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Bengal cat Besty arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary in June of 2021. She was 5 years old at the time.

We said “yes” to this very unique rescue situation, one we normally would not have.

Four Bengal cats had been purchased, totaling several thousands of dollars, by someone who’d planned on breeding them.

Due to that person’s health issues, the cats ended up with a family member who took care of them for the past year.

The three females had been living together – Besty, Dahlia, and Xena.

But since they were all intact, the male, Riku, lived in a room by himself.

Life at the Sanctuary

Besty needed emergency surgery as soon as she arrived due to life-threatening pyometra. Thankfully, she recovered from that surgery and felt so much better!

Besty lives in the Hybrid Haven section of the sanctuary with Xena, Dahlia and Riku. The indoor and outdoor areas, where she has the stimulation of grass, trees, platforms and more, were something she’d never had before.

Besty definitely rules the roost and is the most outgoing of the four cats. She’s the first to greet caretakers, first to vie for treats. She’ll edge the other three out of the way, yet she’s not overly aggressive with them.

She’s our endearingly bossy little girl and we’re happy she’ll live out her days surrounded by caretakers who love her dearly.













How You Can Help

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 Besty’s sponsor parent? It’s only $150/year or $12.50/month.

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!