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Circus Tigers

Circus Tigers You may think that when you see our former circus tigers lounging peacefully at Big Cat Rescue, hat we just had the connections or luck to be chosen as the retirement home for them. Maybe you have not even stopped to think on it. That's ok. I'm Christy and I've been a volunteer for 3 ½ years and I'd like to tell you that it was neither luck, nor connections. It was much more. Let me share their story, which is also my story, and both have become a part of our collective history. As a cat-lover, I came on my birthday 4 years ago Read More

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Chemical Alternatives

Chemical Alternatives    For this: Try This: Ants Red chili powder at entry, hot boiling water in the mound Drain Cleaner Plunger followed by 1/2 cup of baking soda + 1/2 cup vinegar + 2 quarts boiling water Fertilizer Compost Flea & Tick repellant Pine needles, fennel, rye or rosemary on or in pet's bed Fleas (on pet) Feed pet Brewer's Yeast, Vitamin B or garlic tablets Flies (insects) Well watered basil plant Insects on plants Soapy water on leaves, then rinse Mildew Read More

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Cause Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing   Big Cat Rescue is looking for the right corporate partner for a mutually beneficial Cause Related Marketing campaign. We are doing so many good things for the animals in our care, the captive animals in need and the wild animals and their habitats, but we need funding to make these programs stronger and more effective.   If your company is looking for a way to increase it's profits and yet establish itself as a valued member of the community consider the following excerpts:   Creating Win-Win Read More

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Big Cat Rescue goes to Brazil

Big Cat Rescue goes to Brazil     Christina Adania, Director of AMC (Associa 'ao Mata Ciliar) and Pat Quillen of S.O.S Care hosted their first eco-excursion to Brazil the last week of July. Hanaya Gomes, a 4 year volunteer at Easy Street, and Karen MacNeill, a relative newcomer at 1 year, traveled to Sao Paolo, Brazil; the world's 5th most populated metropolitan area. AMC decided to kick off this program to raise crucial funds to keep their program going, because Brazilian support of animal rights is not as strong as it is in the U.S. Here's Read More

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Big Cat Vets of 2007

Big Cat Vets   Some Doctors still make house calls.  Dr. Stacie Wadsworth DVM,owner of Carrollwood Cats, and Dr. Elizabeth Wynn DVM, of Ehrlich Animal Hospital, are always on call for their big cat clientele. Dr. Wadsworth doesn’t discriminate the 8-pound tabby tiger on your couch from the 800-pound tiger, Shere Khan. Cats are cats, and that’s what she does best.  Dr. Wadsworth has long been the on-call professional Big Cat Rescue has entrusted with the veterinary care of our sanctuary’s residents.   She never knows what to Read More

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Beta Alpha Psi Pick Up Sticks and Directs Traffic

Beta Alpha Psi Pick Up Sticks & Direct Traffic On April 24, 2005 three Beta Alpha Psi members (see photo at right) returned to continue working on clearing sticks, stones and trash from the fields to prepare to make them usable. Then, they generously volunteered to help direct traffic and act as safety guards for an event involving over 100 people that was held later that morning. Thanks again for all your hard work and your continued support of the sanctuary.     Beta Alpha Psi Big Cat cleanup rivals Enron With Enron, Read More

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Big Cat Recue Nears Critical Mass

Big Cat Recue Nears Critical Mass   According to the Internet dictionary, the definition of Critical Mass is:  1.  The minimum quantity of fissile material required for a nuclear chain reaction.  2. The minimum amount of people with shared understanding to tip the balance and instigate change. When a proportionately small fraction of electrons line up in an atom it creates an invisible force that causes all of the other electrons to snap into the same line.  When enough people begin to think in certain ways, and reach a critical mass, Read More

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AdvoCats James Scott and daughter Debra Scott

AdvoCats, James Scott and daughter Debra Scott   Take Big Cat Rescue to Tallahassee My dad and I are avid BCR supporters, and we make a point of talking to people about the sanctuary and handing out newsletters at every opportunity. However, we thought that setting up a table at our annual Springtime Tallahassee festival would be a great way to reach a large number of people in this area, and introduce them to the important mission of the sanctuary. My artistic daughter helped us create two boards with pictures of cats at BCR. We set Read More

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10000 Bond Requirement

$10,000.00 Bond Requirement The following is a letter from Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue to the reporter from the St. Pete Times who covered the new law that regulates reptiles of concern and requires a $10,000.00 bond from exhibitors of dangerous animals such as lions, tigers and bears. Dear Sarah, Thank you for quoting me on this story.  The numbers speak for themselves: The following is a partial listing (811) of incidents involving captive big cats since 1990. These incidents have resulted in the killing or deaths of Read More