Big Cat Updates
A cougar from another facility came in today to be seen by Dr. Justin. Thanks to donors like you we are able to offer our Windsong Memorial Hospital to treat cats from other facilities.
This pre-teen cougar has had an infected jaw that hasn’t responded to treatment over the past year and a half by two other vets. The facility owner sent him to us in a last ditch effort to save his life. His X-rays and vet notes show considerable bone damage in the jaw where there had been an infected tooth. Because he’s not improved over all these months of treatment, there is concern that the bone loss could be too much for him to be able to ever chew, but we are hoping for a miracle. The infection was because when the canine tooth had been broken or removed, the root was left to rot. Dr. Justin got the infected root out. The facility will be leaving the cougar with us through his follow up treatment until everyone is pretty sure this won’t relapse.
The cougar’s kidney values are 3X worse than normal. Jamie said the kidney issue could be due to the infection and may improve, but that it’s going to be touch and go for a while.
See three videos below.
Again, THANK YOU to all who have donated to our hospital. It is because of YOU that we are able to open our hospital to help this cat.
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Coordinator Report – Afton Tasler
Great day today!! Thank you to a very generous supporter, we had a surprise pizza party for lunch. What a wonderful surprise!!
Michael Heap came in today to work on some projects. He cleaned the gutters of the kitten cabana, and he finished the patchwork on Nabisco Bobcat’s enclosure. Thank you for your hard work!!
Thank you to all of the tour guides and backups that went out today!! You all are amazing for helping bring funds in for the big cats!!
Stephanie Chaiser, Tanya Chute, and Mazz worked in Zabu’s big section this afternoon. We are trying to thin out the jungle so we can easily see Zabu wherever she decides to go. Thank you three for starting on such a big project!
Videos of the Day
Since the recent passing of Cameron the lion, many wonder, what is new with Zabu? Check out part one of two videos about how Zabu the white tiger is doing today!
Thanks to donors like you we are able to offer our Windsong Memorial Hospital to treat cats from other facilities. Owners said we can stream but not name them.
X-rays of a cougar from another facility that does not want to be named. See the previous post for info on his condition.
X-rays and blood tests run. Now, what for this cougar? Watch to find out.
Watch them daily/nightly on the webcams at Explore.org/bigcatrescue Find direct links to all the cat webcams at BigCatCams.com
Kali Tiger kicking back relaxing on her vacation.
Kali Tiger – late night nap
Rehab Bobcats, Bravo and Tango, snuggling and snoozing the night away.
Merchandise of the Day
Picture Purrfect Tiger Lilly Bobcat products now available on our Teespring store! Shop Mugs, Pillows, Blankets, Towels, Totes, Canvas Prints and more!!! https://teespring.com/picture-perfect-tiger-lilly
Photos for the Day
Zabu Tigress had an ingrown dewclaw which was trimmed back on Wednesday along with the rest of her claws. Zabu’s two paws together facing each other like in a prayer position. The savings are bits of her claws that were trimmed off. Photo by Jamie Veronica
Handsome Lakota Bobcat is all stretched out ready for a good nights catnap!
Adorable Chaos Caracal is already settled in and watching for the weekend tours! ?
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Photo: Brittany Mira
Beautiful, golden-eyed Miss Keisha Tigress wishes you sweet dreams!