Diego is a male, F3 Savannah cat who came to The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2010. He was three years old at the time.
Find out what an F3 Savannah cat is and why we do NOT support breeding them.
As is typical with these hybrid cats, Diego had already been through several homes in his short life. After being surrendered to a Savannah rescue group, a family had adopted him. But Diego only bonded with one individual and was extremely shy and scared of everyone else. This is typical behavior with hybrid cats.
After two years of living peacefully with the other family house cats, he began urinating on the couch. His owners felt it would be best to place Diego in a sanctuary where he could be with other cats of his own kind.
Life at the Sanctuary
Diego is definitely still a shy cat who prefers to watch his caretakers from afar. He lives in a bungalow in the Hybrid Haven section of our sanctuary with other small hybrid cats. He has an indoor bungalow with perches, towers and comfy beds he can go to whenever he’d like.
Or, he can enjoy his outdoor secure habitat where he can bask in the sun on perches, hammocks and boulders. He can even play with water in a pool we provide for him, too. It’s so nice seeing Diego live the life he deserved all along.
How You Can Help
Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small hybrid like Diego – can be quite expensive. Hybrids usually come to us with special needs, genetic and/or medical issues due to their breeding.
Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider becoming Diego’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!