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2 Bobcat Kittens Turned in to Arizona Humane Society

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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Arizona Humane Society employees got quite a surprise Monday when they discovered two bobcat kittens had been turned in to the shelter.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:32 am

So cute, I do hope they were not taken from their mother.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:04 am
I agree with you Kit.

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:38 am
How do you suppose this came to be?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:43 am
If Fish & Game ever brought me bobcat kits I would swear I'd died and gone to heaven! I wouldn't like that they were orphans, but it would be a unique experience. We have a breeding pair on our property and they just fascinate me.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:27 am
They are so pretty and cute! I hope they will be able to survive in the wild.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:38 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:38 am
That is what I first thought of too, Kit.

Gayle M (444)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:31 am
I hope they were turned into the AZ rescue groups that deal with these natural predators before they lose their fear of humans !! There are excellent programs in AZ for wild animals as the rapid building and traffic leave too many babies without mothers.

isabelle f (55)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:49 am
Their mother has probably been killed !! I hope they will be returned to wildlife!

Malgorzata Z (198)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 12:39 pm
Piękne kocięta, mam nadzieję, że zostaną zwrócone naturze.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:33 pm
This isn't the first time this has happened. A guy turned in a kitten that turned out to be a bobcat. I'm sure the person that turned these in meant well, but they just ruined the life of these cubs to live forever free.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:44 pm
Poor cats. I hope they will be set free again.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:15 pm
Dianne, the person who turned in these kits may have not only meant well, but very likely saved their lives. We don't know that the mother wasn't killed and these kits are far too young to survive on their own. They are young enough to be properly rehabbed and released and I don't doubt that's what will happen.
What WILL ruin their chances of living free forever is that once they're released they become instant targets for trappers and hunters.

. (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:31 pm
What other answer could there be , but, they were removed from their mother?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:39 pm
I saw an adult bobcat about 2 weeks ago while driving in the mountains. It's the first one I've seen after living here for 30 years. I was excited to see it! Glad it was on a backwoods road, no traffic but me.

Liz NO FWDS G (70)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:24 pm
Noted and so gorgeous!!! I hope they can be free when old enough to live on their own.Thank you Cher.Liz Xx

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:03 pm
So glad they will be raised and released! Noted.

Kathy Crews (71)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:05 pm
I hope that it was an innocent reason that these two babies are now can't help but wonder what in the world happened with their mother. I hope that they flourish and can be returned to the wild as soon as possible, They are absolutely beautiful creatures and deserve to have an opportunity to live their life as intended.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:26 pm
Fascinating Barbara D, it must be treasured times when you get glimpses of the Bobcats where you live, such lovely treasures they are. Hopefully nothing had happened to the mother but one never knows or where they were found. Hopefully the mother was not just gone for a short time to return and find missing little ones but no one truly knows the mystery around these adorable ones.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:11 pm
such a good story

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:56 pm

Barbara V (51)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:31 pm
Whoever was kind enough to take those babies to the shelter is an angel-in-training! I just hope they really WERE orphans and hadn't been mistakenly "rescued" when their mother was out hunting. Maybe it would be a good idea to keep a watch for her just to make sure she's all right.

janet f (29)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:18 pm
Oh thank god. I hope they are able to return them to their natural habitat. Good luck, little guys.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:40 pm
how cute are they!!! wonder what happened to mom???

Susan Ho (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:11 pm
Poor things! I also hope they were not taken from their mother by mistake.

Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:58 pm
Hope they can find the mother. Thanks Cher

Sara P (57)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 7:55 am
Thanks for sharing Cher. But I want to underline the words at the end of the article: "AHS staff reminds the public that if you encounter a wild animal that appears to be orphaned, observe it for a few days because oftentimes a mother will leave her young alone in order to find food but will return."
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