A Rescue Begins

In the spring of 2010, the Cat Tales Wildlife Center embarked on a remarkable journey with the rescue of two 6-month-old Bengal tigers, Tigger and Zorro. These majestic beings had been the stars of photo ops at a local fair, enchanting visitors with their playful antics and stunning stripes. However, as they grew in size and strength, it became clear that a fairground was no place for such wild hearts. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the wildlife center stepped in to provide a haven for these beautiful creatures.

The Challenge of Care

Fast forward 14 years, and the story of Tigger and Zorro continues to captivate us all, albeit with new challenges. Today, we find ourselves at a critical juncture, particularly for Zorro, who is currently facing a perplexing health issue. Despite the best efforts of our veterinary team, Zorro has been experiencing unexplained nerve pain, leading to periods of lameness that come and go like shadows at dusk. A recent sedation and comprehensive physical examination, complete with lab work, offered no conclusive answers but did raise concerns regarding Zorro’s renal health—a matter that requires vigilant monitoring.

The Cost of Compassion

The path to understanding and treating such complex medical issues in animals like Zorro is fraught with uncertainties and expenses. Veterinary care for large felines, such as tigers, is an intricate, costly affair that demands a high degree of specialization and resources. From the sophisticated equipment used in diagnostics to the expertise of the veterinary staff, every step towards ensuring their well-being incurs significant costs.

A Call to Action

This is where the heart of our message lies—a call to action for all who cherish wildlife and believe in the sanctity of their lives. The story of Tigger and Zorro is not just a tale of rescue but a continuing saga of care, love, and commitment. It serves as a poignant reminder of the responsibilities we bear towards these magnificent creatures and the often overlooked financial burdens that come with it.

We appeal to you, our community of supporters and animal lovers, to stand with us during this challenging time. Your contributions can make a profound difference in the lives of not only Zorro but also the many other animals under our care. Every donation, no matter the size, goes directly towards funding the medical treatments, diagnostic tests, and ongoing care that our residents require.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Let us come together to ensure that Zorro, Tigger, and their companions at the Cat Tales Wildlife Center continue to thrive. It’s a call to action not just for the well-being of these individual animals but in support of a larger mission to provide sanctuary and compassionate care to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Your support not only helps in addressing immediate medical needs but also in sustaining a safe haven where these animals can live out their lives with dignity and peace. Join us in this vital mission—because every creature deserves a chance at a healthy, happy life. Together, we can make a difference.

To contribute or learn more about how you can help, please visit our website or contact us directly. Your support can change their lives forever.