Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A wildlife sanctuary is caring for two bobcat kittens which had been taken to a pet shelter in Phoenix.

The Arizona Humane Society called the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in north Scottsdale to pick up the kittens because the Humane Society isn't equipped to handle bobcats.

The center is a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned, displaced and abandoned wild animals. Most are released back into the wild.

"They will stay in the clinic for a while and be evaluated," Linda Searles, Executive Director of the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center explained. "(We'll) make sure that they're eating well, that they're holding their weight.

They'll be vaccinated. And then, within a couple of weeks, they'll go out and be with the foster mother bobcats."

Humane Society spokeswoman Bretta Nelson said the kittens appear to be about nine weeks old.

She said people who encounter a wild animal appearing to be orphaned should observe the animal for a few days because mothers often return after looking for food.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.