Happy Halloween from Big Cat Rescue!
Most of this month's AdvoCat news can be found in the Big Cat Times online edition here: BCT-2014-4
It is there that you will find out about our most recent tiger rescue, an update on Mickey Cougar, see our Windsong Memorial Hospital rising from the ground, get an update on Ariel the most recent bobcat rescue, bid a sad farewell to some of our beloved big cats, check out some great photos of recent rescues, Zeus and Keisha Tigers, going on vacation, see some fun new Halloween photos, Read More
Big Cat Rescue Honored as 2014 Top-Rated NonProfit
by GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews
Keisha Tiger on her first "Vacation" in the Vacation Rotation enclosure
Thanks to YOU!
Last month, after some animal exploiters posted some fake reviews to try and bring our scores down, we asked you to post reviews about Big Cat Rescue if you had been here to several sites and today it was announced that we won the prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about Read More
Welcome Mickey the Cougar!
To everyone who donated and who shared Mickey's story, we offer our heartfelt appreciation. Mickey is one trooper of a cougar and despite his debilitating condition he still rolls on the soft ground and plays with his toys, bowls and even his den. We have to fatten him up a bit, so he can be sedated and evaluated by an orthopedic specialist, but we have the vet date scheduled and will keep you posted.
This video is heartbreaking to watch. We recorded it to let the orthopedic specialist see how Mickey Read More
This month has almost too much good news to share! It is because of people, like YOU, who speak up for the big cats that we are seeing so many good things happening for them and such a huge shift in the way people think about them.
First up in the good news Cat-egory:
The Senate had a hearing on S1381, the Big Cats and Public Safety Act, and is moving forward on the bill. If you are new to Big Cat Rescue and our issues, this is THE MOST IMPORTANT BILL EVER to protect captive big cats from being bred for life in backyard Read More
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