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Bobcats Get Purr-tection in California
I am so excited to share with you the fact that your calls and letters worked! California bill SB 1221, the bill by Sen. Ted Lieu to ban the cruel hounding of bears and bobcats in California, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. I cannot even begin to express how happy I am that this battle for California wildlife has been won.
Thanks to those of you who helped, California is the 15th state to prohibit the hounding of bears and the 14th state to ban the hounding of bobcats. This important bill will go into effect on January 1, 2013. The cruel practice of hound hunting will soon be a thing of the past for California dogs and wildlife.
Nakita Enclosure Grand Opening
Big Cat Rescuers along with the top donors who contributed towards the enclosure expansion for Nakita the lioness watched in awe as the goofy gal galloped and pranced about in her new space. Early in the morning last week the modest crowd gathered around to witness Nakita gain access to her 3,500 square foot enclosure addition.
She enthusiastically awaited the opening of the door and did not hesitate for a moment before exploding into her the new area. She patrolled the perimeter, checked out the shrubs and trees, batted around her large yellow ball and sneak attacked a life-size cardboard warthog the Enrichment Committee made.
Nakita gave a roaring paw of approval! We would like to thank the many generous individuals whom made this project possible. Thanks to you, Nakita is one very happy lioness!
Big Cat Rescue Blindsided
Actor Quinton Aaron, most famously known for his lead role in the movie The Blind Side along with Sandra Bullock, recently visited the sanctuary. Having played the part of abandoned and homeless Michael Oher who then found a wonderful home with the Touhy family, Mr. Aaron said he could readily identify with the cats who had been similarly abandoned and then found a wonderful home at Big Cat Rescue. While he was here, Mr. Aaron made a radio public service announcement for us that you can hear at the link below and on Cox Radio stations throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He also made a video that you can see at at the link below. It was an honor having Mr. Aaron visit us and we very much appreciate his passion for the cats and his support! <a href="http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/quinton-aaron-of-the-blind-side” target=”_bla