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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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Dena ClarkHere's Bailey s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g...... Yesterday was his & his siblings' 8th birthday.3 hours ago   ·  128
Kristin BellObi and Kabuki!3 hours ago   ·  105
Angela CisnerosThis is my kitty we got her when she was a baby we were feeding her in a bottle but she was very wild she calm down some but still don't like to be touched but I still love her from a distance3 hours ago   ·  29
Kam MohtashemiMolly and Abby, sisters we rescued about 7 years ago. I assure you, these are two separate animals, not a two headed mutant feline.3 hours ago   ·  28
Brittany Danielle ClarkMy foster kitten, Pi. :) he is the sole survivor of his litter and may have a heart condition! He's 16 days old.3 hours ago   ·  38
Lisa Anne MarieMy big boy Blue! He loves the heat and acts like a dog following me everywhere I go! He's 7 and still runs around like a mad man!! Love him!3 hours ago   ·  27
Sierra FrischHere is my girl, her name is Callie Love because she has a heart shaped tabby pattern on her right side. She is almost 4 and she is my heart <33 hours ago   ·  18
Shauna KaiserThis is hayley. She is 1.5 years old. She was born oct 17 2013 and adopted dec 12, 2013. It was love at first sight for both of us. She is a mommas girl and sleeps in my arms every night3 hours ago   ·  36
Anneliese KnoffMy 3-legged, FIV+, toothless orange boy. He was hit by a car, and his (now missing) front leg was irreparably damaged. He's the lovebug of the house, though between his tattered ears and the way he dominates our 13-pound 4-year-old cat, you can tell he had a hell of a street life.3 hours ago   ·  46
Ian BurnettBehold: Pumpkin.3 hours ago   ·  27
Laura Chatterton ClarkOur cat Harley staring at my pet rat sitting on my shoulder with a very disconcerted look lol3 hours ago   ·  21
Jennessa KaufmanOliver and Elliot relaxing in their "bed" in the bathroom. 😒 no where is safe from being turned into a cat bed haha.3 hours ago   ·  21
Carrie Helms3 hours ago   ·  20
Bre BushleyCreamsickle, my 15 year old boy.3 hours ago   ·  19
Heather TrottierPrincess jynxy bean is on the left...she is whiter than pickles..we got her off of a sale site...ferrets are better off when bonded. Her owners were looking for a new home for her cause her bonded friend yuki had just passed away and they were worried she would go into a off pickles and i went on a play date and they hit it off so well she came home with me that night at no charge from her owners . The only request they made was that we send them periodical updates on her and some pictures. Every 4 months or so i write them an email and attach some pictures of jynxy bean adventures....i couldnt imagine having one without the other now...jynxy is 6 and pickles is a year and a half...3 hours ago   ·  18
Natasha DaleTiggy....a rescue who had been sealed in a cardboard box left to die. An angel on earth found her; when I saw her pic I had to have her. She has more character than any cat I've ever had. Tonight she learned to open the front door by running & jumping at handle...I was in garden and saw all of my (indoor) cats running for the trees. She high 5's for treats and gives me more joy than I can express.3 hours ago   ·  17
Janet DuncanPANDORA VICTORIA3 hours ago   ·  17
Leigh MusicofI won't call my kids "animals", I reserve that term for bipeds. They're both rescues.3 hours ago   ·  15
Melissa CarolineThis is B'Elanna Tortie. I adopted her from a foster home, where she had been for several years because while she is a total sweetie (almost *aggressively* affectionate, actually) to humans, she is a HOLY TERROR with other cats. She's only 6 lbs because she got pregnant very young, so I often call her "the tiny precious" or "my perma-kitten". She's about 5 years old now, but has the energy and playfulness of a much younger cat. She's also a tiny ball of tortietude, and too smart for her own good.3 hours ago   ·  15
Andraya CopassThis is Genzi. We were able to give him a home for 13 years, through asthma and diabetes, before cancer finally got him a few months ago. I'm still grieving, but I enjoy remembering him as the huge, wild, absolute sweetie that he was.3 hours ago   ·  15
Rowan PritchardMy common boa, Sebastian. He was rescued from a home that inappropriately housed him with another snake, he also came to me with a respiratory infection and mites but now he is 100% healthy and happy!3 hours ago   ·  14
Jennifer BinghiThis is sgt pepper. He's 3 1/2. He was born in our yard to a feral colony that we fed and housed. He was super friendly as a kitten when the time came that we TNR the colony I decided to take him in he was too sweet to live outside. He's a complete love and has a heart on his front legs3 hours ago   ·  14
Nicole L WolfeZoey I took her in when she was 6months I've had her for 6years now and she's wonderful. Although she took a few years to train. When I got her she chewed through my wall, my couch, kitchen table, my daughter's toys and my heels. She's now hands down the best dog I've ever had3 hours ago   ·  12
Christina StearnsThis is Rascal the cat, and his little puppy buddy, Spicegirl. Best buds for life . Spice was a singleton pup whom Rascal " mommied" and taught manners to. They had such a bond.3 hours ago   ·  11
Rebecca Wright StarrCyrus3 hours ago   ·  11

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Apache & Divinity Bobcats

In the wild, Bobcats live 12-13 years; at Big Cat Rescue they've lived over twenty years.
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Garrett CofieldWould that suggest they are better off in captivity? Would it be a question of quality over quantity? I'm curious as to any information you have on this! I am aware of your rescue and I understand your purpose, just curious as to how y'all feel about that!? Thanks Big Cat Rescue for everything y'all do!5 hours ago
Machelle SandlinThey are absolutely gorgeous6 hours ago   ·  5
Candy FielekThat is due to love and care and safety6 hours ago   ·  3
Marina IezBeautiful names for beautiful creatures <36 hours ago   ·  2
Ophelia MWBeautiful cats!5 hours ago   ·  1
Rhonda Glissonbeautiful5 hours ago   ·  1
Glenda GalahanThese beautiful cats are not Pets they are beautiful wild Cats.5 hours ago   ·  1
Shelia Tirro-GeorgeThey look happy & relaxed, something I am sure most wild bobcats don't get to enjoy this time of year! I had a curious question and wondered if you knew: wolves have been known to hunt cats like the bobcat. Is there a cat that will hunt wolves or other canis types in the wild?3 hours ago   ·  1
Delmont LynnYou guys must be doing something right.!!!!!!!!!!5 hours ago   ·  1
Cristina Plimptonthey are truly some of God's little masterpieces...4 hours ago
Rachel GuytonBoth beautiful!!😀😀😀😀5 hours ago
Cindy Samuelson LaBeauThey are Beautiful4 hours ago
Roger PedersenGorgeous4 hours ago
Wendy VromanI like these two..5 hours ago
Cindy Ballard EastepGorgeous4 hours ago
Renee Rachelle WilliamsBeautiful!3 hours ago
Alba SpielerThey are só remarkably beautiful! They should all be at BCR so they would live much longer and much happier!❤️💝💋💋💕💕💖💖😍😍😘😘😻😻🐱🐱🐯🐯4 hours ago
Cynthia FairchildThey are beautiful!6 hours ago
Patricia Anne Crawley-Huckfieldwowzer xxxxx4 hours ago
Cindy DanzBeautiful kitties6 hours ago
Sandra CaseSo relaxed in nature...3 hours ago
Teresa CalvertSuper yay! A big thanks to all the caretakers and docs...:) Y'all rock....☆☆☆4 hours ago
Jean SummeyBeautiful5 hours ago
Sarah MorrisBeautiful3 hours ago
Linda Kaye StokesHow wonderful, they are so beautiful4 hours ago

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