Big Cat Updates
Big Cat DENTALS all weekend! Watch at BigCatRescue.org/vet
Join us in giving a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to The Peter Emily Foundation for volunteering nine vets and techs to come care for the cats here. They came from VA, TX, CO, and FL The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation is based in Lakewood, Colorado. Their mission statement: “Our mission is to provide life improving advanced veterinary dental care and treatment to US and overseas captive animal facilities and animal sanctuaries, which are under funded and/or understaffed from a veterinary perspective.”
The Peter Emily Foundation is volunteering 9 of their vets and techs to help our own vets and Dr Gingerich do dentals on 5 tigers and a cougar at Big Cat Rescue this weekend.
- Day 1: Seth 204 Root Canal, Zabu 108 Apicoectomy 304 & 309 Root Canal, Gabrielle 102 FX, 103 & 408 FX/PE (Check 104 GR, 106, 108, & 207 FX),
- Day 2: Andy 202 & 203 PE, Priya 108 Extract 404 Root Canal, Sassy Cougar 203 & 404 PE, (Check 101 FX/M, 102, 201 & 202 PE)
- Here is a chart explaining those codes. https://www.avdc.org/abbreviations.pdf (THANK YOU for the link Susanne)
DENTAL ONE: Seth Tiger had root canals – Trying to find this video, sorry.
Seth all done and going back in transport cage to wake up: Seth weighed in a 440 pounds. He was the first to get a dental today. While Seth was in getting his root canals, and big team of keepers and interns got together and did a deep cleaning of Seth’s cages.
You can help us cover the care of these cats by purr-chasing Big Cat Rescue Gear featuring your favoorite cats. Here is a cool tee of Seth. It is available in different sizes and colors.
Learn more about Seth at http://bigcatrescue.org/seth/
DENTAL TWO: Getting Zabu Tiger into the transport cage to go to the Windsong Memorial Hospital for her Dental. 17 year old Zabu was the second cat to get a dental today. Zabu was born in May 2000 and was rescued in 2004. Zabu weighed in at 284 pounds.
Zabu is finished and going to wake up soon.
Learn more about Zabu at: http://bigcatrescue.org/zabu/
Did you know Facebook has a feature where you can do a fundraiser from your own wall for the cats? It’s really easy. Learn how at http://bigcatrescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/
Friday Evening Big Cat Walkabout
Big Cat Rescue is participating in this year’s Blessing of the Animals celebration at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church just 30 minutes from the sanctuary. Every year we join the community at various blessings throughout Tampa to share our mission with fellow animal lovers. Getting to meet new four legged friends is just an added perk!
Although they cannot be blessed in person Father Heyes has agreed to include Andy, Seth, Priya, Zabu, Gabrielle, and Sassy in his blessing sermon.
Video from Viewer Shawndi: Cooper does not like people (good thing) 10 7 2017 – This is wonderful to see how fierce Cooper is. =) He’s going to do great when he’s released.
Today’s Keeper Photos is a little different. Someone asked that I post our social media posts.
Susann Mesna’s videos from yesterday & today
Blaming Joseph for Bu being locked up
Announcing who is King
Announcing who Zabu’s boyfriend is
Cameron announcing that Bu is his girl
Cameron going for Bu’s legs
What was that?
Laid out cats