Eli

Status/Details
5 to 9 Years, Available, Bengal
Additional Info

Special Fee

About This Cat
Born ~2010, Male, Brown Spotted Bengal
Special Fee $275

Look at the glorious color on this boy – such a rich red  brown. His color is striking. And in the sun it glows and he looks amazing. It is so perfect that his eyes are green. He is very beautiful.

This boy was on a no nonsense 72 hour til euthanasia list at a shelter. Bengal lovers were getting frantic to find a rescue who could take both him and his brother.  As a foster mom for Purebreds Plus I was able to take them.I have fostered many bengals. One of my wonderful past Bengal adopters drove for hours(!) to bring them to me. Thank goodness.

Ten pound Eli is a super sweet boy. He is good natured and tolerant unless you are trying to hold him on a shoulder for a photograph, in which case he wiggles with increasing strength.You can see the photo of him scowling at the camera below. He was owner surrendered with his brother, Lucas. We have no information as to why. They were neutered, combo tested, a bit thin and pretty dejected when I got them. An exam and blood panel showed Eli to be young and healthy. Lucas who looks just like Eli turned out to have a deep abscess in his neck running down into his leg. ( Probably from a bite) This under-the-skin infection had been building up strength for most likely a couple months. If not cleaned and “flushed out” under anesthesia and had he not been treated with antibiotics to treat the infection now through his whole body the vet said Lucas would only have lived a couple weeks . We were  “in the nick of time”and he has recovered and will be posted in a few weeks when he has gained a bit more weight.

Meanwhile Eli has settled in nicely with us and now that we have gotten to know him he is ready to be posted here. He doesn’t seem to be that bonded with Lucas and we are willing to adopt these two out separately. Or not.

I tell people that Bengals are a lifestyle choice.To bring a Bengal home you have to be willing to  change your life long term in order to take care of a Bengals needs for space, exercise and entertainment. Most Bengal owners feel strongly that a raw food diet is best for them.They are not wild or dangerous cats they are just a lot of cat. Their needs and wishes must be respected. They are not good cats for young children who cannot yet understand them.

Bengal owners take great pleasure in how smart their cats are. These are very intelligent cats and humans need to be able to out think them in order to to keep them safe. Many Bengals can open door handles especially the lever handle sort. They are legendary for escaping and once out they wander far from home and often never return. This is partly why so many Bengals show up in shelters. And this is another reason why they are not good kitties for families with children who might inadvertently let them out.

For the right family Bengals are fascinating, beautiful and very loving companions.

Eli eats wet and dry food and is litter box perfect.

His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or toharrietjane@comcast.net if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.