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My First Day in the Capitol by Nikki Benoit

My First Day in the Capitol   Hi, my name is Nikki Benoit and while I have been involved in the Obama campaign (as an individual and not on behalf of any organization) I had never gone to our state's capitol to be a voice for the animals in person.  The Humane Society of the United States sponsored a Lobby Day in Tallahassee, FL to help others like me understand how the process works and what I could do to make a difference for the animals.  This is my summary of the experience:   I had a fantastic experience and received an Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Expands 2009

Big Cat Rescue Expands   Word of mouth advertising has always been our most valuable resource. From donations, to our fabulous volunteer force, to the good will in the community it has been the power of social networking that has enabled us to save so many great cats and to make their plight known around the world.  Every year we have been able to make the world an incrementally better place for exotic cats and for the rest of us who share similar needs for a more compassionate and sustainable environment.   As word about the Read More

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The Body Shop Foundation Supports the Cats

The Body Shop Foundation Supports the Cats   http://youtu.be/ko0EVpErIG0     Big Cat Rescue will now be able to greatly enhance the security of our cats thanks to the generous support of The Body Shop Foundation of the United Kingdom. We are delighted to be the recipients of a grant for $10,000 dollars (£6290.24) to be used to install automatic backup generators to power our food storage freezers and well pumps for power outages and emergencies. Now, regardless of the conditions, we will be able to guarantee food Read More

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Bobcat Hit By Car Recovering at Big Cat Rescue 2009

Bobcat Hit By Car Recovering at Big Cat Rescue Bobcat Hit By 3 Cars Recovering at Big Cat Rescue:  October 30, 2009 at 4:00 Dr. Deborah L. Sullivan of the Suncoast Veterinary Care Center called Big Cat Rescue reporting that a good Samaritan had retrieved a bobcat who had been hit on SR 54 and tied the cat in the back of his truck and drove him to the first Veterinary Clinic he saw. Upon arrival the bobcat leaped from the truck but was stunned enough from the impact that Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Shreeve were able to hand inject him with a sedative Read More

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Tigers on the Loose!

Tigers on the Loose!   Tiger’s Running Loose on the Streets of Tampa, Oh My!   Tampa motorists might have been doing a “double-take” recently thanks to a newly formed partnership between Big Cat Rescue and Rolling Thunder Bike Ads. LLC.   Shawn Campbell, President of Rolling Thunder Bike Ads and his team of riders recently began navigating their mountain bikes along the streets of Tampa while being “chased” by the Tigers of Big Cat Rescue.   Luckily for everyone, the Rolling Thunder Bike team was Read More

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Baby Bobcat and Fawn Take Refuge Together from Fire

Baby Bobcat and Fawn Take Refuge Together from Fire   The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, CA caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpinteria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.   Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger's ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.   They Read More

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LION seized in drug raid!

Nikita Lioness seized in drug raid! http://youtu.be/1R89LEZAzVE Listen to Scott Lope talk about Nikita the Lioness his favorite cat at the sanctuary. Nikita was seized by police in a drug raid and when she arrived at Big Cat Rescue she was severely underweight and had developed growths on her legs from lying on a hard surface all the time. Since then eating a grrreat diet and having a one acre enclosure to run around in, she as made a full recovery and is a very large and very beautiful mature lioness! Stay tuned for more spotlights on particular Read More

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Lions and Tigers of Big Cat Rescue in 2009

Lions and Tigers of Big Cat Rescue in 2009

This video introduces the viewer to all of our 18 tigers and 4 lions that currently call Big Cat Rescue home! They all come from a variety of different backgrounds, but are now enjoying life at Big Cat Rescue in the Florida sunshine!

Thanks for watching and we hope you can visit the sanctuary to see these characters in person!

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Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box

Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sojN2VM5AY4 Music only version below A tiger has been kept in a shed, in a small concrete floored cage for more than 3 years. She interrupts her constant pacing, only to stand up and look out the small window at the world who has forgotten about her.  Outside there is a tiny chain link box barely more than two feet wide and maybe eight feet long.  Inside, on a gravel floor, paces a bobcat.  No where to go and nothing to do, the pitiful bobcat paces back and forth, back and Read More

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Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight

Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight http://youtu.be/2RtlMxgDlJY Watch Michael Sandlin's employees attack Advocates who came to speak up for Tony the Tiger. FreeTony.com for more info. You can safely speak up and ask that Tony be sent to Big Cat Rescue at CatLaws.com  2009 http://youtu.be/t74NNFTdN-k Help free Tony the tiger from the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana. Visit FreeTony.com to find free ways to help him retire to Big Cat Rescue. 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813 920-4130 BigCatRescue.org Addn'l photo credits: Julie Hanan and Jamie Read More