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AdvoCat 2013 06

Happy Father's Day Don't forget to tell your father how special he is on Sunday, June 16.  Send one of our beautiful, FREE e-cards by clicking the card below. Sponsor a big cat: or check out our Gifts for Him: or maybe a donation to some freedom for the big cats in your father's name?  See below.   One Last Chance for Flavio?   At 24 years old, Flavio is the world's oldest tiger. He retired from the circus to Big Cat Rescue on New Year's Day 2002. Since Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 05

Most Daring Rescue Ever!   Nine exotic cats and two other wild animals were confiscated from a dilapidated Atchison, Kansas, property yesterday after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water. The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office seized one tiger, two cougars, three bobcats, two lynx, a serval and two skunks under the state’s Dangerous Regulated Animals Act and the animal cruelty code. The Humane Society of the United States, Big Cat Rescue, In-Sync Exotics Read More

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Advocat 2013 04

HAPPY EARTH DAY   If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. - CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE, letter to President Franklin Pierce     Flavio Tiger and His Big Move   Flavio, a 24 year old male tiger, was recently loaded up into a transport cage to await his ride that would take him to Gainesville where he had an appointment with his veterinarian. (He is one of a handful of cats that Read More

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Advocat 2013 03

“HOPPY” EASTER! Big Cat Rescue is working on our next grrrreat Easter video.  Be sure that you are subscribed to   Intern Killed by Lion at Cat Haven   A 24 year old intern named Dianna Hanson was mauled to death while inside a cage with a four year old male lion named Cous Cous. The lion had been raised at the zoo since he was a cub. Another worker tried to distract the lion, to no avail, and the sheriff shot the cat to death, but it was too late for Dianna Hanson. The facility is called Project Survival Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 02 A Lasting Valentine’s Gift for a unique Valentine’s gift that will leave a lasting impression? Look no further. A personalized laser engraved brick is a special way to show that special someone, just how special they really are. These bricks are permanently installed at the front entrance of the sanctuary and will be seen by thousands of visitors every month!   Choose from two sizes; 8x8” with up to 5 lines of text and 4x8” with up to 3 lines of text. Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 01

Nashville Serval Paradise Bound  - Music to Her Ears   Mid December we received a call from a man in Nashville who was looking for a home for a 3-year-old female serval. The serval, named Nala, was the pet of the man’s father.  His father had become deathly ill and was in the hospital and not expected to survive.   We explained to the man that when we agree to take in a cat that the owner contract with us to give up their exotic animal permit and to never again own an exotic cat as a pet.  Breaching the contract results Read More

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AdvoCat 2012 12

Happy Holidays from Big Cat Rescue!   Get wild with the 2013 Big Cat Rescue Calendar. Features lions, tigers, leopards, and more. Standard size. This item is in stock and ready to ship!   Free Big Cat Holiday Fun Stuff   Visit our Big Cat Fun website that has free Holiday games, crafts and goodies for your family to enjoy. At the top of that page you will find links to our thousands of FREE big cat themed e cards too!   Great American Read More

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AdvoCat 2012 11

Happy Thanksgiving from Big Cat Rescue   Hybrid Cat Rescue We didn't plan it this way, but on NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY we were asked to rescue two exotic cat hybrids who had been dumped by their owners and were now starving to death..... The cats had been trapped by Animal Control and no one had claimed them, so the Audubon Society drove them to us to see if they could get a second chance here. One of the cats was a very sweet bengal cat who was adopted by one of our Big Cat Rescuers. The second is an unknown mix, but closely resembles Read More

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AdvoCat 2012 10

Halloween Pumpkin Enrichment     Halloween is near and that means it’s pumpkin time for the big cats! Each year the residents of the sanctuary receive a very special halloween treat - their very own pumpkin to carve how they please! The cats love chomping, clawing, and pouncing on the rolley orange gourds and seem to be attracted to their smell like a domestic cat is to catnip.  You can see for yourself how much the cats love pumpkins by reserving your “spot” on one of the Keeper Tours scheduled in October. In Read More

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AdvoCat 2012 09

Name Our Newest Rescue, An Orphaned Baby Bobcat   Big Cat Rescuers Jamie Veronica and Dr. Justin recently traveled to Sanibel Island to pick up an orphaned bobcat kitten from CROW rehab facility. CROW staff received this kitten from nearby Captiva Island. The three month old male was found under a house shortly after an adult bobcat was discovered dead on the side of the road, a victim of a car collision. There are no wildlife rehab facilities on the island so the kitten was trapped and sent via helicopter to CROW. There he received Read More