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Thurston

Thurston AKA Mr. Howell Male bobcat Appx. 1/1/2008 Rescued 5/5/13   Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on. Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey Read More

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Nirvana

NIRVANA Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and 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?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph Read More

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Why do people keep dead exotic cats in their freezers?

Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement   One dead panther was buried in a garage freezer. Another was stuffed and mounted on a wall. The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices. The deputy who answered that call found himself staring into the eyes of a frozen panther that reportedly had been shot. At first, he thought it was a lion. Then Read More

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research

Big Cat Rescue Research Sanctuary   Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida houses approximately 100 cats of 13 different species who are normally found in the wild (i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats etc.). The sanctuary is focused on using its exotic animal care facility to conduct and contribute to research that falls into two broad categories:   - Conservation of big cats and other species in the wild. This includes identifying the habitat range and travel patterns, identifying specific animals to estimate populations, efforts Read More

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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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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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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