Rescue centers and animal shelters have made a massive contribution to maintaining the planet’s wildlife. Each organization has done its best to ensure proper care and homes for animals — wild or domesticated. They provide animals, especially the young ones, with a chance at life — to grow and keep their species alive. Those organizations are also a safe haven for orphaned animals who were found alone — with no idea how to fend for themselves.
A bobcat kitten in the Santa Cruz mountains was found and rescued by the Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz County. The baby bobcat was strolling the paths of the Bonny Doon area in California — its parents were nowhere to be found. Due to its condition, the animal rescue took the kitten to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Morgan Hill. Since the kitten was found in the Bonny Doon area, the wildlife staff named it “Bonny.” It was a great thing that good-hearted people found Bonny. The kitten is now being nurtured in the facility — where it is safe to grow and learn how to survive.
Bonny is one of the wild animals being taken care of in the center — most of which are orphans. “She is acclimating to her new enclosure and has a healthy appetite,” WERC shared in an interview. A video of Bonny was also shared by WERC, where she diligently groomed her face and paws. The orphans sheltered by WERC will be released to the wild after survival training and health checkups. Providing a better future for the baby animals has become their purpose — dedicating their lives to finally seeing the animals back to their homes.
Engaging them with a staff member dressed in a bobcat costume is part of giving them a temporary comfortable shelter. Colleen Grzan is a bobcat supervisor, and she suits up in her whole-body costume with a mask every time she feeds and interacts with the kittens. Through this, bobcat kittens can still sort of engage with an adult bobcat. They must assure that the kittens under their care won’t fully adapt to the presence of humans.