Cornish Rex Friends

Cornish Rex Friends

Dedicated to Rescuing Cornish Rex in Need

November 21, 2015: Ming has been adopted!

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Cornish Rex Friends was formed by a group of friends working together for rescue and protection of the Cornish Rex breed. The founding group consists of responsible breeders, exhibitors and pet owners that have united to work together for the Cornish Rex breed.

We aim to:

  • Share information and giving assistance with the care of rescued Cornish Rex cats.
  • Share information on food, care and medical treatment.
  • Help with caring for abused Cornish Rex cats.
  • Work as partners with animal shelters and government rescue organizations.

We welcome those with sincere interest in working together as a group to coordinate Cornish Rex cat rescue efforts including placement and fostering. We welcome those interested in providing secure and loving foster homes and those interested in providing secure loving permanent homes.

This group is not an extension of any other Cornish Rex cat organization. We are dedicated to the health, welfare and protection of the Cornish Rex cat breed. We have volunteers nationwide and are based in Southern and Central California.

You are invited to join our Yahoo! Groups lists, please see the links at the bottom of this page. Also, please visit us on

Cornish Rex Friends is a 501(c)(3) public charity; donations may be tax deductible. If you'd like to make a donation via PayPal, our address is For donations via check, please email us.


ADOPTED!! MING, Los Angeles, CA (updated November 21, 2015)

Ming the Cornish Rex

Ming the Cornish RexMing is around ten years old and is solid white.  She originally came into our rescue from a hoarding situation where she spent most of her life in a cage.  She was adopted by a loving family with other Cornish Rex and Greyhound dogs.  Unfortunately her family's situation has changed and they must move and re-home Ming. 

Ming is very mellow--she doesn't mind dogs or other cats as long as they are calm and not aggressive.  She'd do great in a quiet home where she could get plenty of attention.  She's social but not overly in-your-face.  She's very sweet.  She's in general good health and uses the litter box.  She will nervously over-groom herself when she is stressed and currently has a few hot spotss.

Cornish Rex Friends would consider a foster-to-adopt situation for Ming.  As a foster, Cornish Rex Friends would work with her new person to have Ming to the vet for a check up, with Cornish Rex Friends covering the costs.  We can also provide a small stipend for food and supplies if needed.  If her foster is a great match, the foster would have first opportunity to permanently adopt her.

Homes within a day's drive of Southern California have priority.  We'll consider a longer transport for the ideal home.

For more information, please submit an adoption application or email Lisa.

ADOPTED! Johnny Beige,  Minneapolis, MN (updated October 3, 2015)

Johnny BeigeJohnny Beige is a sweet solid white neutered male.   He's approximately ten years old.  He is super affectionate and the full Rex package including jumping on the fridge, shoulder hopping and following you every where. He gives lots of head butts, kisses and love bites including ear nibbles. 

 He likes to be in bed with you underJohnny Beige the covers. He tends to get under foot and if he isn't getting enough attention he gets real chatty followed by love bites until you give him attention. He loves toy and plays with them for long periods.

Johnny was turned in by a multi-pet home for inconsistent litterbox usage.  He has had a faithful record of using the box in his foster home.  We feel he'll continue in a low-stress environment where he's the only cat.

He's in general good health.  As he is white and can get oily, he benefits from daily ear cleaning.  He doesn't mind it and is used to the routine.  He's recently visited the vet for a blood panel, dental check and a biopsy of a dark spot on his skin.  The biopsy came back negative!  He'll need a follow up dental visit as the vet he's been seeing doesn't have a dental appointment available until late October.  Cornish Rex Friends will reimburse the adopter for the cost of the dental with prior approval of the estimate.


To be added to our general interest list for future rescues, submit an adoption application.

We have two Yahoo! Groups, CornishRexFriends, our rescue-focused list; CornishRxBC, our everything else list: stories, pictures, health and behavior discussions, litter announcements, etc.