Molly is a petite bobcat who is starting to show her big personality. She was surrendered from a private owner who felt the best place for her was at Carolina Tiger Rescue, where she would be treated as the wild cat she is. While it is taking some time for Molly to settle in, she loves to supervise her surroundings and investigate anything new.
Born May 1, 2021
Rescued March 4, 2022
How Molly Came to the Sanctuary
Molly was about a year old when she was brought to us by a family who owned her and voluntarily surrendered her into our care. She was captive-born at an exotic breeding facility and was gifted to her owners at just a few months of age. While her owners love her dearly and have provided for her better than most, they knew that being a "pet" was not the life she deserved.
While it took some adjusting to her new life, Molly has become quite the inquisitive bobcat. She is always curious as to what the humans are doing when they are near her enclosure. She can be found supervising from her favorite platform high above, but if it is really interesting, she will venture down for a better look.
Due to her young age, Molly's spots are still very visible. She has a petite face with a bit of fluff and a bright red/pink nose. She sill continue to grow for about another year and her spots may fade a bit, but will not disappear completely.
Where in Sanctuary
Molly Bobcat lives in Elm Grove behind one of the kinkajou winter houses and across from Haiku Serval.
Wild Animals as Pets
Molly is a great example of how these animals, even if born in captivity, maintain their wild nature. Wild animals are not pets nor can the wild be loved out of them. We are thankful her owner decided what was best for Molly was to be treated as the wild animal she is and to surrender her to Carolina Tiger Rescue.