Bannah the Bobcat

32874776_1536659269528861_r.jpegThis is my Bannah. She is a 5yr old female Bobcat. I bought her 5yrs ago. Raised her from a bottle. I got her when I learned at a camp fire at a NASCAR race they they were legal to hunt. This upset me so I started a campaign to save as many as I could. I began bringing Bannah to NASCAR races. She was a fan favorite. They would crowd around my camper to see her. She had a big following. She has appeared on tv and numerous news paper articles explaining our mission. I started to save Bobcats but little did I know she was saving me. I have developed CTE from multiple concussions over my racing career. It is a terrible brain disease and there is no cure. She has become my comfort animal. The DEEP found I had her and took her away while I was not home. I am in a court battle to get her back. She is in deplorable conditions and her health is getting worse. She will die if not rescued from them. I just signed a lease to move to NC where this will never happen again. I am leaving my family and everything behind to get her back. My attorney is fighting hard but DEEP has dug in their heels. We are working out a deal for her to be released to Serval Conservation in Alabama. They have agreed to take her and nurse her back to health before I can take her home. It’s going to take money I do not have. My family got me the money to sign my lease but my family can’t help beyond that. DEEP will make me pay their bill before they will release her. She was taken for 6 months now. They are charging $150 per week. We are up to $3600 and the meter is still running. It’s going to cost $900 to get her to Alabama for medical care and rehab. I can’t loose her cause of money. I know she is in a small cage wondering where I am. My life is already difficult due to my illness and this is tormenting me every minute of every day as it is her too. I need to save her and bring her to her new home. I am the only one she knows. We need each other. Anything u can do would be greatly appreciated. I can’t do this alone. Please, please help us.

Donations

  • Roxanna Smith 
    • $10 
    • 17 mos
  • Patricia Thomas Guy 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Virginia Neuhauser 
    • $10 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $175 
    • 17 mos
  • Amy Grossman 
    • $15 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer

Dennylee Hoffman 
Organizer
Westbrook, CT
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