Motherly Cat Raises Abandoned Bobcat

Last month, staff from the Millstone Wildlife Center in New Hampshire answered the call of a crying baby bobcat who had been abandoned by its mom. The kitten was assessed to be only about 6 weeks old. Thankfully, she was found to be in good health. Physically, at least. It is without saying that the kitten would be emotionally devastated by its recent experience.

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To make things a little better for the bobcat, her rescuers contacted Spicy Cats, a recently established rescue and rehabilitation organization for feral cats. The group gave the bobcat to one of their resident cats named Honeybun, who they describe as “very maternal and patient.”

Honeybun has raised several kittens that were not her own. However, this would be her first time raising a wild kitten. The president of Spicy Cats, Caroline, told The Dodo that “it was a bit of a gamble.”

Thankfully, their gamble paid off. Honeybun and the bobcat “are doing so great together.”

However, as Honeybun is not a bobcat, her role in raising the kitten will only be temporary. The kitten will then be placed under the care of another bobcat back at the Millstone Wildlife Center. 

The center hopes she can be released successfully in spring.

(Image Credit: Spicy Cats via The Dodo)

Source: neatorama

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