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Bobcat – Female
Recently Bobbi received a call from a man in Wyoming who needed to relinquish his pet Bobcat, Mia, due to his ill health. He had no contingency plan for Mia and was unable to provide for her life time care and her transportation to Lions Tigers & Bears. Bobbi flew to Wyoming and rented a vehicle to transport Mia back to Alpine where she will live her life being well cared for.
Mia’s owner kept her in his house as a pet and had to adjust his lifestyle to acccept not being able to go on vacation, shredded curtains, scratched and clawed furniture and scent marking in the entire house. This is a perfect example of why exotics do not make good personal pets. Mia will now have to make the adjustment to her outside Habitat. We have great hope for her as we have already seen her jumping around, stalking birds and watching Gizmo, Tuffy & RJ who are soon to be her new friends.
The previous owner mentioned to Bobbi that, even as much as he loved Mia, he felt that Wyoming really needs to stop issuing permits allowing these wild animals as pets. This is an issue that Lions Tigers & Bears has been working towards, and we will continue to push for legislation that prohibits the private ownership of wild animals.