Cedar the bobcat was rescued from an Idaho homeowner in May of 2009. He was living in deplorable conditions in a trash-laden pen under a woman’s patio. His wire cage was filled with garbage, feces and rotting chicken.
The woman was hospitalized for unknown health reasons and could no longer provide for the bobcat and two wolves she still maintained on the property.
In previous years, the woman had upwards of 30-plus wolves and was identified by local authorities as a “hoarder.” The wolves were rescued by Wolf Haven International in Washington State.
His intake veterinary exam determined he was a neutered male who’d been declawed on all four feet. He had two rotting teeth that needed treatment and was overweight after being fed an improper diet of canned cat food and yogurt.
After some time to adjust, Cedar settled in quite well at TWS. He enjoys his fire hose hammock and grassy enclosure and the freedom to roam his natural habitat, as he chooses. The memory of living in a filthy pen under a patio has faded, thanks to the love and quality care he receives here at TWS.