ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Fire Rescue Special Operations was part of a truly “Special Operation” early Tuesday morning.
The Department Special Operations team is trained in large animal rescue and was contacted by the St. Augustine Wild Reserve to assist them in moving and transporting their 700lb Tiger “Toruk” for medical treatment at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, FL.
According to their Facebook post, the equipment they carry for these operations was donated to the Department from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and proved to be very valuable during this operation.
With the help of the professional staff at the facility and SJCFR Special Ops, Toruk was moved and transported without incident or injury and will be undergoing treatment for back issues and routine medical checkups.
For information on the St. Augustine Wild Reserve and their many programs helping these large animals visit their website here.