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Rules

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 RulesSection IX - On Property Safety 814   ATTACHMENTS   Tour Guide Procedures Class Gate Read More

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Cages

http://youtu.be/KrF0rRL5DHA   Big Cat Caging No big cat belongs in a cage, but until we have better laws to protect exotic cats from being bred for lives of captivity and deprivation, we need to give them as much space and privacy as possible.  In their wild their territories would measure in square miles, not square feet, so even at its best a cage is nothing more than a jail cell. Since all exotic cats, no matter how early they are neutered or spayed, spray bucket loads of urine all day you will want to provide an outdoor Read More

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Cypress

Update:  3/11/14:  Thanks to our wonderful SkipAHolics, who keep a constant eye on our hospitalized cats, we were able to detect that Cypress the bobcat was straining to defecate again.  She went in to Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital to be examined and it was clear that she is never going to heal properly and be able to pass food; not even the ground diet she's been getting.  The only humane option was to euthanize her while she was asleep. Tributes to her brief, but inspiring life, are here:  https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/cypress-bobcat Video Read More

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Natasha

Natasha the lynx was rescued from being turned into a fur coat 20 years ago. Since then she has lived in progressively larger cages, but has never had an unobstructed view of the sky. This may be her last year on this earth. Would you give her the chance to see the stars above and bask in the sun, in an enclosure that measures in acres rather than sq feet? Cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals and other exotic cats are in need of room to run too. We will be using the area that you see in the video, but it needs totally different walls to keep Read More

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Buy A Big Cat

How much is that "kitty" in the window?   If you are thinking it might be really cool to have a big cat as a pet, take a few minutes to consider the costs.  But first check out the slideshow to see what it means to the cat.  Most people think the cost of the cat is the big expense, but that is just the beginning. (Although keep in mind that statistics show that 98% of the exotic animals bought as pets die in the first 2 years.) We have 100+ cats representing 16 species and eleven years of experience in caring for them so our Read More

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How Can Big Cat Rescue Offer Effective Self Guided Tours?

Is there a way to allow people to visit during regular business hours and still get our message across to them that wild cats don't belong in cages?  This tour experience is something we have been trying to figure out from the early days of the sanctuary. Originally the reason was so that people could experience what it is like to be in a cage, with the cats having much more space and freedom than the human.  In the following layout, the humans are confined to a narrow space that is a solid wall on one side and a 10' high cage wall between them Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 4 2014

Hello Willow, I would like to take a moment to thank you and your volunteers for our recent visit to BCR. I was so impressed with the orderliness of our check-in, the brief orientation, and the ease in which you gathered enough people to assist with the golf cart riders, and our group in general. We truly were amazed by the animals we visited, and by their stories. The headsets were so helpful in hearing our guide and the histories of each cat. I was happy to see how clean all the enclosures are, and to hear about the "Rotation Vacation" program. Read More

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Precious

PRECIOUS Female Bobcat DOB 4/1/92  DOD 1/27/14 Rescued 1992   Precious came to Easy Street from an auction when she was about six months old. She is a Texas Bobcat, which is the most dramatically spotted variety. She lived in the house for a while, but she was never house broken and never trusted people. She seems happiest to have people keep their distance and admire her from afar.  She shared a 900 square foot Cat-A-Tat with Shiloh and Indian Summer for many years and then, one day, they decided they didn't like her anymore Read More

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Lion News

Your One Stop Source for All Articles About Lions   Best Lion Quotes:  http://www.curatedquotes.com/cat-quotes/lion-quotes/   These headlines linked to the story when it broke, but news portals often change their link structure after the first day, so some articles may not load.  Follow Big Cat Rescue so that you never miss an important lion story. Lion lion View "Lion" on Spundge  This is where you can find out about everything that is happening with lions and get involved to make a difference.  The opinions Read More

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Tiger News

Your One Stop Source for All Articles About Tigers   Best Tiger Quotes:  http://www.curatedquotes.com/cat-quotes/tiger-quotes/ These headlines linked to the story when it broke, but news portals often change their link structure after the first day, so some articles may not load. Follow Big Cat Rescue so that you never miss an important tiger story. Tiger Tiger News tiger View "Tiger" on Spundge  This is where you can find out about everything that is happening with tigers and get involved to make a difference. Read More