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Most-ImportantThis bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos. It ended the 113th Congressional session with more than 120 co sponsors.  Now we are working to re introduce the bill in January 2015.



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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.

Sabre keeping an eye on the Interns and Keepers, Just IN CASE, one of them has TREATS!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tina Boldin SmithMy Sabra (named after Sabre) does the same thing =)2 hours ago   ·  167
Leah HopsonHere's my Onyx waiting for his treats too2 hours ago   ·  51
Lori MielotzSilly Sabre , what a gorgeous boy. Just for that pose he should get a treat. Lori50 minutes ago   ·  2
Kylie MacIt look like my cat coco1 hour ago   ·  2
Mary Jane GreenWho could resist?2 hours ago   ·  1
Kristine Kathryn MetznerBeauty!!! <33 hours ago   ·  5
Leigh MusicofThis is Spooky just before dinner.1 hour ago   ·  1
Tina KeithI would give you treats all the time, Sabre <3 hehe44 minutes ago   ·  1
Erica Lilo Ainsworthi'll have treats for you any day, Sabre! <31 hour ago   ·  1
Jeff WarshawLove his long white whiskers. What a handsome boy!34 minutes ago   ·  1
Linda LaddinMy Marcel loves his treats!25 minutes ago   ·  1
Dalek CharlotteBeautiful3 hours ago   ·  1
Leah HopsonOooh treats =^..^=2 hours ago
Katka ŠevčíkováOh I'm so lazy today, lol2 hours ago
Jane MauleBeautiful11 minutes ago
Philip John MercerAwesome2 hours ago
Vivienne Ben-Shir<33 hours ago
Angela WhyteStunning.3 hours ago
Astrid PentsWou so bjeoetieful love big cats xxxxx☺😊💗💗💗💗50 minutes ago
Linda Srnsky DietzlerLook at those whiskers!😘💕2 hours ago
Sharon ThompsonStunning!13 minutes ago
Sue HooperBeauty22 minutes ago
Kiya SwanWhat is a treat for a big cat?3 hours ago
Kimbery OnyenehoBeautiful2 hours ago
Cyndi DunnAwe so cute.3 hours ago

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Gregory T Zimmermanmister bear as an adult6 hours ago   ·  244
Gregory T Zimmermanthis is Mr Bear. He was a rescue from the Dallas animal control center. He is the best dog I have ever had and is now 13. Always adopt!6 hours ago   ·  246
Abby ArlaMy hedgehog Betty white6 hours ago   ·  41
Ingrid MunnThis is my foster cat, Panda. She came to me last July, and I have been fostering her since then. One thing that she loves most to do, is to sit or stand on my shoulder while I walk around, or to look out the window, all the while purring away, and rubbing her head against my hand. Panda came to me a couple of months after losing my own very much loved cat to illness. She has made the loss easier to bear, and I cannot imagine life without her now, so sometime soon, I'll be adopting my Panda Cat :)6 hours ago   ·  41
Tracy MackenzieThis is my husky sapphire, I've had her since she was 8 weeks old , she is my best friend :)6 hours ago   ·  36
Jennifer WilliamsDmitri and Ivan. Both of them were dumped near our house (we're in a rural area in the middle of nowhere). The odd thing is that they were dumped six years apart. It was odd enough finding one apparently purebred red Husky, but finding two is just peculiar!6 hours ago   ·  35
Kristen Danielle CarrierMay I take this opportunity to recommend the use of Soft Paws as a humane alternative to declawing? This is my kitty, Willow, showing off her first application of the vinyl nail caps. These are completely safe and still allow the cat to retract their claws normally. It only appears that they are not retracted because of the thickness of the caps, but they do indeed still retract. These protect you and your furniture and look fab all at the same time! They come in a ton of different colors at and they also make a variety for dogs to protect visitors from jumping and to protect your hardwood floors!6 hours ago   ·  26
Kellie Miranda KeeseeLola Coca-Cola is a FELV+ rescue found surviving behind a gas station. Now she is my sweet love...adopt special needs animals please!!!6 hours ago   ·  21
Lisa L. WilsonCowboy loves his marshmallows4 hours ago   ·  20
Laura Starr ButlerThis is my precious Briarlight. He's a rescue, picked up as a stray but obviously abused in a previous home. He no longer flinches when I throw things around him! :) One time I picked up a pillow and threw it on the couch and the poor guy ran and hid, but he's since gained confidence and knows I'd never hit or hurt him ♡6 hours ago   ·  19
Barbie Chicknew Friend Roby 20076 hours ago   ·  18
Kate JakubowskiThis is my baby boy Levi. When he was a baby his original owner put adult canine flea powder on him and he ingested it and almost died. His second owner kept him in a cage and then returned him to the vet where my friend worked. He was only 6 months old when I went and got him. He's been my best friend for 10 years now. Can't imagine my life without him❤6 hours ago   ·  17
AnnaMaria Rowena Atencio ChangOur lovely A-miaw 5months old,. One day on the Autum month of October my daughter bring home an ugly fleas infested kitten.. We rush her to doctor n have treatment. Days past n so on she blooms to a beautiful kitty. We love her so much.6 hours ago   ·  17
Helena Johanssonmy dog Irwin,13 years old,purebred american staffordshire terrier.I have had him since he was 8 weeks old.He has not only been a great working dog but he is also a hero:,once finding keys a women lost while she was out with her little dog .and he has saved a boy from a pitbull dogs jaws.He is once in a life time dog .I <3 him so much! workability,intelligence and kindness is 3 words to describe him.5 hours ago   ·  15
Jackie CrankeFoxy was found as a day old cub in a garden. He was very ill for the first 3 months of his life. My husband is a vet and we did our best to raise him with the aim to release into the wild. Sadly he became too imprinted. He now lives in a large enclosure in a wildlife centre with another fox and we take him for weekly walks in the forest. He's very bonded to us and nobody else can handle him. We're his pack.5 hours ago   ·  15
Watseka StrawserThis is my cat, Dragon. When he was a kitten, he loved to catch giant blue dragonflies, hence the name. He'll be 9 in October.6 hours ago   ·  14
Choppie TaylorMy beautiful girl nearly 26 hours ago   ·  13
Sophie BeeJoey was found and tamed by a friend's parents. He was around 2 months old and it took them about 3 weeks to persuade him to come inside the house. It was in July 2012 and we think his "family" went on vacations, leaving him to fend for himself. I took him in, and he moved across the country with me when I went to college. He didn't exactly enjoy begin stuck in a flat though. So when I left France to go and work for a few months in NYC, I took him back to my parents' house. After the US, we all lived together but eventually I had to go to Paris for work, and decided to leave him in the caring hands of my parents. He's happy there, loves to be an outdoor cat, and when I left, since he couldn't sleep on my bed with me anymore, he moved to my mom's bedroom. I miss him like crazy but this is the best life I could possibly offer him and I get daily photos from my mom.6 hours ago   ·  12
Aubrey BancroftThis is Ripley, she's a rescue baby, whom we had as a foster baby, and whom in turn became a furever baby. And she's been loved ever since6 hours ago   ·  11
Choppie TaylorAnd my precious angel boy who has passed ❤💙6 hours ago   ·  11
Anne MacPhersonMy valentine Roses are now valentine potpourri5 hours ago   ·  11
Mica DeleoThis is Zara, I have had her since she was 8 weeks old. I rescued her off of craigslist. The woman posted her and said if she didn't go to a home she was taking her to a shelter. So since then I have had her and she has been the love of my life :)6 hours ago   ·  11
Wendy LaneThis is maomao he is a rescue that has been living with us for 5 years . He chose us as owners at Wellington SPCA and is very protective of me , if a male comes into my room and on my bed he comes and either stares at them or he puts himself between us . He comes to the back door every morning and asks to e let in and won't go anywhere till I head but him in greeting5 hours ago   ·  10
Margaret Skeelthis is Buddy, he is a blind street dog that I rescued3 hours ago   ·  10
Jen BlanchardThis is my Mr. Mojo. He's 9 months old and I adopted him through the local Friends of Ferals organization. He had a rough start in life, but now he"s spoiled rotten.6 hours ago   ·  8

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