Petey, along with Safe Haven residents Gidget and Mandy, were wild orphans from Arizona. They were placed with Safe Haven when they were eight months old. The person who had found them had habituated them to humans, preventing any possibility for future release back into the wild.
Petey can often be seen playing in his kiddie pool or pouncing on empty cardboard boxes sprinkled with catnip. He is very active and playful when it comes to fellow bobcat, Gidget, as well as being a constant attention seeker when his keepers are cleaning his enclosure.
Bobcats can be found throughout most the US and can live up to 15 years in the wild and up to 30 in captivity. Although generally solitary in the wild, female bobcats have been known to share overlapping territory. Although not considered endangered, they commonly fall victim to hunting and trapping due to the value of their fine furs.
Common Name: Bobcat
Age: 4 years old
Price to Adopt: $60