Injured Exotic Bengal Cat Needs Surgery, New Home and Name, Says MSPCA

An exotic Bengal cat found injured outside a Worcester home is due to undergo surgery at 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 knew immediately that the cat had some sort of problem with its hind legs,” said Corinne Bourgoin MSPCA-Angell, the shelter’s operations coordinator. “They later found out that she had a fractured pelvis which also created destabilization in the hip joint and will require surgery.” The surgery, known as a femoral head ostectomy, is expected to cost up to $4,500. Those interested in donating to help offset costs can 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 leopard-like markings. The cats are usually brown or silver, but this cat has a unique orange and gold coat, the MSPCA said. Once the cat recovers from surgery, the MSPCA said it will need a new home. “Bengals are usually very active and need a lot of interactive play every day, but it’s hard to know what his personality will look like until he’s healed,” Bourgoin said. “We are looking for an adopter who has experience with exotic cats who can help keep her activity level very low 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 asking people for suggestions via their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages.

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

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

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

The surgery, known as femoral head ostectomy, is expected to cost up to $4,500. Those interested in making a donation to help offset costs can 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 leopard-like markings. The cats are usually brown or silver, but this cat has a unique orange and gold coat, the MSPCA said.

After the cat recovered from surgery, the MSPCA said he would need a new home.

“Bengals are usually very active and need a lot of interactive play every day, but it’s hard to know what his personality will look like until he’s healed,” Bourgoin said. “We are looking for an adopter who has experience with exotic cats who can help keep her activity level very low while she makes a full recovery 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 asking people for suggestions via their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages.

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