Sidney, a bobcat,was found living in a warehouse in downtown Minneapolis during an unrelated police raid. Prior to her release to TWS, Sidney spent ten noisy days confined to a kennel at animal control alongside several barking dogs.
At TWS, Sidney is given a much more peaceful environment surrounded by trees, grass, and several perches and dens; a much more appropriate atmosphere for a bobcat. Sidney has had a home here at the Sanctuary since 2001.
Sidney is a beautiful bobcat who has won the hearts of all the TWS staff and volunteers. For quite a while after coming to TWS, Sidney had enjoyed living in her own private space. Although Sidney was perfectly happy living on her own, we thought she could be even happier living with other bobcats.
In the spring of 2004, we created an opening in the shared wall between Sidney’s habitat and her bobcat neighbors. Along with giving Sidney new friends to live with, it also increased the habitat size for all of the bobcats involved.
With this new bigger living arrangement, Sidney now has the best of both worlds; she can socialize with other bobcats or she can go to another area or den for some alone time when she’s had enough of her roommates.
Sidney enjoys enrichment as much as the next girl does. A simple box filled with catnip can capture her attention for hours. Sidney also enjoys spending a hot summer day by the pool.