Rachel

History

Rachel is a young F4 Savannah cat. She arrived with her sisters Phoebe and Monica in September of 2020. At the time, they were thought to be about 10-12 months old.

The three girls were removed from a backyard breeder . We were contacted about a possible forever home for them. We’re one of the few sanctuaries in the country to take in hybrids like these. Since they were extremely unsocialized, they’re considered feral. Sadly, a home environment wasn’t possible for them.

We’re not sure if they’ll ever want human contact or if they’ll always need their own quiet, peaceful space. But, we’re happy they have each other and seem to get along pretty well. Our caretakers started working with them right away in terms of gaining their trust.

These little hybrids are just as important as a big cat in need. But for them, there are very few options. We can only imagine how many are simply euthanized for being the cats they were bred to be.

Thanks to your support, committed volunteers and staff, we always find a way to bring them home – no matter whether they’re big or small.

Learn more about hybrids and why we do NOT support breeding them.

Life at the Sanctuary

We’ve built a new Bungalow habitat for them in the Hybrid Haven section of our sanctuary where they’ll have free access to a dynamic outdoor space, something they’ve never had before.

We set up trail cams so we can observe their behavior without invading their space. It was wonderful seeing them play, jump up on perches, and chase toys around, as long as no humans were there.

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small hybrid like Rachel – 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 Phoebe’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!

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