Back in September, we presented you with the story of Dennis Lee Hoffman and his pet bobcat that was confiscated in Connecticut by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Hoffman had contacted us under the assumption that we could possibly help in his endeavor to get his bobcat back. We usually refrain from getting involved in such matters unless Big Cat Rescue is connected which was the case (see Big Cat Rescue Wants To Buy A Bobcat).
Long story short, Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, offered to pay the bill that DEEP had charged Hoffman if he agreed to her terms. The terms were quite simple, Carole gets to keep the bobcat and Hoffman has to sign a contract that would force him to never own another exotic cat. Hoffman declined the terrible offer which brings us to present time.
After months of fundraising and legal battles, Bannah, Mr. Hoffman’s bobcat, was ultimately placed in the care of the Mystic Jungle Educational Facility (MJEF). When asked to provide a statement, Vera Chaples of MJEF said (emphasis added):
The fundraiser mentioned can be found below:
In a Facebook post that was published on December 3rd, MJEF said, “Bannah is slated for release from DEEP to the care of MJEF on December 21st.”