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So, do you think MY cat is a Bengal?

By | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | No comments

Whenever we share a photo of one of the dozens of hybrid wild cats we’ve rescued, someone always asks the question, “Could my rescue be a Bengal?” Tabby cats and Bengal cats can often look very similar. Without a bill of sale, some sort of registration/pedigree papers...

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Stop cross breeding and inbreeding big cats for profit

By | June 7, 2017 at 8:49 am | No comments

At one time, white tigers were indeed rare. The last one captured in the wild was Mohan in India in 1951. He was intentionally inbred with his daughter.  The resulting four white tiger cubs began a long line of inbreeding for profit. Fast forward to today when almost every...

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What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:42 am | No comments

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint...

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Belgium TV quotes The Wildcat Sanctuary about Thor the Bengal Cat

By | August 29, 2016 at 7:28 am | No comments

Bengal Cat photos go viral Thor, the Bengal Cat BELGIUM (WSLS 10) – Photos of a  Bengal cat from Belgium have gone viral. Meet Thor, the cat with an instagram page that has made him internet-famous with his photos. To date, Thor has over 29,000...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary quoted about Thor the Bengal Cat by Huffington Post

By | August 29, 2016 at 7:24 am | No comments

This Striped And Spotted Cat’s Fur Is Mesmerizing The Internet But that doesn’t mean you should necessarily get a Bengal cat yourself. People can’t get enough of a cat in Kortenberg, Belgium, whose gorgeous fur has helped launched him to internet...

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Goodbye to our dear caraval Zepo at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | January 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Our hearts are heavy as we had to say goodbye to Zepo, the caraval. At 15 years old, he was geriatric.  Caracals normally live between 15-17 years in captivity and hybrids lives are even shorter.  Even so, Zepo didn’t seem old to us.  We have had cats live to be in their...

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Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

By | July 1, 2014 at 2:55 am | No comments

Animal welfare groups have petitioned the state to restrict the breeding and possession of hybrid cats — the result of crossbreeding between house cats and wild cats such as Asian leopard cats or African servals. Hybrid cats have been gaining popularity as pets because...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary co-petitions California for hybrid cat regulations

By | June 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Today, we have co-petitioned the state of California for a proposed amendment regulating the breeding and possession of hybrid cats. Our mission is to rescue wild cats; i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, etc.  We can barely keep up with the demand for big cats in need of...

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