MORGAN HILL, CA — Just a few weeks ago, things weren`t looking good for Fairfield the bobcat. Now, he`s a healthy, feisty little guy thanks to an interesting rehab technique.
Fairfield was abandoned after his mother was apparently shot for killing chickens. He was picked up and taken to the ‘Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center’ in Morgan Hill, California. Caretakers there dress up in bobcat costumes to minimize human contact with the little guy. Their goal is to get him ready for the wild as soon as possible.
And Fairfield even has the chance to become a success story—if all goes well, he could be released back into the wild as early as November.