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March for Lions Kids

For Adults, go to http://bigcatrescue.org/march-lions/ Here is a collection of goodies for kids to celebrate the March For Lions event.  Getting children excited about and involved in saving big cats and wild life in general is very important so why not make it fun for them to participate. Kids Lion Stationery Your are never too young to be a voice for animals.  Here is something for kids to use to make a difference.  Kids can write a letter asking lawmakers asking for laws to stop letting people play with baby lions. Below are seven different Read More

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Feeding Kittens and Cubs

Feeding Wild Cat Kittens and Cubs   There is no substitute that is as good as a cat's own mother. 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 Read More

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JoJo

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More

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Restraint

RESTRAINT You will find many times when it is necessary to pick up and restrain an exotic cat, and hopefully, you will have started acclimating the cat to this behavior early in life. If the cat is small and can be picked up from behind, it is better than taking on the cat face to face. With a tame cat, you can place one hand around the middle of his body, then reach your fingers up from under the chest to cross and hold the front paws. This is critical if he has claws and just cuts down on the squirming if he does not. Keep your index finger between Read More

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Sabre

  Sabre Male Leopard DOB 3/1/92 Rescued 7/20/95 Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address. This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on Read More

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Reise

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY Her name is pronounced RYE-zuh and is German for Journey and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida before taking the last road trip, at the age of 18, to her forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team. From a former volunteer: Hello! Here is some basic information about Reise the cougar and Read More

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Books

Digital Books Big Cat Rescue has begun publishing iBooks for iPad on iTunes.  Many of them are free.  All of them have photos of the cats who call Big Cat Rescue home.  We hope you enjoy this new venture and will share the books, and this link, with your family and friends.  We will continue to add more books to this collection throughout 2014.  Any feedback from you on this new project would be greatly appreciated. Featured Book: Big Cat Care, How To Start A Sanctuary Big Cat Rescue has evolved since its inception in 1992. By 1997 we had Read More

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Pills

Giving an Exotic Cat a Pill   http://youtu.be/OmvlFPXwSnw   Giving a cat a pill can be a harrowing experience for both you and the cat. Exotic cats are worse because they are not as trusting, have a keener sense of smell and are more powerful. As with any aspect of exotic cat ownership, you must rely on your higher intelligence rather than brute force if you are to succeed. While it may be physically possible for you and all of your closest friends to tackle the cat and force a pill down his throat, this sort of force destroys Read More

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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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