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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction.  We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

UPDATE on Mickey Cougar
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Mickey Cougar was rescued with torn ACL's in both knees. Watch as Dr. Hay, Veterinary Surgical Specialist, repairs Mickey's other knee. Subscribe here: http:...

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Lori MielotzI watched this yesterday, how is he doing ? Love the new den for him, he's a gift from God and has strength ❤️2 hours ago   ·  9
Marlene Coalter RussellI have so much admiration for Big Cat Rescue and all the doctors and people involved with caring for the cats who live there. Mickey's one of my favorites. I love him.2 hours ago   ·  8
Andraya AshmeadPoor kitty. I'm going to have my right knee, ACL reconstructive surgery on April 2nd. Hope Mickey has a swift recovery. 🐱2 hours ago   ·  1
Shannon ArnettWHERE ARE YOUR GLOVES???!!! I cringed, not during the graphic surgery, but during the surgery prep part where no one seemed to be wearing gloves to protect themselves!! I am a dentist working on humans and I wear gloves for something as simple as an exam, let alone intubation and injections!! I may be speaking out of turn, but I it seems to me parts of this procedure need to be reconsidered. Inexpensive exam exam gloves will do, the more expensive surgical gloves are not needed for the prep procedures. I love it that Mickey got the treatment he needed and applaud the skill of the vet and crew. Heal well, Mickey!!2 hours ago
Mike BookerHow's he doing?3 hours ago
Lisa Wilson<3 this.....helping them to heal...not hunting them...just saw a video involving a mountain lion that just broke my heart...this gives me hope again..(:42 minutes ago
Rachel Austin BookerWow, I hope Mickey does good with new knee operation. Amazing and wonderful to do this for him rather than put him down.1 hour ago
Anna-Karin UhlénThank you for the amazing work and care for all of these amazing cats. It is absolutely priceless. Happy recovery, sweet Mikey!18 minutes ago
Marilyn Mooney CottrellReading about an animal's surgery, I am grateful for those that care for him. However seeing this video really makes my heart swell with gratitude. Such respect, gentleness and love was shown.2 hours ago
Teresa BerberMany prayers for mickey2 hours ago
Carol Safford DeBeradinisYou all do such a wonderful job caring for these magnificant cats. Thank you!!!! <32 hours ago
Theresa RobinetteYou guys are the best for these magnificent animals2 hours ago
Kathryn ZimmerYou guys do a wonderful job caring for all the cats! I can't wait to come back and visit again. :)3 hours ago
Ryann SmithYour organization makes this world a much better place. You do such incredible work for these marvelous animals, and you ask for nothing but help in return. And I know rescuing is hard work, physically and emotionally, and you all have such huge, huge hearts and I have the utmost respect and admiration for you. Keep doing the wonderful work you do, and may Mickey heal fast and live a long, happy life!2 hours ago
Raymond HerronPoor guy he definatly needed it.16 minutes ago
Lynn RaschGet well and heal fast beautiful Mickey.2 hours ago
James CookYeah buddy. I know the feeling about a knee surgery.2 hours ago
Jim RosenburgGOD bless all you people for how you love and help the animals. Poor Mickey had such a horror story for the first part of his life at the hands of those criminals at Animal Farm in Alabama. I am shedding tears of joy for him now that he is in the safety and care of you people that Love him and all his cousins. BTW were the owners of the hellhole he was rescued from ever get arrested and charged with any crime? They should be in prison or worse for what they did to countless animals they had in their possesion.1 hour ago
Shelley Bellor Silvaso glad he got the 2nd surgery, how is he healing and walking now?3 hours ago
Dionne Rautenbachsorry to be ignorant but are cougars that endangered that you would spend thousands on knee op2 hours ago
Patty Sweeney HachtelYou've made me a believer! Love your posts!2 hours ago
Viola Bezansonamazing to watch , he is a big boy , you don't notice how big until you see him next to a person , I hope that his recovery goes well .3 hours ago
Erin WefelI wish Mickey well. 😻28 minutes ago
Bonnie SaxonMy Kindle won't play the video. May I get an update message?2 hours ago   ·  1
Christine GibbsSending him love and prayers!2 hours ago   ·  1

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