Kitty is a female Canada Lynx who came to us in 2005 when she was 10 years old.  She’d been rescued by a woman who saw Kitty being mistreated. She brought Kitty into her family and took great care of her. But when the family had to move for work, they were stuck with a difficult decision.Kitty the Canadian Lynx was a former wild pet

Though Kitty was legal to own in their current town, it was illegal to own a Canada Lynx in the town they were moving to. This happens so many times to people who own exotic animals.  Though it might be legal when they get them, laws change, families are relocated or split up, and the animal is left homeless.

Luckily, this family did quite a bit of research. They made an emotional decision to place Kitty in a sanctuary. After even more research into healthy and happy sanctuaries, they chose to contact us at The Wildcat Sanctuary.

Life at the Sanctuary

They accompanied Kitty on her arrival to help her make a smooth transition and they continued to sponsor her for several years to make sure she continued to get the best care. This is very rare since most owners rarely continue to help with the expenses of their cats once we take them in.

Kitty loves her new home here, surrounded by the sights and sounds of so many other wild cats. She’s a wonderful little girl who loves to sit in her hammock, sun bathe on her platforms, and roll in the new spring grass.

She also loves watching her bobcat and lynx neighbors run around and play, though she’d never want to join in on the action. She’s much happier sitting in the grass or sunning herself on her highest perch.

She’s one of our oldest residents now, in her mid-20’s. She’s far exceeded the life expectancy of a captive Canada Lynx.  We cherish each day with this very special girl.

How You Can Help

Rescuing wild cats is so expensive since they each require such specialized care, especially our geriatric cats. That’s why our sponsorship program is such a huge help! Would you consider being Kitty’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation towards her care would help so much. It’s easy to do using the buttons you see at the top of this page.

Thank you for your compassionate support!



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