Wild animals usually avoid human presence, but in this particularly situation a cougar looked for people to help him out and that saved its life! The starving animal was on the brink of death, but fortunately her instincts lead her to a wildlife rehabilitation center.
A couple of weeks ago volunteers at the Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene, Texas left baffled to see a wild cougar wondering onto their property. But only when they got closer they realized the wild cat was actually in very deep troubles. She was starving as they things looked up, only a miracle would have saved her.
“She checked itself into rehabilitation, which is a first for us, Sara Penhallegon, the director of the rehab center said. ” Looking at her condition, we all thought she was going to die.”
But the animal was lucky enough to come across those kind, devoted people. The nearly one-year-old cougar was in a very bad shape, but Sara and her colleagues saved her life. Now, weeks after her life just hanged by a tread, the beautiful feline is on her way to recovery.
“And so it was this perfect den,” Sara said. “And I think it went in there to die… And so we just happened to stumble across it in time and started the rehabilitation process.”
Because she’s too young to be released back in the wild, the cougar’s rehabilitation process will carry on. Most likely, the animal was orphaned after her mother had gone and that made her incredibly vulnerable. “She had not learned to hunt yet,” Sara said. “She could had no way to take care of herself…but thankfully she found a rehabilitation facility that she could check herself into.