Litterbox

Litter Box Training Domestic cats win hands down when it comes to house manners and exotic cats are more easily influenced by what other cats show them than what we try to teach them. For this reason, we employ domestic cat mothers, strays with kittens of their own...
Hygiene and Pest Control

Hygiene and Pest Control

Big Cat Rescue’s Hygiene and Pest Control     INTRODUCTION Hygiene serves as a most important tool keeping sanctuary functioning property. There are several reasons why hygiene must be effective in the sanctuary. (a) Health Needs: to help prevent the...
Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry

BIG CAT RESCUE’S BASIC HUSBANDRY [toc] INTRODUCTION   Much of the Keeper’s time is spent in basic husbandry routines such as cleaning and feeding. Unless efficient procedures are mastered the Keeper can waste much time in unnecessary movement and labour,...
Animal Health

Animal Health

BIG CAT RESCUE’S ANIMAL HEALTH PROTOCOL   INTRODUCTION The Keeper is the first line of defense in caring for the animals in the Refuge. Big Cat Rescue maintains a close relationship with two full-time Veterinarians, and their Lab Technicians. However, the Keeper,...
CPR

CPR

ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION & HEART MASSAGE   If the cat has stopped breathing and the heart has stopped beating there are two methods of resuscitation. Chest compression stimulates the heart to beat and if done correctly, can force air in and out of the lungs. If...