Another day, another hybrid in need
In the middle of rescuing the seven lions from Argentina, we got another urgent message about a cat in need of rescue. This time, a Bengal cat.
We’ve heard this story countless times before. Gabby had been returned twice to an out-of-state, domestic animal shelter after coming to them from another overcrowded shelter. She’d been bounced from place to place, home to home. And they wanted better for her.
Why was she returned so many times? Because Gabby is like so many Bengals. She doesn’t use a litter box.
People buy Bengals for their wild looks, but can’t tolerate their wild instincts. But to us, these cats are just as important as the big cats we rescue. They deserve a home for life, too.
You can understand how hard it is for us to keep taking in so many hybrids. They come with not only behavioral issues, but often many expensive medical issues due to their breeding.
So, once again, we’re opening our hearts to another Bengal. We’re one of the few sanctuaries in the country that will take in these cats stuck between two worlds. Breeders sell them as domestic cats. But so often, their wild behaviors lead them to being surrendered.
So where do they go?
Thanks to your support, Gabby will have a forever home here at TWS.
I hope you’ll join us in raising awareness about hybrids and their behavioral and medical issues. We simply have to stop all this breeding for profit.
It’s a very lucrative industry. But Gabby’s the face of those who pay the ultimate price – the cats themselves.
Thank you for making it possible for us to say “yes” to this sweet little girl, too.
If you’d like to help by becoming her sponsor parent, you can do that HERE.
P.S. As I write this, we just received another call from a local individual who is also looking to give up her Bengal cat due to soiling in the house.