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Va. group caters to Siamese rescues and adoptions

A Siamese cat. One local group is helping this breed find homes. (Getty Images/Martial Colomb)

WASHINGTON – Millions of cats across the country desperately need homes, but one local rescue group is putting the spotlight on a particular breed: the Siamese.

Siri Zwemke of the Siamese Cat Rescue Center in Virginia says just like any other cat, Siamese cats can find themselves in need of homes due to an owner’s illness, economic situation or relocation.

Zwemke says every cat deserves a home and organizations like hers can free up room in shelters for other cats.

However, Siamese do have a few obstacles to overcome. For example, the breed has obtained an evil reputation in pop culture, going all the way back to “Lady and the Tramp.”

Remember that scene where the Siamese cats try to score a canary and then fish dinner, and make it look like Lady was to blame?

Zwemke says she often hears, “I got the impression from


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