Sadly, a large section of the United States has been affected by forest fires in the past 10 years. California, Tennessee, Oregon and Arizona have all suffered from millions of people having to endure the devastation that has been caused by the raging fires. For one bobcat, finding a new home was all he needed!
But as you’re all well aware, it’s not just humans that are affected. Animals also feel the devastation as many are killed or lose their habitats. The wildlife is at a huge risk due to these forest fires.
The Kraus family know all too well how life can change after a wildfire tore through their hometown. Luckily, their home managed to avoid the devastation but the wildlife around them wasn’t as fortunate.
George Kraus discovered two frightened creatures who were exhausted and troubled. A wildcat and a fawn were struggling to catch their breath through the smoke of the forest fire.
This bobcat managed to find refuge in the Kraus house
George loves rescuing animals so as an avid animal rescuer, he brought the two creatures to his home to help nurse them back to health.
It wasn’t long before the two creatures integrated with the other pets and they adapted to their new family life. After months of trust building, the bobcat, which they named Benji, entered the Kraus family as one of their own pets.
Benji started to snuggle with the family, play with toys and rest on the furniture. Even though Benji has become a house pet and has been part of the Kraus family for years, we recommend you don’t do this yourself. George is an experienced animal rescuer and with the right team and resources, he’s managed to help this bobcat.
Don’t forget to watch this bobcat thank his new family member after being rescued from a forest fire in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. Share this sweet story with your friends to show them how affectionate wild animals can be. 🐝