WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – A newborn bobcat was brought to the Haywood Animal Shelter and was nursed by a house cat until the bobcat could be released to a wildlife rescue group this week.
The baby bobcat — estimated to be just a day old — was found abandoned after storms in the area in early May.
Sarge’s Animal Rescue in Waynesville took the baby in. They named the bobcat “Ricky Bobby.”
After consulting with wildlife experts they were told the best option for survival was to find a cat to nurse the baby.
A cat at the shelter had kittens that were 2 weeks older than the baby bobcat.
The mama kitty is named “Sweet Pea.”
The baby bobcat has been weaned and was released to a wildlife rescue group on Friday.
“Ricky Bobby” will now be at the May Wildlife Center at Lees McRae College.