African Jungle Cat Hybrid Simba Needs Help

Do you remember Simba, the early generation African jungle cat hybrid I told you about?  He’s at Spots and Stripes, and because he’s started to bond to the human who runs that cat rescue, he’s staying with her.  Early generation hybrids are too difficult for most humans to handle, and they bond very strongly with the humans who care for them.

Simba the African Jungle Cat Before He Went to the Humans In White CoatsSimba needed help for an enclosure, but that never got built because the humans running Spots and Stripes were able to isolate him and put him in a room of his own.  Later, some other early generation hybrids joined Simba in his room, and things looked a lot better.

Recently, though, Simba’s health took a turn for the worse.  He was taken to the humans in white coats — this time without taking a big chunk out of the humans at Spots and Stripes — and was diagnosed with feline panleukopenia.  This disease can be a deadly one for felines, but fortunately, Simba was able to pull through.  Maybe it was because he’s 75 percent African jungle cat but whatever the reason, it’s good news. Let's Help Spots and Stripes Pay for African Jungle Cat Simba's Treatment

The treatment was very expensive, however, and this comes on top of a situation where funds for Spots and Stripes were frozen due to a dispute over a cat that was adopted from them.  Simba’s treatment will cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,100.  Spots and Stripes has put down $1,000 as a down payment, but they need help raising the remaining amount so that Simba can come home.

Because Simba has a high percentage of African jungle cat in him, isolation is not a problem.  That is what happened to him when he first got to Spots and Stripes, and as long as he gets attention from the human he has started to bond to, it will be okay.

It is good that this wonderful African jungle cat hybrid has been able to fight off a potentially deadly disease.  Let’s help Spots and Stripes pay the cost of helping him recover.

Let’s Help Simba Get His Enclosure

I hope you kind humans are having a good day.  I have talked a lot about Simba, who is a 75 percent African jungle cat.  His story is a very sad one, and it will make this diabetic cat beat very quickly if we can help make it a happy one.  That’s good for my diabetes, you know.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat wants you to Help SimbaSimba’s human recently went over the rainbow bridge and now Simba does not have the human he bonded to.  So he needs help.  He needs an enclosure so he can live the rest of his life happily.

Before I tell you what I am going to make my human do to help with this, I wanted to let you learn more about the African jungle cat.  It is the largest member of the Felis species, which includes cats like me.  Simba is 30 pounds, which is not big for a jungle cat.  They can get up to 35 pounds!

Even though they are called jungle cats, they are not found in the rainforest.  You can find cats like Simba throughout Africa and Asia, from Egypt in the west to southeastern Asia.

One of the most distinctive things about jungle cats is that they have equally sized claws on both their front and rear legs.  For cats like me, our rear claws are longer and stronger than our front ones, which means we have to back down when we climb a tree.  Simba’s ancestors don’t have to do this.  They can walk up and down Bagheera the Diabetic Cat has a cat mummy for you to look ata tree and face forward.

In Egypt, jungle cats were found among the cat mummies, which means that humans have lived with them since ancient times.  It’s likely that jungle cats were used to keep the rodent population under control.

I am sure you think that jungle cats like Simba are fascinating creatures, and that you want to make Simba’s story a happy one.  Well, his current human at Spots and Stripes needs money to build an enclosure for him.  And I want to help with that, so I got my human to agree to do something.

For every like, my human will donate $1 to Spots and Stripes.  If you share Simba’s story, he will donate $2.  And if you donate to help build Simba’s enclosure, he will donate $5.  He will do this up to $100.

This diabetic cat really hopes you will show Simba some of the love you have shown me.

African Jungle Cat Hybrid Simba Needs Help

Remember how I told you the story of Simba, who is 75 percent African jungle cat?  He still needs our help.  Diabetic cats like me require a little extra attention, but we are domestic cats and we do not act like early generation hybrids like Simba do.

The proof of this occurred when Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue, where Simba is receiving lots of love, had a surprise visit due to completely false reports of animal neglect.  Because of the report, the local animal control officials had to visit Spots and Stripes and examine all of the animals.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Says Leave Exotics in the Zoo!The result was Simba acting like this, even after the human he didn’t know left.  And this was towards the human who is taking care of him, who he had started to trust.  He was in full defensive mode, refusing to eat, and extremely upset.

Spots and Stripes is seeking donations to pay for an enclosure for Simba.  For a few more days, any donations for the enclosure will be matched.  The enclosure will cost $1,850, and it will allow Simba to have a home where he can enjoy himself and where Spots and Stripes can continue to work with him.

Now, you may think, an enclosure?  How cruel for such a beautiful creature.  That’s not true.  The enclosure is really the only way that Simba will be able to live with Spots and Stripes because he is so much larger than the other cats that he can do some serious damage.  I am a large cat.  One of the reasons I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat is because I dropped down to 12 pounds.  I am now up to 18 pounds.  But Simba dwarfs even me! Bagheera the Diabetic Cat is Glad to See Simba in a Better Mood

This is Simba in a better mood.  Would you like to see him in this mood all the time?  You can help do this by donating for his enclosure.  Whether it’s $1, $10, or $100, your donation will help Simba have a happier life.

Can you show Simba just a little of the love you’ve shown this diabetic cat?  Please donate if you can.  If you can’t donate, please share this so that others can.