Status / Details
Born ~ 2013, Female, Brown Spotted Bengal
Here’s a lovely little girl. Kala is fairly small bodied as most Bengal females are. However, her small body is solid, made of pure steel. It is a delight to watch her lithe athleticism. Look at the stretch in her back in the photo below. Her green eyes are striking. She is beautiful to watch.
I only know a bit of her history and it is a little turbulent as she bounced around. I know she has been in Reno. And I know she has been in Tracey where she lived with her daughter. What I heard is that in that home she was not getting along with her daughter so she was taken to the shelter which is where we found her. Once kittens are weaned Mother Nature’s hormones order the moms to clear the decks for the next litter. The once good, loving mothers hiss at their kittens and are very unfriendly to them. “Go away”. I expect that was the story here. This synopsis above may be only part of Kala’s history but it is enough to tell me she needs some stability and loving continuity in her home. Like so many kitties I foster she has had a hard beginning. She deserves better. This girl has a very sweet heart in her alpha cat body.
Kala has lovely deep green eyes which go beautifully with the rich brown colors of her fur. She enjoys admiration and loves to be petted. Like most Bengals she is a busy girl which means she is pretty much always moving if she is not asleep. She has been cooped up for a while in the shelter and her foster home and will be so glad to have a house to watch over. And race through. She is curious, mischievous, and full of fun.
(September update: Kala has settled well into her foster home and now shows us what a really affectionate girl she is. She loves petting and attention and feathers and all manner of fun. She is so smart she will figure out your games. She would love a climbing tree in her home since she loves to be up high.)
As a Bengal she expects you to respect her opinions. She needs an experienced Bengal adopter who knows the breed and will not only exercise her by waving feathers and such but also will read her body language and know when to stop stimulating her. Having a Bengal like Kala is a life style choice. She is not a sleep-on-the-sofa Persian cat. You must want a real part of your life to revolve around her natural needs as a Bengal. She is highly intelligent and you must want to keep up with her. She needs play time, environment enrichment and a home she cannot get out of.
This active relationship is what experienced Bengal adopters are looking for. Kala would prefer to be an only cat. I have no knowledge of how she would be with dogs though I expect she would be in charge. I would not suggest she go to a home with young children. She needs responsible, mature human companions. She will be a highly fascinating and entertaining housemate.
Kala eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
Kala’s foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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