Cherokee (Deceased Bobcat)
Cherokee was purchased at the W.W.A.A. auction where Carole frequently bought...and sold....cats. According to Carole's 1997 inventory she paid $275.00 for her when she was just 6 weeks old. In her WOES Safari Guide Carole states that Cherokee "was raised inside with house cats and has very good house manners." Unless you believe that you buy cats from auctions and then call them rescues, Cherokee was not rescued.
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife On Easy Street 1999
"Cherokee was purchased at an auction at the age of six weeks. She apparently had never been handled and was very wild. She was raised inside with house cats and has very good house manners, but she is only tolerant of people. She has made friends with the neutered male Bobcat Baghee and looks forward to the day they will be moved to their very own 1200 square foot cat-a-tat!"
Big Cat Rescue (present)
"Cherokee was purchased at an auction at the age of six weeks. She apparently had never been handled and was very wild. Although she spent much time around people from a very young age, Cherokee is very elusive and prefers the company of her bobcat neighbors as opposed to her keepers. Cherokee loves enrichment time and when given tubes with her favorite spices in them she will flop and roll around on her back and rub her chin on the ground incesently. Keepers hand out enrichment every day in order to entertain these captive cats."