Elsie was found at the base of Kings Canyon in Carson City where she had taken refuge on a porch in the housing district. Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) was notified to relocate her. They attempted to reunite the kitten with her mother but when it because clear that she was indeed an orphan, Animal Ark was contacted to provide her a permanent home. The little cougar arrived hissing and snarling on April 16, 2018. It was obvious that she was suffering from the effects of living without her mother for what appears to have been an extended period of time. She was also seriously limping on a rear leg. After a few weeks of nutritious food the kitten regained her health and we named her Elsie.