Monday, December 12, 2011

A Second Chance At In-Sync Exotics!

Hello Chance!
On Friday afternoon we welcomed Chance, a 7-month old bobcat to our sanctuary! 

Chance was voluntarily re-linguished from his previous owners, who took excellent care of him during his early kitten months.



Chance  was born wild underneath the couple's home in July 2011.   Not realizing that a mother bobcat bore a kitten under their home, the couple inadvertently chased off the adult bobcat from the property.  By the time the couple realized there was a week old kitten living under their home, it was too late to reunite the baby with its mother.  Chance was now alone in the world.

The couple did not want to abandon the kitten to its fate, so they decided to raise the small wild cat themselves.  Chance received excellent care during his early kitten months from this loving couple--he received veterinary care, was up-to-date on his shots, and neutered.  They even went the extra mile to research the proper supplements for a bobcat kitten and ensured all his nutrutional needs were met.

Bobcats, like other wild cats, are prohibited as "pets" in certain Texas counties, and therefore, the couple wanting to obey the law and provide Chance with a "second chance" at life, decided that re-homing him was in the best interest of the young cat.

We are honored that the couple decided to place Chance with us and that this was not a rescue situation.  We will do everything we can to ensure he has a wonderful life at In-Sync Exotics.  

Chance now lives in an enclosure next to Isaac and Lydia.  Since Chance is not acclimated to the outdoor weather, we have installed a heater behind his shelter so he will stay warm during the cold nights.

Bless his little heart, he was feeling scared and lost without his former family, until they came out yesterday for a visit.  After the visit, Chance seemed a little more at ease in his new home.

Hopefully in time, we can introduce the young kitten to Isaac and Lydia and he can form a special bond with our beautiful two bobcats.

A nighttime picture of shy little Chance

So welcome home, Chance!  We are blessed to have you with us!
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2 comments:

  1. such an awesome story - I am so grateful for all the wonderful work that you do!

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  2. What a sweet baby! Glad Chance is in a good home.

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