Bobcat Released back into the wild by Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Bobcat recovers and goes back to the wild thanks to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital!

The rare release of a young bobcat in March, came nearly six months after the cat was brought with life threatening injuries to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital.The bobcat first came to the hospital Oct. 19 after it was found hissing and growling, snarled in a barbed wire fence in Oakley. At dusk, Thursday March 5, the seven-month old feline was released on private property just outside of Brentwood, near where the young kitten was found. This was done with the property owner’s permission and approval of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The bobcat was brought to Lindsay last fall at eight-weeks-old, after a businessman, who owns property in the area, rescued the cat. The rescuer called his sister and his staff to help wrangle the young cat into a pet carrier, and brought her to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. This allowed Lindsay’s hospital team to treat a puncture wound on her neck, preventing life-threatening infections.

Lindsay’s Director of Veterinary Services Doctor Guthrum Purdin partnered with Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue for the long term rehabilitation of the bobcat because they have expertise with big cats and the space to provide rehabilitation.

“It’s been a long journey for this little bobcat, but she has recovered from her injuries and has proven able to catch and cache prey,” Purdin said. “It’s time for her to go back to where she belongs; wild and free.”