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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.

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Bear DeviDo wildcats bury their scat like house cats? Just curious.1 hour ago   ·  1
Ann HydeI enjoy your videos so much. Thank you!3 hours ago
Jenna KeyI just love their eyes, so insanely huge and gorgeous!3 hours ago   ·  5
Linda ThomasSo beautiful3 hours ago   ·  1
Andres OntiverosAsí eres tu?2 hours ago
Kris McDowell Jackson2nd to leopards, ocelots are my favorite.2 hours ago
Rocio Morales PatiñoOoo es hermosooo.3 hours ago
Dee Shuttsoooo beautiful!!!1 hour ago
Lauren PollardBeautiful3 hours ago
Lexi PrenticeThey are my favorite types of small wild cats! I also like the Bengal and the ocicat34 minutes ago
Erja Ovaskainenkaunis3 hours ago
Dana Ann NewtonLove it. Amazing coat.2 hours ago
Roxie McCouryawe so prettty1 hour ago
George JemeryBeautiful3 hours ago
Balram KhateekPl save3 hours ago
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Tone JacobsenLovely❤️😻😘49 minutes ago
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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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Dionne Rautenbachsorry to be ignorant but are cougars that endangered that you would spend thousands on knee op5 hours ago
Patty Sweeney HachtelYou've made me a believer! Love your posts!5 hours ago
Bonnie SaxonMy Kindle won't play the video. May I get an update message?5 hours ago   ·  2
Andraya AshmeadPoor kitty. I'm going to have my right knee, ACL reconstructive surgery on April 2nd. Hope Mickey has a swift recovery. 🐱5 hours ago   ·  2
Lori MielotzI watched this yesterday, how is he doing ? Love the new den for him, he's a gift from God and has strength ❤️5 hours ago   ·  13
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.5 hours ago   ·  12
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!!5 hours ago   ·  1
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!5 hours ago   ·  1
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.4 hours ago   ·  1
Alison BohmPutting weight on it!! Go Mickey!! That's SO fabulous!!!!!!2 hours ago
Ann NowlinI'm looking forward to the update when Mickey is feeling, and walking, better. Thank you for sharing and taking such good care of the big cats.1 hour ago
Mike BookerHow's he doing?6 hours ago
Alba SpielerMickey is a Marvelóus cougar and I do which to know how he is doing now, because right after the surgery he didn't seem so good at all! he hardly could walk! Please give information and videos os his recoup! I must know if he is doing as well as he was before this surgery! PLEASE!!!!!30 minutes ago
Laura Jaudon BoothPoor Mickey. Looks like he is in so much pain. Bless his heart. Here is to a quick recovery.1 hour ago
Jillian WagnerGet well soon Mickey...<33 hours ago
Mary Jane GreenBless him.2 hours ago
Ruth ChildersAmazing the exceptional level of care BCR is able to provide these regal cats. Hope all goes well with this surgery!1 hour 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..(:3 hours 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.4 hours ago
Anna-Karin UhlenThank you for the amazing work and care for all of these amazing cats. It is absolutely priceless. Happy recovery, sweet Mikey!3 hours ago
Diana Helgesenthank you for helping this beautiful animal. I hope he gets better soon.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.5 hours ago
Bambi FleemanThanks Doc!2 hours ago
Teresa BerberMany prayers for mickey5 hours ago
Carol Safford DeBeradinisYou all do such a wonderful job caring for these magnificant cats. Thank you!!!! <34 hours ago

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