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whats it like to work at big cat rescue

What's It Like to Work at Big Cat Rescue?   Most animal organizations our size have 30 paid staff, but we are able to maintain excellent care with about a third of that in paid staff because none of our paid staff are paid to work with animals. There are so many people who love big cats that they will do all of the cleaning, feeding, enrichment, operant conditioning and vet care for free. Our paid staff do the things animal lovers don't enjoy like managing the gift shop, managing the data base, paying attention to donors, writing newsletters 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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Operant Conditioning Video

Operant Conditioning Video   http://youtu.be/eH5iTBMh_O8 Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors. Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More

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Quarantine

Big Cat Rescue's Quarantine Protocol   To prevent the introduction of disease to animals already established in the Sanctuary, new animal arrivals are quarantined on arrival in the Sanctuary's Quarantine Facility. Occasionally new arrivals will be quarantined elsewhere on site. To control certain health problems or outbreaks of disease, quarantine restrictions are sometimes placed on a certain Sanctuary area. The quarantine period is thirty days unless specified by the vet. The quarantine period may be extended indefinitely if the new Read More

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Records

Big Cat Rescue's Communication and Records The cats at Big Cat Rescue live much longer and healthier lives than do most exotic cats in zoos, sanctuaries or private collections.  A big part of that is because of the record keeping process that is everyone's job at Big Cat Rescue. We share our record keeping system with anyone who wants it because we want animals to get the best possible care; no matter where they are.  We share all of our forms, training documents, training videos, charts, policies and processes in one google site template Read More

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MSDS

MSDS for products that are typically used in an animal sanctuary or zoo.  These are the products and Material Data Safety Sheets used by Big Cat Rescue. 3M-77 3M-Ultrathon 134a-Refrigerant Adams-Flea-Tick Advantage Airwick Alcohol All-Stain-Lifter Ambra-Multi-G-134 Amdro Art-Minds-Washable-Paint Avon-Skin-So-Soft Bar-Keepers-Friend Battery-Cleaner-Indicator BD-EZ-Scrub Beauty-Secrets-Acetone Betadine Bio-Spot Bite-Blocker Black-flag Black-Gesso Blackjack-Ultra-Roof Caladryl Carefree-Rechargeable-Battery Cascade_Rinse_Agent Castrol-Oil Castrol-Tection-Extra Citrus-II-Hand-Sanitizing-Lotion Clorox-Anywhere Clorox-bleach-wipes Clorox CLR_Calcium_Lime_Rust Combat-Source-Kill Comet Coppertone_sunscreen Cortaid-Poison-Ivy Cosequin CRC-White-Lithium-Grease Cutter DAP-Kwik-Seal DAP-Liquid-Cement DAP-Plaster-Paris Dawn_Professional_Dish_Detergent Dawn Daybright-Disinfectant DIAL-Liquid_Hand_Soap Diesel-fuel Dish-Drops-Concentrated-Dish-Liquid Dove Eagle-One-Car-Wash Elmers-School-Glue Expo-DEMarkers Febreze Fire_Extinguisher Fix-A-Flat Formula-409 Gardner-Wet-R-Dri Gasoline Germ-X-Hand-Sanitizer Glass-Plus Goo-Gone Gorilla-Glue Great-Value-Glass-Cleaner Greenworks Grumbacher-Varnish Gumout H&C-Concrete-Sealer Harmony-Sunscreen Hartz-Nodor Havoline-Power-Steering-Fluid Homax_Nail Read More

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Cat Care

Big Cat Care   Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had seen enough of the abuse and abandonment caused by the pet trade that we had previously engaged in to know that there was no reason to breed exotic animals for lives in cages. As a result we increased our efforts through spaying, neutering and cage building to ensure that we would no longer be a part of the problem. As we have continued to learn about the causes of so much suffering we have become active in stopping the exotic pet trade through education Read More

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Acquisitions

Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Acquisition Policy Our board asks the following list of questions when considering a rescue situation: • Is it a cat? • Has this cat been with us before? • Are we financially able and staff stable enough to take on this commitment? • Will the owner surrender the permits and sign a contract not to own or use another exotic cat? • Is this acquisition a governmental seizure? • What are the legal ramifications? • Is ownership un-contested? • Is transport possible?  (we can only receive Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 18 2014

The REAL Money is in Bequests   If you are operating an animal rescue shelter or sanctuary then you know that the real money is in bequests. What is harder to determine is how to receive bequests. In part it is a numbers game and the more people who know about your wonderful work then the greater the chances that you will be remembered in their wills, but there is a way to maximize your potential for being the beneficiary of an estate:   Make a Difference   The shelter or sanctuary has probably figured out that Read More

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Feeding Kittens and Cubs

Feeding Wild Cat Kittens and Cubs   There is no substitute that is as good as a cat's own mother. Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had seen enough of the abuse and abandonment caused by the pet trade that we had previously engaged in to know that there was no reason to breed exotic animals for lives in cages. As a result we increased our efforts through spaying, neutering and cage building to ensure that we would no longer be a part of the problem. As we have continued to learn about the causes of so much Read More
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