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Cat shelter appealing for homes for 30 Bengals shocked by response

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When a cat owner died suddenly, 30 Bengal cats were left homeless. But when the cat sanctuary put out an appeal for new homes, they couldn’t quite believe the response they got.

By Zoe Monk

Published on the 19/09/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:40

It’s always difficult when a pet owner dies and leaves their beloved animals without a home. But when one owner died tragically in an accident, they left 30 Bengal cats and kittens needing urgent care.

Cheshire Cat Sanctuary took the beautiful felines in and soon began looking for new homes for them. The Bengal Cat Association posted an appeal on their Facebook page hoping to find some new loving homes for cats after their elderly owner died in a road collision.

But no one quite expected to get the response they did.

Staff at the sanctuary were overwhelmed by the response they received and have been inundated with offers to adopt the cute cats. Thousands of cat lovers responded to the appeal after it was shared nearly 5000 times on social media, offering to provide a happy home for the cats who are being cared for in the Delamere Forest area.

The extraordinary response has meant that the original adoption appeal has been taken down. Staff from the Bengal Cat Association now have the enormous task of wading through the responses to find suitable homes.


A huge thank you to all who have responded to our appeal for help. The response has been amazing with far more offers of...

Posted by Bengal Cat Association on Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Association posted their thanks on Facebook for the incredible response.

"A huge thank you to all who have responded to our appeal for help. The response has been amazing with far more offers of homes then we could ever imagine. We are currently sorting through all the messages and emails, can’t reply to everyone but your details will have been noted. We are still processing things at the moment. The response has been amazing."


Hannah Dart

Posted by Bengal Cat Association on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Staff have warned the keen cat lovers who have offered their home for one of the Bengals that it can take some time to work through the list of interested people.

They posted: "Re-homes are being coordinated at the moment. Unfortunately, it is not a quick process and we do not have the resources to contact everyone if not successful. We are working through all the messages and emails as quick as we can."