Shamrock is a native Florida bobcat kitten who appears to have been born around 1/15/18. She was found, separated from her mom on Feb. 2, 2018 by a group of people who called Wildlife Inc., on Anna Maria Island, to come rescue her. Damen Hurd, of Wildlife Inc., said they searched for the mother and could not reunite them, so the kitten was nursed to health while they looked for a facility that could offer her the next stage of rehab.
On March 8, 2018 we were called to rescue a bobcat who had been hit by a car on Harrison Ranch Road in Parrish, FL but that was an hour away. A local rehabber, named Damen Hurd, got there first and was able to get the bobcat to his vet much more quickly than we would have been able to get him back to Tampa. We arrived on the scene just minutes after Damen had already left for the vet’s office.
We kept in touch with Damen, only to learn that the bobcat had died from his injuries while still in intensive care at the vet’s office at 2 am the following morning.
During our conversations he mentioned they had a bobcat kitten in rehab. Because we have Clover and Lucky, who might be suitable playmates, and because of the extensive runs we’ve created for the final stages of rehab, we decided to work together on her final rehab by transferring her to Big Cat Rescue. Be sure to support their work and show them some love here: https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeInc/
Damen helped bring Shamrock to Big Cat Rescue on March 13, 2018. It’s great to collaborate with rehabbers who understand the importance of keeping these native bobcats wild so they can be released back where they belong.
On March 15, 2018 Shamrock was moved outside to the first section of her rehab run.
Watch Shamrock LIVE 24/7 on this explore.org webcam below:
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