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Bobcat Recovered and Released After Camp Fire Injury

A bobcat badly burned in the Camp Fire was released back into the wild on Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 2:26 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2019 3:54 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A bobcat badly burned in the Camp Fire was released back into the wild on Sunday afternoon. 

The bobcat suffered 5th-degree burns on the pads of all four paws.

Monday, the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue released the cat into the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. 

Many veterinarians donated their time and supplies to treat the cat using Tilapia fish skin along with pulsed electromagnetic therapy and cold laser acupuncture. 

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