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  1. Heather Little
    September 16, 2014 @ 4:46 am

    Oh my gosh.. .. my heart sinks for this beautiful bobcat. The only shred of comfort I can take is knowing he is happy on the Other Side now, at peace and surrouded by love. No pain ever again.

  2. Cherrie Kerwell
    April 26, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    They need to see this picture & imagine their children in place of this baby. I'm sure they'd hunt down & kill anyone who would do that to THEIR babies. This was a baby who had just as much right to life as any person. Trapping needs to be a felony nationwide!!

  3. Melissa Caroline
    April 22, 2014 @ 2:34 am

    By the end of the story, I also felt I owed little Ivan and was already in tears. So I ended up looking at the picture, reaching out and stroking the image of Ivan (and I now have to clean my computer screen, but I’m past caring), telling Ivan that even with his devastating injuries he was still a beautiful, brave, and fierce little man. At least he is no longer suffering. RIP Ivan

  4. Lisa Shaw
    April 9, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    That is beautiful. Such a sad & horrifying image of the strong & fierce little bobcat. Thank you.

  5. Carole Baskin
    March 30, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    If the trap were baited with live bait, I can see a bobcat kitten pouncing in with both legs after the bait. I know some people use a mechanical heartbeat, in an coffee can to simulate the sound of live bait.

  6. Christine Weippert
    March 30, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    oh my god! How horrible for this poor baby 🙁 I didnt want to look but felt i owed him that…poor little sweet heart . Human beings are four creatures

  7. Colleen MacDonald Lee
    March 29, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    It is so sad Eric what man does to all God's creatures. Thank you for posting this article. I am grateful there are people out there who care!

  8. Brian Lehman
    March 29, 2014 @ 5:02 am

    No other animal does this to another out of spite except man. Even in the hunt, prey who are weakened are quickly killed off by other predators looking for food. We are the only species that maims and kills for the pleasure it brings us. May God have mercy on our souls.

  9. Bryan Cummins
    March 29, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    ….my heart aches for this poor kitten. Man's cruelty knows no bounds, sometimes…

  10. Susie Ayres Lynch
    March 28, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Correcting typos:
    I have seen this kind of injury twice in our domestic animal veterinary emergency hospital. Both cases were domestic cats whom we assume had been caught in traps. It is soul-crushing to see an animal in such pain and shock. Thank you for trying so hard to rescue this poor by, and for giving him loving release from this life to his next.

  11. Susie Ayres Lynch
    March 28, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    I have seen this kind of injury twice in our domestic animal veterinary emergency hospital. Both cases were domestic cats who we assume had been caught in traps. It is soul-crushing to see an animal in such pain and shock. Thank you for trying so hard to rescue this poor by, and for giving him loving release from this lif to his next.

  12. Jody Tucker
    March 28, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    Man's inhumanity to God's creatures. How pitiable.

  13. Gretchen Woodman
    March 28, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    I will NEVER understand how any human can deliberately inflict pain upon animals. My greatest thrill is seeing them live the lives they were meant to live, but humans seem to intervene everywhere in every way to the detriment of all species. I am glad you are doing all you can to to release them from their pain, even if it means euthanasia when nothing else can be done.

  14. Debby Dunn
    March 28, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    I can't imagine the pain this poor fella was feeling. thank God he was found put to rest. shame on anyone that wants to hurt animals, they do feel pain.

  15. Alex Foxx
    March 28, 2014 @ 3:48 am

    You are true heroes. I sit here sobbing, and my heart was pounding before I scrolled down after slowly reading the story…deliberating. Can I take it? Probably not. The heroes like you, Jamie, Justin, and Dr. Wynn amaze me because I think I wouldn't be able to take the heartache of witnessing all that pain and suffering. But if everyone turned their back on these beautiful creatures based on the fear of feeling so much, I hate to think what kind of world this would be. Thank you for all you do, every day for these magnificent beings. I am so sorry… <3

  16. Deb Conner
    March 28, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    I felt I owed this kitten and I did look at this horrid picture; trappers are the lowest form of sheer scum imaginable…willing animal torturers that should be crushed like the cockroaches they are.

  17. Eric Huff
    March 28, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    Poor guy! What a horrible situation. The fact that humans were responsible for this is inexcusable. I'm sure that Ivan was grateful that you relieved his suffering. Thank you very much for caring so well for these cats and advocating on their behave.

  18. Nicole Parianous
    March 27, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

    I believe that Humans are the parasites of the earth and most don't deserve to live on it with these beautiful creatures!! God Bless You for NEVER giving up!!!

  19. Sherryl Rae Taylor
    March 27, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    I am a cat addict. I love all cats big and small. My heart is broken seeing what some one did to cause this. He is in heaven with Jesus now. whole and pain free. GOD BLESS BCR AND ALL INVOLVED WITH BCR.

  20. Ellen Mass
    March 27, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

    I still have a hard time believing that trappers say they are necessary and that the traps don't hurt the animal. yes, I've had a trapper tell me that! it may not have been the trap that hurt this poor baby but it is a direct correlation to being trapped that this kitten chewed his own legs off! than you BCR for doing all that you do to help save cats large and small.

  21. Lee Sides
    March 27, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    Horrendous & heartbreaking!

  22. Sarah Elizabeth Kenny
    March 27, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    how can people be so inhumane?I have no words for this image, it is just gut reging god awful.

  23. Will Rhoades
    March 27, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    Shameful…the acts of so called "superior beings"……My prayers are daily made for the people of compassion and love like yourself, Carol.

  24. Juan Garcia
    March 27, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    So how did the trap manage to get both front legs at the exact same height?

    • BCR
      March 27, 2014 @ 10:56 am

      Maybe it was baited with something that caused the kitten to pounce at it.

  25. Kathleen Malone O'Connor
    March 27, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

    Some images need to be seen to be believed and then acted upon–some pain must be shared to mobilize the world to prevent this suffering from continuing unopposed. But Goddess rest the poor bobcat kitten. I wish the days of suffering and pain he experienced from the trap were somehow visited on the trappers–no sentient creature deserves that kind of cruelty! Please continue the noble work you're doing to help these wild ones. I am disabled now and live solely on my social security which is another way of saying on a wing and a prayer so I can no longer contribute financially as I did when I had a regular salary. But I do try to help by advocacy online: petitions and letter campaigns and promoting understanding of animal cruelty issues and stimulating action online through social networking on Facebook Pinterest. etc.

  26. Patrice Cole
    March 27, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Trapping is awful. I'm speechless!

  27. Kathryn Jones-Mitchell
    March 27, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

    RIP sweet bobcat… Run free at the Rainbow Bridge. For a short while, the rescuers of Big Cat Rescue were your guardian angel while you were here on Earth, you are now their guardian angel up in the Heavens…

  28. Mary Posey Bean
    March 25, 2014 @ 4:34 am

    OMG! That poor fur baby. May God keep him in peace. He will no longer feel pain. He will run and hunt in lands of forever plenty. God loves all his creatures. Thank you for helping him. Even though I feel so much sadness at the image, to ignore it and pretend these cruelties don't exist would be wrong. Humans can be extremely cruel, but people like ya'll are proof that we can be just as good too.

  29. Barbara Savacool Badum
    March 25, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    OMG, the poor baby. Why are people so cruel. This breaks my heart.

  30. Robert Campbell
    March 24, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    This is probably one of the most disturbing images I have ever seen, but having seen it, it is etched in my mind and I will forever support laws against these types of traps. NO animal deserves this.

  31. Dawn Anderson
    March 24, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    To all trappers, really and truely this is the only way you can make money and feed your family…… I certainly think not, but hook up with Rubio so you can continue to abuse animals of any sort just so money is made……Mark Rubio is a git and so is any trappers that use inhumane or any other traps to abuse and injure and hurt any animal.

  32. Kelly Ferguson
    March 24, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    Thank you for what you do.

  33. Regina Rinaldi
    March 24, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    poor baby. Breaks my heart that Ivan had to live one minute like that

  34. Sandy Frazzled
    March 24, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

    My cynical suggestion for getting rid of the traps that mangled this poor bobcat? Cry "What about the poor children?"

  35. Diane Campbell
    March 24, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    I didn't want to look, but I felt I had to because no matter the pain I feel now, crying as I am, I know that it's nothing near what this poor baby had to endure. I love you all for your commitment and compassion to save and heal these cats. People shouldn't hide from these truths as disturbing as they are because this is what these cats have to live with because of humans and we owe it to them to bear witness and speak up on their behalf. Thank you for all the work you do. I'll say a prayer for this baby. God bless.

  36. Laura Pentassuglia
    March 24, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    I am crying our my guts for this little fellow. I can not fully express what I am thinking and feeling in this very moment. The only thing I can do is to thank you all for your work, for going through the hardship to post this story. As hard as it is, it must be told, people have to know and they should take the courage to see the photo and the end of the page and just try to imagine the pain this little innocent creature went though.

  37. Monica Spires
    March 24, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Thank you to all the"Angels" at BCR for what they can, when they can for any injured cat

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