Bobcat Update: Excellent Follow-Up + Outback Move

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The bobcat getting used to her new outdoor enclosure after a visit to the vet.

First, thanks so much for the incredible support and donations to our Bobcat Recovery Fund. As you know Chintimini Wildlife Center receives no government funding, so every donation goes a long way.

We were able to use the funds to cover the bobcat’s post surgery follow-up examination. After being hit by a car and suffering from a broken femur, she underwent a very successful surgery by our partners at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She has been putting weight on her leg and otherwise acting like a normal feisty bobcat. But before we could move her to an outdoor enclosure in the outback, Jennifer J. Warnock, DVM, PhD wanted to make sure she was healing well enough to make the transition.  Continue reading “Bobcat Update: Excellent Follow-Up + Outback Move”

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Our 100th Patient Sustains a Very Common and Avoidable Injury

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Our 100th patient is a robin who was attacked by a cat.

Like all of our patient admissions, they usually begin with a compassionate human dropping off a box with a sick or orphaned critter inside. For common birds and mammals, most people can accurately identify the species. In the case of our 100th patient, the rescuer had brought us an injured robin. Luckily he knew the bird’s story; it was attacked by a cat. Continue reading “Our 100th Patient Sustains a Very Common and Avoidable Injury”

OSU Vet School Performs Surgery on Bobcat

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Chintimini recently admitted an injured Bobcat who was likely struck by a vehicle and suffered a fractured femur. Our partners at OSU Veterinary School performed orthopedic surgery on the wild cat and inserted a plate held together by screws that will remain permanently inside the animal’s bone. Continue reading “OSU Vet School Performs Surgery on Bobcat”