Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another Fabulous Anniversary Celebration!

March is a very special month for us at In-Sync Exotics. Not only did we celebrate Kahn, Amol, and Apollo’s rescue anniversary, but we also celebrate the arrivals of one Siberian Lynx and two tigers!

When these three cats arrived at In-Sync Exotics, we were distressed at their physical appearance, wondering how person could treat these beautiful animals in such a terrible manner.

For instance, meet our Siberian Lynx shortly after his arrival at In-Sync Exotics:

This photo was taken several weeks after his
initial treatments for ringworm

When this guy was rescued by the USDA from a breeder in Oklahoma and brought to us on March 19, 2010, he was roughly 10 months old and suffered the effects of extreme negligence. His condition was so bad upon his arrival that we were not even 100% sure he was a lynx. He suffered severe ringworm, which left him almost entirely hairless. He was also anemic and significantly underweight at only 10.5 pounds.

This is how he looks today!

Do you know who this handsome lynx is? If you guessed "Tobias" then you would be correct!

Several days later herald the arrival of a tiger cub!  Like Tobias, he was brought to us by law enforcement.

This little guy was rescued by US Border Patrol Agents near the US - Mexico border in Laredo, Texas when alleged smugglers attempted to bring him into this country illegally. At the time of his rescue, this little guy was confined to a wire dog crate so small that he couldn't even turn around.

He had been recently declawed (which we had to redo two weeks after his arrival), and at four months old was already 20 pounds underweight with a permanent scar on his forehead, most likely from trying to escape his small crate. Once agents found the cub, he was taken to a local vet for examination. Upon his 10 days stay at the vet he gained the weight he needed, and was given a good bill of health. On March 24, 2010 the vet drove him from his temporary home in Laredo to his permanent one  in Wylie.

This little guy made the news throughout Texas--a lot of people were very concerned for the health and welfare of this little tiger cub who won the hearts of many.  Thankfully, he found a permanent home with us and now receives lots of TLC.

Here is what he looked like shortly after his arrival at In-Sync Exotics:

Have you guessed who this tiger is yet?  Yes?  Well then, say "hello" to handsome Smuggler!

And that just leaves us with our final tiger whom we'd like you to introduce to you shortly after her arrival at In-Sync Exotics just one years ago:

USDA contacted us about taking this young tigress saying that we had the best reputation in helping cats with the biggest problems. She had already been pushed around twice in her first four months of life. As she went from place to place her health condition became worse.

By the time this tigress arrived at In-Sync Exotics she was almost completely bald.

We were told that she was believed to be about seven months old and stunted in growth making her about the size of a bobcat. Weighing in at 37 pounds told us that she was around four months old. She wasn't underweight but was covered all over with ringworm. Her tiny feet were swollen and red; the skin on her tummy was raw, red and cracking. For four weeks we had to give her baths with medicated shampoo and dip her in a special dip. She also had to take two kinds of oral medications to help clear up and sooth her skin.

After three months of treatment, we now the beautiful young tigeress you can see today!

Young tigress "talking" to Smuggler!

Did the picture of the young tigress with Smuggler give away her identity? 

For those of you who never met Aasha before, you cannot imagine how far this little cub has come in such a short period of time.  It's amazing how great food, excellent vet care, plus lots of enrichment can physically mend tiger's body and spirit.  Aasha has found her "soul mate" in Smuggler, as she is often seen playing and teasing the boy. They may have arrived one year and one day apart, but it seems like they have been together forever!

Happy Anniversary
Tobias, Smuggler & Aasha!

May you all have many, many more wonderful years with us!


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