Love and kindness that come at the right time can save someone’s life. It happens to both humans and animals. The 14-week-old mountain lion cub in this story is a great example. The abandoned baby lion was found starving and severely dehydrated by firefighters. Fortunately, she was rescued and cared for, becoming healthy and thriving now. Scroll down to find out more!
In September, firefighters from the Vista Grande Fire Station spotted a mountain lion cub near a road in Idyllwild, Southern California. Her condition was extremely dire at the time: starving, severely dehydrated and weighing less than 11 kilograms.
Fortunately, the poor pup was saved. Firefighters contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for assistance. The department then contacted the San Diego Humane Society and they decided to take the little lion. She received specialist care in the shelter and after five weeks is healthy and thriving.
“He received daily fluid therapy and medication. Within weeks, she progressed from five to three small, nutritious meals a day. These include ground protein with milk replacer to allow her body a slow transition to solid foods. We are happy to report that she has doubled her weight to 22 kilos!” Nina Thompson, director of public relations at the San Diego Humane Society told the media.
Currently, the mountain lion cub is active and responsive. She is still involved in treatment to make a full recovery. I look forward to hearing more good news from her!