Kasha is a female F1 Bengal cat who came to live at The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2014. She was estimated to be about five years old at the time.
For those of us involved in rescue work, there’s no resting on holidays and this particular July 4th was no exception. That’s when Kasha arrived, after a small non-profit cat rescue contacted us.
The rescue group had been called about a cat that had shown up in a couple’s barn. It took several months of feeding the cat before they were able to trap her. Once they did, they realized this wasn’t an ordinary domestic cat.
Kasha was confirmed to be an F1 Bengal – a hybrid crossbred between an Asian Leopard Cat and a Domestic Cat. Kasha does not enjoy attention from humans and paced rapidly in front of her window all day in her foster room.
Learn more about hybrids and why we do NOT support breeding them.
The rescue group vetted and spayed Kasha and took their personal time to fly with her all the way to the Sanctuary. They spend their time saving feral cats and helping Kasha was extremely important to them. Like us, they do not believe hybrids make good pets.
Life at the Sanctuary
Though we tried merging Kasha with other hybrids living in the Hybrid Haven section of the sanctuary, she made it clear she preferred her own “private suite.” When we rescue a cat, we are committed to doing whatever’s needed to make them happy.
So Kasha has her own habitat featuring shared walls with other habitats. This way, she has company of her own kind – but on her own terms. We’re happy we were able to provide her this chance for a wild at heart life.
How You Can Help
Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small hybrid like Kasha – 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 Kasha’s sponsor parent?
Or even a one time donation toward her 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!