Felix is a male, domestic Bengal cat who came to The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2019. He was eight years old at the time.

Our hearts broke when we read he was being scheduled for euthanasia if a rescue group could not accommodate him. He’d been surrendered to Animal Control here in Minnesota.

His owner reported he was becoming more and more aggressive. Having moved many times and now introducing a dog to the home was apparently causing Felix stress.

As his aggression increased and he lashed out, the owner felt more and more threatened by him and locked him out of his room, spending less time with him.

At Animal Control, Felix shut down. He wouldn’t eat, drink, or urinate. We knew we had to step in to save Felix.

Life at the Sanctuary

Just a few months later, you wouldn’t recognize Felix! He began coming out from his safe spot under a perch, even sitting on top of his perch, being very bold and brave while caretakers were there with him.

It can take some cats such a long time to learn to trust again, to turn that corner. Felix had already been through so much and everyone had given up on him. But not us.

Felix lives with Bonzai, Dream and Keesa and they cohabitate wonderfully. Not in a cuddly way, but they’re so respectful of each other’s needs. While Felix definitely enjoys companionship, he does like his independence.

It’s been fun watching him become the one who rules the roost. And when we approach with treats, Felix is the smart one. He’ll position himself in the most strategic point where he can get treats the fastest.

How refreshing to see Felix turn into a completely different cat since he arrived!

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat for life 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 Felix’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!