Benny is a male, marbled Bengal cat who came to The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2008.  He was a year old at the time.

Benny had been found as a stray and turned into a shelter. Given the laws on hybrids and Bengal cats in the state, he could not be legally adopted out. So we agreed to take him in as a resident of the sanctuary.

Find out why we do NOT support breeding hybrids and Bengal cats.

Life at the Sanctuary

This vocal little guy has lived with our interns and staff over the years in onsite housing. Just like the big cats, Benny also has a fenced and roofed outside area where he loves to sit and watch the birds fly by.  He loves his catio.

Benny always has something to say – whether it be for food, water, wanting to go outside or for no reason at all.  He also has a tendency to “clean” the interns by licking their hair even if it was just washed.

He’s quite active and can be seen running around our Welcome Center chasing his buddy Remoh, or being chased,. They’ve become great friends.

But even the most active cat needs downtime, and Benny finds it by sleeping under any blankets he can find.  He’s definitely been  a great addition to the TWS family.

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small Bengal cat like Benny – can be quite expensive. Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider becoming Benny’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation toward his care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little wild ones, too!