Carole Baskin in Glamour Magazine
The January 2006 issue of Glamour Magazine did a 1/3 page follow up on the August photo:
Glamour Magazine's August issue features Carole Baskin (accompanied by her husband Howard Baskin) as "fashion consultants" during their recent trip to New York. The caption reads, "Don't look as if you are going to audition for the role of Jane in Tarzan." To see the slide show including this photo visit Glamour Magazine's slide show. (May not be suitable for children)
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Tiger owner sparks debate in Florida
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HAVANA, Fla. - Gloria Johnson's love for cats of all sizes has raised some eyebrows in north Florida.
The part-time lobbyist lives on 18 acres in a wooden house, where four house cats lounge inside on tiger-striped couches and rub their faces against leopard print curtains.
Outside, some larger cousins - two cougars and a Siberian tiger_ have found a home in Johnson's backyard. And though some Read More
2006 Annual Report
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Big Cat Rescue's Mission Statement:
Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
Big Cat Rescue qualified for the Combined Federal Campaign's National book and was certified by Independent Charities of America as one of the Best in America. This means that any government Read More
2006 Big Cat Rescue is International in its Scope of Services
Big Cat Rescue’s vision is a world where the animals we share it with are treated with respect and caring and where habitat is preserved to insure the indefinite future survival of these wonderful gifts of nature. In creating such a world, we hope the same principles of respect and caring will carry over to the way humans treat each other.
Care of our cats. The narrow mission of Big Cat Rescue is to provide the best permanent home Read More
Thank You to Donors of Cash, Services and Goods 2004-2008
Wall Goes Up / Fears Go Down
February 2008: The first 938 feet of the 10 foot high perimeter wall we are building is now up around 3 of our 45 acres. Thanks to the rather amazing prefabricated column and panel system provided by Duratek Precast Technologies the actual construction only too two weeks (see photos). But the process took years. Fundraising for this project, called the Catter-Wall, started in December of 2003 one foot at a time.
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Animal Advisory Committee Resignation by Carole Baskin
Summary of recent events leading to AAC resignation
Recently you may have seen reports on the resignation of Big Cat Rescue founder and CEO Carole Baskin as chairperson of the County’s Animal Advisory Committee. First, we would like to thank the many of you who have emailed and called to express support.
The resignation was requested by Commissioner Blair, who had appointed her and at whose discretion she served. The article says Mr. Blair had “received Read More
Global Warming - What You Need To Know
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TOM BROKAW’S GLOBAL WARMING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2006 9-11 pm ET/PT
Maria at Crew Creative sent Big Cat Rescue a pre screening of Global Warming - What You Need To Know and asked that we write a review. The two-hour special presents the facts and leaves it up to the viewers to determine their own truth about global warming. This documentary was a heart pounding look at what we have done to this planet and the effects that we are Read More
Saber the Tiger
Did you ever meet someone and from the minute you first met them you felt like you had known them your entire life? That is the way it was the day I first met Saber the tiger. He was 17 years old the day he retired from the circus to Big Cat Rescue in 2002. He was in the second group of tigers to come from the circus. The first group had arrived in 2000 because the circus was no longer going to “be in the cat business.” As public awareness has increased about how much we have in common with animals, it has Read More
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING?
I only had a sense I must go; an urging that would not be quiet. It would be more than a month before I had the opportunity to visit Big Cat Rescue. I went to the sanctuary with an open mind and no expectations. From the very moment I passed through the gates, I felt a magnificent power and presence that could not be expressed in words. Wisdom I had long forgotten echoed in my mind as I waited to be introduced to the cats. St. Francis of Assisi described the mystery and power that lives within every Read More
Orphaned cougar cubs get a new home thanks to donors
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After our regular staff meeting on Friday, October 14th, Scott pulled Jamie and Carole aside to ask them to consider a rescue. We have to turn away hundreds of exotic cats each year, and every one of them is deserving of rescue, so what was it that Scott thought might make these cats the lucky ones?
He relayed a message from a woman in Idaho named Mady who was a licensed rehabilitate. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her two Read More