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Narla

NARLA Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   Rescue of Narla the Cougar:   This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's.  This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.   According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't  do it without looking Read More

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Joseph

  JOSEPH Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07   Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph the lion wasn't eating and was wobbling when he walked. It was a Sunday afternoon Read More

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Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014.  There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful. For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state  for  less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.   See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More

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Sassyfrass Cougar

  Sassyfrass Male Cougar DOB  1/1/1998 Rescued  11/17/2010 Sponsor Sassyfrass http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-998/Cougar-Sponsorship/Detail   If only they could speak to us in a language that we understand.  Then we might know the horrors they have survived and be more inclined to protect others from enduring their fate. I'll share with you what I do know and hope that will inspire you to help these cougars and to do all you can to end the trade in exotic cats. Back in the 90s, farmers Al and Read More

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Dying To Be Held

Dying To Be Held   If we were only $20.00 away from curing cancer, we would surely all clamor to be the one to complete the fundraising for the cure. Some of the ills of our society are that close to a cure. Ending the abuse of baby lions and tigers is one of them. In 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia's computer generated animation of Aslan the lion captivated the imagination of all who witnessed the fantasy. The notion of being so special that the creature known as the King of Beasts would allow us to touch him became irresistible to many Read More

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research

Big Cat Rescue's Research 1) A paper written on clouded leopards where information provided by BCR on the website is the main reference: http://lutetimes.com/2013/05/2 0/clouded-leopard-new-species- offers-new-discoveries/ 2) Parasite Research paper that used scat samples collected by BCR to examine and provide the data - Parasite research 3) A research paper that used samples of male ocelot urine provided by BCR - Rodents Orrock and Danielson 4) BCR included in a research paper about Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in wild pallas' Read More

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Feed Cats

Big Cat Rescue's Feeding Protocol WHAT BIG CAT RESCUE FEEDS   Big Cat Rescue feeds our 500 pounds of food per day and we use Triple A Brand Meat Company because it is the best and the cats LOVE it. Feline Complete Diet: Beef muscle meat, KanTech Feline Complete vitamin/mineral premix. Packaged in three 10 pound frozen bags per box Click here for complete nutritional information* Bones:Bovine leg shanks. Packaged in one 40 pound bag per box Choice of 4-5" small and 8-10" large Raw Hides: Beef Hides Approximately Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8 2014

In Case You Are Wondering What the Fuss Was About   Last Friday (Oct 3, 2014) the Florida Wildlife Commission inspectors came out, based on a complaint filed by Vernon Yates and Kathy Stearns, of Dade City Wild Things.  The officers told us that the rules say you can't have leopards in an open top cage unless you get a prior, written, approval by the FWC. This was news to us, because in the past it was OK to have leopards in open top cages and back when we first built the sanctuary, a lot of our leopard cages were built that way and Read More

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Gilligan

Gilligan Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13     Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction. Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out Read More

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How to build a strong brand on Facebook

How to build a strong brand on Facebook   "Organic reach of the content brands publish in Facebook is destined to hit zero. It’s only a matter of time." says Social@Ogilvy writer on March 6, 2014. Non profits, like Big Cat Rescue, are "brands" so that didn't bode well for us. Social@Ogilvy went on to say, "100 brand pages, organic reach hovered at 6 percent, a decline of 49 percent from peak levels in October. For large pages with more than 500,000 Likes, organic reach hit 2 percent in February. And Facebook sources were unofficially Read More