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Woman reunites with feline friend she raised

Mountain lion found in Colorado sanctuary
Three and a half years ago, Norwood resident Ruthie McCain fell in love. She was working at the Rocky Mountain Ark, a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation facility on Wilson Mesa, where she took care of a baby mountain lion named Mojo.

McCain formed a special bond with the cat, feeding him chicken necks and letting him crawl on her lap and suckle on her fingers like an infant. She took care of him and the other animals at the refuge for 11 months, but then the facility closed and the animals were sent to various homes or sanctuaries. McCain searched in vain for the cougar she had come to think of as her baby, but could not track him down.

But this January, something special happened: McCain got her Mojo back.

McCain’s friend Becky Bailey was searching online and found a wild cat sanctuary in which she could donate in McCain’s name as


Added: Feb-7-2009 Occurred On: Feb-6-2009
By: slither65
Tags: cat, couger, sancuary, wildlife, conservation
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