Zoo Wars -Big Cats Die from Distemper!!!

The very last thing we should do is ban and stop the breeding of big cats!!! This is a terrible thing to have happened…and cats there are still suffering from the same thing that took Apollos and Laylas lives!!!


Two Big Cats at In-Sync Exotics Die From Distemper

Kids Raise Money for Big Cats Sickened by Distemper

Two of the 22 exotic cats fighting canine distemper at In-Sync Exotics have died according to the wildlife rescue organization in Wylie.

In-Sync says 12-year-old Apollo had been doing better, even eating his dinner and taking all of his medicine Saturday night, but at 1 a.m. Sunday he had his first and only seizure.

Apollo underwent emergency surgery Sunday to repair his stomach, which became twisted during the seizure. In-Sync says 10 minutes after returning home from surgery he stopped breathing.

In-Sync said Layla, a lioness who was about a week away from her 18th birthday, stopped breathing Monday night.

“These two losses have been devastating to our staff and volunteers who are working so very hard to save these guys from this wretched, horrible virus,” said Lisa Williams with In-Sync Exotics via email.

Some 22 tigers, lions and leopards at a Wylie wildlife rescue organization have come down with canine distemper, an often-fatal disease more common in dogs.

While canine distemper is usually associated with dogs, some other animals including tigers can get it too.

In-Sync Exotics owner Vicky Keahey told NBC 5 she wasn’t sure how the exotic cats got the virus but speculates they may have been infected by raccoons who live in the nearby woods.


Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…RIP Apollo and Layla  -B

~ by topcatsroar on July 10, 2013.

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