Today is Giving Tuesday! On this day your contribution will make a huge impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And beginning today, Tuesday Dec 1, Facebook will match $7 million in qualifying donations.
On July 24, 2020 we officially opened our doors as Bengal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since that day, we have assisted over 32 cats and found them loving and wonderful families, who promise to love and care for them for the rest of their days.
Most of the cats surrendered to us are misunderstood. They are either in the wrong environment, or their owner can no longer properly care for them. That’s where Bengal Rescue comes in.
We make sure the cats receive proper medical treatment - even though most times, our adoption fees don’t even come close to covering the cost of medical care.
We rely on donations from Bengal-loving enthusiasts like you to help these cats in need.
Here are a few of the cats this year who have needed us to reach above and beyond what we could financially bear:
Nala - Nala is an 8-year-old Bengal who was surrendered to the Humane Society for inappropriate urination and allergies. After spending $750 on medical treatment and a diet overhaul, Nala’s issues were completely resolved in Foster.
Elowyn - Elowyn was used by a backyard breeder to make “pretty cats.” When she arrived in Foster, Elowyn was completely unsocialized and her medical history was unknown. Bengal Rescue spent $400 to get her fully Vetted. Elowyn received a clean bill of health and was socialized. She was entirely transformed and now loves catting it up with her forever family.
Keiko - Keiko is an 8-year-old Bengal whose owner lost his home and then his job due to the Pandemic. She arrived in Foster terrified, and we learned that her entire face was broken out from Food Allergies. We spent over $300 to get her Vetted, and worked to get her on the right diet to clear up her severe allergies. We found Keiko the most loving and patient owner!
Mitzu (6) and Axel. Mitzu and Axel (3) were each brought to Foster with the owner reporting they were having litter box issues. Sadly, they were dying of Cancer. It was determined with the help of their two attending Veterinarians and Bengal Rescue’s Veterinary Director, that the most humane thing that we could do was to end their suffering and lead them over the Rainbow bridge. Their Vet bills amounted to nearly $1,200.
Leo. Leo is a 7-year-old Bengal whose owner surrendered him for having litter box issues. We learned that other than being neutered, he otherwise had not seen a Veterinarian at any other time in his life! After nearly $400 in medical testing was performed, Leo checked out as a very healthy boy. We were happy to give Leo a great start and now he’s in his forever home.
We know that times are hard for everyone right now. We would appreciate any donation that you are able to give, to help us continue to help the beautiful cats who need us. $2,300 in medical funding is not easy to come by, and we are entirely grateful to the donors who have pitched in so far!
If you have a Bengal that you love, or had a Bengal who will always hold a special place in your heart, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Bengal Rescue on this Giving Tuesday.
Bengal Rescue experiences a multitude of success stories throughout each month in addition to those we’ve shared in this post. We would love for you to follow us on our social media accounts for continued support and adoption stories alike.
Thanks from all of us at Bengal Rescue!
Our Mission at Bengal Rescue is to rescue Bengal cats and other hybrid cats. Hybrid cats also include Savannah cats, Toyger cats, and Chausie cats.
We are members of a very large community of Bengal Cat enthusiasts. This includes other Rescue Organizations, Adopters, Fosters, Behavioral Experts, Medical Experts, and yes – even Breeders.
We ensure that all of the cats in our program are seen by a Veterinarian and receive Medical assessment and treatment. In the case of Owner Surrender we ask the Owner to cover veterinary expenses before taking him / her into our program. When we rescue cats from Shelters, we ensure that the cat receives whatever care is deemed necessary by the Veterinarian.
In the end, we are as firmly dedicated to the cats in our program, as we are to our very own feline family members.
Bengal Rescue is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 85-0920758