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Fight for cats: Rescued from the cat meat trade, these felines are looking for their forever homes in the US

Meet the eight cats who are available for adoption at our shelter partner, Heaven On Earth in Los Angeles, CA. 

8/3/2021

For the very first time, this past June, FOUR PAWS flew eight cats rescued from the cat meat trade to the US to find their forever homes! Our shelter partner, Heaven on Earth in Los Angeles, California has been caring for the cats since their arrival and finding the perfect home for each special feline.

The cats’ journey started in Thai Binh, Vietnam, where they were victims of the cruel dog and cat meat trade. Stolen and shoved into small wire cages, the suffering that these animals must have endured is unimaginable. Luckily, FOUR PAWS was able to close the slaughterhouse and rescue twenty cats and five dogs awaiting imminent death.

We worked with the slaughterhouse owners to convert their business to one that doesn't involve killing animals. They were eager to give up their brutal business and find a more compassionate means of making a living.

A whole team of rescuers were involved in saving these cats. They were first taken to our Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh where our team provided emergency medical care for the injured and frightened cats. They were soon transferred to our local partners in Vietnam, Paws For Compassion and Vietnam Cat Welfare, who provided excellent care for all the rescued animals. Following a successful local adoption campaign in Vietnam, a total of eight cats remained, still looking for their forever homes.

That’s when it was decided to bring the last remaining cats to the US. These eight superheros took their freedom flights to Los Angeles in June, and our US shelter partner, Heaven on Earth has been doing an amazing job providing a safe space, medical care, and arranging adoptions for these special cats.  

Heaven on Earth is a nonprofit that has saved the lives of thousands of cats and kittens in Los Angeles by rescuing them from overcrowded shelters and directly from the streets. They adopt cats into new loving homes at their adoption center, at local pet stores, and through their foster care program. Additionally, they provide high-quality on-site veterinary care and treatment to cats and kittens who are sick, injured, or in need of specialized care.

Some of our cats have already found homes, but others are still looking for the right family. Below, you can read more about each of our unique rescues: Cody, George, Talula, Mittens, Binh, Cyndi, Lion & Tiger!

Meet the eight special cats

Click on the photo to learn more about each cat!

CODY


Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021
 Status: Foster-to-Adopt

Meet Cody! One year old Cody is a real charmer! He is a very energetic boy and loves to play with the other cats and people too!

GEORGE


Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021
 Status: ADOPTED

Meet George! This sweet 1 year old girl was initially quite fearful after her rescue from the slaughterhouse, but George has really come out of her shell, and she just loves to play!

TALULA


 Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021
Status: Foster-to-Adopt

Meet Talula! This 10 month old ginger cat has such a sweet nature and would be perfect in a quiet home.

MITTENS


Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021
Status: ADOPTED

Meet Mittens! This eleven month old female is talkative, affectionate, and sweet. Just look at those beautiful green eyes!

BINH


Rescued from: Vietnam
 Freedom Flight to US: June 2021
 Status: Available at Heaven on Earth in LA

Meet Binh! This one year old is a playful, sassy tortoiseshell! A very loving, sweet, yet very feisty girl that likes her space.

CYNDI


 Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021 
 Status: Available at Heaven on Earth in LA

Meet Cyndi! Cyndi is quite the spicy gal! She took awhile to warm up to the shelter staff, but she has made such great progress! 

LION


Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021 
 Status: ADOPTED

Meet Lion! This 1 year old female is bonded to her brother Tiger, and happily, the two were adopted together! A very sweet, calm, gentle cat, and a very easy going duo!

TIGER


Rescued from: Vietnam
Freedom Flight to US: June 2021 
 Status: ADOPTED

Meet Tiger! This 1 year old boy is bonded with his sister Lion, and the two are now living together at their forever home in LA! Tiger is a kind soul who loves to have his tummy rubbed!

Learn more about ways you can Fight For Cats

Smush the Influencer Cat

We are thankful to our Fight For Cats partner, Smush, who helped raise funds to fly the rescued cats to the US. FOUR PAWS and Smush both believe that the dog and cat meat trade is one of the most pressing companion animal welfare issues of our time, with an estimated 30 million animals killed per year. Our goal is to raise awareness to the plight of cats in the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia and put an end to the trade for good!

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