Makisha was a privately owned bobcat in Washington state. When her owner began having health issues, she decided to try to find a stable home for her. Two amazing animal lovers took it upon themselves to help Makisha and her owner find a suitable sanctuary and contacted The Wildcat Sanctuary.
The original plan was to fly Makisha to our Sanctuary, but after two days of canceled flights, The Wildcat Sanctuary’s staff ended up having to drive to meet them in Montana. It was a long roundtrip drive from Minnesota to Montana and back, but Makisha was an excellent traveler.
Makisha found her forever home here at the Sanctuary in 2010. As with all of our residents, Makisha received an intake exam from our veterinarian. We microchipped her, performed a physical exam and X-rays, as well as blood work.
Overall, her health is very good for a bobcat her age. She had ear mites and a severe ear infection which was treated upon intake. The permanent damage to her left ear is a result of the ear infection she arrived with.
Makisha is a geriatric bobcat and also has anemia. We provide her a stress-free life and hope she will be with us for years to come.
Despite her age, Makisha is as playful as a kitten. She will stalk and pounce at passing caretakers, and loves to carry toys with her around her enclosure. She really blossomed once she arrived and began living life to the fullest here at the Sanctuary.