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Rufus the Blind Bobcat Ktten - YouTube


Animals  (tags: Good News, BigCatRescue, blind bobcat, Rufus, rescued, rehabilitating, video )

Barb
- 911 days ago - youtube.com
Rufus the blind bobcat kitten was believed to have been hit by a car on Dec 4th in South Carolina. He weighed just 4.2lbs, had a broken jaw, split canine and was comatose.



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Barb Knight (1712)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:40 am
Please watch the video; tell me what you think about Rufus being realesed back in to the wild someday.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:40 am
Oh this poor baby. The good news is he is young, so his brain is probably rewiring itself to compensate. One of our amazing kittens, the stupid vet assistant didn't turn back on the oxygen in time during his neuter surgery. He almost died and had neurological damage and it affected his vision and motor skills. Although he isn't "normal" he is much improved...and continued to improve over the years.

I'm glad he is being well-cared for.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:42 am
Oh no, I just saw an associated video that the seizures were too much for Rufus and he has passed. RIP baby boy!
 

Darla Taylor (46)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:22 am
Noted. Adorable video! If Rufus has indeed passed on, that is just too sad. Thanks so much, BarbCat.
 

Marlene Dinkins (263)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:42 am
i do not know what to think!!!!!! is he alive or is he death?????????????????/ i do not know what is going on!!! the vedeo look cute and he look sweet. but he should not going back to the wild!!!!!! noted thnx barb!!!! if he is death !!!! its sad and then RIP baby doll!!!!!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:54 am
I have to say Barb that although i dont believe in keeping wild animals in captivity i feel they should be rehabbed then set free however in this case with Rufus i do not feel he should ne released into the wild did you see when she put his food down he couldnt even find it on his own until she kept leading him to it plus he gets stuck in places like corners i just do not see how Rufus could possibly take care of himself he would need to be cared for i feel very strongly about that! Im also curious if he is still alive or not if anyone does find out please post it and if Rufus is passed on then RIP DEAR RUFUS
 

Vicky P. (473)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:32 pm
very sad that he passed away :(
 

Pat B. (351)
Friday November 23, 2012, 2:18 pm
RIP, Rufus. No..in this case, I don't think that releasing a handicapped animal (even after rehabilitation, should be released into the wild. I would seek an alternative placement in a sanctuary, where the animal is protected from predators, humans who want to hunt, cars, and other challenges in the wild. Cute video, thanks, Barb.
 

Lydia S. (161)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:58 pm
Poor baby ! With his creator now .
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:45 am
I love Big Cat Rescue!
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:19 am
Barb in the case of Rufus, I feel that he could not survive in the wild with all it's challenges. I really do not like to see wild animals kept confined, but in this case a sanctuary would be more appropriate, and he would be safe from harm. A lot of thanks Big Cat Rescue!
If Rufus has passed across Rainbow Bridge, may he rest in peace.
 

Ingrid A. (534)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:02 am
RIP Rufus if he has died. Its noted.
 

michelle m. (41)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:39 pm
RIP sweet Rufus.Very sad outcome.
 

Dianne D. (471)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:20 pm
I remember seeing this video and now that other commenters have mentioned it, I believe that I also heard he had passed. If so, God Bless his soul. If not, may he have a long healthy life. I clicked on the webcam shown in the video for Rufus and there was nothing there. I don't believe in capitivity unless they can provide a natural habitat for the animal, but a blind bobcat cannot be returned to the wild.
 

Mariette G. (160)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:34 pm
Poor baby! RIP dear Rufus. He was such a cutie! Big Cat Rescue is doing a wonderful job! Thanks for posting Barb!
 

Diane C Nicholson (18)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:08 pm
Sorry to hear that he has died. Glad he was in a safe place.

I had a ferret who got his head stuck and was apparently without oxygen for a short time. He was comatose when I found him like that. When he came to, he was suddenly vicious and completely blind.

He was like that for about 3 weeks and then, just as suddenly, his vision cleared as did his temperament.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:37 pm
Thanks.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:50 pm
Well at least his last days were pain free and hunger free.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:40 am
R.I.P. little angel...
 

Ruth S. (300)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:37 am
I'm very sad over the news of Rufus passing away, may God remember him.
 

Carlene V. (198)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:46 am
If Rufus has passed on, RIP little guy. Sorry to say this but a blind wild animal should never be released and probably should have been put down when they realized he could no longer see.
 

Muriel Servaege (55)
Monday November 26, 2012, 9:41 am
Thank you to Big Cat Rescue! You do a fantastic job! Rufus is a wonderful bobcat! But I have doubts as to his ability to go back to the wild.
 

Syera N. (7)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:34 am
RIP little Rufus :(
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:11 pm
sadly noted, I believe he would not have done well back in the wild
 
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