Bengal cat Xena 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 inside the house – Besty, Dahlia, and Xena.

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

Life at the Sanctuary

Since this was a challenging situation for these cats, we agreed to have all four surrendered to our sanctuary so they could get the veterinary care they needed.

Xena is Dahlia’s security blanket and you’ll usually find them together. Xena is definitely showing her wild side now.  She loves play-chasing the others around their bungalow habitat. Not to mention the occasional frogs and critters who venture in there, too.

It’s so heartwarming seeing this group enjoy all the perches, trees, tall grass, dens, and so much more that their outside habitat features.

As you can see, Xena’s quite the climber, too!

And, whenever they’d like, they can each go inside their temperature-controlled bungalow for a well deserved nap.

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 Xena’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!