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Rescue of Sophia the Cougar

Sophia Female Cougar DOB 1/1/91 Rescued on 1/22/09 Died 7/24/10 "Will anyone give me $200 for this fine breeding age puma?" the auctioneer's voice blasts over the loud speakers in the livestock barn during an animal auction in Louisiana. A red neck raises his number, thinking to himself, that he can mount her head and that of the male cougar he just bought over the T. V. in his trailer. The gavel slams down and Sophia's life has just taken a perilous change for the worse. She and her mate had been ripped from their mothers when they were cubs, Read More

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Importing Generic Tigers

Importing Generic Tigers Is it really illegal currently? Rescinding the generic tiger loophole will stop the virtually unregulated inbreeding and cross breeding of tigers who are already in the U.S. because the breeder would have to submit an application showing how breeding the tiger would save tigers in the wild and thus serve some conservation value. Most tigers are bred just to use the cubs until they are 12 weeks old and then they are discarded or warehoused.  http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/ As I read through Read More

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Sustaining Donors

A Roar of Thanks to These Sustaining Donors Updated 12/31/13 Brigitte Ajluni Susan Al-Abed Peter Albini Pamela & David Anderson Christine Anderson Emily Arnold Art Glass Ensembles Susan Ash Nicole Babyak Wendy Bain Jenny Barker Marvin & Ellen Barnes Howard Baskin Monique M Beatty Matthew Beck Nancy Bellamy Susan M. Bemis Bari Berger Annarosa Berman Elyssa Bernard Melissa E Black Linda Boder Amy J Bown Joyce Brady Suzanne Bring Kathleen A Brooks Amy G Read More

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Skipper

Skipper Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More

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Tips for Contacting Lawmakers

TIPS FOR CALLING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO URGE THEM TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 1998 S.1381 “THE BIG CATS AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION ACT” By Howard Baskin, Advisory Board Chairman, Big Cat Rescue - Howard.Baskin@BigCatRescue.org   Once a bill has been introduced by one or more Legislators, the next step is to ask other Legislators to “cosponsor” the bill. By becoming a co-sponsor, they are expressing their support in advance and indicating they will vote for it, although technically they are not obligated to do so. The more momentum Read More

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Records

Big Cat Rescue's Communication and Records The cats at Big Cat Rescue live much longer and healthier lives than do most exotic cats in zoos, sanctuaries or private collections.  A big part of that is because of the record keeping process that is everyone's job at Big Cat Rescue. We share our record keeping system with anyone who wants it because we want animals to get the best possible care; no matter where they are.  We share all of our forms, training documents, training videos, charts, policies and processes in one google site template Read More

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Cubs

2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs 1.  Tell Congress that big cats should not be kept as pets or used as photo and petting props.  2.  Ask the USFWS why they haven't rescinded the generic tiger loophole yet.   Download this fact sheet and help spread the word by sending to anyone you know who loves animals. Download these tips on how to talk to your legislators most effectively. http://youtu.be/Z9NxCNDu2Lw   The third step, telling USDA to ban cub petting, has now been completed.  More than 115,000 Read More

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Levi

LEVI Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/95 Rescued 6/6/95   Levi came to live at Big Cat Rescue in 1995 along with 10 other Bobcats who were destined to be the next year’s fur coat harvest. Our Co-Founder had stumbled upon a facility in Omaha Nebraska that was raising Bobcats and Canadian Lynx for the purpose of harvesting the cats for their fur.   In order to spare these cats, all of them were purchased from the breeder and brought to live at the sanctuary.   Levi was neutered and now lives with Tiger Lilly.   Levi Read More

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May6

Help Us Win $10,000 or More!   Thinking of donating to Big Cat Rescue? If you donate $25 or more on May 6, your much-appreciated donation could help us win huge cash prizes during the first ever Give Day Tampa Bay!! There are 3 ways you can donate to help Big Cat Rescue : 1. On May 6 2014, go to this link and securely donate online: http://givedaytampabay.org/#npo/big-cat-rescue 2. Pledge your support now and receive an email reminder on May 6. Click here. 3. Mail us a check now post-dated May 6. ONLY checks dated May 6 will Read More