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Good Samaritan Rescues Baby Bobcat in Dutchess County
Sep 23, 2019 16:37 ET
Comments: On the evening of August 23rd, Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Zachary Crain received a call regarding a good Samaritan removing an injured bobcat from a roadway in East Fishkill. East Fishkill Police reported that the bobcat had been struck by a vehicle, and the person had transported it to a nearby animal hospital only to discover that the animal hospital was closed. ECO Crain responded, took possession of the bobcat, and transported it to a licensed DEC wildlife rehabilitator. On August 29th, ECO Crain spoke with the rehabilitator, who reported that the female bobcat (estimated to be six months old) sustained a broken leg, which was surgically repaired. The young bobcat is expected to make a full recovery and will be released in a few weeks back to the area she was found.