Monday, February 05, 2018
Max: the"Rescued" Bobcat
“Max: the “Rescued” Bobcat” (2011, by Big Cat Rescue) is a narrative about a bobcat sold to a Rhode Island resident as a cub. But when Max was taken to a vet he was reported, and the state took over.
Big Cat Rescue eventually transported Max to a sanctuary near Tampa, FL. Southwest Airlines was the only carrier that would take him, offering three seats.
Max is “humanized” and seems to recognize and remember people but is a wild animal and would not be a safe household pet when grown (although in South Africa people keep large cats on residents, like cheetahs, who will roam wild and remember their owners and return home. Servals are sometimes kept as pets and bond to people, but any cat larger than a housecat needs a large outdoor area for hunting and play.