Bengal cat Riku arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary in June of 2021. He was 4 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

Being on his own for so long, it’s understandable that Riku arrived pretty scared and unsocialized. He’d also never received any veterinary care in the past.

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.

We do not support or allow breeding. So Riku was neutered shortly after he arrived.  Caretakers work closely with him so he gets more used to humans.

Naturally, since he was in a whole new environment, he was rather fearful at first. But, over time, he’s come out of his shell which is an awesome thing to see!

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

Or even a one time donation toward his 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!