In the early 1980s, ex-Disneyland employee and businessman, Tom Carter started up his own animation studio(Tom Carter Productions) with plans on producing a feature film called "Huck's Landing"; a prequel to Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". The studio consisted of notable cartoon names such as John Cawley, Scott Shaw, Floyd Norman, and Phil Mendez. When the project went nowhere, Phil Mendez left Carter's studio to work for DiC Entertainment where he would end up creating the NBC series, "Kissyfur", in 1986.
However, the character of Kissyfur was actually concieved back when Mendez was working for Tom Carter Productions. In addition to "Huck's Landing", Tom Carter Productions was also producing several shorts that were reminiscent of early Looney Tunes and MGM cartoons(notably the works of Tex Avery). Mendez, of course, initially created Kissyfur for this purpose, but the short wasn't finished before things went south for the studio.
Despite all this, the short still exists somewhere in an incomplete state. According to my source who had seen short at a con, the animation was complete, but lacked any sound. It would be nice to see this short online for archival purposes, even if it's incomplete.
Pic related is a still from the short featured in the 1991 book, "Cartoon Confidential", by Jim Korkis and John Cawley.