A COUGAR had to undergo two operations after it was rescued from a backyard zoo where it was allegedly fed live animals. Mickey the cougar was unable to properly walk when staff from Big Cat Rescue found him at Animal House backyard zoo in Alabama. The animals were allegedly kept in appalling conditions and it was alleged that the owner of the zoo had been feeding them live domestic cats and dogs. Unfortunately the Big Cat Rescue team believes a leopard that was kept on the site had been fed a live Doberman, which fought back – causing horrific injuries that it later died from. But 11-year-old Mickey – who had very little muscle on his legs - was saved and treated at Big Cat Rescue’s facility in Tampa, Florida.
Videographer / Director: Big Cat Rescue Producer: Dan Howlett, Chloe Browne Editor: Joshua Douglas
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