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Liger Facts

Where do Ligers Come From? http://youtu.be/txcbe4EtuUw Irresponsible breeders is the short answer. A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually larger than either Read More

Posted in Articles by BCR, Bobcats, Rescues | 36 comments

Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable

I was up most of the night after seeing the image at the bottom of this page, so stop at the big Red Warning label below if you don't want to see something you can never un-see.  I leave a lot of room after the warning so you won't accidentally see that awful image, so please read this through and just stop at the huge red letters. Bobcat rehab is the most rewarding, most challenging and most gut wrenching part of our work at Big Cat Rescue. The moment a call comes in about a bobcat in distress the tension starts to mount.  Is it really Read More

Posted in Rescues | 21 comments

Injured Bobcat Rescued – Euthanized

Injured Bobcat Rescued - Euthanized   3/22/14 10:57 am a call comes in from someone named Stacie who says she is watching a bobcat, in a ditch across from her house in Northport, FL (1hr 17min away) and he is limping and has blood dripping from his leg. She says her father walked right up to the cat and it didn't run, so I asked her to text me a photo and it was a bobcat. The cat looked to be in pain, but was sitting in the grass and the photo was blurry, so I didn't know how bad the injury might be. We sprang into action and loaded Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Cat Laws, News @ BCR, Rescues | 1 comment

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 22 2014

West Virginia Bans Private Possession of Wild Animals!   Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board, whose members will determine which animals to include under the law. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare praise Gov. Tomblin’s Read More

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Trade in Bobcats and Lynx 2004-2008

2012 Cruel Leg Hold Trapping & Torture of Bobcat   http://youtu.be/-KONb-xSZvg   Speak out against this here: CatLaws.com   Trade in Bobcats and Lynx 2004-2008   The following charts are from CITES.org and show an alarming trade in wild cats.     Warning Graphic Image   Do not scroll down if you are faint of heart because this image is just heart breaking. When the Rescuers were trying to catch the bobcat, he was running on all four paws, even Read More

Posted in How To Start A Sanctuary, News @ BCR | 0 comments

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

Posted in Articles by BCR, Cat Laws, Tigers | 11 comments

Cubs

2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs 1.  Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.  2.  Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.   http://youtu.be/Z9NxCNDu2Lw   The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed.  More than 115,000 of you asked USDA to ban cub petting via email.  More than 15,000 of you took the time to also post your comments on the Federal Register, including the American Veterinary Medical Read More

Posted in Rescues, Servals, Videos | 2 comments

Kricket Serval

Kricket Female Serval DOB 4/1/2001 Rescued 3/11/2011   Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her. We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure for her with lots of places to hide and fun things to explore, she’d just spent the last ten years living indoors so we wanted to make her adjustment to life outside as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Her owner Read More

Posted in Rescues, Tigers, Videos | 2 comments

TJ

TJ Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger Hybrid DOB 1999   TJ was the youngest of four tigers who were rescued in 2007 from a breeding facility in Center Hill Florida called Savage Kingdom.  He is quite playful and loves to crash through all of the high grasses in his enclosure. TJ has a particular fascination with water and will splash in and out of his pools or the pond, when he is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.  He seems to delight in the way the light moves on the surface of splashing water. Savage Kingdom was 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   A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe   It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her Read More
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