Today at Big Cat Rescue July 15 Tiger Eye Surgery

Nikita the tiger had been on the Observation chart recently because his eye was tearing. Today eye specialist Dr. Tammy Miller, accompanied by Dr. Stein, Dr. Wynn and Dr. Boorstein and Vanessa Czelaya did surgery to repair the eye. Jamie Veronica sedated the 600+ lb tiger with Gale’s help as a distraction. Then a whole troupe of Big Cat Rescuers carried him out to the new flatbed golf cart and rushed him into the onsite West Boensch Cat Hospital. The surgery went great and in no time Nikita tiger was back in a transport cage on his way back to his one acre, lakefront Cat-a-Tat. He will have round-the-clock cat sitters with him to make sure that he doesn’t paw at his eye when he awakes. Thank you everyone who has helped this big tiger get the veterinary care he needed.

 

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  • Show Comments (9)

  • Christine Suarez

    What a great team.

  • Mary Murphy Fairbanks

    It took the whole village!

  • Janey Godfrey Brooks

    it"s crazy how huge tigers are!

  • Jesse Brown

    Did that one woman towards the end hurt herself?

    • Carole Baskin

      That was our President Jamie Veronica, and she got her hand stuck under the tiger as we were putting him back in the transport cage. He's HEAVY!!!

    • Barb Moermond

      oops! How heavy is Nikita anyway?

  • Mea Culpa

    I hope the surgery went purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfectly well.

  • Carmen Rivero Colina

    You are the best…a great team!

  • Sharyn Beach

    Beautiful Nikita in such good hands! Thank you everyone!

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