Maya’s first owner bought her off the internet from a breeder in Montana, but it took a lot of research to find the truth. The owner refused to admit he had purchased her because he now knew it was illegal in Minnesota and did not want to be prosecuted.
At first glance, this little bobcat kitten seemed quite healthy. But soon things changed. It was horribly sad, but not a surprise given where she originated. Many bobcats now in our care that came from this breeder have had significant neurological and health problems.
Maya’s short little life was a blessing, but devastating at the same time. It is our job to keep them safe and healthy when they come to TWS and it is heartbreaking when we can’t.