Amos – In Memory

History

Amos, a male bobcat, came to us in 2010. We’d been contacted by a woman from Washington state regarding her pet bobcat. She was going through a divorce and could no longer care for Amos, a 15 year old bobcat.

We decided Amos would be a good fit here so, once the weather was warm enough to fly, he was sent here. He was 15 years old, but you’d 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.

Life at the Sanctuary

Amos lived next to two other bobcats named Henry and Haley. Unfortunately, they did not get along with Amos very well and Amos let them know to stay out of his way.

Unfortunately, Amos was poorly declawed and had fairly severe arthritis in his paws. He was very shy at first and would not take any food from us. Finally, after a few days here, he decided to eat some tuna mixed with cooked chicken. Talk about a picky eater!

After that, he was eating great and even eating some raw chicken,which has more nutritional value than cooked chicken.

We’d also found that he loves enrichment. Any kind of new scent made him rub and drool. Even though Amos was a geriatric cat, he was still a little spitfire. He had the most unique voice and was very vocal. He was the newest addition to the bobcats that sing to their food.

Read more about Amos’ life in his Memorial below:

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Since Amos was so old, he had some problems with arthritis and spondylosis.

When he began plucking his sides, we thought it had to do with his spinal pain. Our veterinarian came up and did blood work and took some x-rays. We were worried about possible kidney issues, but found nothing wrong.

Then, when one of the caretakers went to check on Amos, she 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.

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