“It totally warms my heart to see them together” ❤️
Last month, the Millstone Wildlife Center in New Hampshire received a call about a newborn bobcat who had been abandoned by her mother.
Fortunately, the 6-week-old kitten was discovered to be in good condition – but only physically. She sobbed out of grief and loneliness when separated from her mother.
But she didn’t have to go long without a caring mom.
The bobcat kitten’s rescuers quickly contacted Spicy Cats, a wild cat rescue and rehabilitation organization. Honeybun, a big-hearted foster mom who’s reared multiple litters of kittens not her own, is one of their inhabitants.
Honeybun, on the other hand, had never raised a feral kitten. Her loving instinct, though, plainly has no bounds.
Caroline, president of Spicy Cats, told us, “She’s extremely, very maternal and patient, so we thought she’d be excellent for the bobkitten.”
The bobcat kitten’s damaged heart rapidly mended in Honeybun’s company. Meanwhile, Honeybun has handled her hyperactive foster child with the patience of a saint.
“Seeing them together completely melts my heart,” Caroline added. “As far as we know, this has never been attempted before, so it was a bit of a risk, but I’m delighted they’re doing so well.”
Honeybun, as a domesticated cat, will be unable to teach the bobcat kitten the abilities she requires to thrive in the wild, hence her participation in the kitten’s life will be short. She will be put with another bobcat at the Millstone Wildlife Center when the time comes for her to fulfill her full potential.
“Millstone is planning a successful spring release!” Caroline explained.
With luck, the bobcat kitten will flourish in the wild one day, the tragic circumstances that led to her needing rescue long behind her. And it will all be possible because of the great heart of a cat named Honeybun.
“They’re a nice couple,” Caroline added.