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ONE BREED OF DOMESTIC FELINE seems to another when an old woman was literally kept
have more in common with its big cat relatives prisoner in her own chair,” adds Debbie.
than just its genetics. Bred from Asian leopard cat “I’ve nicknamed the breed the Asbo cat because
hybrids, the of the number of
exotic-looking times the police
Bengals have been and I have had to
nicknamed ‘Asbo deal with their
cats’ by TV pet anti-social behaviour.
behaviourist They’re literally
Debbie Connolly. cat burglars!”
Debbie, who Their behaviour,
starred in BBC’s Dog however, hasn’t
Borstal and is stopped Debbie
founder of the volunteering for the If you want to find out about your own
animal training organisation Bengal pet or one you are considering buying,
website Cat Rescue, as she’s www.petwebsite.com can give you the
www.safepets.co.uk, also concerned about lowdown on them all whether its dogs,
says she has even the breed’s welfare. cats,mice,rats,hamsters,gerbils,horses,
been called out to by Despite their rabbits or guinea pigs.
police in a number of problems, Bengals Colourful tabs at the top of the home page
incidents involving can be affectionate, allow you to navigate quickly to the page
Bengal cats. fun and full of about the type of pet you’re interested in
“These cats can be personality. which details their history,behaviour,breeds,
dangerous and “They’re highly lifespan and biology.
extremely anti-social,” explains Debbie. popular with breeders but unless people are There is information on buying,breeding,
“They’re not cute and fluffy: they’ll break made more aware of their behaviour, more and showing,care,products,organisations and a
into a house with the intention of killing the more Bengals will end up in rescue centres or forum for owners.
pets living there. being put down.” The information is broad rather than deep,
“There have been extreme cases when another • Formore informationaboutBengalcats,tel: but gives an overview of the different pets
cat has ended up on a drip, fighting for its life, and 0870 7778149orvisit www.bengalcathelpline.co.uk available so you can make an informed choice.
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