March 25, 2021
The Wildcat Sanctuary Welcomes Visit From the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation to Perform Life-Improving Dental Care on a Tiger
The Wildcat Sanctuary is pleased to announce that Dr. Barron Hall DVM, FAVD, DAVDC of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF) will be visiting the sanctuary once again to perform more life-improving dental work on the sanctuary’s approximately 8-year-old tiger Marcus. PEIVDF provides advanced veterinary dental care and treatment free of charge to needy captive exotic animals located at sanctuaries and animal facilities around the country.
Marcus was rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary in November 2020 from a rundown backyard menagerie in Indiana where he had received little, if any, vet care. Upon his arrival at The Wildcat Sanctuary, x-rays revealed that 15 of the tiger’s 30 teeth were broken, rotten, missing or decaying. Several canines had root pulp exposed, which made eating very painful for the big cat. During this second visit Dr. Hall will perform additional root canals on Marcus in order to provide him with a higher quality of life and greatly lessen his pain.
“We are very grateful to the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation for providing expert advanced dental care today to our tiger Marcus,” said Tammy Thies, Founder and Executive Director of The Wildcat Sanctuary. “When we rescued Marcus, it was immediately apparent that he was suffering from a host of serious dental issues due to poor nutrition or attempts to bite through his cage wire. It was very important to us to act quickly and bring in the Foundation to alleviate Marcus’ pain and give him the quality of life he deserves.”
“We are so appreciative that The Wildcat Sanctuary reached out to us about Marcus’ situation,” said Dr. Hall of PEIVDF. “We all know how painful dental disease can be and we’re thrilled that we can help Marcus live a pain-free life in his wonderful new home.”
The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is the only accredited, non-profit sanctuary in the Midwest. TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis. Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell or exhibit animals. The Wildcat Sanctuary is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. More information can be found at WildcatSanctuary.org
The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF) was established as a 501(c)(3) private foundation in 2005, and has incorporated and filed for public charity status with the IRS. For more information about the Tuition for Missions program, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Emily, please call Susanne Pilla at (303) 355-7688, or e-mail Susanne at [email protected], or visit the website at: www.peteremilyfoundation.org