RUBIDOUX (CBS) — A young bobcat that was apparently dehydrated was being taken to a center in Palm Desert after being found by residents in Rubidoux on Saturday morning.

The 16-pound bobcat, believed to be about 1, was discovered in the 5700 block of Kenwood Place, according to officials with the Riverside County Animal Control.

bobcat treated2 Young Bobcat Found In Rubidoux Treated For Dehydration

(credit: Riverside County Animal Control)

Following the discovery, officials say a catch pole was used to snare the animal, which was subsequently sedated.

It was taken to the Western Riverside County-City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley to be treated for slight dehydration.

The bobcat is expected to be transported to The Living Desert, a nonprofit rehabilitation and education center, officials added.

No other information was immediately available.


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