July 18, 2017
On July 18, 2017, a mother bobcat was struck and killed in the 33803 zip code area of Lakeland, FL. People who work in this area, sent photos of the 2 pound, orphaned baby on July 21 to us and we have searched the area and set up humane traps to try and capture the kitten.
He isn’t old enough to survive on his own and needs several months of rehab before he can be safely returned to the wild.
If you see this kitten, please snap a photo with your phone and text it to: 813 493-4564
Please do not touch the kitten! If you are bitten he will be killed and tested for rabies by the CDC.
To learn more about this baby’s story go to https://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-kitten-rescue-attempt/
If seen, contact: Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy St Tampa, FL 33625 Cat@BigCatRescue.org
If you live in the 33803 area, would you print out and distribute this flier please: Have You Seen Me
Carole made multiple trips out there. She scoured the area but could not find the cat. She made and distributed flyers. It was heartbreaking to have not found him. We have to hope for the best for the little guy.
Learn about Big Cat Rescue's wild bobcat Rehab and Release Program and ways you can help.
Learn about our wild bobcat Rehab and Release Program From that link you can also find the stories, photos, and videos of the many wild bobcats who have come through our rehab and release program and returned to the wild where they belong.
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