Status / Details

2018, Adopted

Additional Info

About Alanni

Born ~2007, F, Brown Spotted Bengal

Here’s Lucas’ cousin, Alanni. These two were purchased as kittens some months apart from the same breeder. Did they come from different litters out of the same parents? They look very similar. These two big Bengals spent over a month in a shelter cage before Purebreds was contacted and asked if we could take them in. Of course I said Yes. (To see them was to want them) Their family had abandoned them at the shelter due to a “new family member who was allergic to them”. They arrived into foster depressed, with poor muscle tone perhaps from lack of movement. Even their unthrifty coats could not disguise their great Bengal beauty.

I do wonder if these two had been caged at their previous home. Their shelter paperwork mentions for example that Lucas had a “mild saggy body” upon intake. Did some of the poor muscle tone we saw date from before their shelter experience? Another sign they had received poor care was the fact that both had very “painful”, longstanding ear mite infestations. (now treated). We have been teaching them to eat wet cat food. They like junk food. They came with no vaccine or vet paperwork.

Lucas is an outgoing goofball. Alanni is very sweet, softer and more vulnerable. These are both emotional and tender kitties who were very stressed to be suddenly abandoned. The shelter said they were “anxious” and “panicked” and “worried.” The shelter housed them together which helped. They are very bonded and really need each other’s company.

Their paperwork says they have lived around dogs and children of all ages. These are not dominant cats rather they are needy kitties looking for love and attention. Their paperwork says “they are not the most social of cats”. I would say perhaps they did not like the social choices in their home. Lucas solicits attention from us all the time in his foster home and welcomes strangers.

This is not true as much of Alanni. She is still more traumatized than Lucas. Less outgoing. They both look quite similar. Both have beautiful green eyes. Alanni’s coat is a deeper, cinnamon red color. It is a beautiful, very unusual color. Neither of them like to be picked up though they tolerate it politely until they start to wiggle. Alanni is more cooperative than Lucas who wiggles very effectively. Lucas and Alanni are really nice kitties, good hearted. I think their new family will be delighted with their intelligence. Perhaps it is their age or perhaps it is their background, but they are not hyperactive kitties, not a handful as some Bengals can be. I think these two will be very grateful for the love their new family can offer them. It is hard to feel they were treasured in their past life. They will blossom with happiness in their new home.

Both have now had vet exams and their blood panels drawn and both are super healthy. No heart murmurs and no kidney trouble..
Lucas and Alanni have to go home together, they are so bonded. No exceptions please.

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

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

For more information, contact Harriet, at (831) 336-2983 or email if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at

NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!