A Bengal tiger named Aasha was nine months old when she weighed 30 pounds, which is how much a three-month-old cub should weigh. When Vicky Keahey, founder of Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, heard about this, she knew she had to do something immediately to help.
She wondered how Aasha became so tiny and neglected, but it all made sense to her when she learned that Aasha belonged to a traveling circus. The USDA had recently investigated the animals, and found out that they weren’t receiving proper care. Without hesitation, Keahey agreed to take Aasha in.
As soon as she saw Aasha, she knew she had ringworm. She had bald spots all over hre body, her skin was dry and bloody with cracked, darken areas, and she had open wounds which Keahey assumed were bite marks from a larger tiger that she lived with.
She was taken to an isolated enclosure at In-Sync Exotics and given medication every day, twice a day. Keahey would go into the enclosure and spend a lot of time with her as well so that she wouldn’t feel alone. Aasha also received a special medicated bath every day, which would help her horrible skin and wounds. Aasha hated the water, which required Keahey to chase Aasha around in order to wash her.