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December 11, 2017

Rescued Bengals in S. California

I have posted pictures and descriptions of 14  of the cats from the big Lancaster rescue. Some of you may have started to wonder if these cats were the cat rescue version of vapor ware. I assure you, they are very much “here” and need everyone’s help. They have their very own page, which will become longer and longer and longer as more are added: http://home.pacifier.com/~ltdltd/CALancaster.html There are snows, marbles and spotted Bengals, all in need of great new homes.

The spay/neuter clinic has informed me that they will only fix cats that are 5 years old or younger. So, now I’m looking for a clinic that will fix the older ones. I may end up having to take the older cats to a higher charging vet.  The oldest cat to be fixed is the SGC Sandy. He’s 12 years old.  The first spay/neuter date is scheduled for October 14th. Some of the youngsters will be fixed at that time. Before that can occur, a veterinarian needs to go up to the sight and evaluate the cats. I want to make sure that they are healthy and OK for surgery.

We were able to get 25 carriers, which will be enough for transporting the cats to their surgery.

We need fosters and adopters for these cats. If you can foster and you’re in the Southern California area, please contact me by e-mail. If you would love to adopt, please contact me. The majority of these cats are very socialized.

And of course, here’s the plea and request for financial help. We need help feeding these little ones and providing cat litter. We still need help w/spay and neutering costs, especially since the one clinic won’t speuter any cat over 5 years old. Please send donations through PayPal to: donate@bengalrescuenetwork.org and write in the memo or subject head that it’s for California. We are a 5013C organization, so whatever you donate can be written off.  In PayPal you can designate it as a gift, so there are no fees.

Again, thank you everyone for your support, both financially and morally. I will post more pictures when they come in.

Pictured below are Kiyama, a 3.5 year marble girl, Sheba, a 1.5 year spotted girl and Talon, an 8 year old spotted boy. Check out the rest on the rescue site. Nope, sorry, for some stupid reason, I can’t upload pictures to the blog. You’ll just have to check them out on the site. Sorry about that.

Bengal Rescue Update 35 Now 45

The 35 are now 45…

Here’s what the count is:

20 whole adult males of all ages

12 whole adult females of all ages

9 kittens

4 already neutered males.

I hope to have more pictures up within the week.

I have made appointments at the clinic for October. The whole adult cats will be getting fixed in batches. 7-10 cats will be brought in, according to what the clinic can handle. The kittens are not ready for their surgery, they will be fixed in a few months when they are older. If you can help us with this rescue, please send donations through PayPal to: donate@bengalrescuenetwork.org and write in the memo or subject head that it’s for California. We are a 5013C organization, so whatever you donate can be written off.

We have received fabulous donations from people. We so appreciate it. We’re not quite where we need to be yet. We have just enough to cover the spay’/neutering, but we need to buy hard plastic carriers for the cats. The clinic wants the cats transported in hard, plastic carriers.  And we need some money for food. We have gotten some food in which is wonderful, at this point we have enough for about one month.

We can also use another person or two to help with transporting the cats to the clinic and then back again. It’s about a one hour drive to the clinic. There are 4 different dates scheduled in October. It means early mornings, since the clinic wants them between 7-7:30 AM. We also need foster homes and good adopters.

Again, thank you everyone for your support, both financially and morally. I will post pictures when they come in, both here and on the California Bengal Cat Rescue site.

Bengal Cats Use Their Litter Boxes!

Bok Choi, a Bengal

Bengal Cats do not have more inappropriate elimination issues then any other breed of cat.

Unfortunately there are many people who believe or want to believe that Bengal Cats have more inappropriate elimination challenges then other breeds of cats. Many of these people have a biased against Bengals, or I should say, the idea of Bengals, since Bengals have an Asian Leopard Cat as an ancestor. Additionally, through the years, there has been a lot of false information out on the internet about Bengals, information that if you have common sense, makes no sense…

This false information is very harmful. This is the type of myth that gets Bengals euthanized and discarded. Yes, they can have inappropriate elimination challenges, but so does every other breed of cat., some more then Bengals.

The number one behavior problem that cats are surrendered to shelters for is inappropriate elimination. All breeds of cats, including moggies… it doesn’t matter. This is not a breed specific problem. As a certified cat behavior consultant, the number one problem people come to me for consultations about is inappropriate elimination. I see all breeds that have this challenge, including moggie kitties, and, I will add, the majority of the time the triggers are related to something either in the environment or actions that the cat’s human companions are doing, or not doing. But that’s a future blog…

Bengal Cats are not prone to peeing outside of the litter box. I keep a record of the cats I see in my practice and what their challenges are. There is one breed of cat that hands down rightfully has earned the title and it is not the Bengal Cat, but yet people still perpetuate the myth that Bengals have litter box issues.