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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 BigCatTV.com   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   Looking 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. Special heart symbols also available, please inquire 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!  http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1312/2013-BCR-Calendar/Detail   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. http://www.bigcatfun.com/christmas.html At the top of that page you will find links to our thousands of FREE big cat 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

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AdvoCat 2012 08

Big Cats Cool Off with Refreshing Treats   Summertime is here once again and the big cats received a very special treat to help them beat the heat. Watermelons make great enrichment toys for the cats. Their oblong shape makes them roll around unpredictably which drives the cats bonkers and once the mysterious green orb is captured the cats receive another surprise as they sink their teeth in. A yummy cool treat that is sure to please!   Family Dog Rescues Bobcat   Honey, look what the dog? dragged in? OK, so that’s Read More

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AdvoCat 2012 07 Happy Independence Day

Happy 4th of July from Big Cat Rescue   For anyone who knows cats, they think every day is Independence Day.  With your help we can ensure that for future generations.  Meanwhile, it's not too late to send a Big Cat Rescue Fourth of July eCard for free here:  http://www.bigcatfun.com/ecards/subcat6.html   To recognize the Sanctuary’s 20th anniversary milestone we have set a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of 2012   http://youtu.be/smY5n_WhqVQ   To help make your donation even greater, we are pleased Read More