Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Now-healthy Bobcat Returns to the Wild

#WildCare's Wildlife Hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. This is one patient's story.

The odds against this young female Bobcat's survival were significant.
Desperate, emaciated and absolutely crawling with parasites, this normally-shy feline turned to a fisherman's cleaning station dumpster to survive. She lived for several weeks on fish scraps before marina residents called authorities to arrange her rescue.

When she arrived at WildCare in December 2013, her prognosis was extremely guarded. A bad case of ear mites, truly the worst WildCare Medical Staff had ever seen, had caused the cat to deform her own ears with scratching. She had also scratched the cornea of her eye.

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