Injured exotic Bengal cat found needs surgery, new home and name, MSPCA says

An exotic Bengal cat found injured outside a Worcester home is expected to undergo surgery at the MSPCA-Angell this week. A good Samaritan brought the cat to the shelter on April 25. The cat – estimated to be less than a year old — was unable to walk and was in shock, the MSPCA said. “Our staff immediately knew the cat had some kind of problem with her hind legs,” said Corinne Bourgoin MSPCA-Angell shelter operations coordinator. “They later discovered that she has a pelvic fracture that also created a destabilization of the hip joint and will require surgery.” The surgery, known as a femoral head ostectomy, is expected to cost up to $4,500. People interested in donating to help offset the cost may do so at mspca.org/Bengal. Bengal cats are the result of pairing a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat, which is known for its circles and other markings that resemble those of leopards. The cats are usually brown or silver, but this cat has a unique orange and gold coat, the MSPCA said. “Bengals are usually very active and need lots of interactive play every day, but it’s hard to know what her personality will be like until she’s healed,” said Bourgoin. “We’re looking for an adopter who has experience with exotic cats that 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 via: mspca.org/bostonadopt . The MSPCA is also asking for the public’s help in naming the cat and are asking people to make suggestions through their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages.

An exotic Bengal cat found injured outside a Worcester home is expected to undergo surgery at the MSPCA-Angell this week.

A good Samaritan brought the cat to the shelter on April 25. The cat – estimated to be less than a year old — was unable to walk and was in shock, the MSPCA said.

“Our staff immediately knew the cat had some kind of problem with her hind legs,” said Corinne Bourgoin MSPCA-Angell shelter operations coordinator. “They later discovered that she has a pelvic fracture that also created a destabilization of the hip joint and will require surgery.”

The surgery, known as a femoral head ostectomy, is expected to cost up to $4,500. People interested in donating to help offset the cost may do so at mspca.org/Bengal.

Bengal cats are the result of pairing a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat, which is known for its circles and other markings that resemble those of leopards. The cats are usually brown or silver, but this cat has a unique orange and gold coat, the MSPCA said.

After the cat recovers from surgery, the MSPCA said it will need a new home.

“Bengals are usually very active and need lots of interactive play every day, but it’s hard to know what her personality will be like until she’s healed,” said Bourgoin. “We’re looking for an adopter who has experience with exotic cats that 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 via: mspca.org/bostonadopt.

The MSPCA is also asking for the public’s help in naming the cat and are asking people to make suggestions through their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages.

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