Collins Bobcat

Collins Bobcat

Home»Species»Bobcats» 2010-12-28 Collins (17)2010-02-28 Collins (4) - crop2010-12-28 Collins (19)2011-02-06 Collins (8)2010-02-16 Collins (23)2010-11-18 Collins (35) crop2011-02-06 Collins (1)2010-02-16 Collins (34)2010-02-16 Collins (30) Born January 20, 2000 Rescued January 20, 2010 Passed away June 10, 2015 Collins’ Story Collins Bobcat was originally in Tennessee as a private pet.  He was declawed, which is a common practice when wild cats are kept as pets.  After a period of time, Collins was deemed too aggressive and became too much for his owners to handle and was handed over to Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, where he was housed with a female bobcat.  Collins and his new roommate did not get along and it was quickly decided that he would have to be rehomed yet again.  Genesis contacted Carolina Tiger Rescue and we were able to give Collins his forever home.  When Collins arrived at Carolina Tiger Rescue, it was not long before it was realized that his attitude far exceeded his small cat body.  Whereas most small cats will run and hide if they are approached, Collins was quick to react and would often try to attack those who came to close. Collins’ Passing On the morning of June 10, 2015, Collins was found lying in his enclosure looking as though he did not feel well.  It was quickly decided that he would be taken to the emergency clinic in Raleigh, where our veterinarian works full time.  Upon arrival in Raleigh, it became clear that Collins was in distress.  He was put under anesthesia and a full work up was done.  The first thing we noticed was that his temperature was very low.  That...

Talon Bobcat

Home»Species»Bobcats» Talon is a gorgeous bobcat with a mostly brown coat.  He is inquisitive and personable and enjoys attention from staff members.  As with many of our residents, he is extremely food-motivated. Born December 11, 2007 Rescued December 11, 2016 Life StoryPictures How Talon Came to the Sanctuary Talon came to Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of our largest rescue to date. He was rescued from a facility in Colorado that housed 110 animals on about four acres of land. Talon, along with 15 other animals, was brought to Carolina Tiger Rescue in the fall of 2016. Prior to being at the facility in Colorado, Talon was living in a family home as a "pet". When his owner died, the wife moved and could not take Talon with her, so she sent him to live at the facility in Colorado. Personality Talon is an inquisitive bobcat who is always interested in the staff members who come to visit him. He is always eager for food and enrichment and loves attention from staff members. He is food-motivated and is quick to figure out his puzzle feeders. Description Talon is a beautiful bobcat with a much browner color than Toby. He is a slim but tall bobcat whose spots are extremely visible. Talon is a little different from other bobcats in that instead of having a pink or pinkish nose, he has an all-black nose. Where in Sanctuary Talon lives on the tour path, in the portion of the sanctuary called Pear Orchard. He lives next to Electra Caracal. Pet Trade Talon began his life as the pet of private owners. He was...

Toby Bobcat

Home»Species»Bobcats» Toby is a shy cat who enjoys watching things from afar.  Once he feels comfortable though, he will make his way up to visit staff members. Even after he’s met someone several times it can sometimes take him a while to approach them.  He is a fluffy, gray bobcat with a lot of fur around his face. Born August 1, 2013 Rescued December 11, 2016 Life StoryPictures How Toby Came to the Sanctuary Toby came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in December of 2016 from a facility in Colorado.  This facility was closed down due when the owner fell ill.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries from around the country to find homes for over 100 animals. Personality Toby is a shy, reserved bobcat who takes a while to warm up to new situations.  Toby loves to be up high and spends a lot of time on his tall platforms.  He is also extremely athletic.  Toby is not as food motivated as some of the other cats and it takes some time for him to figure out how to access his food when it is given to him in a puzzle feeder. Description Toby is a fluffy bobcat with striking gray fur.  His spots are a little less visible than Toby’s but can be seen down towards his belly.  Toby has a lot of fur around his face and is larger than our other resident bobcat Talon.  Where in Sanctuary Toby is currently behind the quarantine building away from most of the hustle and bustle of the sanctuary.  He prefers a quiet life and likely will not be on...