Nala is a 14-year-old domestic Bengal surrendered to our sanctuary in 2020. Accepting Nala was not a decision made lightly. We never accept a cat unless we know we can provide a very high quality of life.

She’d lived with one family her whole life, enjoyed living with young children, had health and litter box issues, but now needed a new home. Would The Wildcat Sanctuary be the right place for her, though?

We hate to see any cat uprooted from their family, especially a geriatric cat who only knew the comfort of that home and family. Nala’s life wasn’t the only one changing, though. Due to a divorce, the entire family was moving and going through a very difficult adjustment.

Her owner didn’t want to give Nala up, but felt she had no choice. She posted her in Bengal Rescue groups and even reached out to domestic animal sanctuaries. But no one could accept her.

We might be the only option for Nala. We had to try to give her the best next chapter of her life.

Life at the Sanctuary

Nala arrived a little thin, showing early signs of kidney disease and has a history of being constipated. And as with most of our Bengals, she doesn’t always use the litter box either.

She’s an affectionate girl who loves people. We decided she’d enjoy living in our intern house where she could be spoiled by so many there.

One of her favorite spots is her bean chair. She greets the interns when they arrive home, even yelling at them when she sees them getting out of their car! She has her own strong personality and is very talkative with them about her day. Though she doesn’t really like to be picked up, she’ll quickly roll over for a belly rub.

All in all, Nala is living a wonderful life with her new family here at the sanctuary, which she totally deserves.

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 Nala’s sponsor parent?

If you’d consider becoming a sponsor parent at $150/year, that really would help defray some of the costs of taking a geriatric cat like Nala in. You can pay it in a lump sum 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!