ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)—The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center received its third Bobcat kitten of the year after likely being hit by a car.

According to the wildlife center, a concerned citizen noticed the bobcat kitten barely alive dragging herself along the side of the road near the Peaks of Otter in Bedford. During the admission process, veterinarians noticed she had a concussion, severe trauma to the face and several broken teeth. Given the injuries and location she was found, vets believed she had been hit by a car.

After fluid therapy, oxygen treatment, and medications, The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center reports she is doing much better. They say the kitten has begun to growl, improve her motor/locomotion skills, and has a bigger appetite. These are all good indicators that she is heading in the right direction.

The wildlife center hopes she’ll soon join the other two orphaned Bobcat kittens and plan to rerelease them in the spring.

The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center says this is a long and expensive rehab. They are asking for donations to help with covers costs of their care including, food, veterinary care, enclosure maintenance and staffing.

If interested in donating, donations can be made by visiting