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Don’t They Miss Being Petted?

Don't They Miss Being Petted? I hear that almost every time I explain that we are a NO CONTACT facility. Wild animals shouldn't be kept as pets.  Most of the cats at Big Cat Rescue were once kept as pets who are usually discarded once they become adults and begin to spray and bite.  We do not allow contact between staff or volunteers or the public with the cats; even the small ones.  There are a lot of reasons: 1.  The cats are solitary by nature and do not seek our affection. 2.  It is dangerous to have any part of your body Read More

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News Broadcaster Sue Zelenko

News Broadcaster, Sue Zelenko   Local News Broadcaster, Sue Zelenko with Lionell our Lion Mascot at the St. Francis Walk A Thon to raise money for spaying and neutering dogs and cats.  Big Cat Rescue is more than just a big cat rescue mission. We do our part in the community to provide a better life for all animals. Mary Ann Reed is dressed in the  costume here and she does most of our mascot's appearances.  By day she cleans cages and gives tours. Read More

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County Commissioners Approve Zoning

County Commissioners Visit the Cats After Zoning Approval   As noted briefly in our last issue because it happened just as we went to press, in February the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners approved our application for rezoning to a Planned Development. The new zoning is a huge event for the sanctuary. First, it clears up any ambiguity there may have been about our right to have the sanctuary at its current location and conduct the necessary activities required to run it into perpetuity. Second, it grants approval, subject to Read More

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Liger Exam and Update Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ryCMv4nJg Freckles is an 18 year old liger we rescued in 2008. She was in bad shape when she came to Big Cat Rescue, listen to what we have done to make her more comfortable while living at the sanctuary... Read about the rescue of Freckles, Alex and Cookie here: http://bigcatrescue.org/000news/0articlesbybcr/2009BigCatBailout.htm Learn the FACTS about LIGERS and why they SHOULD NOT be bred here: http://bigcatrescue.org/liger-facts/ Read More

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Freckles the Liger Vet Exam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ryCMv4nJg Freckles is an 18 year old liger we rescued in 2008. She was in bad shape when she came to Big Cat Rescue, listen to what we have done to make her more comfortable while living at the sanctuary... Read about the rescue of Freckles, Alex and Cookie here: http://bigcatrescue.org/000news/0articlesbybcr/2009BigCatBailout.htm Learn the FACTS about LIGERS and why they SHOULD NOT be bred here: http://bigcatrescue.org/liger-facts/ Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Wins Toyota Truck!

Thanks to Thousands of YOU We Won! Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good. Big Cat Rescue had 56% of the vote at the end of the contest thanks to all of YOU who votes and who asked your friends and families to vote for us too. The Toyota Tundra would serve as the primary means of transporting staff to the rescue site, along with the necessary equipment associated with each rescue. It will replace our 1998 van as a reliable source of transportation when we have to take cats to the vet, transport food Read More

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Lobbying for Big Cat Laws

Lobbying for Big Cat Laws http://youtu.be/mEJL2Uuv-oQ Cleo was once a cute, cuddly cub.  Her owners put a harness on her to walk her.  As she grew stronger, her former owner could not handle her enough to get the tiny harness off.  As the years passed it became completely embedded in Cleo’s skin.  Eventually as she grew the harness would have crushed her ribs.  Because the owner did not know how to properly feed the cat, when she arrived at Big Cat Rescue she was so malnourished that to anesthetize her to remove the harness would likely Read More

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Bobcat Hit By Car May 31 2011

Jamie was on her way to pick up Max the bobcat in Rhode Island when a call came in to the Big Cat Rescue Trading Post.  Volunteer Pamela Rodriguez took the call from a distressed man who said that he had seen a dead bobcat along the side of Henderson Road just 200 yards north of Linebaugh Av. Shortly thereafter, Chris Poole was getting a similar post on our facebook page from a woman who said she had seen the bloated body of a bobcat at the same intersection but when she had circled back to double check the cat was gone. The bobcat was gone Read More

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Radios

At Big Cat Rescue all of our staff, volunteers and interns stay in constant contact with each other by two way radio while on the sanctuary grounds. We use Motorola because of the low price. We currently order them through http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ but are always looking for a better deal. We have tried many different models and recommend this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/685350-REG/Motorola_MC220R_MC220R_Talkabout_2_Way_Communication.html. It is  sturdy and relatively reliable. The newer models claim to have a wider Read More

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AdvoCat News 2011 05

Baby Bobcat Rescue Well, he was a baby when this whole ordeal started anyway... Back in November of 2010 we were contacted by the RI State Vet who was in the process of seizing a bobcat kitten that had been sold to a local man by the surname of Tardie by a backyard breeder operating under the name of Bitterroot Bobcat and Lynx.  Barbara Roe claims on her site to have been breeding and selling bobcats and lynx as pets since 1985 and charges $1,500 and will ship, apparently, no questions asked.  If anyone cared about the law they would have Read More