cat rescue foster, could afford Sorrel’s care, she realized that other owners/foster parents would not be so fortunate, and cats with Sorrel’s conditions would quickly deplete a rescue’s or future owner’s finances.