Scooter the bobcat a former wild pet

The Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Center received a call from a West St. Paul, MN resident. He was rescuing his neighbor’s “pet” bobcat. Apparently, the neighbor said the bobcat  was destroying his house and he was planning to let it go free outside. Not a wise decision for a captive born animal who wouldn’t survive on his own!

Since The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center only works with wild born animals that can be released back into the wild, they referred the caller to The Wildcat Sanctuary. Scooter was surrendered to us in 2001, within hours of the call.

The staff immediately fell in love with him! They couldn’t help but be taken in by this little bobcat who was only a few weeks old. His sweet face and his little pink nose still make him a standout.

Over the years, Scooter’s demeanor has changed. He went from being a docile eater, to a noise cruncher. Now,in his old age, he’s reverted back to being a more relaxed eater. He loves sunning himself, purring at his caretakers, and eating on his own time schedule. No matter whether it’s dinner time or not, he wants his food when he wants it! And who could say no to a face like his?

We’re so happy we were able to intercede and bring Scooter here to live out his days at the Sanctuary.  He truly lives wild at heart, along with all his bobcat and big cat friends!

When we agree to rescue a young cat like this, we commit to many, many years of providing them the best of care.  Without our sponsors, this would be impossible to do. Would you consider helping us by sponsoring Scooter today?