Someone got lucky already in our Animal Lovers Dream Vacation giveaway and has been notified that they won. If you didn’t get a message from me on your cell phone this morning, saying you won, then be sure to enter now for next year’s prize package:
Give a four leafed clover of good luck to the big cats by picking one, two, three or even all four of these ways to change the luck of an exotic cat in need.
1. Be the Tooth Fairy for Freddy Read More
Three Orphaned Bobcat Kittens
Big Cat Rescue has a tremendous success rate when it comes to rehab and release of wild bobcats that other facilities cannot even come close to matching. National statistics state that 70% of rehab bobcats don't survive to release. Most zoos report an 80% mortality rate in captive born, mother-rejected wildcats. In more than 20 years of rehabbing wild bobcats we have had a mortality rate of less than 10%. That is due largely to the fact that we devote far more time, energy and funds into insuring Read More
The Truth About Feeding Live Rabbits at Big Cat Rescue
Joe Schreibvogel has tried to upset Rabbit Rescuers, who we hold in very high esteem, by lying to them about our feeding practices at Big Cat Rescue. He contacted many of the rabbit rescue groups in an attempt to cause them distress in the hopes that they would help him slander Big Cat Rescue. He hates us because we are going after him in federal court and are doing all we can to stop the abusive practice of breeding big cats to use as photo props. His relentless breeding is Read More
Happy Valentine's Day from Big Cat Rescue
From all of us at Big Cat Rescue, both two footed and four footed (and the occasional three footed) we hope your hearts are full of joy on this Valentine's Day!Thanks to YOU the 100+ exotic cats at Big Cat Rescue will never know another day of abuse but there is a trend that is being pushed by those who profit from breeding cubs for photo sessions. They know that the best way to get lots of people to pay them to pet and pose with cubs is to get the media to promote that as Read More
Happy New Year from Big Cat Rescue!
Last year was our best year ever, thanks to so many wonderful supporters like you! We were able to accomplish so much good for the big cats here and world wide thanks to your financial support and your letters to lawmakers and decision makers. We just couldn't do it without you.
I am sure that this year will even exceed last year, but it has gotten off to a rocky start due to our website being down or virtually non functional for the month of January. Our email was down as well, so if you tried to reach Read More
TAMPA, Fla. – January 29, 2011 – Whole Foods Market in Tampa has selected Big Cat Rescue as the non-profit recipient of the grocer’s Donate Your Dime program beginning in January. Located in Tampa, Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the country dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned exotic cats.
“As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to supporting our local community, we have many ways of giving back to local non-profits, such as our Donate your Dime program,” said Maria Gumina, Marketing Team Leader Read More
Our admiration for Ray & Nanci Murray and their daughter Terri, goes back to 2002 when Terri and her husband Ken made a $10,000 donation to our education program that enabled 1,500 kindergarteners and preschoolers to visit Big Cat Rescue for free. We could count the number of times we got donations like that on one hand back then. Because the gift came from Raymond James with no contact info, we didn’t know who to thank for the longest time and didn’t make the Murray family connection until many years later when my husband, Howard, and Read More
I was right in the middle of sending an email to LaWanna about some promotions she was dreaming up for the ChatBigCats.com site when Honey Wayton, our gift shop manager called and relayed an urgent message.
A woman had called to say they had found a bobcat alongside the highway and had it loose in their SUV and wanted to know what to do next because it was getting pretty mad.
Obviously this was their first bobcat rescue, because no one makes that mistake twice. I called the woman who said her name was Nici and she said Read More
Living With Lions
Why is it so bad for James Jablon of Wildlife Rehab of Hernando Florida to be living in the lions' den with two white lion cubs?
How about 10 reasons, just for starters:
1. The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS ) defines a sanctuary as a place that does not allow contact with the animals. Accredited sanctuaries do not breed, buy, sell, trade nor allow contact with their big cats. The Wildlife Rehab of Hernando Florida is not accredited as a sanctuary nor a zoo.
2. If people see James Jablon treating these lion cubs Read More
In 1996, at four weeks of age, Auroara was the 3rd tiger to come to Wildlife on Easy Street.
She died of cancer in 2008 and it has taken me this long to be able to talk about her again.
I think it is because of the guilt I’ve carried for some of the ignorant things I did 14 years ago.
I say ignorant because I didn’t see the big picture yet. Jeff was telling me about some tour guests this week that kind of reminded me of that time. They LOVE big cats and were all a-blather about how much they enjoyed Read More