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

She’s an affectionate girl who loves people. She’s currently in her own space in the Animal Care Office getting plenty of attention from interns and staff.

Once we get to know this little lady a bit better, we may move her to a bungalow or merge her with Cooper in the office.

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!