Aurelius Augustus Caesar - just called Augie for short - was brought to Cat Tales attention by the Regional Animal Services of King County in 2013. He had been kept by a private owner as a pet and 'service' animal, having been declawed and neutered for this purpose. Though he has been rescued from this home, Augie needed a permanent place to live out his life in peace. And so in August of 2013, the zoo director and curator drove over 500 miles in order to rescue him and bring him back to Cat Tales.
Unfortunately these stories are all too common. Bobcat kittens are cute and start out little, but grow into their full wild selves as they mature. Please remember bobcats do not make good pets! Bobcats are the most requested or needed rescue of all privately-owned wildcats. They are illegal to own in many locations and/or need bobcat specialized care, nutrition and respect.