Thanks for the detailed reply.
There is no bobcat. Amazon protection only extends to items purchased on Amazon. You never heard from the real Amazon. This entire scenario is a fraud. Craigslist, unfortunately is notorious fr this kind of scam, though it's the first time I've seen it used for an animal. Usually it's a vehicle. A high ticket item at a too good to be true price, a means of payment that is untraceable and which and also offers you no possibility of buyer protection, a phony Amazon "agent," a trial period to look the purchase over with a bogus guarantee.
Pet scams are the specialty of the Cameroons, but this looks as if it just may be home grown because it does not follow the typical formula. You need to report this to your police and to the FBI at IC3.gov. That's their internet crime complaint center. If this person is still advertising on Craigslist the authorities may be able to stop him as they may be able to set up some kind of a sting. The state also has subpoena power and can force CraigsList to reveal the identity and contact information of the scammer. Once he or she has been brought to justice, you can sue him or have him prosecuted and get the return of your money.
I won't lie to you. Most of these kinds of scams are run by professional thieves who know perfectly well how to make themselves invisible. The contact information your scammer gave Craigslist may be entirely false. Craigslist doesn't verify its members and a thief would be a fool to use his correct name and address to run a scam when he doesn't have to. But leaving this in the hands of the authorities, or hiring a private investigator is about the only possible way to turn this person up.
I realize that's not what you want to hear, but it's the reality of scam in the computer age. I can give you one piece of good news, however. When you are the victim of a crime, your unreimbursed losses are tax deductible. So you would have an $1,800 deduction when you file your 2015 income tax. That's not all you deserve, but should the worst case scenario result and the authorities come up empty, it's certainly better than nothing.