Bobcat hit by car in Temple Terrace undergoes surgery

Bobcat hit by car in Temple Terrace undergoes surgery

  • A Florida Bobcat that was rescued on Thanksgiving Day after being hit by a car is now doing well enough for extensive surgery at Big Cat Rescue
  • ABC Action News will post you on its condition.
  • Bobcat hit by car in Temple Terrace undergoes surgery
  • Big Cat Rescue received a call Thursday, Nov. 24, about a report of a wild bobcat had been hit on Temple Terrace Highway.
  • TAMPA – A Florida bobcat injured by a car in Temple Terrace and rescued Thanksgiving Day had surgery Wednesday.

A Florida bobcat injured by a car in Temple Terrace and rescued Thanksgiving Day is undergoing surgery today.

@abcactionnews: Bobcat hit by car in Temple Terrace undergoes surgery

TAMPA – A Florida bobcat injured by a car in Temple Terrace and rescued Thanksgiving Day had surgery Wednesday.

Veterinarian Justin Boorstein conducted the procedure to repair the bobcat’s broken pelvis, broken hip and broken humerus near his shoulder. 

Boorstein works at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and volunteers at Big Cat Rescue, the feline rescue agency in Tampa.

Big Cat Rescue received a call Thursday, Nov. 24, about a report of a wild bobcat had been hit on Temple Terrace Highway. 

Big Cat Rescue workers captured the severely wounded, but still feisty 2-year-old male bobcat.

He was named Chief Spotted Eye because of three unusual sunspots on his eye.

Chief’s breathing was shallow and raspy when he was rescued, but the bobcat’s lungs healed on their own enough to allow the surgery to take place.

Surgery is expected to take three hours.

ABC Action News will post you on its condition.

Bobcat hit by car in Temple Terrace undergoes surgery

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