Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Video from the past 3 weeks at Big Cat Rescue. All filmed in iPhone 6+.  Stay till the end to see an update on Mickey Cougar when he gets hay and a pumpkin.  Kittens to foster, Reno Leopard chews up a palm tree, gets a pumpkin and some hay, Jade and Armani Leopards, the Holleys build a platform, Kali Tiger gets really scary at Zeus Tiger’s place as she heads back from vacation, Cameron and Zabu get pumpkins, Andre Tiger rolls around in slo mo, Jamie cares for rehab bobcat in the rain, Bengal Tiger, Volunteers give the cats hay for winter bedding. Bobcats:  Moses, Bailey, Angelica, Lovey, Tommie Girl, Alex, and Great Pretender.  Also starring Nirvana Ocelot, Nikita Lioness, and Sabre Leopard and TJ Tiger get pumpkins.




Eye Doctors work on tigers from Big Cat Rescue


TAMPA, Fla. – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Tampa worked alongside other volunteers to perform surgery on two tigers at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, a board-certified ophthalmologist, and Dr. Sami Pederson, an ophthalmology intern performed eye surgery on Nikita, a 19-year-old tiger and Zeus, an 18-year-old tiger. They were assisted by Dr. Liz Wynn, the primary vet for Big Cat Rescue.

Nikita had a ruptured cornea in his right eye repaired. He was previously seen by Michau two years ago for the same surgery on his left eye.

Zeus was recently rescued from New York four months ago and it was noted at that time that he had a problem in his right eye. His overall health and condition were so poor however, that a procedure on his eye was delayed until he was healthier and gained some weight. Zeus had a loose cataract and some other complications with his right eye.

Additionally, Dr. Justin Boorstein, a volunteer veterinarian with Big Cat Rescue, performed a castration on Zeus while he was under anesthesia so that he could be introduced to a female companion.

“BluePearl Veterinary Partners works closely with Big Cat Rescue and they’re a major asset to our internship and residency training programs,” said Michau. “It provides us the opportunity to teach our younger interns and residents about the different medical conditions and challenges associated with

Big Cat Rescue is a non profit sanctuary devoted to ending the trade in wild cats as pets, props and for their parts.

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