The June AdvoCat
When to Euthanize a Tiger
At Big Cat Rescue we have a general decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy. The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest." They just will Read More
The May AdvoCat
Big Cat Rescue saved 3 starving and severely neglected tigers from a dilapidated pseudo-sanctuary in New York. JnK Call of the Wild was finally shut down by authorities resulting in the seizure of 20 exotic animals. The 3 tigers that will now call Big Cat Rescue home are Keisha, Kimba and Zeus. Read about their rescue and see the photos here: http://bigcatrescue.org/jnk/
What's Up With Cameron's Mane?
If you've ever been on a tour of the sanctuary, you've probably heard about how we gave Cameron the lion a vasectomy when he arrived so that he and the love of his life, Zabu, would be able to live together without bringing more cubs into captivity. It was a great launching point to talk about why it is so bad to cross breed animals, like ligers, and to educate our guests about how the lion's mane is a testosterone driven sign of his virility. For a long time we all enjoyed the best Read More
March for Lions a Huge Success
Our video sums up the Tampa March for Lions:
Get all the details, photos and videos here: http://bigcatrescue.org/march-lions/
You're going to shop on Amazon anyway, right? I do because Prime gives me free shipping and 2 day service on just about everything I order. When you shop via Amazon Smile you can pick Big Cat Rescue as your favorite charity and we get money from Amazon every time you shop. That's something all of the cats can Read More
Happy Valentine's Day from Some Sweet Cats
Make a donation towards the care of Max and Mary Ann the bobcats and receive a downloadable 8x10 color photo collage documenting their very first day together. Makes a great gift! http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1393/Donation--dsh--Valentines-Max/Detail
Sad Farewell to Three Beloved Cats
2014 has been a hard year so far as we have lost three of our beloved cats. Flavio the tiger died at the record breaking age of 25 years. Sasha the lioness died during a rather Read More
Rescue of Cypress the Bobcat Kitten
January 4, 2014 9:28 am a call comes in from Bob Strouse who reports that a bobcat has been struck by a car and has dragged herself off the road at Cypress Gardens Boulevard and Hwy 27 in Winter Haven, FL. He has called Animal Control, a local rehabber and several vets, but no one will come help the bobcat. See what happens next:
Max and MaryAnn; a Love Story?
Exotic cats are solitary by nature and don't want to share space. It is very rare Read More
Merry Christmas from Big Cat Rescue
Check out http://bigcatfun.com/christmas.html for free Christmas E-cards, Letter to Santa, free games, free puzzles and free things to make and give for the holidays. Everything is themed for Christmas and exotic cats and was designed for YOU, our loyal fan.
No Holiday for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger
The Louisiana Supreme Court denied a petition to overturn the decision in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing case to protect Tony, the tiger confined at Read More
Will Amanda Have More to be Thankful For?
We are so close to funding Amanda the tiger's ability to run with her brothers in the new 2.5 ac Vacation Rotation enclosure. Can you make this her best Thanksgiving Day ever by giving $2.00, or whatever you can afford, to make her dream come true?
Fully Funded on Nov 19, 2013! Thank you!
Thank you for including these wonderful cats in your Thanksgiving and Holiday giving. We hope that your holidays are filled with joy!
GROWLOWEEN! Lions Tigers & Bats!
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Tired of the same old theme parks? Obnoxious crowds, packed parking lots, long lines—you know what I’m talking about.
Want a more intimate scare this Halloween?
Then join Big Cat Rescue Friday, October 25 for Growl-O-Ween. Get your tickets here:
Two New Rescues
Two very lucky exotic cats have found their way to a fur-ever home at Big Cat Rescue. At the links below you can read or hear their stories and see photos of them before, Read More
Hybrid Cat Rescued
A hurricane in 2005 ravaged a facility called South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Homestead, FL. The perimeter fence was demolished and piles of leaves and branches covered the cage roof tops. The founder of the center had tried to clean up the mess by himself and wound up in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and asking for help was not something that came easily to this hard working Read More