Good-Bye Dear Amos
We are very sad to have to tell you all that Amos the bobcat has passed. Amos came to us just this year and although he was only here a short time we came to love him very much. He was 15 years old but you would never have known it by the way he acted. He was as spunky as they come. He was such a vocal guy as soon as he stepped out of his crate on the first day he was vocalizing to staff.
He lived next to two other bobcats Henry and Haley. Unfortunately, they did not get along with Amos too well and Amos let them know to stay out of his way. Since Amos was so old, he had some problems with arthritis and spondylosis. Amos began plucking his sides and we thought it had to do with his spinal pain. Dr. Blake came up and did blood work and took some x-rays. We were worried about possible kidney issues but found nothing wrong. Then Monday night one of the keepers went to check on Amos and found him in a spunky mood but with problems standing and walking. He was crated and taken to the vet the next morning where x-rays showed a mass in his abdomen. Amos had intestinal cancer. We did not want him to suffer anymore and helped him pass. It’s hard when they are here for only a short time but Amos adjusted so well and won our hearts right away. We will miss him very much especially his little tail flick during feeding and his cute black nose.
Thank you to his sponsor parents who helped provide him a wonderful life and vet care the short time he was here.