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A 14-Week-Old Mountain Lion Cub Was Rescued From Severe Dehydration & Starvation, Now She is Double Her Previous Weight And Full of Life



In these troubling times that have fallen upon our world this year, we bring to you positive mood-lifting content. This piece of content is the right dose to brighten that sour mood. We present to you this cute little adorable kitty cat that is shown in the video and photos below. This is a 14-week-old orphaned mountain lion cub that was rescued by the firefighters earlier this year in September. Cub’s rescuers found it lying in the Southern part of California near the area named Idyllwild. Unluckily this female cub was in a very bad condition as she was extremely dehydrated and severely starving and had a bodyweight of fewer than 11 pounds.

Now, you don’t need to worry after reading this as the story gets a happy ending. And this happy ending is all due to the compassionate firefighters and the people at the San Diego Humane Society that decided to take care of this little mountain lion cub. Following the 5-week spent under the special care, this cub is now not only on healthy but also full of life.

This cub was rescued by a group of Firefighters in Southern California, earlier this year in September.

San Diego Humane Society

Public relations director of the San Diego Humane Society; Nina Thompson told media, “This little cub was sighted by the firefighters of the Vista Grande Fire Station on a road near the area called Idyllwild back on 2nd September. The cub was in a semiconscious state and was also extremely dehydrated, weak, emaciated and was undergoing tremors. The firefighters immediately contacted with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who then contacted our San Diego Humane Society.”

She adds, “Project Wildlife team of the San Diego Humane Society went there to provide the life-preserving treatment to this cub that weighed only 10.5 pounds and was estimated of mere 14 weeks age. She was provided with daily medications and fluid therapy. After a few weeks, the cub’s meals were increased to 3 to 5 nutritious meals. These meals include grounded proteins given with a milk replacer that allowed her body to undergo little change to eating solid foods. We are now glad to say that the cub is now double her previous weight. She now currently weighs about 22 pounds.”

This little Mountain cub was severely dehydrated and starving.

San Diego Humane Society

When asked how this mountain cub is doing now at the sanctuary, Nina said, “She is doing really great. With each passing day, she is growing more responsive and active. Despite having some of the medical issues she needs to overcome to end her being in such a fragile state, we are happy to say that she responds really well towards our treatment. We are also hopeful that she will soon make her full recovery.”

“This mountain cub is getting feistier with each passing day. If one gets too close to her, she starts to hiss. Due to the cub being a wild animal, our staff tries to minimize their contact with her and only approach her for medical and feeding attention. One of the most difficult things for our staff to do at the Ramona Wildlife Center is to maintain the wild side of our orphan patients. This is difficult especially in cases of predatory species as it is important for us to follow specific protocols that discourage the imprinting and keep these animals fearful of humans yet wild to ensure a successful release into the wideners. In this case of this mountain cub, she will not be released into the wilderness as she does not have the necessary skills of her species to help her in the nature.”

Shelter announced recently, “After 5 years of treatment and care from the team of Project Wildlife, this cub is now healthy and weighs 22 pounds.”

After undergoing full recovery, she will then be transferred to her new forever home at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. There, she will be spending her life with other mountain lion recued cubs of her similar age. Mountain lion cubs usually spend time with their mother for about 12 to 18 months of age before they separate from their mothers and live their own solitary lives. As it is deemed unsafe to return any mountain lion cub found injured into the wilderness; the team of Project Wildlife is working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for monitoring the progress of this cub until they deem it stabilized. Until then she will be having a permanent home at the qualified facility.”

San Diego Humane Society

“San Diego Humane Society is an open-admission shelter for orphaned, injured, and abandoned animals. The society is working towards a more humane world with their inspiring compassion and their advances towards the welfare of animals. The lifesaving net of the San Diego Humane Society is the largest of its kind in not only San Diego but all across USA to prevent euthanizing of the treatable and healthy animals. We are a non-profit, independent, and private organization that is not in affiliation with other humane societies or societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.”

We truly wish our best of luck to this Little Fighter.

San Diego Humane Society

With campuses of the society in cities like San Diego, Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon, Ramona, we offer our animal services in 14 different citifies that lie within the San Diego County. We not only offer care for about 50000 animals within our communities but also offer the expertise that we have collected from our innovative programs with shelters across the country to help them save more animal lives in their respective communities. Although pour influence is expanding nationally, the foremost priority of our organization is to meet with the needs of the San Diego. We provide exceptional care for all of the animals including the wildlife with latest veterinary medicine, a place to live and most important love.”

San Diego Humane Society

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