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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 early 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.

For anyone who may have missed the news of Kalahari Serval's surgery she is now outside in her enclosure & doing well. A new update video will post in the near future. Until then here's the video of the surgery earlier this month. bit.ly/1IPKH5g

Things like this is why our Operant Conditioning program is key to the health of the cats. Cats are experts at hiding symptoms. When they stand up on their back legs to get a treat it gives us a chance to look at their tummies which helps us find if something is wrong.
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Watch as Kalahari undergoes surgery to remove a massive tumor from her uterus. Check out how she is recovering. Subscribe here: youtube.com/subscripti...

Andy Ryan Hesselbart, Anne Murphy and 23 others like this

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Julie TaitanoWow - that cyst was as big as she is. I love these behind the scenes medical videos of the cats. And of course I'm glad Kalahari is recovering well.4 hours ago   ·  7
Aimee BrooksHoly cow, poor serval! Glad she's doing better! I bet it's gonna take a while for that tummy fur to grow back- it sure did when one of our housecats had something similar done.3 hours ago   ·  3
Gloria AkePoor baby!3 hours ago   ·  1
Angelo LeoneWell done, great job.4 hours ago   ·  1
BarbaraAnn Balzaretti FlanneryI'm soooooo happy Kalahari is doing well and it was benign and will not come back! What a beautiful girl she is - thank you for all you do for these wonderful cats! <3 BCR2 hours ago
Terry Cassada DeasonThat tumor was huge! Very glad it was benign. Hope she is back to normal now.2 hours ago
Harriet FreetlyI'm so glad there are surgeons able to help big cats!!! Great work!! One lucky girl!!2 hours ago
Ruth ChildersBCR's wonderful staff are so careful and respectful in caring for these beautiful creatures. I shudder to think what would have happened if they hadn't made it to BCR.3 hours ago
Pearl Gill💖💖💖💖 Thank you for all that you do for the gentle creatures in your nurturing care. 💖💖💖💖2 hours ago
Carole Malettegreat news2 hours ago
Ginny LawlessWhoa big tumor3 hours ago
Ellen ReevesPoor baby! So glad she has a team of caring people to help her. Glad she is doing good!!!3 hours ago
Christina MarieYou guys are amazing. Thank you.3 hours ago
Lesley SchultzThank you SO MUCH for posting this, and the update!! Thank God you caught it and were able to operate to remove it! I know cats are masters at hiding physical problems they might have until they are waaaay to obvious to not notice, and then it can be too late. Keep us abreast, please...3 hours ago
Sherri BeckerI couldn't believe how big that tumor was! I am so glad that you shared this video with us. It is very educational for us when we can see what is going on and seeing how the procedures are done. I for one like to see the behind the scenes footage like this and would like to see more of them for educational and the love for the cats.3 hours ago
Tone JacobsenThank's, glad she's doing better😻You guys are amazing😘3 hours ago
Marlene Peña FinolMy God that tumor was huge, thank God you do everything possible to help these helpless animals as I congratulate you for all the wonderful work done by you people and I am very happy to know Kalahari is recovering fine :-)2 hours ago
Vivienne Ben-Shir💜3 hours ago   ·  1

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