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MSPCA seeks new home, new name suggestions for exotic Bengal cat – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — MSPCA-Angell is seeking the public’s help to name, harbor and raise funds for an exotic Bengal cat — one of only about 40 of the rare cats found at MSPCA shelters in the past five years.

The cat, who was brought to the shelter by a Good Samaritan late last month, is estimated to be less than a year old and was unable to walk when she first arrived at the shelter.

“Our staff knew immediately that the cat had some problem with its hind legs,” said Corinne Bourgoin, MSPCA-Angell Shelter operations coordinator. “They later discovered that she had a fractured pelvis which also resulted in destabilization of the hip joint and will require surgery.”

Although most Bengals are brown or silver, this cat also has a unique orange and gold coloration. Bengals originate from the mating of a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat and are known for their leopard-like coats.

“The Bengal is given strict cage rest to allow some of the fractured pelvis to heal, but despite this she is very cuddly and lovable. When she’s fully recovered we expect her to be very energetic,” said Bourgoin.

This cat will soon have surgery to repair her joint so she can move without pain. The operation, which could take place as early as tomorrow, is estimated to cost $4,500. People can donate to the cause at mspca.org/bengal.

Once the Bengal is cured from her surgery she will be available for adoption after the procedure and initial recovery.

“Bengalis are usually very active and need a lot of interactive play every day, but it’s hard to know what their personality will be like until it heals,” Bourgoin said. “We are looking for an adopter who has experience with exotic cats who can help her maintain a very low activity level while she fully recovers and take her to follow-up vet appointments.”

Interested adopters can apply at mspca.org/bostonadopt.

The MSPCA is also looking for naming suggestions for the cat. People can follow the naming process and make suggestions through MSPCA-Angell’s Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter pages.

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