cody the cougar

Species: Cougar
(Puma concolor)

Sex: Male, neutered
Born: October 3, 2000
Rescued: October 3, 2005
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge:
August 26, 2010

rescue cougar sanctuary

cougar in the shade

Cody and his cagemate Cherokee were an unexpected surprise to In-Sync.
In August 2005, a refuge near Houston claiming to be closing down and needing to find immediate placements for their cats contacted us. We agreed to take six cats.

However, when the owners brought our new cats, they also brought the two cougars hoping we would find homes for them as well.
They said if they were unable to place them soon, then the cats would have to be euthanized

When we looked in the trailer and saw the condition of these cougars, we could not let them suffer another 5-hour trip back to this facility.
They had just spent hours in the back of a horse trailer on an unusually hot October day, in cramped carriers with no water. We knew we were their only hope although we had to shuffle cats around to make room for them.

Cody adjusted to his new home rather quickly. He’s more shy than Cherokee, but he’s very friendly and affectionate and loves to be scratched under his chin.
Most of the time he endures it when Cherokee tries to engage him in a playful “fight”, but he’s quick to put her in her place when he’s had enough or is not in the mood. Ironically, the facility where he came from never did close down, but we couldn’t imagine not having Cody as part of our family.

sanctuary playground