Last month, the Millstone Wildlife Center in New Hampshire was told about a baby bobcat whose mother had left her.
The 6-week-old kitten was found to be healthy, but only in terms of its body. She cried because she missed her mom and didn’t have anyone to talk to.
But she didn’t go long without a parent who cared about her.
The people who saved the bobcat kitten quickly got in touch with Spicy Cats, an organization that helps feral cats get back on their feet. One of the people who live there is a cat named Honeybun. She has a big heart and has raised several litters of kittens that were not her own.
Honeybun, on the other hand, had never raised a wild kitten. But it’s clear that her ability to love has no limits.
Caroline, president of Spicy Cats, told The Dodo, “She’s very, very maternal and patient, so we knew she’d be perfect for the bobkitten.”
When the bobcat kitten was with Honeybun, her broken heart quickly got better. Honeybun, on the other hand, has been very patient with her very active foster child.
Caroline said, “It makes my heart so happy to see them together.” “As far as we know, this has never been done before, so it was a bit of a risk, but I’m glad they’re doing so well.”
Honeybun is a domesticated cat, so she can’t teach the bobcat kitten the skills she needs to live in the wild. Because of this, she will only be in the kitten’s life for a short time. She will be put with another bobcat at the Millstone Wildlife Center when the time is right so she can reach her full potential.
“Millstone is planning a successful release for the spring!” Caroline said.
If all goes well, the bobcat kitten will one day do well back in the wild, and the sad things that caused her to need help will be a long time ago. All of this will be possible because a cat named Honeybun has a big heart.
Caroline said, “They are very cute together.”