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Sheena

Female Serval DOB 2/1/2003 Rescued 6/26/14     Sheena's owner was unwilling to meet the standards required to keep her so she was surrendered to the state of Ohio. Will you help Sheena? http://www.razoo.com/story/Sheena-Serval-Rescue In 2003 John Babb of Berea, Kentucky shipped an 8 week old serval kitten to a woman in Ohio, who named her Sheena. (The breeder's website boasts that he is still selling serval kittens to pet owners in the U.S. for $6,000 and abroad for $9,000.) Fast forward 11 years... After Read More

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Fred Boyajian Lynx Attacks Woman

Fred Boyajian Lynx Attacks Woman   Dec 3, 2014: Buckhead, GA: A Siberian Lynx attacked his caregiver while his owner, Fred Boyajian, was out of town. The person was reportedly bitten on the head at the 3000 block of Paces Ferry Road NW. Police say the woman was bitten on her head and had cuts on her arms and back. She was treated at the hospital. David Laws, the primary caregiver for the cats tried to downplay the event, but the 911 call was pretty terrifying. The owner has 9 cats, including 4 Siberian Lynxes, one Canada lynx, and 3 other Read More

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800 Help FL

New Fundraising Rules 2014   Most nonprofit organizations engaged in fundraising in or from Florida must include a campaign disclosure on all solicitations, receipts, confirmations or reminders of a contribution. Under the new law, this disclosure must also include a link to the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Agriculture’s website. The following link should be included on all of your campaign disclosures: www.800helpfla.com. Here is a sample disclosure (which must be in ALL CAPS): A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL Read More

Posted in Animal Abuse, Big Cat Attacks, Lions, News @ BCR, Videos | 0 comments

Canned Hunt 60 Minutes

It is a shame that 60 minutes diluted the impact of their show by having Richardson behave irresponsibly around lions, but it is about time main stream media exposed the fact that cub petting almost always ends badly for the cubs.  For someone to roll around with lions and then tell others that if they do it the cubs will end up being killed for their parts, is hypocritical and sets a bad example, but at least the people who don't know any better might be drawn in by this bad behavior and actually learn something in the end about what really Read More

Posted in Animal Abuse, Articles by BCR, Bobcats, Breeding, Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Clouded Leopards, Cougars, Fishing Cats, Florida Panther, Geoffroy Cats, Jaguar, Jungle Cats, Kittens, Leopard Cats, Leopards, Lions, Margay, News @ BCR, Ocelot, Pallas Cat, Sand Cats, Servals, Siberian Lynx, Snow Leopards, Tigers | 0 comments

Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

That is the lie that animal abusers tell everyone to try and change the subject from protecting exotic cats to a message of mere competition.   They trot out their modified version of our 20 year plan to back up their ridiculous claims, but they leave out the most important part of the plan, which is that there no longer be big cats suffering in captivity, and thus no longer a need for sanctuaries, including Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary. As the public becomes better educated about why it is so wrong to breed wild cats for life in Read More

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Thurston

Thurston AKA Mr. Howell Male bobcat Appx. 1/1/2008 Rescued 5/5/13   Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on. Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey has Read More

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Nirvana

Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and raised at Big Read More

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Joseph

Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07   Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph the lion wasn't eating Read More

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Why do people keep dead exotic cats in their freezers?

Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement   One dead panther was buried in a garage freezer. Another was stuffed and mounted on a wall. The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices. The deputy who answered that call found himself staring into the eyes of a frozen panther that reportedly had been shot. At first, he thought it was a lion. Then Read More

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research

Big Cat Rescue Research Sanctuary   Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida houses approximately 100 cats of 13 different species who are normally found in the wild (i.e. lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats etc.). The sanctuary is focused on using its exotic animal care facility to conduct and contribute to research that falls into two broad categories:   - Conservation of big cats and other species in the wild. This includes identifying the habitat range and travel patterns, identifying specific animals to estimate populations, efforts Read More