Many of you kind humans are familiar with an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue. I am a bengal cat, after all, and I love their slogan that “no bengal should be unwanted, unloved, or alone.”
Recently, Spots and Stripes had a big intake of my fellow bengal cats that were abused. I often complain about the ear sticks that go with being a diabetic cat, but these cats had it far worse. A cruel human was using these bengal cats to fund his life, and he was denying them basic medical care because he claimed that purebred bengal cats like me are sensitive to any medication or treatments.
This evil human sold the bengal cats to Spots and Stripes without asking any questions about how the cats would be taken care of, where they would live, or what the purchasers were planning to do with them. They were simply disposable things to be dumped when they no longer suited him.
Unfortunately, we see that way too many humans have this attitude about their felines like me. I am fortunate that I have a human who will keep and treat a diabetic cat. Many humans, including some who he is no longer friends with, would not.
One of the female cats already had three litters of kittens. A second female, who was pregnant, had not been fed all day and the purchaser of this cat was told that she would likely lose the litter. And a third purchaser was told that a male kitten was a potential gold mine and that it would be okay to breed him with his mother!
Spots and Stripes did a wonderful thing pulling these seven cats from lives that were going to be miserable. Now they need some help. It is going to be expensive to treat and raise these cats and their kittens. The cats are flea ridden and some of them have worms.