Amelia County Animal Shelter rescues emaciated baby bobcat

Updated: Sep. 2, 2018 at 5:43 PM EDT
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AMELIA, VA (WWBT) - A 3-month-old bobcat is getting a new lease on life!

A few weeks ago, the Amelia County Animal Shelter responded to a call about a baby bobcat that needed help.

When the officer arrived, they found the young bobcat emaciated, dehydrated and covered in ticks.

The shelter posted on Facebook that they took him to the vet for bloodwork and removed 200 ticks.

The bobcat, later named Bellamy, went home to rehab with the officer until a permanent place for him could be found.

According to the shelter, he has poor eyesight and would not make it in the wild.

After two weeks of rehabbing, fluids, hand feedings and getting some tender-loving care, the Metro Richmond Zoo took Bellamy in and will be used for children's education. The zoo's medical staff will continue giving him the care he needs.

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