Four Hurricanes in Six Weeks!
Four Hurricanes in six weeks leave their scars on Big Cat Rescue
Six months after four hurricanes crashed through Big Cat Rescue we are still struggling to rebuild.
We were blessed in that none of our residents, four footed or otherwise, were injured in the storms. Big Cat Rescue has policies, procedures and planning in place that enabled us to do the most important thing in an emergency which was to protect our animals and the community.
Many of our open air Cat-a-tats are the best ones because they offer Read More
White Tiger and Lion November 4, 2004 update:
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White Tiger and Lion October 2, 2004 update:
Click on the photos below to see Zabu the White Tiger being transported across Big Cat Rescue to be reunited with Cameron the Lion. See the new 3 acre enclosure for both of them. Witness the first kiss after they were reunited.
Cameron the Lion & Zabu the White Tiger
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10 Laws of Life
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The more I learn about people…the more I like my cat.
I’ve said that more than once. It’s been my experience that “animal people” prefer the company of non human animals. We tend to avoid that which makes us uncomfortable, including each other. The problem is that the animals in our care cannot support themselves, nor can they change the status quo of abuse and extinction without our help. The responsibility is ours and understanding these 10 Laws of Read More
White Tiger and Lion
October 2, 2004 update:
The long awaited day had to wait even longer when Hurricane Jeanne roared into Big Cat Rescue. Cameron the male lion and Zabu the female White Tigress were supposed to be reunited on September 25, but the approaching hurricane deterred us from introducing them and then having to lock them in a den together for the storm. The following week was too muddy to move the transport cage. The week after that was looking just about as muddy, but thanks to a remarkably hot day, by the end of this Saturday Read More
Hunted to extinction in the U.S. by 1940, the Jaguar is in trouble world wide, and two in particular are barely escaping death due to the rescue efforts of Big Cat Rescue. There are only 300 such cats registered with the International species Information Service and only 22 of those are considered sufficiently pedigreed to be bred for conservation efforts.
When a road side zoo owner died recently, leaving behind Jaguars and Leopards, his wife called upon a family friend to help her find a home for the aging great cats. Because their pedigrees Read More
2003 Annual Report
If your charity doesn't make this information accessible on line, perhaps you should ask why. We are proud of the way we have utilized your donations and think you should know how your money has been spent. The following figures reflect the fiscal and calendar year 2003.
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Gifts and Contributions cash: 688,571.
Inventory Sold: 33,942.
Rental Income donated property: Read More
Extinction via Hunting
Lions face new threat: They're rich, Americans and they've got guns
Schwarzkopf and George Bush Senior mobilize opposition as Botswana moves to save its big cats
Special report: George Bush's America
Chris McGreal in Johannesburg
Friday April 27, 2001
You might call the lions of southern Africa potential Bush meat. The former American president, George Bush senior, and his old Gulf War ally, General "Stormin' Read More
All In a Day's Work
One of our volunteers rushed into my office one evening at dusk and said "I just heard on the radio that a bobcat was involved in an accident at Gunn Highway and Cosme Road!"
As I ran to load nets and a carrier into the truck, she asked if I'd need help, and I told her I'd call if the cat had survived. We had rescued three such bobcats in the past few years. All had lived and we had been able to return them back to the wild. The intersection was only a few miles away and I was there in minutes.
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Lessons in Compassion
The greatest gift you can give your child, and thus all of society, is a sense of responsibility. In our world of materialism we have substituted giving toys for the giving of our time. Gandhi said: "The greatness of a nation, and its moral progress, can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." Teaching kindness is not a new concept. In 1693, English philosopher, John Locke said: "People should be accustomed, from their cradles, to be tender to all creatures, and to spoil or waste nothing Read More
Big Cat Rescue News Prior to 2003
The following are just a few of the stories printed about Big Cat Rescue. For hundreds more visit: http://bigcatrescue.org/about/media/
They say first impressions say so much. If that is true, then we are glad our newest addition tells a tale of how much we value the appearance of our sanctuary, the safety and well-being of our big cats and guests as well as have the support of generous donors like you. 8 feet of wrought iron and about a 15k price tag raised from the Catter-Wall project fund has Read More