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Accidents

Accidents and Animal Injury place animal in carrying case as quickly and gently as possible notify  Director keep the animal warm, quiet, and isolated give water if dehydrated ANIMAL HANDLING The animals that you will be caring for at Big Cat Rescue will be cared for in a HANDS OFF fashion because they are wild animals. All of the animals possess effective means for defending themselves when they feel it is necessary, including teeth, claws, odor, etc. Remember, any animal can and will bite if sufficiently provoked or frightened Read More

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Kittens and Cubs

KITTENS AND CUBS   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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Poisonous Plants

POISONOUS PLANTS   THE FIVE PLANTS MOST HAZARDOUS TO YOUR PET'S HEALTH “We typically recommend that pets not be allowed to eat plants in general,” says APCC veterinary toxicologist Dr. Safdar Khan. “However, it is especially critical that the following plants be kept out of reach of animals, as they have the potential to cause serious, even fatal systemic effects when ingested." * LILIES rank number one in dangerous plant call volume at the APCC, and are highly toxic to cats. Says Khan, “It is clear that even with ingestions Read More

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Heat Stroke

HEAT STROKE   Buy Big Cat Books and Videos If it is very hot and the cat is panting take a close look in his mouth. If the tongue is red and the cat is drooling he may be suffering from heat stroke. Cats cool themselves by increasing the air over their tongues and by salivating on their fur to cause evaporation. When the cat’s body temperature goes over 106 degrees he may stagger, vomit and produce bloody diarrhea. His lips will turn blue or grey before digressing into a coma.   Mild cases require only that Read More

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Emergencies

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES   http://youtu.be/9OIRZbBZFuU   Rule # 1 : STAY CALM . Detach yourself from the drama and become the hired professional brought in to remedy the situation. Your mind is more complex (and more easily accessible) than any computer. Everything you have ever learned is right there and available to you, but you must be in a clear state of mind to recall the needed information. Running in circles and causing a big commotion won’t help the animal in need. Because this is an Emergency, you need to think fast, but Read More

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Clipping Claws

CLIPPING THE NAILS   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 Read More

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Safety Program

WORKPLACE SAFETY PROGRAM   Table of Contents     Section I - Management Commitment and Involvement   1 Section II - Safety and Health Training   2 Section III - Safety Meetings   3 Section IV - Safety Committee   4 Section V - Safety Inspections   5 Section VI - First Aid Procedures   6 Section VII - Accident Investigations   7 Section VIII - Workplace Safety Rules   Section IX - On Property Safety   8 14   ATTACHMENTS   Tour Read More

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Sanctuary Master Plan

You have to start with the end in mind... ...and then start taking steps, no matter how small, each and every day toward that goal.   Big Cat Rescue has enjoyed spectacular success in every aspect of the sanctuary world. From the most well trained and dedicated staff and volunteers to having several years worth of reserves set aside incaseof a global market crash; this 20 year old sanctuary has been a working model for other animal rescue groups. Big Cat Rescue freely shares our resources and lessons learned by providing:   1. Read More

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Protected: How to Start and Run a Sanctuary Slideshow

How to start and run a sanctuaryView more presentations from BigCatRescue. Read More

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Code of Honor

Code of Honor 1.   I will focus on what works best to achieve our mission of caring for cats & ending the trade. 2.   I will speak my truth to the best of my ability & listen attentively as others speak theirs, with an end goal of finding solutions that work for all. 3.   I will support my fellow Rescuers early, often & unconditionally. 4.   I will be truthful & responsible for my actions, accepting my role with grace and performing to the best of my ability. 5.   I will deal with complete transparency Read More