Seriously injured Tigrillo specimen rescued in Ciudad Caucel

A young female tigrillo specimen was rescued and taken to a veterinarian by residents of Mérida’s Ciudad Caucel.

According to Alexis Zavala’s Facebook account, the feline is stable but in bad shape, it has a broken jaw, lost an eye and its tail is fractured as well.

Apparently, she was run over by a car, judging by the type of injuries she suffered.

Ciudad Caucel resident Alexis Zavala informed that the veterinary clinic where the tigrillo is being attended is not charging one single peso for its services. However, other veterniarians to whom he went first, said they will not charge him, but in exchange they wanted to keep the feline.

Zavala did not accept that kind of deal, because he wants the animal to be treated and then set free (if it manages to survive) or to remain in a zoo or sanctuary if she is not able to go back to live in her natural habitat.

The civilian also reported that he notified the Profepa auhtorites and staff of this government agency went to see the specimen and find out about her health status.

Caucel is just 16 kilometers (10 miles) west of downtown Mérida. It´s considered part of the “metropolitan area” (INEGI)

TYT Newsroom with information from Yucatan Ahora

 



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