A young bobcat was recently rescued by Millstone Wildlife Center in New Hampshire after it was abandoned by its mother. The 6-week-old kitten was found to be physically healthy but in need of emotional support, as it was crying out of distress and loneliness.
Fortunately, the people who discovered the kitten reached out to Spicy Cats, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating stray cats. One of the cats residing at Spicy Cats, a nurturing feline named Honeybun, was selected to take on the role of foster mother for the bobcat kitten.
Honeybun, known for her maternal instincts and patience, had previously cared for multiple litters of kittens. Despite never fostering a wild cat before, Caroline, the president of Spicy Cats, had faith in Honeybun’s ability to nurture the bobcat kitten.
The adoption proved to be a success, as Honeybun took the young bobcat under her wing and provided it with the love and care it needed to thrive. The kitten is now flourishing, surrounded by the warmth and affection of its foster mother.
The presence of Honeybun, the domesticated cat, has been a source of comfort and healing for the bobcat kitten who was previously struggling with a broken heart. Honeybun, in turn, has shown remarkable patience and affection towards her energetic foster kitten. Caroline, an animal caretaker at the Millstone Wildlife Center, expresses her joy at seeing the two animals bonding together, noting that this kind of inter-species relationship is a first for the center.
Although the relationship between Honeybun and the bobcat kitten is temporary, as Honeybun is not equipped to teach the kitten the necessary survival skills for life in the wild, the kitten will eventually be paired with another bobcat to reach her full potential. The Millstone Wildlife Center is eagerly preparing for a successful spring release of the bobcat into the wild.
Caroline is optimistic about the future of the bobcat and excited for her to be able to attain her full potential. The bond between Honeybun and the bobcat kitten has been heartwarming for all involved and serves as a reminder of the incredible resilience and adaptability of these amazing animals.