Val (short for Valentine) was rescued after being shot by a farmer for killing their chickens. She had a lame front leg and red eye.
After closer examination, it was determined that she also had previously broken her leg in what seemed to be a car accident. She was also treated for rotting teeth.
In April 2022 Val had been approved to become a permanent resident of Big Cat Rescue due to the nature of her injuries that make her unable to be released.