As you know a couple of weeks ago we rescued a beautiful bobcat boy who had been hit by a car in the Citrus Park area. Last week we posted that he had undergone surgery at Busch Gardens Tampa to have a rod placed in his leg to repair a broken humerus. What we didn’t tell you was that he also had a cracked tooth as a result of the accident. The initial plan was to remove the damaged tooth while he was already under sedatives and anesthesia for the procedure on his leg. It was decided during the surgery however that it would be better to wait until he came in for his first round of therapy because, they did not want him to have to remain under for longer then he already was due to the difficult orthopedic surgery. Late last week he was brought in again to receive his first round on cold laser and physical therapy. While under the sedation they were able to go ahead and extract the injured tooth. Since this procedure he has began to eat more readily and is doing even better! He will continue to stay with the Animal Care Team at Busch Gardens while he undergoes continued therapy during the healing process.
We want to thank you all for your continued thought and would like to remind you to give us or another permitted rehabilitator a call if you find any sick, injured, or suspected orphaned wildlife. We also ask that you consider making a donation to Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife so that we may continue our work to conserve and protect wildlife in the Tampa Bay Area.