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Rusty spotted cats are the world's smallest wild cats. Extremely elusive, these small wild cats are very uncommon to sight. Generally, their kittens are reported to us when they are discovered in agricultural fields during harvesting time. Once a field is exposed, it scares the mother and she generally goes into hiding. The farmers discover the kittens and often mistaken them for leopard cubs. Our teams when alerted of these situations respond swiftly as the highest chance one has to reunite the mother and her kittens is within the first 48 hours. Once at the location, our teams does some tracking to understand the best reunion site. The locals are also made aware of the species and generally they offer full cooperation when explained about the ecological role and benefits of having Rusty spotted cats around their field (natural pest control and crop protection!). Our teams use live cameras and special set ups to make it condusive for the mother to come and take her kittens away to a safe location. The entire process is remotely monitored.
If you choose to sponsor a Rusty spotted cat, your contribution will be used towards the rescuing and reuniting Rusty spotted cat kittens with their mothers when they are separated during harvesting time in agricultural fields.
In some cases, when the kittens come to our rehabilitation centre in cases where their mother does not show up for them, or incase they have been orphans for any other reason, your contributions will support the rescue and rehabilitation of Rusty spotted cat kittens which takes between 9 months - 1 year for them to get prepared for a soft release back to their natural habitat. You can read an article about a Rusty spotted cat that got released in the wild, in fact, the first that ever happened worldwide, due to the efforts taken by the RESQ team.
On an average, it costs us Rs. 2,000 to conduct a reunion for a kitten and its mother which includes amounts for our teams to respond swiftly and kitten care until they are reunited. For an orphan that is under rehabilitation with us, it costs us an average of Rs. 4,000 per month which includes their special nutrition feeds, veterinary care and rehabilitation supplies and care items until release.