Report Sick, Injured or Dead Bobcats
If you sight a sick or dead bobcat (with or without ear tags), please contact Laurel Klein Serieys ASAP. Laurel lives in Los Angeles and works M-F at UCLA so is generally able to attend to only those cats found within LA or possibly Ventura Counties. If you live outside these zones, please see below for additional information. If you find a dead bobcat, a good rule of thumb is to not pick up or handle the bobcat, particularly without gloves or a mask.
Laurel Klein Serieys
Los Angeles/Ventura Counties:
National Park Service (Mondays-Fridays)
Call the Visitor Center (805-370-2300) and ask for the Wildlife Biologist working that day
Los Angeles Animal Services (PLEASE also separately notify Laurel)
Call 888-452-7381 and find the location nearest to you.
If possible- please also advise Laurel via voicemail/email if you resort to LA County Animal Services. Although we are in frequent contact with this agency, due to high turnover rates and the size and complexity of working with Los Angeles City Services, we may not receive notice of reports until several days after a report is made. In the case of sample collection and bobcat rescue efforts, we must respond immediately.
Orange and Riverside Counties:
Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital- Lake Forest
Dr. Kristi Krause and Dr. Scott Weldy assist us in our efforts to treat bobcats with mange and get useful samples from these animals.