Directory of Bobcat Rehab Facilities
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Wildcats Who Are To Be Released CAN NOT Be Toured by the Public
If you are looking for Big Cat Rescue, where you can visit our non releasable big cats, go to BigCatRescue.org
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While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires that they be released very near where they were captured. If you have a bobcat emergency in a state other than Florida, we can help you find a rehabber or will be a resource to wildlife rehabilitators who need help with bobcats, lynx or cougars.
The white flashes on the back of black ears and the half tail are signs of a bobcat. This is a bobcat kitten who is about 3 months old.
Big Cat Rescue has decades of experience rehabbing and releasing bobcats back to the wild where they belong. We provide huge, naturalistic enclosures where these cats can learn or perfect their hunting skills before being released back to the wild. We have trained staff who are experts at capturing an injured bobcat or hand rearing orphaned bobcats until a surrogate can be found.
We go to great lengths to keep these wild cats from imprinting on humans and monitor their care via surveillance cameras to make sure they are thriving. When they are healed, or old enough for release (about 18 months of age) we find the best habitat possible for sustaining them and set them free to live out the life that nature intended.
If you have a bobcat emergency in a state other than Florida, we can help you find a rehabber or will be a resource to wildlife rehabilitators who need help with bobcats, lynx or cougars. You may search our existing directory of Rehabilitation Centers/Rehabilitators here.
Rehabbing and releasing bobcats is much more difficult that the rehabilitation of most wildlife. These magnificent little wildcats need every opportunity to fulfill their role in nature and Big Cat Rescue is here to give them that second chance.
No one is allowed to trap and relocate bobcats so anyone who tells you that they will do that is probably trapping them to use as bait for training dogs.
Read more about why relocating wildcats doesn’t work: http://bigcatrescue.org/relocating-bobcats-and-cougars/
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Learn more about our work at Big Cat Rescue here
Do they have experience with bobcats?
How big are their rehab enclosures? (Ours start at 4200 square feet)
Do they feed a live diet of prey to insure that the cats will be able to hunt for themselves?
Do they keep people, including themselves to the extent possible, away from the bobcat so that they do not imprint on people and end up approaching humans after release?
Do they have a vet on staff or on call 24/7 for emergencies?
“Bobcats are smart and can live right alongside people and stay out of trouble. They don’t want any part of messing with your cat or dog. They survive by knowing which battles are worth it and domestic pets aren’t typically considered a threat or a meal…even though your pet may think otherwise. Bobcats survive in the wild by taking prey that isn’t likely to put them out of commission due to a bite or scratch.”