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Jasmine #1 – In Memory


Jasmine arrived at our sanctuary from a humane society. As with so many hybrids, they weren’t able to adopt her out due to her poor litter box habitats.  It’s such a shame that buyers want the look of the wild when they pay thousands of dollars for hybrids. But, when the cats wild tendencies come out, that’s not something they’ll tolerate.

So, there are few options for these cats caught between two worlds. Jasmine was one of the lucky ones, coming to live here at The Wildcat Sanctuary. She loved her caregivers and was one of the most beautiful bengals you had ever seen.

She is very social and loves humans and is friendly to other cats. When given a chance to live under the right circumstances, cats like Jasmine blossom.


In Memory ~ August 2010

We’re so sorry to share that Jasmine, our sweet bengal has passed.  She’d come to us from a domestic animal shelter after her first two owners gave her up.  She had some litter box issues and could not be adopted out.  She was to be euthanized until we stepped in and opened our hearts to her.

Jasmine was very sweet, and very vocal.  She gave many of our boisterous bengals a run for their money.

It was a very shocking tragedy that took Jasmine’s life.  As a wild cat sanctuary we know that every resident has a wild side, even our small hybrids.  For an unknown reason, one of Jasmine’s enclosure mates grabbed her by the throat in the middle of night.  We only found one set of puncture wounds caused by one bite.

We believe that when a storm came in, Jasmine went to hide in one of the outdoor dens.  She likely frightened the other cat and unfortunately, that cat responded with a fight defense.  We will never know what truly happened that night, but we know it was devastating.  We do not, however, hold a grudge for her attacker; it’s just part of their nature.

We would never put one of our residents in harm’s way knowingly; we never saw this coming and we are truly heartbroken that it happened to such a sweet girl.  She got along great with her habitat mates.

Jasmine will be missed by all.