In a later post, Big Cat Rescue provides a bit more information regarding how the bobcat was found and why the wildlife rehabilitator turned the bobcat over to them (emphasis added):
We feel the need to point out that the video accompanying the post shows the bobcat being poked with a stick. So much for their claim of it not being a common practice at their facility (see Another Case Of Animal Abuse At Big Cat Rescue?).
Continuing on, Big Cat Rescue's newest post regarding the bobcat seems to indicate that it will be placed into their rehabilitation program (emphasis added):
Keep in mind, the bobcat was found with a collar and a leash, indicating that it was likely kept as a pet. It’s highly unlikely that someone would risk collaring a wild bobcat only to then drop it off at the nearest wildlife rehabilitation facility.
Common sense dictates that it’s a bad idea to release an animal that has been habituated to people. Then again, Big Cat Rescue previously attempted to do just that.
According to the 2014 Fall edition of “The Big Cat Times”, Big Cat Rescue decided that they would try rehabbing a 4 year old bobcat that was raised as a pet since it was a kitten (emphasis added):
What are your thoughts? Do you think Big Cat Rescue will actually attempt to rehabilitate the bobcat like they attempted with Ariel?
2/16/18 UPDATE: (source) - Big Cat Rescue stated that Aphrodite will being going through their rehab program.