RE: [TAOSAccreditedOrganizations] 5 orphaned cougar cubs

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I do not know of anyone but would think there must be someone out there. Do be aware that we dealt with this  about three years ago on a very similar situation and after all was said and done, they sent the cats into nature centers and zoos. Fortunately we managed to get one of them but only after the state folks had tamed him. It was all very sad and unnecessary.


We could take two of the cubs if there is simply NO way of getting them into a rehab release program.




From: [] On Behalf Of Carole Baskin
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:19 PM
To: Blog 000 Main;; Patty Finch;
Subject: [TAOSAccreditedOrganizations] 5 orphaned cougar cubs



I have had several emails back and forth with this vet asking if we rehabbed the cougars would it possible to release them back in WY.  He hasn’t responded as to the legality of it, but only to the sentiment that farmers would never let it happen.  I’d hate to see these cubs live their lives in cages if there is any chance of living free.  Anyone out there know of a rehabber in WY that would take them on?


From: Terry Kreeger [
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 11:58 AM
Subject: Mountain Lion Kittens


We just received five orphaned mountain lion kittens (2 males, 3 females).  They are fairly small (5 lb) but appear to be eating on their own.  Do you have any need for one or more of them?  Thanks…


Terry J. Kreeger, DVM, PhD

Supervisor, Veterinary Services Branch

Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.

2362 Highway 34

Wheatland, WY 82201



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