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Gilligan Goes to the Vet
When Gilligan the Canada Lynx doesn't eat for two days we bring him inside, but he refuses to eat for a third day, so Dr. Justin Boorstein and Jamie come in on a Sunday to do some diagnostics. It's Gale's day off too, but she's here helping out again today too. More at bigcatrescue.org/gilligan/
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Kathleen AndronikosI pray Gilligan will be fine. I had to drop my baby Sammie off at the vet this morning for the same reason. Fingers and paws crossed for both of our babies.2 hours ago   ·  15
Pearl GillYou are all so amazing. I hope that Gilligan is on the road to recovery. 💖1 hour ago   ·  8
Rose MartinezThat's not good when a cat doesn't want to eat. Poor baby. I hope she will be okay.2 hours ago   ·  4
Sam Nimerhope the "cat" is ok2 hours ago   ·  1
Lauren ShinerThat's a serious setup there! Love that vet--he seems to have just the right temperment for the work. And how lucky is HE that he gets to work on these big cats?2 hours ago   ·  2
Di ChaseGale and Jamie could be working on their DVM! Boy, the new hospital makes your life so much easier.2 hours ago   ·  1
Wendy Vromanhow is Gilligan now..i was fascinated with this video showing the expert care he and the other animals at BCR are receiving..Ive never seen a big cat close up of course..so it was interesting to see his big "snowshoe" paws and teeth at close range..I pray that he is well and eating..thank you BCR for all you do for these lovely animals42 minutes ago
Kathy Johnston Tolerthat's not good to hear. Praying Gilligan is going to be just fine...1 hour ago   ·  1
Mary ZietenOh, poor Gilligan! I hope that he's feeling better soon! I know the Florida heat is no picnic for him, even if he does have an air conditioned cave to retreat to...2 hours ago   ·  1
Ellen ReevesPoor Gilligan--hope you figure out what's up and get him back to his awesome self!!1 hour ago
Valerie JacobsHope they find out why you're not eating Gilligan and are soon feeling better.1 hour ago
Paul Otunga TaylorIs there any news as of yet to why the lynx wasn't eating ...I hope everything went ok and well.24 minutes ago
Jeanie FettermanPraying she is fine and just pulling a cat power play!! <32 hours ago   ·  2
Janet MarieSending prayers n omg I'd have love to hug that baby while asleep. So beautiful .. Thank Y all for all the help .. Amazing humans47 minutes ago   ·  1
Eric BrushaberWhere's the skipper? LOL Hugs to the kitty.2 hours ago
Dale HoglundPraying for Gilligan to be well.2 hours ago
Becky StevesHope Gilligan is feeling better soon.29 minutes ago
Mimi BrooksThere are times where my dog wouldn't eat and i'd get him thoroughly evaluated by the Vet but nothing shows up then the next day he's all voracious and eats normal or eats grass, its crazy. I realize wild animals are vastly different but most often times they just don't want to eat the same thing or are just moody like that. Especially cats, they eat when they feel like it.2 hours ago
Susan MurphyOtherwise besides temp he's a pristine cat!40 minutes ago
Deanna JollyKeep us posted, we love Gilligan. Hope it is just the heat.2 hours ago   ·  4
Raemalynn Webberhope they can get lynx to eat..beautiful.2 hours ago
Therle DreganskyHope all is well. Keep us updated!2 hours ago   ·  2
Laura TapperoHope all is well Sweet Baby.!!!2 hours ago   ·  2
Diahann KanichI will pray for the kitty.2 hours ago   ·  2
Mary FagansPoor Gilligan, he had a rough start in life, this is why I hate people, they can be so cruel!!! I am so happy you got this poor guy!! Thank you for all you do Big Cat Rescue <32 hours ago   ·  2

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